Skyros is an island in the southern Sporades Islands of Greece. The main town is also named Skyros, but is known locally as the Chora, as are the main towns on numerous other Greek islands.



During the summer the island population swells dramatically from 3000 to 8000, but the island doesn't feel exploited or overcrowded.

Get in

It can be accessed from the port of Kymi on the island of Evvia, a couple of hours by car or from KTEL bus depot in Chalcis on Evvia.

The ferry runs daily through the year with often more than one sailing in the summer season. It's subsidized and under 10 euros each way and takes about 1 hour 45 minutes to Linaria the Skyrian port.


Famously the English war poet Rupert Brooke is buried on the southern part of the Island at Tris Boukes bay, where he died in 1915 and was laid to rest in a beautiful olive grove (30 minutes drive from Linaria).


The island is popularized by Skyros Holidays, which operate two holistic health resorts on the island – one in the chora and the other at the picturesque venue of Atsitsa bay.

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