Skyros might be off the tourist radars, but can offer visitors a wealth of activities. The island’s coastline is diverse, featuring incredibly beautiful secluded coves with emerald waters, perfect for swimming and relaxation, long sandy beaches, ideal for water sports and especially windsurfing and kitesurfing, as well as sea caves and small islets, ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. Sailing is also very popular and gives visitors the chance to explore pristine and hard to reach beaches and bays.
Hiking and rock climbing are extremely popular among foreign visitors, and no one should miss the opportunity for horseback riding in one of the island’s farms and estates. Moreover, the greatest part of Mount Kochilas is a protected zone with rare fauna and flora, and, thus, ideal for nature observation.
The local gastronomy is quite unique and no one should miss the famous lobster pasta, the fresh fish, dairy products, fava, and thyme honey. Select a small tavern near the water and try the delicious roasted or slow-braised with tomato sauce goat, the cheese pie with frumenty and myzithra cheese, the milk pie, and the grilled mushrooms.