Attractions In Skyros

Explore The Attractions Of Skyros
Agia Triada, Borio
Evia / Skyros

A beautiful little domed church with a single aisle and blind arches features paintings from the 17th century that were recently revealed. It also has icons from the late post-Byzantine era. Curious as well are the marble columns that could date back to the Roman period.

Agios Nikolaos of Molos
Evia / Skyros

Here’s a very unique church built into the rocks near the sea. It is a very different church from all others, almost crude in its construction and finish, but spiritually powerful and significant. Visit the nearby windmill-like lighthouse too!

Archaeological Museum of Skyros
Evia / Skyros

The island is rich with finds dating from 2,800 BC to the 1st Century AD. Amazing pottery from the Helladic, Mycenaean, Protogeometric and Geometric periods are on display. Ancient jewellery, vases and statues are also impressive. Many artefacts are from the site of Palamari.

Archontopanagia, Sarrou Square
Evia / Skyros

Another white island church from the post-Byzantine period, the wall paintings here have not survived but the iconostasis and icons are important and noteworthy, dating from the 18th century. This is dubbed the Church of Nativity of Virgin Mary of the Archons.

Brooke Square
Evia / Skyros

This airy square is dedicated to the English poet Rupert Brooke who was a philhellene. In 1915 as he was aboard a ship and on his deathbed, he expressed his wish to be buried on Skyros. His grave lies in Treis Boukies.

Castle of Skyros
Evia / Skyros

The castle of Skyros towers above what was once the fortified main town of Chora. While it is not accessible to visitors as it is being renovated due to damage by earthquakes, it is still interesting to learn about this structure and fort around it. A walk up to the nearby courtyard is highly recommended.

Church of Episkopi
Evia / Skyros

Dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary, this deserted church dates to 895 AD but destroyed by several earthquakes. Very interesting architecture and style, with red roof, old bricks and transformation into a three-aisled basilica centuries ago make it quite unique on the island.

Church of Panagia Heleimonetria
Evia / Skyros

Also known as Zoodochos Pigi, this beautiful whitewashed church lies deep within the town itself. Worn steps, a stone arch against the white walls and uneven walls create an enchanting atmosphere.

Diatripti Cave
Evia / Skyros

Below the southeast cliffs of Skyros the sea caves form a major attraction for visitors. In the caves the colours in the water are spellbinding, thanks to the special effects of the sun’s rays.

Grave of Rupert Brooke
Evia / Skyros

English poet Rupert Brooke was laid to rest in the bay of Treis Boukies in 1915. He was a volunteer officer in Egypt, and on his way to the Dardanelles fell ill. His boat landed on Skyros to bury him upon his wishes. Read the interesting inscription on his tombstone.

Lighthouse at Lithari cape
Evia / Skyros

This beautiful traditional lighthouse built of stone in 1894 has a tower that’s 12.5 meters. It’s glass windows on the top of the light house look like something out of a time machine as well.

Manos Faltaits Museum
Evia / Skyros

Discover the history and culture of Skyros from the post-Byzantine era onwards. The museum lies on ancient Pelasgian walls and is one of the best folk museums in the country. Enjoy the unique ceramics, china, embroideries, wood carving, furniture, historical documents and more.

Monastery of Agios Dimitrios
Evia / Skyros

This little stone monastery was built where an ancient temple once stood about 6km from Chora. It was built in 1611 with hagiographies dating from the mid to late 17th century. An earthquake had destroyed renovations, but there are new efforts to restore its beauty. Note its marble reliefs too.

Palamari
Evia / Skyros

Lying next to the airport, this is considered to be a very important site. There are houses from the proto-Helladic period (3000 BC), in addition to remains and fortifications from the Copper Age (before 2500 BC).

Panagia K’tsou tou Thdori, Sarrou Square
Evia / Skyros

This quaint church of the Virgin Mary was built in 1560 by the despot Theodoris Bozikis and features wall paintings from the 17th century. It also has a wood-carved iconostasis with important icons from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Pente Marytres, Brook Square
Evia / Skyros

The humble church of the Five Martyres has murals from the 17th or 18th century with a typical island floor carved from the natural rock, a common building practice at the time. Its painted with brick exterior contrasts with the old yet powerful wall paintings on the inside.

Taxiarches, Sarrou Square
Evia / Skyros

Simple and white on the outside with a dainty bell, this single-domed church has stunning murals from the post-Byzantine era, as well as several icons from the 16th and 17th centuries. The paintings on the ceiling are really awe-inspiring.

Zoodochos Pigi Eleimonetria, Town Centre
Evia / Skyros

The church of the Fountain of Life Almoner was built in two stages. The central part belongs to one era and the elongated annexes to another. Its wall murals date from 1682, which is probably the year the original part was built by the monk Theodoulos of Chora, Skyros.

Palamari
Evia / Skyros

Lying next to the airport, this is considered to be a very important site. There are houses from the proto-Helladic period (3000 BC), in addition to remains and fortifications from the Copper Age (before 2500 BC).

Castle of Skyros
Evia / Skyros

The castle of Skyros towers above what was once the fortified main town of Chora. While it is not accessible to visitors as it is being renovated due to damage by earthquakes, it is still interesting to learn about this structure and fort around it. A walk up to the nearby courtyard is highly recommended.

Diatripti Cave
Evia / Skyros

Below the southeast cliffs of Skyros the sea caves form a major attraction for visitors. In the caves the colours in the water are spellbinding, thanks to the special effects of the sun’s rays.

Agia Triada, Borio
Evia / Skyros

A beautiful little domed church with a single aisle and blind arches features paintings from the 17th century that were recently revealed. It also has icons from the late post-Byzantine era. Curious as well are the marble columns that could date back to the Roman period.

Agios Nikolaos of Molos
Evia / Skyros

Here’s a very unique church built into the rocks near the sea. It is a very different church from all others, almost crude in its construction and finish, but spiritually powerful and significant. Visit the nearby windmill-like lighthouse too!

Archontopanagia, Sarrou Square
Evia / Skyros

Another white island church from the post-Byzantine period, the wall paintings here have not survived but the iconostasis and icons are important and noteworthy, dating from the 18th century. This is dubbed the Church of Nativity of Virgin Mary of the Archons.

Church of Episkopi
Evia / Skyros

Dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary, this deserted church dates to 895 AD but destroyed by several earthquakes. Very interesting architecture and style, with red roof, old bricks and transformation into a three-aisled basilica centuries ago make it quite unique on the island.

Church of Panagia Heleimonetria
Evia / Skyros

Also known as Zoodochos Pigi, this beautiful whitewashed church lies deep within the town itself. Worn steps, a stone arch against the white walls and uneven walls create an enchanting atmosphere.

Monastery of Agios Dimitrios
Evia / Skyros

This little stone monastery was built where an ancient temple once stood about 6km from Chora. It was built in 1611 with hagiographies dating from the mid to late 17th century. An earthquake had destroyed renovations, but there are new efforts to restore its beauty. Note its marble reliefs too.

Panagia K’tsou tou Thdori, Sarrou Square
Evia / Skyros

This quaint church of the Virgin Mary was built in 1560 by the despot Theodoris Bozikis and features wall paintings from the 17th century. It also has a wood-carved iconostasis with important icons from the 16th and 17th centuries.

Pente Marytres, Brook Square
Evia / Skyros

The humble church of the Five Martyres has murals from the 17th or 18th century with a typical island floor carved from the natural rock, a common building practice at the time. Its painted with brick exterior contrasts with the old yet powerful wall paintings on the inside.

Taxiarches, Sarrou Square
Evia / Skyros

Simple and white on the outside with a dainty bell, this single-domed church has stunning murals from the post-Byzantine era, as well as several icons from the 16th and 17th centuries. The paintings on the ceiling are really awe-inspiring.

Zoodochos Pigi Eleimonetria, Town Centre
Evia / Skyros

The church of the Fountain of Life Almoner was built in two stages. The central part belongs to one era and the elongated annexes to another. Its wall murals date from 1682, which is probably the year the original part was built by the monk Theodoulos of Chora, Skyros.

Brooke Square
Evia / Skyros

This airy square is dedicated to the English poet Rupert Brooke who was a philhellene. In 1915 as he was aboard a ship and on his deathbed, he expressed his wish to be buried on Skyros. His grave lies in Treis Boukies.

Grave of Rupert Brooke
Evia / Skyros

English poet Rupert Brooke was laid to rest in the bay of Treis Boukies in 1915. He was a volunteer officer in Egypt, and on his way to the Dardanelles fell ill. His boat landed on Skyros to bury him upon his wishes. Read the interesting inscription on his tombstone.

Lighthouse at Lithari cape
Evia / Skyros

This beautiful traditional lighthouse built of stone in 1894 has a tower that’s 12.5 meters. It’s glass windows on the top of the light house look like something out of a time machine as well.

Archaeological Museum of Skyros
Evia / Skyros

The island is rich with finds dating from 2,800 BC to the 1st Century AD. Amazing pottery from the Helladic, Mycenaean, Protogeometric and Geometric periods are on display. Ancient jewellery, vases and statues are also impressive. Many artefacts are from the site of Palamari.

Manos Faltaits Museum
Evia / Skyros

Discover the history and culture of Skyros from the post-Byzantine era onwards. The museum lies on ancient Pelasgian walls and is one of the best folk museums in the country. Enjoy the unique ceramics, china, embroideries, wood carving, furniture, historical documents and more.

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Agios Nikolaos of Molos
Evia / Skyros

Here’s a very unique church built into the rocks near the sea. It is a very different church from all others, almost crude in its construction and finish, but spiritually powerful and significant. Visit the nearby windmill-like lighthouse too!

Archaeological Museum of Skyros
Evia / Skyros

The island is rich with finds dating from 2,800 BC to the 1st Century AD. Amazing pottery from the Helladic, Mycenaean, Protogeometric and Geometric periods are on display. Ancient jewellery, vases and statues are also impressive. Many artefacts are from the site of Palamari.

Brooke Square
Evia / Skyros

This airy square is dedicated to the English poet Rupert Brooke who was a philhellene. In 1915 as he was aboard a ship and on his deathbed, he expressed his wish to be buried on Skyros. His grave lies in Treis Boukies.

Castle of Skyros
Evia / Skyros

The castle of Skyros towers above what was once the fortified main town of Chora. While it is not accessible to visitors as it is being renovated due to damage by earthquakes, it is still interesting to learn about this structure and fort around it. A walk up to the nearby courtyard is highly recommended.

Lighthouse at Lithari cape
Evia / Skyros

This beautiful traditional lighthouse built of stone in 1894 has a tower that’s 12.5 meters. It’s glass windows on the top of the light house look like something out of a time machine as well.

Manos Faltaits Museum
Evia / Skyros

Discover the history and culture of Skyros from the post-Byzantine era onwards. The museum lies on ancient Pelasgian walls and is one of the best folk museums in the country. Enjoy the unique ceramics, china, embroideries, wood carving, furniture, historical documents and more.

Palamari
Evia / Skyros

Lying next to the airport, this is considered to be a very important site. There are houses from the proto-Helladic period (3000 BC), in addition to remains and fortifications from the Copper Age (before 2500 BC).

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