Skyros - The Sporades Islands
- by XpatAthens
- Monday, 14 November 2016
Skyros, located in the Sporades islands, is famous for its traditions - carved wooden furniture, delightful pottery, embroideries - and its miniature ponies! Skyros is also known all over Greece for its Carnival traditions, which may have their origin in Dionysiac revels.
This island can almost be considered two islands, its two halves being so different. Most of its 3,000 inhabitants live in the northern half, which is wooded and fertile, while the southern half is barren, mountainous and wild.
The island’s port, Linaria, midway between the two halves, has a number of good fish tavernas, while the best beaches are to the south-west and north-east, though the latter can be windblown. Those on the north-west are pine-shaded but stony.
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