From the port of Skyros Linaria, the main village is located just 9 kilometers away. The road network around most of the island is mostly good for driving or cycling. Skyros village is a picturesque settlement, much more similar to the Cycladic style of architecture than the traditional settlements of Sporades.
The charm of Skyros is that it is built amphitheatrically under the watchful eyes of St George Monastery, with white cubist houses, narrow alleys, and many scattered churches. Night bars, traditional bakeries with their morning aromas, Folk Museums, and small shops selling ceramics, souvenirs and wooden sculptures offer something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the two extraordinary spots up in the village (Brook Square and St George Monastery) from where views out to the Aegean Sea over the houses and beaches below are simply magical and breathtaking. You can reach these spots either by taking your car up to one point and then walk, or meander through the village laneways on foot. The many restaurants will enable you to enjoy our unique local cuisine and fresh produce, whether it be home-made cheese, freshly caught fish, home-grown vegetables or local lamb and goat dishes.
And of course there is the magnificent Aegean Sea. The waters around Skyros are pristine and clear and the island is surrounded by beaches. Most of our beaches have fine golden sand, not pebbles or black coarse sand like on many other Greek islands.