Room facilities:Airport Shuttle Service, Beauty salon, Catering υπηρεσία, Desk
The picturesque island of Skyros located in the blue waters of the Aegean Sea, is one of extreme charm and beauty, and is the perfect destination for your enjoyable and relaxing holidays in Greece.
The coastal town of Molos is located a short distance from Chora, and has a sandy beach that stretches across the beautiful bay. During the summer months, the beach is very popular with visitors from all across the island. The refreshing crystal blue waters provide an ideal escape from the heat.
It is here in Molos that you will find «Anemonisia Apartments», from which we welcome you to the island, and are very happy to be able to offer you a wonderful selection of comfortable and quality accommodation in one of our independant apartments.
The apartments are ideal for families up to 5 persons.
Shared facilities are a private car and boat parking, a common BBQ and traditional stone oven situated in a spacious green lawn and for those among us that need to be in touch with the rest of the world WiFi access is available.
Spacious 67 sqm apartments with a comfortable living room that connects with the main verandah and one sofa – bed.
The kitchen is more than well equipped and has all the necessary items to prepare breakfast or a meal.
The separate master bedroom has a double bed and private verandah with access to the garden.
Parents can easily obtain their privacy if they wish so. There is one bathroom with a bathtub and α washing machine.
Each apartment has one main big verandah covered with a wooden pergola where you can relax almost any time of the day. The second verandah has access from the bedroom and last but not least the private garden is a good place to unwind.
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Electric stove with oven (60 cm)
- Big size refridgerator
- Filter coffee machine
- Coffee mixer
- Big size washing machine
- Steam iron / ironing board
- Two (2) TV
- Fire place
- Air-condition throughout
- Baby cot on request (no charge)
- Daily cleaning, 3 x weekly linen
«Anemonisia» apartments are located in a touristic area very near to the area of Molos at Gyrismata. Within a 2 minute drive of the apartments you will find the beach of Molos which offers longer sandy stretches of beach with some watersport facilities and amenities while, a little further afield, an excellent choice of unspoilt sandy beaches will be at your disposal.
Skyros has a lot of sights to see, you won’t be bored whatever you’re in the mood for…
- Molos beach: 300m.
- Gyrismata beach: 250m.
- Airport: 10 km.
- Port: 12 km.
- Skyros Town (Chora): 5 min. by car. 2 km.
- 5×5 football field 100m
- Bakery/mini market: across the street
- Air Condition
- Seating area
[:en] Skyros[:ru] Скирос
An amazingly beautiful island, Skyros is the largest, but quietest, of the Sporades islands.
If you’ve always dreamed of going to an unspoiled Greek island with a traditional way of life and without mass tourism, Skyros is it. There’s a magic aura to Skyros and it radiates with authenticity, from the old sandal-maker in the main town to the unique stone houses on the way to Chora’s mountaintop.
Geographically, this is a very interesting island as it was once two separate islands with two very different landscapes. Today, while it may be one island joined by a windy, sandy strip that’s 4km long, a look at the map will reveal the two different sides: the mountainous, arid and rocky south that reminds one of the Cycladic islands, and the greener, more fertile wooded north that is closer to the Sporadic group of islands.
Beyond the magical, visitors will find the people of Skyros very friendly, helpful and hospitable. And then there’s the magical main town of Skyros, also known as Chora. Its cobblestone streets are filled with traditional shops, restaurants and modest nightspots that entertain the mostly Greeks from other parts of the country who flock there in summer. Among the white houses you will find some more traditional yet majestic stone-built homes, reflecting the true architecture and style that is unique on the Sporades.
In the island of Skyros ride a cute pony in the heart of a dense pine-tree forest, or participate in the famous carnival celebrations. The island is also home to the “Skyros Institute of Holistic Studies”, which offers alternative therapy programmes.
In sum, with lovely beaches, sumptuous food, rich celebrations and an authentic non-tourist feel, Skyros has a lot of secrets and hidden treasures for such a small island. It should not be missed!
What to see
- Skyros capital is dominated by its kastro, which is open to visitors. There was probably an acropolis here already in the Bronze age, but the current fortification dates back to the Venetian rule.
- There is an archaeological museum here, as well as folklore museum which both hold interesting finds and objects from the island.
- You can also visit the monastery Agios Georgios Skyrianos (St. George of Skyros) which is situated below the kastro. It was built in the 10th century.
- In a pretty olive grove in the south part of Skyros you can see the grave of the British poet Rupert Brooke who died here during World War I.
- The archaeological site of Palamari is a fascinating remain from the Bronze Age worth a visit.
- There is also a very unusual kind of small horses on the island.
The best beaches in Skyros are spread around the island and include organized beaches, naturalist beaches and many fantastic coasts accessible only by boat. The most renowned among them are Molos, Gyrismata, Atsitsa, Kura Panagia, Palamari and Magazia, which by some are also considered among the top swimming places in Sporades and also Greece.
The gastronomy of Skyros has as basis the local products and local meats, fish and seafood, ingredients that impart high quality. Since fishing is one of the traditional sources on income here, you’ll find many nice specialties from the sea here. Most taverns are in Skyros town, and if you do not want Greek food you can find Italian places.
What to do
The combination of mountain and sea gives the possibility to practice many sports like hiking in beautiful nature trails, mountaineering, climbing, biking, wind surfing, water skiing, while it is ideal for off-road routes with a machine or with 4 x 4 vehicles. Depending on the season you visit Skiros you can experience by yourself the island’s traditional folk aspects, such as the numerous festivals, traditional Skyrian marriage etc. At Magazia beach there are usually water sports, but the island also has some great sports for snorkelling. You can take daytrips around the island, and if you are lucky, you might see dolphins or even seals..
The locals make wooden furniture in a very special style that dates back to Byzantine style. You can also get textiles, art, jewellery and ceramics.
How to get on the island
Skyros is accessed either by boat or by airplane.
Skyros is accessed by ferry boat via the port of Kimi (Evia island). The distance is 24 nautical miles and the trip lasts approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes with the ferry boat. There are daily services, while during summer and peak months the services are doubled or even tripled. Kymi is reached by Coach Public Bus Service (KTEL) either from the Athens Bus Station located in Liosion Avenue or from Chalkida. The bus leaves you right at the dock of the ferry (in Linaria port of Skyros). After 10km you will reach the Chora of Skyros.
The island is also accessed by airplane with flights departing from Thessaloniki or Athens. In both cases the duration of the flight is approximately 45 minutes. The civil airport of Skyros is located in the northern part of the island; it’s approximately 15km away from the Chora.
Sports & natureThe combination of mountain and sea gives the possibility to practice many sports like hiking in beautiful nature trails, mountaineering, climbing, biking, wind surfing, water skiing, while it is ideal for off-road routes with a machine or with 4 x 4 vehicles. Depending on the season you visit Skiros you can experience by yourself the island's traditional folk aspects, such as the numerous festivals, traditional Skyrian marriage etc. At Magazia beach there are usually water sports, but the island also has some great sports for snorkelling. You can take daytrips around the island, and if you are lucky, you might see dolphins or even seals..
Nightlife infoThis island is by no means a party island, but there are several restaurants, taverns and bars open till late at night.
Culture and history infoSkyros has probably been inhabited since prehistoric times, and it is mentioned by Homer. It was here that Thethishide her son Achilles when the Greek armies were preparing to fight in Troy. Achilles' wife Deidameia was from here, and the hero Theseus fled to Skyros when his rival had taken the throne in Athens, only to be murdered by the treacherous king Lycomedes of the island. General Cimon of Athens came here in the 5th century to retrieve the bones of the hero. The castle in Skyros town was an ancient acropolis in the Bronze age, but has been rebuilt many times since then. It was used by the Venetians in the 13th century when they had conquered most of the Greek islands. Because the Greek islands were constantly attacked by pirates during ancient and medieval times, the acropolis was used as a hiding place for the locals. The Turks invaded in the 16th century but years of attacks had prepared their arrival. The island was ruled by them until 1829.