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Towns

The small port of Linaria and Skyros Town (or Chóra) are the main settlements.

The island almost seems to belong in the Cyclades especially Skyros Town and its architecture. White houses are stacked along the steep streets. The furnishing of the islander's dwellings are ornate and hand crafted. The small houses are remarkable for their use of space. They feature conical fireplaces with little seat-ledges.

Skyros Town as two museums: Archaeological Museum with Myceanaean and Roman artifacts, and Faltaits Museum of Folklore, featuring the superb collection of Skyrian ethnologist Manos Faltaits. The Faltaits museum has a large collection of domestic items, double-headed eagles, costumes and some of the crockery that has always fascinated the Skyriots. The island's rich traditions include ceramics, wood carving, copper and embroidery, all found in the Folklore Museum and also proudly displayed in private homes on the island.

Traditional Skyros crafts are taught in a variety of classes at the new Skyros Centre in Skyros Town.

In mid-September, Skyros town hosts a half-marathon followed by a concert.

Drinking and Dining

You can get traditional Greek and Skyrian dishes in several places. Dishes made with goat's meat or goat's milk can be found. You'll also find seafood, chicken, yogurt, and regional wines.

There are several bars with a busy nightlife scene that includes lots of music and dance.

Accommodations

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