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Skyros (Greek: Σκύρος) is the southernmost and largest island of the Northern Sporades. It is located east of Evia, which is 35 km away and is surrounded by many islands, such as Skiropoula, Sarakino, Platy, Myrmigonissia, Vrykolakonissia etc. A characteristic feature of Skyros is the strong contrasts between the pine-covered northern part and the rocky south. The first settlement that the visitor faces to Skyros is the port of Linaria. In the East is the capital of the island, Chora or Skyros, which is built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill, in the shade of a Medieval Castle and the Byzantine Monastery of Ai - Giorgi. On the south side of Skyros, where the environment is wild and reminiscent of a mountain, the Skyrian horses, a trademark of Skyros, formerly lived in extinction. Skyros is famous for its ceramics, wood-carved furniture and its own internal architecture, as well as its agricultural products, which are excellent because of the great use of traditional production methods.
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On coasts and islands of central and southern Greece, where the climate is Mediterranean, winter is mild and quite rainy, while summers are sunny and hot.
On the islands, during winter the wind often blows; precipitation often occurs at night and in the early morning. On the islands, snowfalls are rare, and generally occur only in the northern ones, during the most intense cold spells.
Spring is pleasant and sunny in most of Greece. The days with some rainfall become less and less frequent. In summer, in the Aegean Sea the Meltemi, a northerly wind typical of the warmest months (July and August), often blows, and even if the sky is clear.
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