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  • Flights from Greece to Skyros

    Mythology says that, when the Trojan War broke out, Thetis hid her son, Achilles, in Skyros Island, so as not to be called to fight. The resourceful Odysseus came to the island of the Sporades in disguise and, through a clever trick, he found out that Pyrra the little girl was in fact Achilles; so he took him with him. The rest is legend! Do you wish to live your own legendary holidays in Greece? Search for cheap air tickets to Skyros, the largest of the Sporades island group, a land of deep contrasts, mystery and insurmountable charm. Skyros is an interesting yet relaxing and laid-back island, away from the massive touristic waves and into the serenity of nature. Budget-friendly and affordable, Skyros will offer your cheap accommodation, dreamy beaches, quality and authenticity!


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    Information about Skyros

    Skyros is the largest and southernmost island of the Sporades, 35 kilometres north of Euvoia Island. The capital of Skyros, Chora, is perched on a tall rock, enclosed by the walls of the 13th-century-old Venetian Castle.

    Inside the walls, Chora looks just the same as back then; a labyrinth of cobbled streets and traditional Skyrian houses, decorated with traditional Skyrian wood carvings and ceramics.


    Some people think Skyros may have once been two individual islands. Indeed, the two sides of Skyros are completely different to each other; northern Meroi is lush, calm and full of magical beaches, while southern Vouno is rocky, mountainous (Vouno means mountain in Greek) and forms dramatic backdrops.

    Skyros is the perfect destination to have a quiet holiday, close to Athens, budget-friendly and relatively intact and untouched by the massive tourist industry that has overtaken some of Greece’s other destinations.

    Book your holidays in Skyros now and explore all that it has to offer; you’ll be amazed!

    Airport

    The airport of Skyros Island (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Σκύρου) is located 17 kilometres away from the capital of Skyros and can be reached by taxi.

    Getting around Skyros

    You can get around Skyros by bus; fares start at 2.00€ and taxi fares depend on the route.

    Skyros Guide

    Exploring Meroi

    Meroi is located in the northern part of the island and includes, among others, the most popular beaches, cafes, restaurants, shops and an extensive coastline from Molos to Chora.

    Chora, the capital of Skyros, is situated across the slopes of Skyros's Mount Olympus and has retained its old charm and atmosphere. Take a walk around Chora’s cobbled streets, drink a traditional Greek coffee at one of the small “kafenia” as the locals do and take in the energy of the past flowing everywhere in the area.

    Chora’s location and layout was carefully planned to provide protection from the frequent visits of the pirates of the Aegean Sea. As you make your way through Chora, you’ll notice that most of the buildings are traditional, with shops and boutiques not disturbing the background.


    At the top of the hill, the Venetian Castle of Skyros looms over Chora and is topped by the Byzantine chapel of St. George of Skyros, founded in the 10th century by Emperor Nikiforos II Fokas.

    Continue to the Brooke Square, named after Rupert Brooke, the English poet who so prematurely lost his life back in 1915, while he was on board and off the island of Skyros, at the age of 27.

    Around the square, you will find the island’s two most important museums:

    • The Archaeological Museum of Skyros boasts interesting collections dating back to the Neolithic era; items brought to the surface during extensive excavations across the island. The archaeological collections are accompanied with a folklore wing that represents the interior of a traditional Skyrian house.

    • The Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum was founded by writer, philosopher and artist Manos Faltaits and is one of the first folk museums. The museum aims at presenting the history and culture of Skyros through collections of folk art, historical documents and photographs, as well as personal items and artwork by Manos Faltaits himself.

    Your next stop is Palamari, Skyros’s most significant archaeological site, ranking among the top archaeological attractions in the Aegean Sea.


    Palamari is a prehistoric fortified settlement that dates back to Early to Middle Bronze Age (2,500 – 1,800 BC). Palamari’s main interest lies in the extraordinary city plan with roads, bastions and buildings, and the wealth of items discovered during the excavations; equipment and artefacts now exhibited in the Archaeological Museum of Skyros.

    Heading to Vouno

    Mountainous, rocky and wild, Vouno forms the southern part of Skyros and is inhabited only up to Kalamitsa village; southern of that, there are no settlements.

    Rocks, cliffs, gorges, uninhabited islets and the absence of vegetation are key - characteristics of Vouno. Most of it forms part of Kochylas Mountain, which is the tallest peak of Skyros, at 792 metres above sea level. The whole region is a designated NATURA 2000 site, as the natural habitat of protected seabirds and rare plants and a major stop across the migratory path of many bird species. It’s also ideal for – responsible - hiking and exploring!


    If you wish to see the so-called Skyros horses (Equus caballus skyriano), this unique indigenous breed, Vouno is the place to be! The Skyros horse is officially an endangered species, under the constant threat of extinction.

    Finally, you couldn’t leave Skyros without visiting Tris Boukes, a bay of astonishing natural beauty. Around that area, you can find the actual tomb of Rupert Brooke and then rent a boat to go on a tour of Skyros!

    The official language of Skyros is Greek.



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