Beaches of Skyros Greece
Skyros is a perfect island to visit for those who enjoy beautiful beaches. The entire island is covered with picturesque hamlets, many of which are fully developed for tourism and which offer all of the necessities of the modern traveller.
Some of the most popular coastal resorts, that offer fine beaches, include Molos and Pera Kampos. Molos, and the neighbouring resort of Magazia have some wonderful beaches, that are perfect for swimming and relaxing.
Close to the town of Linaria are the beautiful beaches of Kalamitsa, Acherounes and Pefkos.
The north side of Skyros, which is covered with pine trees and has a very green and peaceful setting, visitors will find many other charming beaches.
At Yalos, which is a popular touristic coastal resort, there is a very beautiful beach, which according to myth, was where the mythical hero Achilles used to swim.
One very large beach that attracts a huge number of visitors is that of Gyrismata, which is approximately 1km in length.
This beach is perfect and the crystal clear waters are most refreshing, especially during the hot summer months.
Another very beautiful and popular beach is that of Glyfada, which is located on the small islaet of Sarakino.
There are daily tripes from Linaria with caique that can take visitors to the Glyfada beach, as well as to visit the caves of Pentekali and Diatrypiti.
Located 18.5km to the west of the capital town of Chora is the village of Atsitsa.
Here you will find the charming bay of Agios Petros, which has a beautiful sandy beach, surrounded by cedar trees. There are also some lovely beaches at Petritsa, Kira Panagia and Theotokes.
Visitors to Skyros will not be disappointed with the beauty and quality of beaches that can be found all around this wonderful island. There are so many to choose from, and each has it’s own special qualities and charm.
Some beaches has facilities such as cafe bars, tavernas, as well as a range of accommodation located at close proximaty. Others are very isolated, peaceful and untouched. Exploring the island is the best way to find the type of beach you are looking for.