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Greek Island Skyros is not a destination of mass-tourism

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)     The island of Skyros lies in the Northern Aegean, the largest and most isolated of the Northern Sporades. The island is more or less divided into two halves: the fertile north, with its green, rolling hillsides and the barren, mountainous region in the south. The capital “Skyros” or “Hora” is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill, and in the shadow of a medieval castle and the Byzantine monastery of St George of Skyros. Beyond the capital there’s a wonderful, long, sandy beach at Magazia and several beaches along the west coast at Atsitsa.  

Despite the variety and beauty of its terrain, Skyros is not a destination of mass-tourism, with large hotels and busy beaches. However, independent and sophisticated visitors will find one of the most interesting and relaxing holiday destinations in the Aegean. One may even see one of the small, Skyrian ponies which are unique to the island and have been bred here since ancient times.