MEALOS group of apartments is located in the sandy bay of Aspous at the NE side of
Skyros Island, surrounded by a 2500 sq.meter private lot ending at the beach.
MEALOS consists of four single room and two double room apartments
all furnished on
the traditional Greek style.
Each apartment has its own fully equipped kitchenette, air-condition , W.C., TV
and balkony with view.
Each studio apartment accommodates up to three persons.
The double room apartments are ideal for families of four
MEALOS has been
granted the license of the Greek Tourist Organization
Working period : May to October.
1st floor balcony views
A FEW WORDS ABOUT SKYROS
island is placed 24 nautical miles from Kymi in Euboea and 118 n.m. from
Piraeus. It is the largest of the Sporades islands.( 215 sq.km.) .The main port
town of Skyros chambers up a hill in a white half circle. On its top stood an
ancient acropolis, one of the best strongholds in Aegean sea. In Byzantine times
it turned into a fortress. There are remains of Byzantine and chiefly Venetian
fortifications to be seen today on the site. Under the castle is the monastery
of Saint George founded in 962 and dominating the whole island .
The first inhabitants of the island were called the Kares, Pelasyi or
Dolopes . This is why the island was first called Pelasyia or Dolopia.
As proven by the excavations at Palamari, Skyros was a trade centre in
the Copper Age (2500-1800 BC). In 470 B.C. the Athenian general Kimon
expelled the Dolopes and distributed the land among the Athenians who
set up a large colony. In 322 BC the Macedonians took Skyros .The Island
restored to Athenians in 196 BC. In Byzantine times Skyros was a place
of exile. At the end of the 14th century it was occupied by the Turks
but a little later handed back to Byzantium. After the capture of
Constantinople by the Turks in 1453 it surrendered to the Venetians and
became a colony of Venice. The island next occupied by the Ottomans in
Skyros was liberated in 1830 and became part of
Skyros features significantly too in Greek mythology. According to
Homer's Iliad there was on the ancient acropolis that Thetis hid her son
Achilles, where, dressed as a girl, he was brought up as one of the king
Lycomides’ daughters in order to escape the Trojan War and the prophesy
that he would be killed there. Achilles fell in love with one of the
King's daughters, Diidamia and they had a son called Neoptolemo. Prophet
Kalhas revealed to the Greeks that Troy could never be conquered without
Achilles. Ulysses went in Skyros to look for him and disguising as a
merchant, with weapons hiding inside his merchandise, he managed to get
inside Lykomedes' court. While the girls started looking at the women's
clothes that Ulysses was selling, Achilles went for the weapons. This
way Ulysses found and led him to Troy where he was killed by an arrow in
the heel. Their ships departed from a small port which is called Achilli
and is located close to the Aspous bay.
Ulysses returned to Skyros, this time to look for Achilles' son and take
him to Troy. Neoptolemos invaded Troy, hiding inside the Trojan Horse
and killed the king of Troy, Priamos, to get revenge for the death of
his father, Achilles.
also supposed to met his death here.
WHAT TO SEE
The Archaeological Museum of Skyros ( tel.91327 )
Museum of Manos Faltaits
( tel.91232 )
and its ´skyrian house ´, representation of the local
The Byzantine castle and the Monastery of St.George.
prehistoric fortified settlement and the excavations at Palamari ( 2500-1800
The ancient quarries at the region Pouria.
The endemic ,of a rare protected species, ponies of Skyros.
The south of Skyros ,the sea caves and Sarakino islet via boat trips .
The pine forests of the north part and the rocky and wild Cycladic south
The workshops of the carved wooden furniture and pottery.
The famous Skyrian Carnival ( Late February )
Every house in Skyros even the poorest is a
living museum of popular art,
with hand carved furniture and handicrafts.
In the folk art shops you will be able to find
beautiful hand carved stools, emboidered articles , hand woven materials,
rugs, original clay and cooper utensils, chests and furniture.
Also of great interest is the original
architecture of the houses, with their pebbled entrances, picturesque roofs,
hearth and other impressive features.
The island has many sandy beaches for swimming
: Atsitsa, Kyra Panagia,
Magazia-Molos, Aspous (in front of Mealos apartments), Pefcos, Kalamitsa
, Kareflou , Agalipa,Limanaki,Agios Petros ,Kolymbada
In most of these places you will find small
tavernas which offer fresh fish,
lobsters and many Greek and Skyrian specialties.
HOW TO REACH THE ISLAND
By air via
Olympic Airways, flight appr. 40min Reservations: Athens tel
210- 9666666 , 9269111 Elefterios Venizelos
airport tel.210 3530000
agency tel 22220-91123,91600
Skyros airport tel.22220 91625
By car or
bus through Paralia Kymi ( 150 km from Athens) and
with Ferry Boat to Skyros (1 hour
40 min.) .
Bus station Athens:260 Liosion str. Tel
Ferry boat agency:
Paralia Kymi tel 22220- 22020, 22455
Skyros tel 22220- 91790 , 91789, 22165
by ferry boat (
check if it is available ) tel 22220- 91123, 91600
Thessaloniki tel.:2310 547407 / 534376
Skyros tel. : 22220
by air via Olympic Airways ( tel. 2310
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