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.
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.
-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:
- Horse Riding
- Resistance games
- Traditional and modern dance
- Bodydrum, we play music with the body
- Football games between children and parents
- Scuba Diving