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Overview and attractions of Skyros

If you fly over the archipelago of the Northern Sporades, the island of Skyros can be recognized by its butterfly shape. It is nestled in the center of the Aegean Sea, and tourists gather here in search of solitude and a chance to be alone with nature.

Skyros is noted in rich Greek mythology. The young Achilles, who had no desire to fight in the Trojan War, took refuge here. The young man was sheltered by King Lycomedes in his palace, where Achilles lived, dressed in women's clothing. Later Odysseus found him and sent him to the site of the battle on a Scythian pony. Another legend has it that Theseus was exiled to the island.

Museums and attractions in Athens   What to see in Skyros

  • Byzantine Castle

  • Archeological Museum

  • Folklore Museum

  • Archeological Park

  • Paleopyrgos

  • Stone Theater

  • Statue of Robert Brook

Byzantine Castle

As you enter the ancient fortress, notice the marble bas-relief in the form of a lion. It is also interesting to see the ruins of cyclopean walls and Byzantine buildings. From here you have a magnificent view of the sea and inside the castle are the remains of the 9th-century church and the monastery of St. George.

Archaeological Museum

It is open in the main city of the island. Two collections are on display here, providing an insight into the ancient history of this part of Greece.

The Folklore Museum by Manos Faltaithi

Manos Faltaitis. The museum opened in a mansion built by the Byzantines. Apart from the folklore art, there is also a collection that deals with the history of the island. The museum is located in the village of Paleopyrgos.

Archaeological Park

It is a prehistoric settlement where the remains of temples, houses, and even the ruins of an ancient port have been preserved.


One of the biggest towers of the ancient pelagic wall of the island.

Stone Theater

A small place of culture and recreation where summer performances and festivals are held.

Statue of Robert Brook

You can reach the monument to this English poet along the street that leads to Cyprus Square.

Beaches in Athens   Beaches of Skyros

The island of Skyros attracts the attention of vacationers with its unusual landscape. One part of it is covered with green groves and valleys and the other is rugged with cliffs and rocky shores. But, as on an island, there are several beaches, on which it is pleasant to relax.

Yalos beach

A long sandy coastline is located near the capital of the island. The beach has hotels and taverns, sun loungers, and umbrellas. It is the most popular recreational spot in Skyros.

The beach of Molos

Located at the foot of the homonymous settlement. It is a beach with well-developed infrastructure, where young people like to gather. There are numerous clubs and bars in the area.

Kira Panagia beach 

A perfect vacation spot for families with children. The water is clear and shallow, but cool enough. 

The beach of Agios Petros

Hidden from prying eyes wild beach, dotted with white pebbles. You must take an unpaved road to get there.

Beach Vina

A small wild beach with fine sand and crystal clear sea. Near the beach, you can find taverns and guest houses. Its main advantage is the location between the airport and the capital.

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