Skyros island Trails

Skyros island Trails

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On leaving the paved roads and walking through the island’s interior, Skyros is revealed in all its glory. The scenery is constantly changing and traces of history are scattered everywhere. Skyros LIFE project marked and mapped out 8 trails with interesting natural and cultural elements, to highlight the island’s wealth. Of the 6 trails that are described below, some are old trails that were used for years by Skyrian shepherds for their sheep and some others lead to historic chapels whose feast-days are still celebrated by the island’s inhabitants. Two of the trails cross the most important wetlands on the island, Kalamitsa and Palamari, which provide a stop-over site for many migratory birds.
The hiking routes of Skyros were created in the frame of SKYROS LIFE Project (LIFE 09 NAT/GR/000323), implemented by the Municipality of Skyros during the period 2010- 2015 with the financial support of the European Commission.

Óta tagja november 2015