The Saronic Islands or Argo-Saronic Islands is an archipelago in Greece, named after the Saronic Gulf in which they are located, just off the Greek mainland. The main inhabited islands of this group are Salamis, Aegina and Poros; the islands of Hydra and Dokos, which lie off the northeast tip of the Peloponnese, are sometimes included as part of the Saronic Islands. Many mainland Greeks have vacation homes in the Saronic Islands, which are served by ferries from Piraeus and the Peloponnese. Salamis, the largest island of the group, is where the ancient Greek navy defeated the Persians in the Battle of Salamis
Treaty of Lausanne
The Treaty of Lausanne was a peace treaty signed in the Palais de Rumine, Switzerland, on 24 July 1923. It settled the conflict that had existed between the Ottoman Empire and the Allied French Republic, British Empire, Kingdom of Italy, Empire of Japan, Kingdom of Greece, the Kingdom of Romania since the onset of World War I; the original text of the treaty is in French. It was the result of a second attempt at peace after the failed Treaty of Sèvres, signed by all previous parties, except the Kingdom of Greece, but rejected by the Turkish national movement who fought against the previous terms and significant loss of territory; the Treaty of Lausanne defined the borders of the modern Turkish Republic. In the treaty, Turkey gave up all claims to the remainder of the Ottoman Empire and in return the Allies recognized Turkish sovereignty within its new borders; the treaty was ratified by Turkey on 23 August 1923, Greece on 25 August 1923, Italy on 12 March 1924, Japan on 15 May 1924, Great Britain on 16 July 1924.
The treaty came into force on 6 August 1924, when the instruments of ratification were deposited in Paris. After the withdrawal of the Greek forces in Asia Minor and the expulsion of the Ottoman sultan by the Turkish army under the command of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the Ankara-based Kemalist government of the Turkish national movement rejected the territorial losses imposed by the 1920 Treaty of Sèvres signed by the Ottoman Empire. Britain had sought to undermine Turkish influence in Mesopotamia and Kirkuk by seeking the division of Kurdish populated regions in Eastern Anatolia, but secular Kemalist rhetoric relieved some of the international concerns about the future of the Armenian community that had survived the 1915 Armenian genocide and support for Kurdish self determination declined. Under the Treaty of Lausanne, signed in 1923, Eastern Anatolia became part of modern day Turkey, in exchange for Turkey's relinquishing Ottoman-era claims to the oil-rich Arab lands. Negotiations were undertaken during the Conference of Lausanne, where İsmet İnönü was the chief negotiator for Turkey.
Lord Curzon, the British Foreign Secretary of that time, was the chief negotiator for the Allies, while Eleftherios Venizelos negotiated on behalf of Greece. The negotiations took many months. On 20 November 1922, the peace conference was opened and after strenuous debate was interrupted by Turkish protest on 4 February 1923. After reopening on 23 April, following more protests by the Turks and tense debates, the treaty was signed on 24 July as a result of eight months of arduous negotiation; the Allied delegation included U. S. Admiral Mark L. Bristol, who served as the United States High Commissioner and championed Turkish efforts; the treaty was composed of 143 articles with major sections including: The treaty provided for the independence of the Republic of Turkey but for the protection of the Greek Orthodox Christian minority in Turkey and the Muslim minority in Greece. However, most of the Christian population of Turkey and the Turkish population of Greece had been deported under the earlier Convention Concerning the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Populations signed by Greece and Turkey.
Only the Greeks of Constantinople and Tenedos were excluded, the Muslim population of Western Thrace Article 14 of the treaty granted the islands of Gökçeada and Bozcaada "special administrative organisation", a right, revoked by the Turkish government on 17 February 1926. Turkey formally accepted the loss of Cyprus as well as Egypt and Anglo-Egyptian Sudan to the British Empire, which had unilaterally annexed them on 5 November 1914; the fate of the province of Mosul was left to be determined through the League of Nations. Turkey explicitly renounced all claims on the Dodecanese Islands, which Italy was obliged to return to Turkey according to Article 2 of the Treaty of Ouchy in 1912 following the Italo-Turkish War; the treaty delimited the boundaries of Greece and Turkey. The territories to the south of Syria and Iraq on the Arabian Peninsula which still remained under Turkish control when the Armistice of Mudros was signed on 30 October 1918 were not explicitly identified in the text of the treaty.
However, the definition of Turkey's southern border in Article 3 meant that Turkey ceded them. These territories included Yemen and parts of Hejaz like the city of Medina, they were held by Turkish forces until 23 January 1919. Turkey ceded Adakale Island in River Danube to Romania with Articles 25 and 26 of the Treaty of Lausanne. Due to a diplomatic irregularity at the 1878 Congress of Berlin, the island had technically remained part of the Ottoman Empire. Turkey renounced its privileges in Libya which were defined by Article 10 of the Treaty of Ouchy in 1912 Among many agreements, there was a separate agreement with the United States: the Chester concession; the United States Senate refused to ratify the treaty, co
Lemnos is a Greek island in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Lemnos regional unit, part of the North Aegean region; the principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Myrina. At 477.583 square kilometres, it is the 8th-largest island of Greece. Lemnos is flat, but the west, the northwest part, is rough and mountainous; the highest point is Mount Skopia at the altitude of 430 m. The chief towns are Myrina, on the western coast, Moudros on the eastern shore of a large bay in the middle of the island. Myrina possesses a good harbour, in the process of being upgraded through construction of a west-facing sea wall, it is the seat of all trade carried on with the mainland. The hillsides afford pasture for sheep, Lemnos has a strong husbandry tradition, being famous for its Kalathaki Limnou, a cheese made from sheep and goat milk and melipasto cheese, for its yogurt. Fruit and vegetables that grow on the island include almonds, melons, tomatoes and olives.
The main crops are wheat, sesame. Lemnos produces honey, but, as is the case with most products of a local nature in Greece, the produced quantities are little more than sufficient for the local market. Muscat grapes are grown and are used to produce an unusual table wine, dry yet has a strong Muscat flavor. Since 1985 the variety and quality of Lemnos wines have increased greatly; the climate in Lemnos is Mediterranean. Winters are mild, but there will be a snowfall occasionally. Strong winds are a feature of the island in August and in winter time, hence its nickname "the wind-ridden one"; the temperature is 2 to 5 degrees Celsius less than in Athens in summertime. For ancient Greeks, the island was sacred to Hephaestus, god of metallurgy, who—as he tells himself in Iliad I.590ff—fell on Lemnos when Zeus hurled him headlong out of Olympus. There, he was cared for by the Sinties, according to Iliad, or by Thetis, there with a Thracian nymph Cabiro he fathered a tribe called the Kaberoi. Sacred initiatory rites dedicated to them were performed in the island.
Its ancient capital was named Hephaistia in the god's honour. Hephaestus' forge, located on Lemnos, as well as the name Aethaleia, sometimes applied to it, points to its volcanic character, it is said that fire blazed forth from Mosychlos, one of its mountains. The ancient geographer Pausanias relates that a small island called Chryse, off the Lemnian coast, was swallowed up by the sea. All volcanic action is now extinct; the earliest inhabitants are said to have been a Thracian tribe, whom the Greeks called Sintians, "robbers". The name Lemnos is said by Hecataeus to have been applied in the form of a title to Cybele among the Thracians; the worship of Cybele was characteristic of Thrace, where it had spread from Asia Minor at a early period. Hypsipyle and Myrina are Amazon names. According to the epitome of the Bibliotheke traditionally attributed to Apollodorus, when Dionysus found Ariadne abandoned on Naxos, he brought her to Lemnos and there fathered Thoas, Staphylus and Peparethus. Pliny the Elder in his Natural History speaks of a remarkable labyrinth in Lemnos, which has not been identified in modern times.
According to a Hellenic legend, the women were all deserted by their husbands for Thracian women, in revenge they murdered every man on the island. From this barbarous act, the expression Lemnian deeds became proverbial among the Hellenes. According to Apollonius of Rhodes' Argonautica the Argonauts landing soon after found only women in the island, ruled by Hypsipyle, daughter of the old king Thoas. From the Argonauts and the Lemnian women were descended the race called Minyans, whose king Euneus, son of Jason and Hypsipyle, sent wine and provisions to the Achaeans at Troy. According to Greek historians, the Minyans were expelled by a Pelasgian tribe who came from Attica; the historical element underlying these traditions is that the original Thracian people were brought into communication with the Greeks as navigation began to unite the scattered islands of the Aegean. In another legend, Philoctetes was left on Lemnos by the Greeks on their way to Troy. According to Sophocles, he lived beside Mount Hermaeus, which Aeschylus makes one of the beacon points to flash the news of Troy's downfall home to Argos.
The ruins of the oldest human settlement in the Aegean Islands found so far have been unearthed in archaeological excavations on Lemnos by a team of Greek and American archaeologists at the Ouriakos site on the Louri coast of Fyssini in Moudros municipality. The excavation began in early June 2009 and the finds brought to light, consisting of high quality stone tools, are from the Epipaleolithic Period, indicating a settlement of hunters and gatherers and fishermen of the 12th millennium BC. A rectangular building with a double row of stepped seats on the long sides, at the southwest side of the hill of Poliochne, dates back to the Early Bronze Age
Ancient Greece was a civilization belonging to a period of Greek history from the Greek Dark Ages of the 12th–9th centuries BC to the end of antiquity. Following this period was the beginning of the Early Middle Ages and the Byzantine era. Three centuries after the Late Bronze Age collapse of Mycenaean Greece, Greek urban poleis began to form in the 8th century BC, ushering in the Archaic period and colonization of the Mediterranean Basin; this was followed by the period of Classical Greece, an era that began with the Greco-Persian Wars, lasting from the 5th to 4th centuries BC. Due to the conquests by Alexander the Great of Macedon, Hellenistic civilization flourished from Central Asia to the western end of the Mediterranean Sea; the Hellenistic period came to an end with the conquests and annexations of the eastern Mediterranean world by the Roman Republic, which established the Roman province of Macedonia in Roman Greece, the province of Achaea during the Roman Empire. Classical Greek culture philosophy, had a powerful influence on ancient Rome, which carried a version of it to many parts of the Mediterranean Basin and Europe.
For this reason, Classical Greece is considered to be the seminal culture which provided the foundation of modern Western culture and is considered the cradle of Western civilization. Classical Greek culture gave great importance to knowledge. Science and religion were not separate and getting closer to the truth meant getting closer to the gods. In this context, they understood the importance of mathematics as an instrument for obtaining more reliable knowledge. Greek culture, in a few centuries and with a limited population, managed to explore and make progress in many fields of science, mathematics and knowledge in general. Classical antiquity in the Mediterranean region is considered to have begun in the 8th century BC and ended in the 6th century AD. Classical antiquity in Greece was preceded by the Greek Dark Ages, archaeologically characterised by the protogeometric and geometric styles of designs on pottery. Following the Dark Ages was the Archaic Period, beginning around the 8th century BC.
The Archaic Period saw early developments in Greek culture and society which formed the basis for the Classical Period. After the Archaic Period, the Classical Period in Greece is conventionally considered to have lasted from the Persian invasion of Greece in 480 until the death of Alexander the Great in 323; the period is characterized by a style, considered by observers to be exemplary, i.e. "classical", as shown in the Parthenon, for instance. Politically, the Classical Period was dominated by Athens and the Delian League during the 5th century, but displaced by Spartan hegemony during the early 4th century BC, before power shifted to Thebes and the Boeotian League and to the League of Corinth led by Macedon; this period saw the Greco-Persian Wars and the Rise of Macedon. Following the Classical period was the Hellenistic period, during which Greek culture and power expanded into the Near and Middle East; this period ends with the Roman conquest. Roman Greece is considered to be the period between Roman victory over the Corinthians at the Battle of Corinth in 146 BC and the establishment of Byzantium by Constantine as the capital of the Roman Empire in AD 330.
Late Antiquity refers to the period of Christianization during the 4th to early 6th centuries AD, sometimes taken to be complete with the closure of the Academy of Athens by Justinian I in 529. The historical period of ancient Greece is unique in world history as the first period attested directly in proper historiography, while earlier ancient history or proto-history is known by much more circumstantial evidence, such as annals or king lists, pragmatic epigraphy. Herodotus is known as the "father of history": his Histories are eponymous of the entire field. Written between the 450s and 420s BC, Herodotus' work reaches about a century into the past, discussing 6th century historical figures such as Darius I of Persia, Cambyses II and Psamtik III, alluding to some 8th century ones such as Candaules. Herodotus was succeeded by authors such as Thucydides, Demosthenes and Aristotle. Most of these authors were either Athenian or pro-Athenian, why far more is known about the history and politics of Athens than those of many other cities.
Their scope is further limited by a focus on political and diplomatic history, ignoring economic and social history. In the 8th century BC, Greece began to emerge from the Dark Ages which followed the fall of the Mycenaean civilization. Literacy had been lost and Mycenaean script forgotten, but the Greeks adopted the Phoenician alphabet, modifying it to create the Greek alphabet. Objects with Phoenician writing on them may have been available in Greece from the 9th century BC, but the earliest evidence of Greek writing comes from graffiti on Greek pottery from the mid-8th century. Greece was divided into many small self-governing communities, a pattern dictated by Greek geography: every island and plain is cut off from its neighbors by the sea or mountain ranges; the Lelantine War is the earliest documented war of the ancient Greek period. It was fought between the important poleis of Chalcis and Eretria over the fertile Lelantine plain of Euboea. Both cities seem to have suffered a decline as result of the long war, though Chalcis was the nominal victor.
A mercantile class arose in the first half of the 7th century BC, shown by the introduction of coinage in about 680 BC. This
Nisyros is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Tilos, its shape is round, with a diameter of about 8 km, an area of 41.6 km2. Several other islets are found in the direct vicinity of Nisyros, the largest of, Gyali; the Municipality of Nisyros includes Gyalí as well as uninhabited Pacheiá, Pergoússa, Kandelioússa, Ágios Antónios and Stroggýli. It has a total population of 1,008 inhabitants; the island was called Nisiro in Italian and İncirli in Turkish. The island has a 3-to-4-kilometre wide caldera, was formed within the past 150,000 years, with three separate eruptive stages, ranging from explosive and effusive andesitic eruptions to explosive and effusive dacitic and rhyolitic activity, its coasts are rocky or pebbled, but there are a few sandy beaches. The volcano is active, fumaroles are found at the craters, it has had four historical eruptions, all of which had a VEI of 2. All of its eruptions involved phreatic activity.
The latest eruptive activity was a steam explosion in 1888, after small ash eruptions in 1871 and 1873 and earthquakes are not infrequent. A period of seismic unrest in 1996–1997 led an international team of scientist to initiate monitoring of the volcanic unrest in the European Union sponsored Geowarn project; the entire volcanic complex includes the seafloor between Nisyros and Kos, the island of Gyali and a part of Kos island. Nisyros can experience the Meltemi Etesian wind through June - August; this is most obvious on the eastern and western flanks of the volcano, where trees are bent towards the South from the force of the winds. The wind may be strong on the island due to jet effects as it passes over Kos; the island is reachable by ship from Piraeus and Kos, in summer, there are many daily trips from the village of Kardamena on Kos. There is a heliport; the main town and port of the island is Mandraki. Other villages are Paloi and Emporeios. According to the 2011 census, the municipality's resident population is 1,008, although in summer it is augmented by many tourists as well as expatriate Nisyrians who visit the island for their vacations.
Tourism is not so developed as on other Greek islands. Deposits of perlite and pumice on Gyali provide much of the wealth of the island; the island used to be self-sufficient, many crops were grown on its terraced slopes. Today, they are cultivated on a smaller scale. According to Greek mythology, the island was formed when Poseidon cut off a part of Kos and threw it onto the giant Polybotes to stop him from escaping; the ancient name of the Nisyros was Porphyris. Ancient walls, dating from the 5th century BC, part of the acropolis of the island, are found near Mandraki, it was also a source of millstones used in some of the earliest watermills, being referred to by epigrammatist Antipater of Thessalonica in the 1st century BC. The island is mentioned by Homer in the Iliad. In Roman times it became part of the Insulae province; the Knights Hospitaller built the crusader castle. The island passed from the Ottomans to the Italians in 1911 during the Italo-Turkish War, along with the rest of the Dodecanese islands.
It was annexed to the Greek Kingdom after the Second World War, in 1947. The patron saint of the island is Saint Nikitas. Many Orthodox Christian churches are found on the island, as well as four monasteries which are not inhabited by monks today, although various celebrations take place in them; the largest monastery is the one of Panagia Spiliani at Mandraki. It is built beside the medieval castle erected by the Knights Hospitaller. Nisyrus was a suffragan of Rhodes. Known bishops included Pierre Fridaricus, Pedro Xague, Jerónimo Clavijo; the diocese was nominally restored in 1927 as Titular See of the lowest rank named Nysirus, renamed Nisyrus in 1928. It has been vacant for decades, having had the following incumbents: Francesco Fellinger Augusto Osvaldo Salinas Fuenzalida, Picpus Fathers Elizeu Simões Mendes Carlos Maria Jurgens Byrne, Redemptorists Augusto Trujillo Arango Auguste Joseph Gaudel A traditional product of Nisyros is soumada, a non-alcoholic almond-flavoured drink. Mandraki is twinned with the following municipalities: Lapithos, Cyprus List of volcanoes in Greece List of traditional Greek place names Official website Volcano World: Nisyros, Greece Photoblog from bRandSboRg.
Astypalaia, is a Greek island with 1,334 residents. It belongs to an archipelago of twelve major islands in the southeastern Aegean Sea; the island is 18 kilometres long, 13 kilometres wide at the most, covers an area of 97 km2. Along with numerous smaller uninhabited offshore islets, it forms the Municipality of Astypalaia, part of the Kalymnos regional unit; the municipality has an area of 114.077 km2. The capital and the previous main harbour of the island is Astypalaia or Chora, as it is called by the locals. Astypalea was believed to be named after an ancient Greek mythological figure; the island is known in Italian as Stampalia and in Ottoman Turkish as İstanbulya The coasts of Astypalaia are rocky with many small pebble-strewn beaches. A small band of land of 126 metres wide separates the island in two sections at Stenó. A new harbour has been built in Agios Andreas on the mid island from where now the connections are west and east with Piraeus and the other islands of the Dodecanese. Flight connections with Athens from the airport close to Maltezana.
Villages: Astypalea or Chora, Analipsi or Maltezana, Vathi Islets: Agía Kyriakí, Astypálaia, Avgó, Glynó, Zaforás, Kounoúpoi, Koutsomýti, Mesonísi, Ofidoússa, Plakída, Pontikoúsa, Stefánia, Sýrna, Fokionísia, Khondró, Khondronísi In Greek mythology, Astypalaia was a woman abducted by Poseidon in the form of a winged fish-tailed leopard. The island was colonized by Megara or Epidaurus, its governing system and buildings are known from numerous inscriptions. Pliny the Elder records, it was assigned to the Aegean Roman province of Insulae. During the Middle Ages it belonged to the Byzantines until 1207, when - in the aftermath of the Fourth Crusade - it became a fief of the Querini, a noble Venetian family, until 1522; the Querini built a castle, still in place and added the name of the island to their family name, which became Querini Stampalia. Astypalaia was conquered by the Ottoman Empire in 1522, remained under Ottoman control until 1912, with two interruptions: from 1648 until 1668, during the Cretan War, it was occupied by Venice, from 1821 to 1828 during the Greek War of Independence.
On April 12, 1912, during the Italo-Turkish War, a detachment of the Regia Marina landed on Astypalaia, which thus became the first island of the Dodecanese to be occupied by Italy. From there the Italians, on the night between the 4 May, landed on Rhodes; the island remained under Italian governance until World War II. In a September 1943 naval battle near Astypalea, the Greek destroyer Vasilissa Olga together with the British destroyers HMS Faulknor and Eclipse sank a German convoy, consisting of the transports Pluto and Paolo. In 1947, through the Treaty of Paris, it became part of Greece along with the rest of the Dodecanese island group; the religious and political center of the classical city-state of Astypalaia was the hill crowned by the Querini castle. The modern town of Chora occupies the same site, worked stones from ancient monuments are reused in older houses as well as the castle. A one-room museum at Pera Gialos, on the shore near the old port, displays inscriptions, grave monuments, other artifacts from the island.
The earliest material on display is fragments of neolithic pottery. One case contains intact pottery, bronze weapons, stone tools from a pair of richly furnished Mycenaean chamber tombs excavated at Armenochori. At Kylindra, on the west flank of the castle hill, a unique graveyard has been excavated by the Greek archaeological service. At least 2700 newborns and small children, below the age of two, were buried in ceramic pots between 750 B. C. and Roman times. Since 2000, a team from University College London has undertaken systematic study of these remains and those of a contemporary cemetery for adults and older children excavated at Katsalos nearby. Kylindra was first excavated in 1996 by the 22nd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, who dated Kylindra from the Late Archaic to the Early Classical periods, is the largest child and infant cemetery in the world, they dated the nearby adult cemetery, from the Geometric to the Roman Period. Skeletal remains of infants are rare amongst most cemetery excavations.
The collection of child and infant remains is housed at University College London, where the growth and developments of the children and infants through development of tissues, teeth structures are studied. The well-preserved mosaic floor of an early Christian basilica, decorated with geometric designs, lies underneath the chapel of Agia Varvara about 700 meters north of the small port of Analipsi, its monolithic columns and marble column bases were evidently reused from a Hellenistic or Roman-period religious building nearby. A few meters east of the harbor of Analipsi, at a site known as Tallaras, are the remains of a late Roman-era bath, its mosaic floors, including a Helios surrounded by the signs of the Zodiac, have been reburied by the Greek Archaeological Service, but photographs are on display at the museum. Mosaic floor fragments remain in situ at the ruined early Christian basilicas of Karekli and Agios Vasilios. Road s
Skyros is an island in Greece, the southernmost of the Sporades, an archipelago in the Aegean Sea. Around the 2nd millennium BC and later, the island was known as The Island of the Magnetes where the Magnetes used to live and Pelasgia and Dolopia and Skyros. At 209 square kilometres it is the largest island of the Sporades, has a population of about 3,000, it is part of the regional unit of Euvoia. The Hellenic Air Force has a major base in Skyros, because of the island's strategic location in the middle of the Aegean; the municipality Skyros is part of the regional unit of Euboea. Apart from the island Skyros it consists of the small inhabited island of Skyropoula and a few smaller uninhabited islands; the total area of the municipality is 223.10 square kilometres. The north of the island is covered by a forest, while the south, dominated by the highest mountain, called Kochila, is bare and rocky; the island's capital is called Skyros. The main port, on the west coast, is Linaria; the island has a castle that dates from the Venetian occupation, a Byzantine monastery, the grave of English poet Rupert Brooke in an olive grove by the road leading to Tris Boukes harbour.
There are many beaches on the coast. The island has its own breed of Skyrian ponies. One account associates the name Skyros with skyron or skiron, meaning "stone debris". According to Greek mythology, Theseus died on Skyros when the local king, threw him from a cliff; the island is famous in the myths as the place from where Achilles set sail for Troy after Odysseus discovered him in the court of Lycomedes. Neoptolemus, son of Achilles, was from Skyros, as told in the play by Philoctetes. A small bay named Achili on the east coast of the island is said to be the place from where Achilles left with the Greeks, or rather where Achilles landed during a squall that befell the Greek fleet following an abortive initial expedition landing astray in Mysia. In c. 475 BC, according to Thucydides, Cimon conquered the entire island. From that date, Athenian settlers colonized it became a part of the Athenian Empire; the island lay on the strategic trade route between the Black Sea. Cimon claimed to have found the remains of Theseus, returned them to Athens.
In 340 BC the Macedonians took over the island and dominated it until 192 BC, when King Philip V of Macedon and the Roman Republican forces restored it to Athens. After the Fourth Crusade of 1202-1204, the island became part of the domain of Geremia Ghisi. Rupert Brooke, the famous English poet, is buried on Skyros, having died on board a French hospital-ship moored off the island on 23 April 1915, during World War I. Present at Brooke's burial that same evening, were William Denis Browne. In 1941 Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Karl Shapiro wrote the World War II poem Scyros, which he set on the island Skyros "because it was a tribute to and irony upon Rupert Brooke."In 1963 the Archaeological Museum of Skyros was established, with the inauguration taking place 10 years in 1973. The Faltaits Folklore Museum was founded in 1964 - one of the first local folklore museums to operate in Greece. Skyros is home to a one-runway airport. Skyros Shipping Company operates the ferry service to Skyros. During holiday season the ferry runs twice daily from Kymi to Linaria on Skyros.
During the winter months the service operates daily.. The boat has a name: Achilleas SKYROS SHIPPING CO.. The Official website of the Greek National Tourism Organisation The official website of the Skyros Shipping Company