Many visitors to Skyros like to make the pilgrimage to Brooke's tomb, set is a small olive grove in an otherwise desolate location near Tres Boukes bay in the south-west of the island.
The tomb itself, restored by the Royal Navy in 1961, is not the site of the original grave. When Brooke died of blood poisoning on a French hospital ship anchored in the bay, the midnight burial party had no time for an elaborate funeral - they left for Gallipoli the next morning.
The original grave was just a pile of stones with a wooden cross and Brooke's mother commissioned the present white marble monument at Tres Boukes at the end of the First World War. Inscribed on the grave is Brooke's most famous poem, The Soldier.
The easiest way to reach the grave is to take an organised boat to Tres Boukes Bay, and then follow the track up the valley. There are plenty of trips that take in the nearby caves as well. The drawback is to view the site to a backdrop of camera clicking tourists.
There are taxis from Chora to Tres Boukes but they are not cheap. It is not an easy car journey either. South of Kalamitsa village the island is almost entirely uninhabited and the unsignposted road deteriorates as it rises through the mountains.
As you descend towards Tres Boukes you will see the grave tucked away on the left among an orchard of olive trees.