Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore the hidden beauty of Skyros, situated in the Northern Sporades. To escape the routine of city life, a private boat trip in Skyros will fill your summer holiday with perfect memories and experiences. You can easily find the ideal catamaran, motor yacht, sailboat, or speedboat of your choice from the picturesque marina of Linaria or any other marina in the Sporades island chain. You can directly contact the owners for the ideal vessel, or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Evia. You also have the option to rent a motorboat and tour various beaches you desire on a half-day trip. If you book a catamaran, you can throw a birthday party or celebrate a wedding anniversary onboard. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht or sailboat and enjoy a multi-day adventure in the Aegean Sea, taking your time to visit the rest of the Sporades islands.
Skyros is a magical island part of the Sporades complex of Greece. Skyros is a perfect destination for nature-loving sailors and is home to gorgeous beaches covered by pine trees. Arriving in Skyros, you will get to visit the capital known as Chora. The town is built on a hillside, the Monastery of Agios Georgios has panoramic views that stretch around other coastal settlements. During your stay, you will be able to see dark roofs, white houses, a Byzantine castle, and an Archaeological Museum that still preserves the old-fashioned character of the Greek islands. The Archaeological Museum has a wonderful selection of artifacts and is a showcase of the very early stages of pottery. In Greek mythology, Theseus returned to Skyros after his labors where King Lycomedes exterminated him in fear of him preceding the throne. There are mentions that the first inhabitants of Greece lived in Skyros and it has a significant presence in geometric and archaic years. The deep-rooted customs and traditions are alive till the present day, where woodcarving furniture and handmade ceramics captivate every visitor. Home also to the rare breed of horses, the ‘Skyrian Horse’ is a trademark of the island which can be found on the southern part of the island. A place where nature continues to thrive, renting a boat in Skyros will allow you to make the most out of your holidays with your family and friends.
With your boat hire in Skyros, you will be able to navigate the fantastic landscape that edges wonderful beaches and rugged coves. Near Skyros town, you can visit Magazia and Molos, both are stunning beaches that are rarely crowded. The two beaches are connected, organized, and perfect for both children and adults. If you are feeling adventurous, you can hire a motorboat or rib boat and visiting beaches that are harder to reach. Agios Fokas, Pefkos, Kalamitsa, Atsitsa, and Theotokos are peaceful and relaxing beaches a little further from the town. You can rent a catamaran or motor yacht in Skyros and enjoy an overnight stay in the bay of Kyra Panagia. The bay is part of a long and sandy beach where luscious green trees offer shade in an unspoiled setting. Finally, one of the main advantages of Skyros is that you can easily enjoy a day trip to Evia with a sailboat of your choice. Evia is only 35 nautical miles away from Skyros and is an ideal destination for a relaxing getaway. You may even enjoy a 3-day or 4-day charter experience by visiting the rest of the Sporades islands which include Skiathos, Skopelos, and Alonissos. Skyros may seem to be more uneventful than many other islands in the Aegean Sea but definitely remains at the top when you are seeking a place away from the crowds.
Below you will find some useful information for your boat rentals in Skyros.
Linaria Marina: A quiet and small marina on the west coast of Skyros. Although it is small it can accommodate sailing boats and fishing boats with water supply, electricity, WIFI, and assistance for mooring. Linaria has a regular bus connection with Chora and is only 10 km away.
Linaria is connected by ferry to Kimi in Evia, and the rest of the Sporades islands. (Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos).
Skyros has a national airport, receiving only domestic flights from Athens and Thessaloniki. If you are visiting from other destinations, the international airport of Skiathos and Athens are the nearest.
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