Skyros Europe's first ever alternative holiday centre
Sail bareboat to Skyros islands starting from our base in Skiathos
SKIROS -- SPORADES --
The most easterly and the largest of the Sporades.
The capital is more like a Cycladic village than the villages on Skiathos or Skopelos. The white cubist houses with flat roofs are built on a steep slope with a Venetian castle on the summit. In the chairs and stools. Skiros embroidery is also much in evidence.
Some of the best island folk art is contained in the Fastaitz Museum near the castle is one of the best if it's kind in Greece. A herd of wild ponies, descendants of the ancient breed called Pikermic and akin to Shetland ponies roam the island.
King Lykomedes ruled ancient Skiros. It was he who treacherously killed Theseus, King of Athens, by hurling him over a cliff into the sea.