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Greece Daily Tours

Greece Daily Tours
Greece Daily Tours

Daily tours in any part of Greece, can be arranged for both individuals and groups who are looking for a fully escorted tour to suit your exact preferences. You can decide about your own itinerary with a private tour guide.

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Greece Mainland Tours
Greece Mainland Tours

The Greek mainland is very often overlooked by tourists. The travel agents outside of Greece get little information about anything except the most popular Greek islands, and a couple of the well-known sites like Olympia.

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Athens Tours
Athens Tours

Here is our guide with information about sightseeing in Athens.Please find below links about tours and sightseeing in Athens. These are the most popular sights in Athens strongly recommended to visit: The Plaka, Athens Acropolis, Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens Museums.

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Corinth Tours
Corinth Tours

Corinth (Greek Island) is an ancient city about 48 miles west of Athens on the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.

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Mykonos Tours
Mykonos Tours

Mykonos island is part of the Cyclades islands group in the Aegean Sea. Mykonos is, with Santorini and Crete, the most famous and popular Greek islands and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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Santorini Tours
Santorini Tours

The island of Santorini Greece or Thira is located in the Cyclades islands, in the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is, along with Mykonos and Crete, the most famous holiday destinations in Greece.

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About Greece - Skiros / Skyros

GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
ABOUT SKIROS / SKYROS

General Information An amazingly beautiful island, Skyros is the largest, but quietest, of the Sporades islands. It is the very idea oAbout Greece Skiros / Skyros, Greece Skiros / Skyros Guide, About Greece Skiros / Skyros Tour, Greece Destinations Skiros / Skyros, Greece Tours Guidef a traditional Greek island, and its hospitable people and pretty surroundings will enchant you.
This is an excellent island for couples and families with young children, but also for people who in general just want a really relaxing holiday.

History Skyros has probably been inhabited since prehistoric times, and it is mentioned by Homer. It was here that Thethis hide her son Achilles when the Greek armies were preparing to fight in Troy. Achilles' wife Deidameia was from here, and the hero Theseus fled to Skyros when his rival had taken the throne in Athens, only to be murdered by the treacherous king Lycomedes of the island. General Cimon of Athens came here in the 5th century to retrieve the bones of the hero.
The kastro in Skyros town was an ancient acropolis in the Bronze age, but has been rebuilt many times since then. It was used by the Venetians in the 13th century when they had conquered most of the Greek islands. Because the Greek islands were constantly attacked by pirates during ancient About Greece Skiros / Skyros, Greece Skiros / Skyros Guide, About Greece Skiros / Skyros Tour, Greece Destinations Skiros / Skyros, Greece Tours Guideand medieval times, the acropolis was used as a hiding place for the locals.
The Turks invaded in the 16th century but years of attacks had prepared their arrival. The island was ruled by them until 1829.

What to See : Skyros capital is dominated by its kastro, which is open to visitors. There was probably an acropolis here already in the Bronze age, but the current fortification dates back to the Venetian rule.

There is an archaeological museum here, as well as folklore museum which both hold interesting finds and objects from the island.
You can also visit the monastery Agios Georgios Skyrianos (St. George of Skyros) which is situated below the kastro. It was built in the 10th century.
In a pretty olive grove in the south part of Skyros you can see the grave of the British poet Rupert Brooke who died here during World War I.
About Greece Skiros / Skyros, Greece Skiros / Skyros Guide, About Greece Skiros / Skyros Tour, Greece Destinations Skiros / Skyros, Greece Tours GuideThe archaeological site of Palamari is a fascinating remain from the Bronze Age worth a visit.
There are also a very unusual kind of small horses on the island.

What to Do : At Magazia beach there are usually watersports, but the island also has some great sports for snorkelling. You can take daytrips around the island, and if you are lucky, you might see dolphins or even seals.

Beaches Skyros has some really nice sandy beaches, and since it is not a very touristy island you'll get a lot of peace and quiet. There are beaches close to Skyros town, but also some amazing little spots around the island, best to discover on your own..

Nightlife: This island is by no means a party island, but there are a couple of bars in Skyros town.
Food: Since fishing is one of the traditional sources on income here, you'll find many nice specialties from the sea here. Most taverns are in Skyros town, and if you do not want Greek food you can find Italian places.
Shopping: The locals make wooden furniture in a very special style that dates back to Byzantine style. You can also get textiles, art,About Greece Skiros / Skyros, Greece Skiros / Skyros Guide, About Greece Skiros / Skyros Tour, Greece Destinations Skiros / Skyros, Greece Tours Guide jeweler and ceramics.

Getting Around There is a local bus and a few taxis, but the best way to get around is to rent a vehicle. Little excursion boats can also take you to some of the beaches.

Getting There: You can either fly to Skiathos and take the ferryboat from there. Another option is to fly to Athens, and then go to Ag, Konstantinos or Kimi on Evia, where there are ferries to Skyros.

Facts about Skyros  Phone numbers
Size: 209 sq.km International code: 0030
Population: about ca.3000 Local code: 22220 About Greece Skiros / Skyros, Greece Skiros / Skyros Guide, About Greece Skiros / Skyros Tour, Greece Destinations Skiros / Skyros, Greece Tours Guide
Cash machine: Yes Hospital:
Internet cafe: Port Police 91475
Highest Mountain: Mt. Olympos 903m Tourist Information:
Airport: Yes, domestic flights only Police: 91274
Price rate: average Telephone company (OTE).
 
To get detailed information about Skiros its sightseeing, Skiros hotels, Skiros map, facilities and Skiros tours, please click on the link below..
Skiros Map    
GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
Athens Corfu Kavala Mitilini (Lesvos) Paros Skiros
Arachova Heraklion Kefalonia Mykonos Rethinmon Thassos
Chalkidiki Hydra Kithira Nafplio Rhodes Thessaloniki
Chalkis Igoumenitsa Komotini Naxos Samos Volos
Chania Ikaria Lefkada Ag. Nikolaos Santorini Zakinthos
Chios Ios Limnos Patra Skiathos  
           

 

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