Limpid waters and verdant pine forests almost touching the sea. There are organized and non organized beaches, famous and secluded beaches, each of them with a unique beauty to make your stay in Skyros pleasant. Pefkos beach, Aghios Petros, Kalamitsa, Gyrismata and Sarakino beach
Perched on the side of a mountain overlooking a beautiful harbor, Chora is truly spectacular with white Cycladic style cube houses stacked on top of each other. The meandering roads lead to ther central square of the village. The whole town is crowned by the Castle, a Byzantine fortress with some Venetian trimmings built over the ancient acropolis.
The Castle of Skyros, built on the highest point of town and overlooking the whole area, has a long history behind it. This stone fortress was built in the Byzantine Times to protect the island from enemies and pirates that were frequently devastating the Aegean islands that time. Over the main entrance, you will see a marble lion built in the wall. The Castle of Skyros offers great views of all the Town and the sea.
Agios Nikolaos Church in Pouriá, at the northern edge of Molos Beach, is a well known monument of Skyros because of its particular way of construction. The church was in fact curved out from a rock.
The mountains to the southeast of Skyros town are home to the unique breed of ponies which exist on the island since their introduction there by the Athenians in the 8th century BC. This rare breed can only be found on Skyros and they number only a few hundred today. Since the old times, the ponies have lived, evolved and developed their unique characteristics here isolated from the rest of the Greek islands and the mainland.
This is a small church on the way from Skyros to the airport. The most amazing thing is the location of the church, which offers breathtaking views of the island.
The ancient site of Palamari is located in the northern part of the island. It is considered as one of the most important Neolithic settlements of the Aegean Sea. You can find the findings at the Archaeological Museum.
Most places to eat and drink in Skyros are found in Skyros Town, the main town of the island. This is where a lot of restaurants and bars are located, along the narrow streets and at the small squares of the Town. Other restaurants are found at the main villages and beaches of the island, including Linaria, Atsitsa, Pefkos, Molos and Magazia. Few beach bars in Molos and Magazia stay open until late and play lounge music.