BEST SERVICES FROM PUMPKIN VOYAGE
More To Do In Skyros
- Apaloosa Horse Riding Club (Trachi)
- Mouries Farm (Skyros Town)
- Archaeological Museum of Skyros (Skyros Town)
- The Faltaits Historical and Folklore Museum
- Monastery of St. George
- Rupert Brooke’s Grave
- Archaeological Site Palamariou (Trachi)
Festivals & Cultural Events
Skyros island still remains one of the least-known destinations in Greece.
Preserving this kind of anonymity, the locals are mostly involved in the organising of religious feasts which play a major role in their life.
Glorious celebrations are held to honour the saints where participation is free.
Apokries– This carnival is the most important. It is a preparation for the biggest and most important celebration – Pascha – Easter. It is one of the oldest traditions in Greece. On Carnival Sunday, people stroll around the streets of Skyros Town dressed in pagan costumes and holding large bells.
July 25th On the afternoon the locals get aboard the fishing boats in the port of Molos and go to the small islet just opposite the beach, with the chapel of Agios Ermolaos on top. A holy mass takes place there, followed by an open panigiri (fete).
July 26th In the evening, there is a Holy Mass in the church of Agios Panteleimon, on the way to the airport of Skyros.
August 15th is the celebration of the Assumption of the Virgin. An important festival attended by all locals. In the evening, there is a large panigiri (fete) in open space.
There are many more celebrations which are always connected to a name of a certain saint.