Sunday, 24 September 2017

Skyros

Skyros, an island with  history of centuries and an important presence in the course of the Greek reality, is one of the most beautiful islands of Greece. Enwrapped by the blue waters of the Aegean Sea, with a lush vegetation and spectacular morphology,it is the perfect destination for a holiday of pleasure and enjoyment.

Οn this island  Achilles, Neoptolemus, and Lycomedes lived and Theseus  met his end. Over the centuries all nations who passed by Skyros left their mark on the island. Even today through the art, traditions, manners and customs of Skyros, the influence of these cultures is obvious.

 It belongs to the Northern Sporades group of islands and is located very close to Evia. In Skyros  green and blue coexist in total harmony  creating landscapes and enchanting beauty images. Whatever time of the year you visit the island of Skyros ,you  will surely be enthrilled by the multitude of colours.  Picturesque villages are  scattered mainly in the northern part of the island and  coexist in total harmony, each one with its own distinctive beauty which completes the overview of Skyros that captures its visitors.

From the Chora or Chorio (village) which is the capital of the island to majestic settlements such as Pefki, Atsitsa, Magiazia or Molos, you will find beautiful landscapes and enchanting destinations for your holidays. Whether you are looking for a holiday destination of calmness and relaxation, or a vacation full of activities and adventure, Skyros offers something special for everyone. In Skyros island there are some of the most beautiful beaches of Greece. The long beach with golden sand that joins Magazia with Molos, is a classic example of the quality that you will find in Skyros beaches. Crystal clear waters, beautiful scenery,  in many cases with pines that reach to the sea, golden sands or pearly pebbles, will surely give you  the opportunity to  enjoy the beaches of Skyros during your vacation.

Skyros is an island with a lot of green and natural beauties, alternating and creating breathtaking landscapes. In Atsitsa, pine trees reach to the turquoise waters of the sea, while at Pouria the rocks and the remains of the ancient Skyrian quarry create an awe-inspiring and serene landscape.

On the South side of Skyros, where the environment is wild and reminiscent of a mountain, the Skyrian ponies used to live, a hallmark of Skyros, which today are threatened with extinction. The combination of mountain and sea gives one the possibility to practise at many sports such as hiking, climbing, biking, wind surfing and water skiing, while it is ideal for off-road trail with motorbikes or 4 x 4 vehicles. Around the island there are many Byzantine churches, monuments of the Byzantine era, while the monastery of Saint George, stands proudly over the centuries, perched on the rock, full of memories and information about the island of Skyros and its life.

Skyros is also famous for its ceramics, wooden furniture and special interior architecture of its houses. The agricultural products of Skyros are especially fine because of the traditional production methods which are largely used. Cheese, honey, herbs, fruits and vegetables, meat, fish and seafood are the raw materials for the Skyrian kitchen.

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