SKYROS THE ISLAND OF THE SKYRIAN PONIES AND MAVROPETRITIS
Skyros is a beautiful green island in Sporades island complex. It is the biggest of the complex and it is an ideal destination for tourists who wish a peaceful variety for their vacations. For those who love to travel by boat there are frequent routings to and from Linaria which is the port of Skyros. Linaria is a small village with beautiful houses, rooms to let and traditional taverns. The distance from the capital of Skyros-Chora is 10 km.
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THE CAPITAL OF SKYROS
The Chora or Chorio as the locals call it, with intense influence of Cycladic architecture is built amphitheatrically over the hill and ends up to the rock that the Byzantine monastery of saint George is built. On a higher level the byzantine walls surround the area.
Among the places yοu should visit during your holidays in Skyros island are the Archeological Museum and the Faltaits Folklore Museum, in a very close distance to each other. At the Archaeological Museum you can see a range of archeological discoveries made on the island. The Archaeological Museum also hosts a representation of a traditional skyrian house with all its spaces and every day objects!
Next door, you will find the Faltaits Folklore Museum that was founded by Manolis Faltaits in 1964 and which houses items of the personal collection of its founder Manolis Faltaits such as books, rare documents, costumes, furniture and much more, even paintings made by himself.
From your plan of visiting you should't miss resting place of the english philhellene poet Rupert Brooke. He was buried by his colleagues in Tris Boukes Bay, after he got sick and died on April 23rd of 1915 in the age of 28 years. That happened during the First World War while Brooke served in the British Royal Navy. In Chora you may find the Poetry Square, where you can admire a sculpture of Rupert Brooke made by the sculptor Michael Tompro in 1930.
Consider visiting also the ancient site of Palamari in the north of Skyros located next to a stunning beach and admire the remains from an ancient village.
THE SKYRIAN HORSES AND MAVROPETRITIS
Skyros regarding natural beauty is like the other islands of Sporades with beautiful landscapes, stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters but it also has some special features that enchance its profile and attract the visitors.
One of the main aspects Skyros is famous for is the Skyrian horse or Skyrian pony, which have lived on the island for thousands of years. Skyrian horse is a rare small greek horse breed, from which the main population lives and reproducts in the island of Skyros.
For nature lovers and for those who enjoy bird watching the mass presentation of the bird mavropetritits is of high interest. Mavropetritis is a migratory specie of hawk and is worldwide considered as an endangerd specie. Is is estimated that Greece hosts from April to October more that the 2/3 of the worldwide population of Mavropetritis, contributing in that way in the preservation of the specie. In the island of Skyros Mavropetritis finds host in the rocky coast on the southeast side of the island and in nearby isles.
SKYROS-SEA OR MOUNTAIN?
For the lovers of the summer duet - sun and sea - Skyros provides amazing beaches like Magasia,Linaria,Kalamitsa, Aspous,Atsitsa,Pefkos, Kyra Panagia, Agios Petros, Agios Fokas, Palamari, Trahi, Molos, Gyrismata, Pouria, Axerounes, Kolympada, Tris Mpoukes and Achilli.
For those who love the mountains and alternative excursions there are plenty of options like mountain climbing, hiking or biking. There is also opportunity for diving and sea sports. You only need to bring possitive energy with you, while for anything else the professionals in Skyros will take care!
FOOD IN SKYROS
Skyros is included in the best places to taste summer lobster and lobster spaghetti. The menu includes delicious plates with meat (try the traditional baked goat and rooster spaghetti) and a great variety of local cheese. Don't forget to try the local dish of fava, which is as good as the one Santorini is famous of.
SKYROS SHIPPING CONNECTIONS WITH CONTINENTAL GREECE
If you choose to travel by ferry, know that Skyros is connected to the port of Kymi, the port of Evia, with direct routings. The ferry routes run all year round. Also, it is connected by ferry to other islands of the Sporades Skopelos and Alonnisos, with ferry services that run throughout the year. You can view ferry timetables, get information about all ferry connections and book cheap ferry tickets to Skyros at ferrytraveller.gr easily and quickly.
VACATION BY BOAT IN SKYROS - SHIP SCHEDULE AND FERRY TICKETS KYMI-SKYROS
The ferry connection Kymi-Skyros is serviced throughout the year. In summer, however, ferry itineraries from Kymi to Skyros are much more frequent, with various options at the time of departure. Skyros is about 1 hour and 40 minutes away from Kymi if you choose to travel with .
We suggest you reach Kymi with your vehicle and take it with you to Skyros, in order to have flexibility while exploring the island. Indicative, the distance between Volos ant Thessaloniki is calculated 325 klm, while the distance between Volos and Athens 207 klm. If you choose to transport your vehicle to the island, we recommend calculating your arrival at the port at least 1 hour prior the departure. If you reach Volos by bus or train, estimate about 15-20 minutes for your transportation to the port of Volos.
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FERRY TICKETS FOR SKYROS- SHIPPING CONNECTIONS WITH ISLANDS
Usually during the summer months, the ferry connections of the island with other islands of the Sporades are increased. Since you can travel to other ports of the Sporades island, with frequent ferry routes, the island is a good choice for island hopping. From the port of Skyros you can travel with direct routes to Skopelos and Alonnisos island.
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