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Skyros Practical info


General Info

CLIMATE
The climate of Skyros is Mediterranean, which means that the winters are mild and the summers are hot with plenty of sunshine. However, the summer temperature in Skyros is a bit lower than in other parts of Greece, due to the strong northern winds (especially in July and August). The average temperature during the summer months is a little lower than 25°C while the usual temperature is maximum 30°C during the summer. Humidity is regularly more than 65%, even during the summer. The average yearly temperature is 17 °C and it does not rain very often, even in the winter. In general, the weather conditions in Skyros are quite mild and this is why the island increasingly attracts tourists all year long.

TELEPHONE
The national prefix for Greece is +30 if you are calling from abroad.  All numbers in the capital Athens start with the prefix 210 and are followed by 8 digits (e.g. 210-3227400).

The Area Code for Poros is: +30 22220. If you wish to call abroad, you have to start by dialling the other country’s national prefix (i.e. 0049 for Germany, 0044 for England etc.) and continue with the area code and the number where you wish to call.

CURRENCY
Euro €
Euro Coins: 1 and 2 euro coins (gold and silver colour), 10, 20 and 50 cents (gold colour) 1, 2 and 5 cents (copper colour)
1 euro = 100 cents / centimes.
Euro Bank Notes: Are available in 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is not always easy to receive change for 200 and 500 Euro Notes.


Getting There

BY AIR
Skyros has an airport, which is connected to the Athens International Airport and several international airports around the world (with charter flights during the summer). The island is also connected by air to Thessaloniki.

For information on flights and timetables please refer below:

Skyros Airport, Tel.: +30 22220 91607
Athens International Airport (Eleftherios Venizelos), Tel.: +30 210 3530000 http://www.aia.gr/

Thessaloniki Airport, Tel.: +30 26610 89600 http://www.thessaloniki-airport.com/

BY BOAT
Skyros is connected by ferry boat with the port of Kymi on Evia Island. The boat trip takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. However, travellers need another 3.5 hours to get to Kymi by car or KTEL.

For information on flights and timetables please refer below:

Skyros Shipping Company: www.sne.gr
Kymi Port Authority: +30 22220 22606
Ferry boat agency at Chora, Tel.: +30 22220 91790
Ferry boat agency at Linaria, Tel.: +30 22220 93465


Local Transportation

LOCAL BUSES
Skyros is not a very big island. Local transportation is quite well organized and connects Chora to Linaria, but also to some beaches like Aherounes and Magazia. Moreover, there are buses that connect the airport to Chora. The bus ticket costs 3 €.

TAXI SERVICE
Taxis are available at Chora, Linaria and at the airport. A taxi from Linaria to Chora costs 20 €.
Skyros Taxi Services: Tel.: +30 22220 91666  

BOAT
Skyros has amazing beaches and caves accessible only by boat. The nearby island Sarakiniko is also accessible by sea while the route to it is a very interesting and impressive boat trip. Boats organizing daily boat trips are available at Linaria.


Local Services

BANKS & ATMs
The National Bank of Greece has a branch and an ATM at the central road of Chora.

National Bank of Greece: Agoras Street, Central Square, Chora: Tel.: +30 22220 91802
Also, there is an ATM of the Agricultural Bank of Greece in the Central Square of Chora.

MONEY EXCHANGE
Money can be exchanged in the bank branches listed above.

POST OFFICE
The Greek post office is called ELTA and you can find the main post offices of the island in Chora where there is also a branch of the Hellenic Post Bank. Post Boxes in Greece are YELLOW for normal post, usually with 2 slots for INTERNAL POST (meaning inside Greece) and post for ABROAD. RED Post Boxes are rarer and they are used for URGENT mail. You shouldn’t expect to find such boxes on the island. REGISTERED mail is always handled and given a receipt for at the POST OFFICE.

The Post Office in Skyros is located in Agios Efstratios Squre in Chora.
Skyros Post Office, Tel.: +30 22220 91208

POLICE STATION
Skyros Police Station at Chora: Tel.: +30 22220 91274

MUNICIPALITY OF SKYROS
The Municipality of Skyros is located in Chora.
Tel.: +30 2222350343


Useful Numbers
  • Radio Taxi: +30 22220 91666  
  • Linaria Port Authority: +30 22220 93475
  • Hellenic National Meteorological service: +30 210 9699101-3
  • Elpa (Car breakdown tourist information service): 174
EMERGENCY NUMBERS
  • Police: 100
  • Fire Department: 199
  • Ambulance: 166
HEALTH
Skyros Health Center: +30 22220 92222

PHARMACY
Both pharmacies of Skyros are situated in the centre of Chora:
Ftouli Liatsa Kalliopi, Tel.: +30 22220 91111
Zakynthinos Stathis, Tel.: +30 22220 91617


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