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The Magical Greek Island of Skyros with Beaches of Unique Natural Beauty (video)

Skyros, the southernmost of the Sporades, an archipelago in the Aegean Sea, is not among the better known Greek islands, but it has a devoted following which comes back year after year, drawn by its many unique features. In Skyros...

First "Green School" in Greece to Open on Skyros Island

Renewable energy sources, solar systems, water-saving systems and the first bioclimatic gymnasium on an island are part of plans for the energy upgrade of Skyros High School. The institution aims to be the first "green" school to meet the...

Greece's Skyros Island Gaining Global Recognition as Top Tourist Destination

Skyros has seen a major increase in its visitors during the last three years at a rate that exceeds 40 percent, compared to 2015. The years when the Central Aegean’s island was not among the most popular Greek destinations are...

Remains of Greek Pilot Found off Skyros

The remains of Giorgos Baltadoros, the Greek pilot of the Mirage 2000-5 jet that crashed into the Aegean on Thursday, were found by a local fisherman off the coast of Skyros island on Friday. The Mayor of Skyros, Miltos Hadjigiannakis,...

Fake Skyros Doctor Gets Life for Heading Hospital Without Medical Degree

Giannis Kastanis, the "doctor" who served as the director of Skyros Hospital, was given a life sentence by the one-membered Evian Criminal Court for practicing medicine despite not having a medical degree. As the director of Skyros Regional Hospital...

The 2016 Secret Sound Festival to Take Place on Skyros in July and August

Secret Sound Festival will take place on Skyros island on 31 of July, and the 1st and 2nd of August 2016. It is an annual Freestyle Music Festival in Greece that brings live dj set shows and live music performances...

Skyros Faltaits Museum Offers Seminars on Traditional Life and Crafts

The Faltaits Museum on the Sporadic island of Skyros, which houses unique collections of tools and utensils of primary and secondary traditional economy, announced that it planned to introduce this summer a series of experiential and informational seminars on...

Fugitive Fake Doctor Ran Skyros Hospital for 13 Years

A fake doctor who ran Skyros Hospital for 13 years has gone to ground. Ioannis Kastanis applied for the job to the Ministry of Health in 1999, submitting fake degrees from 'La Sapienza' University of Rome. The fraud came to light on May...

Greek Skyros Island Eyes Waterway for Seaplanes

The port authority of Skyros, the southernmost of the Greek Sporades islands, recently held meetings with companies that responded to a tender for the construction and operation of a waterway at the island's port, as Greek Travel Pages (GTP)...

Skyros: Artificial Leg for a Horse

An orthopedist saved a little horse in Skyros, in contrast to veterinarians who couldn’t suggest any solution other than euthanasia. This is the first placement of an artificial body part to a horse in Greece. The horse’s name is Elpida,...

French-Flagged Yacht Sinks Off Skyros Island; All Rescued

The Greek coast guard rescued eight people from a 200-foot French-flagged yacht as it was sinking in the Aegean Sea on Friday. The luxury yacht suffered mechanical failure in gale-force winds off the coast of the island of Skyros. The coast...

Where Do the Names of Greek Islands Come From?

Many Greek islands derive their names from mythical heroes, ancient gods and kings, along with geological features. The Greek territory is composed of 6,000 islands and islets scattered in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, a truly unique phenomenon of...

The Stunning Greek Mosaics of Zeugma are Archaeological Treasures

The Ancient Greek mosaics of Zeugma in Turkey are a true archaeological treasure that can be admired at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, in Gaziantep

Two Popular Greek Islands During the Tough 2020 Tourist Season

The most popular Greek islands for the past summer weren't Mykonos or Santorini. The stunning Greek islands of Skyros and Serifos found themselves thriving through the difficult -- some would say brutal -- 2020 tourist season by appealing to...

Australian Artist Captures Greece in Year-Long Project

Artist Jason Roberts traveled across Greece for over a year in order to capture images of which he believes encapsulate Greek heritage.