On an area of 10 hectares in a unique location, surrounded by the sea and pine forests and located perfectly calm, there are 2 small guest houses and a saltwater pool for common use.
The House Bougainvillea with its heavenly blue shatters provides a lot of space for a couple or on request we can provide a single bed for a child. House Bougainvillea has 40m2, a large room with sleeping area, bathroom with W/C and Shower and an open plan kitchen (fridge and cooking facility) and a large terrace with chairs and a table.
The property is planted with fruit trees, olivetrees, turf and a kitchen garden. As a highlight there is a saltwater swimming pool and a barbecue for commone use.
The distance to the private beach is about 150m and the difference in height of 65m with steps leading down. It is a small private beach that belongs to the property and is not accessible from outside (only accessible by boat). You'll need a car with 4 wheel drive, the prices are around 40-45€ per day, so we are told by the local car rental. Due to our house is located on a sand street (1600m from the asphalt Road) and need a little bit of driving experience. The next Supermarket is around 15min by car, a very nice tavern at the Pefkos Bay with delicious homemade food is around 7min by car and the Chora, the main city of Skyros is around 25min away by car.
Skyros is an island whose history reaches far back to the mythological times.
Theseus, Lykomidis, Axill and Neoptolemos are people of mythology which are inseparably connected with the history of the island.
The Neolithic period, the classical period, the Roman and subsequently the Ottman empire and the invasion of pirates all shaped the islands history, a habitat with archaic roots that live on still today in the traditional customs and practices. In the two museums of the island – the ethnology and the archaeological museum – many documents and monuments of this important past can be found.
Skyros is the largest island of the island complex of the Northern Sporades and is characterized by a unique scenic feature. The northern part of the island is rich in dense pine forests and scenic areas, in the southern part there is a shepherd landscape with dense bush vegetation, which offers a haven of rare beauty for goats, sheep and the unique skyrianic pony.
The most picturesque point of the island is without doubt the Xora, the main village of the island, with its houses shaped in the form of an amphitheater huddled against a 179m high rock. On the top of the rock is an old castle, where you can enjoy a great view over the vast blue Aegaen Sea. Remarkable is the construction of the castle, as it is only accessible from one side; all the other 3 sides drop steeply down to the sea and offered a natural defense against attacking enemies.
Next to the castle is the monastery of St. George, who is the patron of the island; it’s another magnificent viewpoint not to be missed.
Some of the beaches of the island offer their very own aesthetic beauty. On the north side these are the beaches of Athitsa, Agalipa (which is reachable only by boat), Agios Petros, Gyrismata and Pefkos. The south side offers the long beach of Kalamitsa and Kolymbada.