Skyros, the smallest island in Sporades, offers an experience of authentic Greek culture. You can visit its picturesque taverns and quality restaurants.
You can also see the Skyrian Horses on its farms. And enjoy a nice sunset in Brook square. But most of all, you should try the food!
Skyros (or Skoura) is a beautiful island with scenic beaches, traditional villages and delicious cuisine. The island is also a great destination for nature lovers and alternative types that prefer peaceful vacations away from the crowds. The island is home to a wide variety of animals and flowers, and many scenic villages with lovely taverns. It is known for its wood carving tradition and miniature horses as well as its lobster pasta.
Most of the waterfront accommodations on the island are in the village of Magazia. This beautiful settlement has paved steps that connect it with Chora and is surrounded by beautiful gardens and olive trees. Moreover, it has an attractive marina that is a favorite spot for boating. Besides, the village has an old castle that visitors can explore to learn more about the island’s history and culture.
Linaria is another beautiful and picturesque village on the island. It is located near the port of Skorpios and has several hiking trails that provide stunning views of the coastline. You can also visit the Monastery of Saint George, which is located on a hill above the village. The monastery dates back to the 10th century and has a museum that displays religious artifacts.
Besides the beautiful scenery, the island is also home to some of the best restaurants in Greece. The island’s taverns serve seafood, traditional Greek dishes, and international cuisine. The local food is quite tasty and affordable. Whether you are looking for a quiet place to enjoy a meal or want to party with your friends, there is a restaurant that is perfect for you.
If you are looking for the best places to eat in Skyros, look no further than Cycladia. The guide has a list of recommended restaurants that will satisfy all your dining needs. You can find anything from taverns that serve spaghetti with lobster to fine-dining restaurants.
The seafood is excellent on Skyros, and it is very affordable as well. The island has a lot to offer, so you should make sure that you visit it at least once in your life.
Traditional Greek Dishes
Skyros is a fairly isolated island that caters for nature lovers rather than serious partygoers. That said, the island does have a good choice of lively bars and tavernas serving traditional Greek dishes including seafood and some very tasty goat meat. It’s well worth seeking out a restaurant like Stelios at Gyrismata for their lobster pasta which is heaven on a plate (during the months when lobster can actually be harvested on the island).
Agios Petros taverna near the port in Kalikri is also recommended for its lamb and goat meat dishes. It’s a wonderful setting among the pine trees where you can sit outside in warm summer evenings. The food here is very tasty with the use of fresh ingredients and homemade pies and bread. Another great taverna for meat is Filippaios by the port of Linaria. They serve delicious fish and grilled lamb and chicken. This is a very family-run business.
The taverna at Agora Street in Skyros Town is also a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. You can enjoy lobster, sea bream or mullet here accompanied by highly quaffable barrel wine. The owners are very friendly and offer great service. If you’re looking for something a little different then try Kristina’s restaurant at Pegasus down the alley from Skyros Travel. This is a first class restaurant with an innovative range of dishes that includes many vegetarian choices.
Other must-try dishes include grilled octopus, moussaka and souvlaki. For dessert, don’t miss the chance to try some of the excellent baklava from Molos.
There are also a couple of good cheese stands on the island serving graviera, which is a very rich goat cheese with a spicy flavour, and ksinotyri, a soft white creamy goat’s cheese with a yoghurt texture. There is also a brand new winery close to Linaria port on the main road that produces a very pleasant red variety of Lalari.
Skyros is a beautiful and peaceful island that is ideal for nature lovers, families and couples. It’s a fantastic place to visit throughout the year and is one of our favourite islands in the north Aegean.
Skyros is a small island but it’s got a lot of things to offer. The beaches are spectacular, the food is amazing and the traditions are rich. This is the place to be if you want to escape from the hectic pace of the modern world.
The main town of the island is Chora, where half of the population resides. This is the place to experience the authentic life of Skyros, with lots of local shops and coffee places. The streets are narrow and the houses are traditional. This is different from the Cycladic style of architecture, but it’s still beautiful and unique.
There is a variety of restaurants in Chora that serve both seafood and traditional Greek cuisine. For example, Psariotis offers an excellent lobster spaghetti meal for lunch. There are also a number of Greek taverns that offer souvlaki and other meat dishes.
You can also visit one of the islands’ famous caves. Sarakino has electric blue waters and is a great place to swim. You can take a boat trip to this islet from Linaria or Pefkos beach. Another option is to stop at Skiropoula, which has a stunning beach and impressive rocks.
In addition to exploring the beaches and the villages, you should also spend time at the top of the mountain, where the monastery is located. This is an amazing spot for a view of the island, and you can even see some of the neighboring islands.
There are a few things to do in Skyros, including visiting the Faltaits Folklore Museum and Brooke Square, which is dedicated to British poet Rupert Brooke. The museum is dedicated to the heritage and tradition of the island, and it is a wonderful way to learn more about its history and culture.
The best way to enjoy Skyros is to explore the island on foot or by bike. You can also go on a hike, or you can just relax on the beach and soak up the sun. There are several different trails that you can follow, and there are plenty of things to do for everyone.
Skyros is the kind of place where it is easy to find great places to eat, from traditional Greek taverns to modern restaurants. You will also be able to try fresh seafood, local cheeses and homemade desserts. This makes it the perfect destination for all kinds of foodies, including families with children and those who want to experience traditional Greek cuisine.
The main street in the center of the village of Hora is dotted with small shops and restaurants where you can buy traditional Skyros ceramics, Skyrian cheese and lobster. You can also pick up a variety of souvenirs and gifts for family and friends. There are also several bakeries and pastry shops that sell a wide variety of sweets, such as cookies, loukoumi, soutzouki and pasteli. You should also stop by Faltaina’s, which serves ice cream and pastries made with real milk.
In addition to its delicious food, Skyros is a great destination for hiking and exploring its beautiful landscapes. There are many shady forests and picturesque beaches where you can relax. You can also visit some of the island’s historic churches and monasteries, which are a must-see for history buffs.
The beautiful beaches of Skyros are perfect for sunbathing and swimming, but be sure to bring a towel, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Many of the beaches have lifeguards and are protected from strong winds by the surrounding pine trees.
There are also a number of shady picnic areas where you can enjoy your lunch in peace. Some of them even have tables and chairs. There are also a number of beaches where you can rent watersport equipment, such as paddle boats and canoes.
Skyros is a peaceful and relaxing destination, making it ideal for those looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Its oblong shape means that it never feels too crowded, so you can always find a quiet spot to unwind. You can also enjoy the island’s scenic landscape, which is home to green pine trees and low shrubbery that will remind you of the islands in the North Aegean.