The 10 Best Things to Do in Skyros, Greece

July 14, 2017 Jacquiline Delozier

Skyros (Greek: Σκύρος) is an island in Greece, the southernmost of the Sporades, an archipelago in the Aegean Sea. Around the 2nd millennium BC and slightly later, the island was known as The Island of the Magnetes where the Magnetes used to live and later Pelasgia and Dolopia and later Skyros. At 209 square kilometres (81 sq mi) it is the largest island of the Sporades, and has a population of about 3,000 (in 2011). It is part of the regional unit of Euboea.
Restaurants in Skyros

1. Gorgonia Diving

Acherounes 340 07, Greece
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5 based on 74 reviews

Gorgonia Diving

Reviewed By _tania_chouvarda - Thessaloniki Region, Greece

In Skiros island we had our first scuba diving experience, with Gorgonia Diving and it was amazing! Our diving teachers Vasilis snd Spiridoula were full of pancience, passion and had great teaching method which was very important for us, such being beginners!
We suggest to everyone to visit Gorgonia Diving and try to have this underwater experience!!!

2. The Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum

Plateia Brooke, Palaiopyrgos, Skyros Town 340 07, Greece +30 2222 091232
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4.5 based on 82 reviews

The Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum

Reviewed By Tourist1054 - Dublin

I really liked my visit to this museum. Fabulous Views. Very good in terms of familiarising yourself with the history of the island. There is a real sense of history about this house tool. Magnificent views.

3. Molos Beach

Skiros, Greece
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4 based on 119 reviews

Molos Beach

Reviewed By MonikaSzente - Budapest, Budapest, Hungary

We stayed at the Hydrous Hotel located on Molos so we only had to take a few steps to get to the beach. We went in early June during the week so we had the whole beach practically to ourselves. It was perfect! The water was crystal clear (see photo) with a sandy beach we ended up walking and bathing all day. Can't wait to go back!

4. Kores

20 Doukadon, Skyros Town 34007, Greece +30 697 322 0086
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5 based on 30 reviews

Kores

Kores is a new art and design gift shop, located in Chora, on the central footpath on the way to the museums. You'll find a fine selection of handmade jewelry and accessories all made by Greek designers.

Reviewed By Søren S - Berlin

Very nice little shop with tasteful accessoires, jewellery and clothing. Extremely nice and stylish owner. Only who has got taste, can sell tasteful things?

5. Mouries Farm

Kalamitsa, Skyros Town 340 07, Greece +30 694 746 5900
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4 based on 67 reviews

Mouries Farm

Reviewed By Moonface67 - Yorkshire

You can't visit Skyros and not see these unique horses. The species is highly endangered and the farm is working hard to protect and preserve the breed. There's no admission price to see the horses -'but as the farm relies on donations there is the chance to donate. This isn't an organised experiences - it's just you and horses. And as a bonus the taverna opposite offers good value, tasty food.

6. Monastery of St. George

Πανω στο βουνο, 34007, Greece
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Monastery of St. George

Reviewed By CountessDrac - London

We tried to go to the monastery last year and arrived 15 mins before it was shutting. We were going to not bother but a Greek lady asked if we could go in and we were told yes. When we got in, a monk came over and started yelling at her and then physically shoved her against the wall, screaming in her face. We ran away.
Tried again this year and a very aggressive man wearing shorts himself came out and shouted at my 14 year old daughter for wearing shorts (despite the fact that several people around us were also wearing them, as was he) He yelled COVER YOURSELF UP THIS IS A MONASTERY and really upset her. If there is a no shorts policy (which there clearly isn't) then they should say so on the door.
I won't bother to go back there again. I know the monks have bad press in Skyros and I can see why!

7. Archaeological Museum of Skyros

Skyros Town 34007, Greece +30 2222 350300
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Archaeological Museum of Skyros

Reviewed By Ankhman - N Wales

This small but informative museum is well worth a visit. 2 rooms cover the archaeology of the island with a small room allocated to local folklore. Much of the information is concerned with the Bronze Age legacy of the island. It is well labelled in English. €2 entrance fee.

8. Agios Fokas Beach

34007, Greece
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4 based on 48 reviews

Agios Fokas Beach

Reviewed By giorgosfoutas - Αthens

I ve read so many good reviews about this beach and I have to admit although the drive till there was unforgettable (pine trees everywhere ) and beautiful view over the sea , the sea wasn't something exceptional. Half of the beach difficult to get into the water because of rocks and sea urchin.

9. Apaloosa Horse Riding Club

Trachi 34007, Greece +30 697 751 0821
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Apaloosa Horse Riding Club

In the beautiful island of Skyros, we offer you small and big rides with horses. In a fabulous natural resort you can enjoy the unique experience of riding. Our horses are trained and suitable for all the family and all levels off knowledge. We provide rides of 15´, 30´ or 60´and off course the 3our excursion on the beach, where you can rest, swim and play. All walks taken place with the presence of Manolis Malamatinis who is in charge of the place. Manolis a real horse whisperer lives with the horses and runs the place for over 25 years working with love, patience and care: the basics elements of the unique relationship between man and horse.

Reviewed By Isabelle R

We came to the riding club on our 2nd day on the island. When we got there we were welcomed by Penelope, who told us all about the horses while we were waiting for " the captain" to come back from a previous ride. Once he arrived he helped us get on and made sure we were comfortable on the horses. 2 of us were experienced riders and 1 of us was a beginner. This experience really is for any level of riders. We went out for 1 hour which was a perfect amount of time. Overall we throughly enjoyed it and would come back again!

10. Aigaioris

Aspous 34007, Greece +30 697 226 1886
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Aigaioris

The definition of Greek summer is hours of relaxation by the sea or the pool, enjoying the colours of the nature, this unique combination of the blue tones of the sky and the sea. In such a dreamy environment, in Alortho Puri of the Aspous area in Skyros, there is a magnificent multipurpose complex named Aigaioris, offering a breathtaking view to the endless blue of the Aegean Sea.

Reviewed By NikosVisit - Serres, Greece

Κτισμένο σε μία όμορφη πλαγιά με θέα το Αιγαίο, απλά υπέροχο και με πολλά event και ο τέλειος χώρος για εκδηλώσεις. Μοιράζεις τον χρόνο σου εκεί είτε για έναν καφέ, είτε για μια βουτιά στην πισίνα, ή ακόμα και για φαγητό. Και το βραδάκι μπορείς να πάς να απολαύσεις και το ποτάκι σου. Το συνιστώ.

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