Popularity: Not Much
Style: Freeride, Slalom, Race/Formula
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist
Since the wind blows often in Kalamitsa Bay, it is a great place for windsurfers, especially in the summer months.
This lovely, pebbly beach has very clean water. It is the ideal beach for those looking for some peace and quiet, as it is totally uncrowded due to the fact that the access is through a private area and also because it is located next to Kalamitsa, which is also a beautiful and quiet place.
Medium Months: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
Wind Type: Thermal Winds, Local Winds, Frontal Winds
Best Direction: N, NE
Main Direction: N, NE
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft), 17-21 knots (5 bft), 22-27 knots (6 bft), 28-33 knots (7 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Offshore
Blowing at: Morning, Midday, Afternoon
Wave Tack: Starboard (from the right)
Here Meltemi wind is steadier than Kalamitsa. The wind starts blowing around 11:00 and lasts till 17:00. Best strength from 12:30 to 15:00.
Meltemi offshore wind blows 1 bft stronger than in the rest of the island, with force 4 to 6 bft and sometimes to force 7 bft from May to October.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Average (deepens gently and incrementally)
Seabed: Sand, Pebbles, Rocks, Stones
Attention: Reefs, Stones
Very clean, crystal-clear and cold water. Watch out for some reefs close to the shore. There’s plenty of room on the water. If you are lucky you may see seals, big shavings or even dolphins!
Access to Sklouka: Access is only by car. The spot is located on the eastern side of the bay, after Kalamitsa and in front of a large uninhabited private area in which you will meet only a few goats.
To get to the beach you have to untie the rope from a wooden sliding door. Do not forget to close it as well, so the animals stay into the area.
Access to Kalamitsa: Kalamitsa beach is located at the east part of Kalamitsa Bay. It is found 9 km west of Skyros Town and 7 km from the port of Linaria, by a coastal road.
The island has a good road network that covers most of the island while the main road connects the Chora of Skyros with the Port of Linaria. There is also the north road network starting from the Chora of Skyros with direction to the island's airport, which ends to Atsitsa on the west coast and continues south and southeast to reach the Pefko and to reconnect with the road Chora - Linaria, completing one circular path.
Starting from the Aspus settlement there is a road access to Achilli, and then to Kalikri in order to reach the Kalamitsa bay.
Access to Skyros:
Arrival by Airplane: There is an airline connection of Skyros to Athens and Thessaloniki.
The airport is located 17 km far from the Chora of Skyros in Trachi region and is operating since 1984.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: Skyros is linked to the rest of Greece by ferries as well as airlines. There is a daily connection from Linaria to Evia and the port of Kymi. During the winter it runs only once a day to and from Skyros, while the summer season there are ferry routes twice a day most days of the week. In special and festive periods (Easter, Christmas, mid-August) the ferry routes increase to meet the visitors' needs. The journey lasts about 1h and 45min.
Arrival by Car, Moto, Camper Van, Bus: You can reach the Port of Kymi by car from Athens using the routes:
1. Athens - Chalkida - Aliveri - Kymi 158 km,
2. Athens - Oropos (ferryboat) - Eretria - Aliveri - Kymi, distance 111 km (only road distance),
3. Athens - Rafina (ferryboat) - Marmari - Kymi 130 km (only road distance).
4. Athens - Nea Makri - Agia Marina (ferryboat) - Nea Styra - Kymi 124 km (only road distance).
The total trip duration is the same regardless which route you take.
Indicative distances and routes from Kymi: Chalkida: 75 km, Thessaloniki: 535 km, Patra: 364 km, Ioannina: 490 km, Preveza: 506 km.
Arrival by Bus: From the port of Kymi there there is a regular connection of Evia Buses with direction to Chalkida (about 2h journey) and Athens (about 3h journey) with the ferry routes.
Buses depart from Skyros Town to the main port of the island in Linaria and also to tourist places, like Molos, Magazia and Atsitsa. A bus is at the port any time a ferry arrives to transfer visitors to their destination aroudn the island.
There are also taxis at the port, outside the airport and in central spots of the town.
Car and motorbike rentals are also available in Skyros Town, Molos and Linaria.