The least known, but no less beautiful island of Skyros Sporades archipelago is a gem. Located in the heart of the Aegean Sea, this island is a place with a distinctive traditional architecture and relaxed lifestyle of local residents.
The island’s capital, Chora, is situated on a hill with views golovokruzhaschy overlooking the Aegean Sea. Be sure to stroll through the narrow streets of the capital, try traditional Greek coffee in one of the cozy coffee shop and go to the castle Castro.
Most popular beach Skyros is a long sandy beach Molos having all the necessary amenities, but the island has quite a few equally beautiful places with cavity relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful beach Molos located 4 km away from the capital of the island and close to the beach you will find the beautiful chapel of Agios Nikolaos, located on a huge rock. On the island there are also quite a few small chapels that open only once a year, in honor of their patrons.
It is said that the history of this island is closely connected with Achilles, the legendary hero of the Trojan War, because this island is mentioned as a place where this character was infiltrated his mother, who did not want that participated in the Trojan War.
The historic old town Skyros is part of its rich cultural heritage. The ruins of this city belong to the Stone Age and you will be amazed at the traditional architecture of the old city, standing proudly on the streets.
Be sure to visit the ruins of the castle of King Likomedesa, who was the tutor of Achilles, and the church of St. George, built in honor of the defense Skyros, two of these attractions are located on a high hill, located near the old town.
Most of the island’s towns and villages scattered throughout the northern side, the rest of the island is covered by lush pine forests.
Most hotels on the island is near its beaches, mostly traditionally furnished studios and family apartments, because the island is only a few hotels and we have prepared a small overview of two of the most popular hotels Skyros.
Wonderful four-star hotel Hotel Nefeli is located just a few minutes walk from the main square of the capital. This excellent hotel provides accommodation for its guests elegant rooms with a private balcony, with views of the castle and the entire city. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, TV, minibar, safe and a private bathroom, which has a free set of toiletries and a hairdryer. The hotel has a pool, near which there are sun loungers and parasols, a library, a modern fitness center, and massage treatments. The hotel also has a restaurant serving Greek specialties, and there is a special children’s pool, and in public areas and free internet access. Free private parking is available to all guests without reservation.
Magnificent Luxury hotels Skiros Palace Hotel typical traditional style and friendly atmosphere. This wonderful hotel provides services to its visitors cozy rooms with a furnished balcony, TV, air conditioning, refrigerator and a private bathroom, which has a hairdryer and toiletries. The hotel has a spacious sun terrace, which has sun loungers and umbrellas, and a large swimming pool, and for your children there is a special playground. The hotel has a Mediterranean restaurant, a snack bar and cocktail bar. In the public areas offer free access to Wi-Fi, and guests have free access to private parking.
Learn more about the holiday in the Greek Islands from the article “Unforgettable Astypalea island.”