Skyros island  lies almost in the center of the Aegean Sea, and placed in Sporades island complex, although the distance is greater than the distance of the island of Evia, which lies about 35 kilometers east.
The largest part of Skyros is mountainous, with two distinct mountain ranges in the northern and southern parts. Among them there is semi lowland and semi hilly area, which is north south direction, between the northern eastern and southern coasts of the island. The northern part is covered with dense pine forest, while the successive hills and mountains dominate the top Olympus. The southern part is dominated by the massif of the shell (792 m), while the mountains are rocky wasteland.
Its capital is the City or Village or Skyros, which is located in the north-eastern part of the island in the Aegean Sea. Adjacent villages of the country are the Magazia, Molos, Gyrismata and Pouria, which extend to the levels north of the capital to the sea. The main town is built on a hill topped by a castle, itself topped by the monastery of Saint George. Walk – there is no other way – around its narrow alleys where the whitewashed houses seamlessly merge with each other, smell the jasmine, peer through open doors and windows at the living-rooms proudly decorated with colourful ceramics and finely carved wooden furniture. You can get a closer look in the Folk Art Museum, which also maintains a shop.
The main port is Linaria, on the southwestern coast of the homonymous bay, where the island is connected with the rest of Greece. In the next bay extends the settlement Acherounes and west Pefkos. East of Linaria is the settlement Kalamitsa the homonymous bay.
Skyros has a significant presence in geometric and archaic years. In 475 BC is conquered by the Athenians and in 323 – 322 BC passes into the hands of the Macedonians. In 197 BC, the Romans occupied it and then the Byzantines succeeded them, where Skyros was a part of the Aegean Sea.
Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
beach on the island of Skyros. Skyros island lies almost in the center of the Aegean Sea, and placed in Sporades island complex in Greece
remains of ancient quarry on the island of Skyros in Greece
remains of ancient quarry on the island of Skyros in Greece
Small church carved into a rock in historical limestone quarry near Molos village on Skyros island, Greece
Small church near Molos village on Skyros island, Greece
Small church carved into a rock in historical limestone quarry near Molos village on Skyros island, Greece
Small island off the coast near Molos village on Skyros island, Greece
windmill in the beach of Molos. Island of Skyros Greece
Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
Interior of a typical Skyros house. Portrait of two ladies of Skyros
Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
little church in Chora. Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
little church in Chora. Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
little church in Chora. Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
little church in Chora. Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
little church in Chora. Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
Saint George Monastery in Skyros Island in northern Aegean sea, Greece
Saint George Monastery in Skyros Island in northern Aegean sea, Greece
Saint George Monastery in Skyros Island in northern Aegean sea, Greece
Saint George Monastery in Skyros Island in northern Aegean sea, Greece
Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
Chora is the main village and the capital of the small island of Skyros, in northern Aegean sea, Greece. Its architecture is very alike to the one of the Cyclades islands, with little cube-shaped houses painted mostly in white.
Archaeological site of Palamari in the island of Skyros in Greece
Archaeological site of Palamari in the island of Skyros in Greece
small orthodox church in Atsista Bay, Skyros Island, Sporades group, Greece.
small orthodox church in Atsista Bay, Skyros Island, Sporades group, Greece.
Linaria, the port of Skyros Island. Skyros island lies almost in the center of the Aegean Sea, and placed in Sporades island complex in Greece

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