Popularity: Not Much
Style: Freeride, Wave
Level: Intermediate, Good, Specialist
This quite-large and sandy beach lies 5 km north of Skyros Town, north of “Molos” and “Magazia”. It stretches over quite a distance and it is one of the most popular beaches in Skyros, among locals as well as tourists.
Medium Months: March, April
Wind Type: Thermal Winds, Local 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)
Main Wind Direction: Onshore
Let us not forget that Skyros is in the center of the Aegean Sea and it is very windy. The old name of the island was "Anemoessa" (= the mother of all winds). With a couple of forces less wind than Kalamitsa it's better suited to kitesurf.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Deep (deepens abruptly)
Seabed: Sand, Reefs
Northerly winds occasionally wrap waves around a point further up the beach. The ideal conditions are rare and usually the wavy water has crazy "washing machine".
The beach is wild and rocky. The waters are relatively deep, as all the northern beaches. After three steps it is lapsed, as in winter the wave strikes the shore and make large dents. Be careful of the reefs, especially at the east and west side of the bay, and of course of the visible islands deeper into the sea.
Bathers Period: July, August
Kid Friendly: Yes
Ideal for swimming and sunbathing, it is quite expected that the beach would a pole of attraction for the visitors. If you are visiting during the high season, be prepared for some crowd and noise. In the early morning hours the beach is quite peaceful and relaxing.
Access to Gyrismata: Gyrismata is 20 minutes (12 km) drive from the port of Linaria and about 3 km from Chora. Access is easy, either by bus or by private / rented car.
From Linaria will follow the provincial road Skyros - Linaria, heading for Acherounes (1 km), and then towards the village Aspous (4,5 km). After 2 km you will reach the Linen or Lino beach. Continuing from the beach Lino after 2,5 km you will find a junction with a sign to Molos where you have to go right (there is a roundabout here). keep driving on the coastal road. Continuing straight Gyrismata area, follow the main road and at the end of it you'll reach the spot. Do not turn left to the north part of the island.
If you arrive by plane, you will head south from the airport and after 12 km follow the road to filming left, and on the main road turn left again. Approximately in 2 km you will find Gyrismata Beach.
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.