Lilliputian horses, miniature furniture and lobster-spaghetti … Skyros is full of unexpected discoveries. Skyros isn’t the first island you think of for your holiday in Greece, but it does have a devoted following which comes back year after year. One of them, the diminutive Skyrian horse, looks like it might have escaped from the frieze of the Parthenon.
This island in the southern Sporades is also famous for its diminutive carved furniture and painted ceramics. Fresh lobsters abound and are delicious, particularly in the local style, cooked in a bisque and served with spaghetti. Like hiking? Marked trails help you explore the island’s two faces: the rocky south, so beloved of the British poet, Rupert Brooke, and the pine-forested west. Plus, there are beaches for every taste and a main town that puts on its best every night for your holiday entertainment.