Skyros is an island in Greece, located in the southernmost part of the Sporades archipelago (Aegean Sea). The island covers a total area of approx 223,10 km2 (86,14 ml2) and has a population of around 3,000 people (2011 census).
- During the 2nd millennium BC and later, the island was famous as The Island of the Magnetes and the Magnetes used to live there, as well as the Pelasgia, Dolopia and later Skyros. It is the biggest of the Sporades and is part of Euboea regional unit.
- The north of the island is forested, while the south, which is dominated by the highest mountain, Kochila, (792 m/2,598 ft), is rocky and bare. The capital of the island is also called Skyros (locally, Chora). The major port, located on the west coast, is Linaria.
- Skyros Island has a castle (kastro) dating back from the Venetian occupation (13th-15th centuries) and Byzantine monastery (Monastery of Saint George). There are a lot of beaches on the coast. Skyros has its own Skyrian ponies' breed.
- The famous English poet Rupert Brooke (1887-1915) is buried on Skyros. He died onboard a French hospital ship moored off Skyros in 1915, during WWI. The grave of Rupert Brooke is in an olive grove by the road that leads to Tris Boukes harbour.
- The Hellenic Air Force has its major base located in Skyros, because of the strategic location of the island in the middle of Aegean Sea. Skyros is home to Skyros Island National Airport, which is a one-runway airport.
- Skyros Shipping Company operates ferry service to Skyros. The ferry runs twice per day during holiday season from Kymi to Linaria (located on Skyros). During the winter the service operates daily.
Skyros Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Skyros Island dock (anchor) at Skyros - port town on the northeastern coast.
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