Popularity: Not Much
Style: Freeride, Slalom, Race/Formula
Level: Good, Specialist
Linaria is the port of the Greek island of Skyros. The ferries that sail from Kimi or Evia arrive here. The village is built around the harbour.
The small, hidden beach is at the northern part of the harbor, just after the boat-yard.
Wind Type: Local Winds
Best Direction: NW
Main Direction: N, NE, NW
Main Wind Direction: Offshore
Blowing at: Morning, Midday, Afternoon
When NW wind blows, this spot is a better choice than Kalamitsa. The wind is offshore. It is not recommended to non-experienced surfers, especially if approaching the island of Valaxa.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Deep (deepens abruptly)
Seabed: Sand, Rocks
Although the spot is near the main port of the island, the water is very clean and crystal clear.
Access to Linaria: The small beach is located at the northern part of the harbor, just behind the shipyard.
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.