The second largest island after Crete, in Greek archipelagos and the third after Cyprus in the eastern Mediterranean. It is separated from the mainland of Greece with the Evian Gulf.

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Athletic activities - Sports

 

Skyros with the imposing landscape and the impressive contrasts is a paradise for the lovers of nature and sports. The visitors, all year around,   can participate either  as athletes or watching  sport events discovering,  at the same time,  the natural landscapes, the  coastal fish villages, picturesque  country-churches, archaeological sites, local tastes and scents filling you with unique experiences.

 

Cycling

 

Short or full-day, easy or difficult routes,  but full of colours and surprises, you   can find a lot of in Skyros. The mount cycling routes include trails and off road routes  in provincial  roads, narrow paths, uphill and downhill parts, in the forests, mountains, coastal areas,  fields etc.

 

Riding  on a  Cycle

 

The team of  “Skyros Bike Tours”, in cooperation with the Nefeli hotel organizes bicycling  tours for the visitors,  who want to experience Skyros riding on a cycle. The routes varies considering   the preferation  and the athletic level of the group. Well the fans of the bicycle can know the Skyrian horses, the traditional folk art, the stone bridges, the country churches and the natural sources.

A cycling-packet includes guide, bike, helmet, water etc.  

The whole  time of the route is about five hours.

Tel .: +30 6983512545   www.facebook.com/skyrosbiketours

Nefeli Hotel Tel .: +30 2222091964

 

Road Cycling – Indicated  Bike routes

- Chora Skyros - Magazia- Molos- Pouria- Gyrismata

- Chora - Achili- Acherounes-prophet Elijah

- Chora -Aspous- Acherounes

- Chora -Pefkos- Agios Panteleimon-Agios Fokas-Atsitsa

- Chora - three Boukes

- Chora - Palamari (archaeological place)

- The tour of south Skyros

- The tour of northern Skyros

 

SAFARI  by Jeep 4x4 or MOTORCYCLE

 

The natural environment of Skyros includes many natural   routes, which the fans   of 4x4 off road vehicles will adore. The “local sports club”   organizes sport races, excursions to the nature and lessons all based on the philosophy of ecology and  the loving of nature.

 

Indicated

-The tour of northern Skyros into dense  pine forests, where  overlook  at  the green landscape  of mount Olympus (altitude 373 m.)

-The Tour of southern Skyros into unfertile,   rocky and rough landscape of the mount Kohylas,  that is  the highest mountain of Skyros (altitude 792 m.), with the “sfedamia” trees  and the Skyrian horses.

- Chora  or port Linaria -  Atsitsa- Agios  Petros

- Linaria port-  Kalamitsa - lea - Achili - Aspous - Basales- Magazia- Metohi- Manolia – Chora

- Chora or port Linaria - three Boukes

- Chora  - Kolybada beach

 

Skyrian  Sports Festival

 

Every year, the last week of September, the municipality of Skyros organizes "Sport Festival" which   lasts one week and  includes:

 

- Cycling

- Horse Riding

- Resistance  games
- Half Marathon

- Traditional and modern dance

- Bodydrum, we play music with the body

- MOUSIKOKINISI

- TAEKWONDO

- HANDBALL

- BASKETBALL

- Football games between children and parents

- Scuba Diving