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Without doubt, Skyros is the odd man out in the Sporades. Set adrift from Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos (transport links with these islands are not frequent) much of its landscape and architecture is more in keeping with the Cyclades than its nearest neighbors.

Hilltop Skyros Town is strikingly attractive.  A maze of alleyways leads not to a harbor but to a main thoroughfare at best 20 feet wide that in places would test the hardiest mountain goat. The islanders have a long tradition of woodcarving and weaving and they host some particularly lively festivals - notably the Skyros Carnival, when masked revelers lead a raucous parade through the village streets. Skyros town's offbeat architectural layout is the result of several pirate invasions. What confounded pirates then may confuse you now; make sure to get clear directions to wherever you're going. Full of blissfully simple taverns are mixed in with the usual mini-markets and other small shops. More steps lead to the hilltop church where one can experience wonderful views over the rooftops of Skyros Town and beyond.

Skyros is blessed with magnificent beaches. A 15 minute walk down the hill from Skyros Town and you are on the fine sands of Magazia where the pace of life is even slower than Skyros Town. A few tavernas and shops for basic provisions are the extent of development here and the beach never seems to get crowded!

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Hydra Island


Welcome to Hellas (Greece) and welcome to Hydra! it's probably impossible to fit all of Hydra's fascinating beauty in this small pamphlet. We have attempted, however, to give a short description of the island that has enough to offer the visitor and guarantees a memorable vacation.

The healthy dry climate, the friendly people, the sparkling warm waters and the picturesque harbor that at sundown transforms into a cosmopolitan city full of sports, scuba diving, trips to the islander historical monasteries, donkey rides in town, shopping In the stores along the harbor, good food in the taverner and restaurants, and all night partying at the bars and music clubs around town.

The high quality and exquisite service characteristic of the hotels and other shops and restaurants fit perfectly the strict standards of the highest class visitors and the jet set from all over the world that come to Hydra every year.

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