The Agro tourism in Skyros
In Skyros the agro-tourism and naturalism tourism is especially developed. Here the friends of nature will find the ideal place to know and experience the rural life, farming and animal works, exploring the natural treasures, walking under the pine trees of the north part of the island, knowing the natural habitat of “Skyrian horse” on Kochylas mountain, walking in traditional pastoral paths, watching the birds life and the wetlands, exploring the endemic plants, visiting the amazing villages, beaches, bays, sea caves, preparing and cooking local traditional food, experience the traditional hospitality, satisfying all their senses and acquire unique and unforgettable experiences. In Skyros there are a lot of organized agrotouristic centres, which are ready to welcome you.
You can participate in outdoor activities such as;
-The Feeding, milking and shearing sheep and goats
-Te wine harvest and pressing of thw grapes
-The kneading and baking bread in traditional ovens
-The preparation traditional bready and cheese products
-The preparation of traditional sweet of pan and spoon
-The hiking- trekking-bicycling- biking in specially routes
-The watching of bird life and the wetlands
-To know the unique “Skyrian horse”
-The study of flora and fauna
- Horse riding
- Sea sport activities
-Touring by boat
"Karafygio" or “Shelter”
At "FLEA" or "FLEVA" area, which is to the “NET NATURA 2000, there is the traditional hostel “Katafygio” or "Shelter". Here the owners have built a quiet and charming country shelter, using natural materials such as wood and stones gathered from their farm. Their purpose was to serve little groups of walkers and naturalists interesting to discover the unique beauty. Also it is especially proper for the families, that want to familiarize their children with the life of the nature, hiking and farm.
“Katafygio” is an ideal place for the nature lovers and the walkers. During your stay you can see or even participate in daily family activities. Of course your stay here will be a unique and unforgettable experience.