Monday, 28 November 2016

Skyros in a nutshell

Last September I had the chance to visit the island of Skyros, in Greece. Skyros is the southern island in the complex of North Sporades. The island is known for its distinct natural beauty and traditional customs, which are still going strong since the ancient times. This combination made Skyros selective and qualitative tourist receiver, a fact that helped her maintain her traditional character.

Some of the numerous beautiful places of the island are the beach of Yalos (where, according to Homer's epics, Achilles was having his bath), the archaeological site of the Castle (the island's ancient acropolis) and the beaches of Pefko, Agios Fokas and Atsitsa. What really took me by surprise was how green the island was. Since its terrain is mostly mountainous don't miss the chance to hike to certain beaches and not take the car.

The southern, arid and rocky part of the island hides amazing sea caves and deserted islands that are accessible only by boat, and untouched beaches where you can only go by 4x4. Don't forget to visit the small island of Sarakiniko and swim in its crystal clear waters.

If you are looking for something traditional and special to buy, consider a Skyrian hand-crafted embroidery or pottery. You will find many organized folklore workshops full of wood carvings, pottery, basketry etc while strolling around Chora.

As for me, I had the time of my life at this islands. Now, I will let the pictures do the talking.

I really hope you enjoyed the post!

Happy first Monday of the year!!!



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