The Sporades

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  • 1. Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Built after Greek Independence by a wealthy family (who still owns the museum), the house is one of the most impressive in Skyros Town and is...Read More

  • 2. Monastery of St. George

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The best way to get an idea of the town and its history is to follow the sinuous cobbled lanes past the mansions of the Old Town to the Kastro...Read More

  • 3. Apokries

    Festival–Sight

    This pre-Lenten Carnival revelry relates to pre-Christian Dyonisian fertility rites and is famous throughout Greece. Young men dressed as old...Read More

  • 4. Archeological Museum of Skyros

    Museum/Gallery

    These two small rooms (on the way to Magazia Beach as you begin to descend from the town) contain rare weapons, pottery, and jewelry, mostly...Read More

  • 5. Ayios Fokas

    Beach–Sight

    The road south from Atsitsa deteriorates into a rutted track, nerve-racking even for experienced motorbike riders. If you're feeling fit and...Read More

  • 6. Ayios Petros Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Close to the airport, this wonderful white-sand-and-pebble beach is surrounded by lush greenery and serenely backdropped, on the hill above...Read More

  • 7. Episkopi Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Take the vaulted passageway from St. George's Monastery courtyard to this ruined church, the former seat of the bishop of Skyros, built in AD...Read More

  • 8. Kalamitsa

    Beach–Sight

    The windy beach of Kalamitsa is 4 km (2½ miles) along the road south from Ahilli, and popular with windsurfers for obvious reasons. Nevertheless...Read More

  • 9. Palamari Beach

    Beach–Sight

    North of Molos, past low hills, fertile fields, and the odd farmhouse, a dirt road leads to this historical beach where ruins from a Neolithic...Read More

  • 10. Panayia

    Festival–Sight

    On the major Greek Orthodox celebration of August 15 (Dormition of the Virgin), children gather at Magazia Beach to race on the island's domesticated...Read More

  • 11. Pourias Beach

    Beach–Sight

    A short walk south of Magazia, Pourias offers good snorkeling, and nearby on the cape is a small treasure: a sea cave that has been transformed...Read More

  • 12. Rupert Brooke Memorial Statue

    Public Art (Mural/Sculpture/Statue)

    It'd be hard to miss the classical bronze statue, "To Brooke," an honorary tribute to the heroic Edwardian-era English poet Rupert Brooke, whose...Read More

  • 13. Rupert Brooke's Grave

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    Pilgrims to the poet's grave should follow the wide dirt road through the Vouno wilderness down toward the shore. As you reach the valley, you...Read More

  • 14. Skyros Centre

    Educational Institution

    The first major center in Europe for holistic vacations has been bringing visitors to Skyros for 40 years. Participants come for a two-week...Read More

  • 15. Theotokos Beach

    Beach–Sight

    At the northwest side of Skyros above Ayios Petros, this is a relatively secluded beach reachable by dirt road followed by a little stroll down...Read More

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