Ideal place for a moment of authentic relaxation and sharing the passion of singing.
Skyros is the largest and most isolated island in the Sporades archipelago, located in the Aegean between mainland Greece and Turkey. According to Greek mythology, Thetis, Achilles’ mother sent her son to the island of Skyros so that he would not take part in the war of Troyes because a prophecy foresaw his death. With more than 3,000 inhabitants, the island of Skyros is renowned for agriculture, fishing, embroidery, ceramics and the production of handicrafts made of wood. Honey, dried fruits and cheeses complete the list. Archaeological sites are essential and several Byzantine art buildings are also to be visited.
Most part of the island is mountainous and the climate is cool in summer, mild in winter with little rain. The capital, Skyros or Chora, is located on the East coast 10 km from the main port Linaria in the middle of the west side. Pines, cypresses, olive trees and many other plant species cover the hills. The pretty, whitewashed town is perched on a hill at the top of which is a Venetian fortress, ideally situated to watch over the eastern Aegean Sea. Like the neighboring islands to the north, Skyros boasts a beautiful coastline and many idyllic beaches.
You will be seduced by the atmosphere of this island, its landscapes and its beaches as well as its museum of archeology and its monuments. You will appreciate the Greek traditions and the welcome of the inhabitants of Skyros.
Arrival at Skyros.
Welcome at airport or port of the Skyros island and transfer to your Hotel 3*.
Lunch. Accommodation in your bedroom, quick information meeting about your stay and the Choral Festival. Afternoon by your own.
Dinner at hotel. Night.
Breakfast at hotel.
Departure at 08:30am by private coach to Saint DIMITRIS. Walk of 10 minutes on foot (600 m), visit the monastery which dates from the 10th century with its rare and very interesting frescoes.
A small tasting of the local cake “AMIGDALOTA”. You will take the bus to the center of the village. Then, a 10-minute walk to the fortress, walk around the area, visit the two 16th century Byzantine monuments. Visit of the Byzantine Monastery of St. George, dating from the 10th century with spectacular views of the village.
Free time in the village.
Visit of the archaeological museum with the objects found on the site of “PALAMARI” (dating from 3000 BC), photo stop at the Poet statue with panoramic view, then descent by the stairs to reach the bus.
Return to the hotel around 13:30PM
Afternoon free for rehearsal at the amphitheater, or relax at the hotel’s beach / pool.
BBQ evening dinner. Night.
Free day for rehearsal, Beaches, swimming-pool. Visit of the village by your own..
Lunch at hotel. Dinner. Night.
Transfer to the village for the festival
Free day for rehearsal. Free time to your own.
Festival of choral Songs in the centre of Skyros, followed by a folkloric show, end of afternoon in the center of Skyros avec un buffet (tasting of local dishes).
Back to hotel for dinner.
Departure at 9:00AM for the discovery os Skyros with our local guide. Walk in the cobbled streets lined with whitewashed houses covered with bougainvillea.
Road to Saint Nicolas, original church dug in a rock and road to the archaeological site of Palamari dating from 3000 BC (free site visits). Continue north of the island to Atsitsa through beautiful pine forests. You will also have the opportunity to see the old and new marble quarries. Stop at the church of St Pantelimonas where you can admire a spectacular view of the west coast of the island and Pefkos, free time for swimming on the beach of Pefkos.
Passage through the port of Skyros Linaria. Back to the hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon, continue south to discover a new facet of this island: a completely different nature. Botanical stop to discover the “Lioperna”, the bonsai of Skyros. In Aris, you may be able to see the ponies in total freedom, pure pony race that has existed since ancient times. Stop at the source of the Nymphs, source that has existed since the Trojan War, the Greek boats stopped there to recover the water.
Free time on the beach of “Kalamitsa” for swimming.
Return to the hotel at 18:30.
Dinner and night.
Departure at 09:00 to the port of PEFKOS and boarding a boat (comfortable with a bar and covered areas) to sail along the coast to the beach Glyfada on the island of Sarakiniko. Free time to enjoy crystal clear waters or relax on the sand. The boat will remain moored with a bridge linking it to the beach.
A barbecue lunch will be organized on board including souvlaki (Greek skewers), Greek salad with feta, tzatziki, bread, fruit and ½ water. Navigation around small islets and crossing the bay of “Treis boukies”.
Stop on a beautiful beach to relax and leave to pick aromatic herbs from Skyros.
Return to the hotel around 18:00. Dinner and night.
Departure at 10:00 for the beach “creek” Kira Panagia, a creek surrounded by pine forest where you will find deckchairs and umbrellas, a coffee included (coffee iced Greece): free time on site.
Departure at 12.30 for lunch in the tavern of a shepherd hidden in the forest (the menu includes: salad, tzatziki, bread with fresh goat cheese, lamb or goat chops with fries, mineral water, 1/4 wine House)
Return to the hotel around 15:30. Afternoon at your own.
Possibility of a 3rd concert
Dinner and night.
Transfer from hotel to airport or port.
Back home. End of our services.
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