Getting to Skyros
Where is Skyros? It is one of the Sporades group of islands found on the east coast of the Greek mainland that also includes Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos.
Skyros has an airport that takes domestic and a few charter flights but there are, unfortunately, very few direct ferry links with other islands of the Sporades.
Most visitors will make their way south from Athens to the small mainland port of Kymi on Evia which has regular ferry sailings to the island.
The largest of the Sporades group, Skyros is mountainous and densely wooded in the north but barren and rocky in the south.
Accommodation of Skyros is limited. Tourism beds number only about 1,000 and there is a strong, local movement to keep the island independent of tourism. The result is a much more traditional Greek island where local customs hold sway.
Updated for 2016