|History and Sights
The great wealth of folklore and archeological findings and elements, with deep roots in history and mythology, keeps alive the pride of the inhabitants for their origin.
Some of the most famous sights in Skyros are the Historical and Folklore Museum of Manos and Anastasia Faltaits, the Monastery of Agios Georgios, the Castle of Skyros, the Archaeological Museum, the prehistoric settlement in Palamari, Brook Square with the statue of the English poet.
Special mention should be made of the small Skyrian horse (scientific name Equus Cabalus Skyriano), an ancient breed of Greek horses. Today, the Skyrian pony is a protected species, as it is one of the rarest horse breeds in the world and is threatened with extinction.
There are breeding farms on the island for breeding and protection of the Skyrian horse, where you can admire these sweet creatures up close.