Island house!

Elegantly renovated picture-perfect house with spacious garden in excellent location in the area of Gialos / Magazia, 2 mins walk from one of the most beautiful beaches on Skyros island and a 5 minute drive from the island`s main village / town.

About the location

Skyros is an island in Greece, the southernmost of the Sporades, an archipelago in the Aegean Sea. At 209 square kilometres (81 sq mi) it is the largest island of the Sporades, and has a population of about 3,000. An off the beaten path island with unique character and tradition it makes a perfect destination both for a holiday as well as a longer stay.

The sandy beach of Gialos / Magazia - one of the most popular on the island - is literally a two minute walk from the house! As this is a very long beach it rarely gets busy. This part in particular is quieter than others. Five minutes down the beach there are a number of beach bars that offer sun-beds and umbrellas. Also two minutes walk are two excellent restaurants, a traditional, family-run greek taverna with home-cooked style dishes and an amazing view and a tapas-style place specializing in fish & seafood with a twist. Both these places would come highly recommended regardless of where you ended up staying. On the beach-front next to taverna #1 you ll find a cafe/bar that`s perfect for an early evening drink. On the other end of the beach - a 10-15min walk - is the area of Molos, where there are plenty more restaurants and sea-front tavernas to choose from as well as a few more all-day beach bars. The village of Skyros, the island`s picturesque capital and its most populated area, can be reached by a 15-20 minute walk uphill via a scenic cobbled pathway. Alternatively it`s a five minute drive. Α super-market and a convenience store are also close by.

About Skyros:

‘Winding streets, friendly locals and a buzzing nightlife.’
Nicole Waring, Evening Times, Glasgow

‘Celebrity Dream Homes: My perfect spot would be the Greek island of Skyros, where the poet Rupert Brooke died. It’s a place where at night you can dance and party on the beach, as only the Greeks know how, and still be awake to speak to the sunrise. The smell of warm pine trees, the sunlight on the sea; very different from the place I’ve just been living.’
Peter Owen Jones, The Daily Telegraph

‘I have now been to Skyros five times... Each visit is coloured by the memories of previous visits, so that my time on Skyros is a weave of past and present....Skyros has taught me that travel is like love: as you get older, the appeal of newness wears thin. There is something richer, more layered, and ultimately more beautiful, about knowledge acquired over time.’
Susan Elderkin, Financial Times

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Long term exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Pets welcome
  • Children welcome

Skyros village (HE39772)

North Aegean,   Greece

  • 2 bed   (sleeps 5) 1 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: 3 - 6 months

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Membership expiry date: 25 May 2024

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