The SpaceThe house, situated in the oldest part of Chora (Skyros Town), is two-story and follows the natural slope of the street.
The main entry to the house is on the upper level. The living room is furnished with an eclectic mix of contemporary and antique furniture and leads to a balcony with a panoramic view of the village and the countryside. A table and chairs on the balcony gives you the opportunity to enjoy coffee, drinks or a meal outside. The two bedrooms are situated on this floor. The larger bedroom, with a double bed (140 cm wide, approx. 55”) that comfortably accommodates one to two people, has a window looking out to the terrace. The second bedroom, with two single beds has a window facing the street that leads up to the fortress.
The lower floor, which is a smaller foot print than the upper floor, has an open dining area, a fully equipped kitchen (the dining table, the counter and the sink are made out of Skyrian marble) and a back door leading to a small shared yard and to the old St. John chappel. The bathroom is located on this level.
Air condition keeps the upper floor rooms comfortable during hot weather, the lower level is naturally cooler.
Linen and towels are provided, but not beach towels. Pets are not permitted. Guest AccessThe guests will have access to the whole house with all its amenities, to the wifi internet and to the electric equipment (cooker, oven, fridge, washing machine, toaster, kettle, filter coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, vacuum cleaner) Interaction with GuestsThe owners, who speak German, French, English, Italian and Greek, will be present to greet the guests upon arrival and will be available to give information about the island regarding the history, the beaches, the shops, the restaurants. They will be generally available in order to help the guests and make their stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood, formerly known as the Noblemen’s quarters, is very pleasant, near the municipal museum and the byzantine fortress with many old chapels and a square with a characteristic maple tree which provides cool shade in the hot days.
Akakia house is within walking distance from the village centre and the bank, post office, pharmacies, groceries, taverns and cafés. The village is a pedestrian area and cars and mopeds must stay outside the town limits in one of two designated parking areas – from the house it is a distance of 100 meters to one car park and 200 meters to the other. Due to the design and layout of the house, it is not suited to wheelchair accessibility. Getting AroundThere is a bus to all island destinations but also taxis, "rent a car" and "rent a bike" agencies.
From the airport or from the port the guests can arrive by bus or by taxi. The owners will await them to show the way to the house.
Other Things to NotePlease note that the beautiful fine sand beach, Magasia, is a 10 minute walk from the house down a long set of stone steps that offers a stunning view of the Aegean Sea – figure that the return back up the steps toward the village will take about 20 minutes.
The island of Skyros is very popular with walkers and hikers and has beautiful paths by the sea and in the countryside or leisurely strolls through the narrow streets of the village. Skyros has been inhabited since the time of antiquity and archeological excavations uncovered a fortified settlement from the Bronze Age at Palamari, at the northern part of the island, with impressive walls still extant. MHTE (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)