The island of Skyros with an area of 208 square kilometres comes under the jurisdiction of Evia.
The islands main town is also called Skyros. This is one of the most charming towns in the Aegean , walking around its narrow lanes lined with small houses. You may be invited to see inside one of these white washed houses. On the hill above the town, stood an acropolis later turned into a fortress. The ruins there are from the Byzantine and Ventian periods. The Archaeological Museum exhibits artefacts, from the Mycenaean and the Roman times. The Faltaits Museum contains items from the islands past, items on show include old costumes, ceramics and furniture.
The main port of Skyros , it is quite peaceful her until the ferry comes in, and then Richard Bach’s “Also Sprach Zarathustra” is played very loudly from loudspeakers!!!
Magazia and Molos
Just to the north of Skyros town is the resort of Magazia, standing on the southern end of a long beach . Molos stands on the opposite end. Magazia is a small charming village, whilst is more arid and barren.
Exceptionally beaches are to be found on the island, they offer good safe swimming and diving. Near most of the beaches you will be able to find a taverna, where you can relax from the day’s activities. At the beach of Tris Boukes is the grave of the English poet Rupert Brook. Boat trips during the summer are made to the striking sea caves and along the coast.