Skyros Greece is the least touristically developed island of the Sporades island chain. That means it is a heavenly destination for those who love seclusion and relaxation. Having secluded beaches, traditional architecture, and a network of beautiful hiking trails, Skiros boasts a unique beauty. What’s more, thanks to its close distance to the rest of the Sporades islands, Skyros is a good base for island hopping to the nearby Skopelos, Alonissos, and Evia!
Chora, the island’s capital, is arguably one of the most beautiful villages in Skyros. On a hill above Chora sits an imposing Byzantine castle and the monastery of Saint George, one of the most important landmarks of Skyros. Chora is the perfect place to stroll around and enjoy a drink when the sun goes down. What’s more, in Chora you’ll find the most Skyros hotels.
For those with a non-beachy disposition, Skyros is a great destination for trekking, as there hiking paths network that crosses the whole island. If you want to explore the natural landscape of the island, going for a hike is your best bet!