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Skiathos Island

Culture of Skiathos Island. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Farewell to Skiathos Skiathos was conquered by different states during history. A large Persian squadron was set up close to the island during the Greco-Persian wars. It helped Greeks to win on land and the leaders of Skiathos joined the Maritime Union of city-states. Later the island was conquered by the Roman Empire and it became a part of Byzantine. The knight crusaders took the island from Byzantine and gave it to Ghisi brothers. After the peaceful life under the Italian reign, Turks took the island and it became a part of independent Greece only in the 19th century.
Island of Skiathos is the part of Northern Sporades group; it has become a tourist center quite recently. Tourists are attracted here by exciting natural landmarks, scenic beaches, as well … Open
The evidence of Ghisi brothers can be found in the capital of the island. The commercial and the Old ports divide Bourtzi Peninsula into two parts. You can visit the peninsula and admire the ruins of an ancient and fortified castle. It was built in the 13th-14th centuries. Despite its size, the fortress couldn't protect people from pirate raids and they moved higher in the mountains. The fortress was destroyed by time and weather. Nowadays there are only ruins of the walls and towers.
The second castle on the island is Kastro. It is well preserved now. The building has a strategically advantageous position. It is located on the top of the rock. In the case of pirate raids, all of the wooden ladders were taken away in order to protect the settlement. In spite of its small size, there were three hundred houses and twenty churches behind the walls of Kastro. The fortress was left in the 18th century when the threat of attacks from the sea disappeared and the inhabitants moved closer to the coast. However, Kastro is very well preserved. There are still houses, churches and even a mosque without a minaret, built during the reign of Turkey. You should definitely visit Kastro and find the Church of the Nativity. You can find frescoes from the 14th century here. Copyright
Skiathos is a perfect place for those children who love history and long walks. There are still many attractions of different eras which are surrounded by rich nature. The island is not … Open
Those who want to get acquainted with the modern history of Greece should visit the Monastery of. the. Annunciation, commonly known as the Evangelistria Monastery. It was built in the 17th century. There is a church museum where you can find different cult objects, vestments of priests and many religious items. Some of them are three centuries old. There is also a folklore museum, illustrating the life of the Islanders in the past centuries. The Evangelista Monastery is also a famous place because the first flag of independent Greece was made here and the leaders of the rebellion gave an oath in that church.
While walking along the streets of Skiathos Town, find some time to visit the house of Alexandros Papadiamantis, a famous Greek writer. There are exhibited many of his manuscripts and notes on the first floor of the house. However, if you don’t know the work of Alexandros, you will be interested in the interiors of the house. They illustrate how people lived on Skiathos in the 19th century.
You can't immerse yourself in the culture of a country without trying its traditional cuisine. Despite the fact that Skiathos is not a big island, there are a lot of taverns. They are local … Open
Don’t miss the chance to visit the Metropolitan Church of the Three Hierarchs with a beautifully carved bell tower. the Icon of the Virgin Mary is stored here. Agios Nikolaos Church is located on the hill. It provides an amazing view of Skiathos and nearby islands. The Church of Panagia Limnia was built in 1883. Its construction hasn’t changed and if you are interested in history.
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Iconic cultural sights of Greece

Athens Acropolis is one of the main monuments of the ancient Greek civilization. It is located on a 150-meter high rocky hill. That’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are more than 20 buildings created before our era. The Parthenon, the statue of Athena Parthenos, the theater of Dionysus, the temple of Nicky Ateros, and Hecatompedon are among them. The Temple of Olympian Zeus was built long before the onset of our era. According to a legend, it was founded on the site of the sanctuary of Deucalion, the forefather of the Greek people. The temple is located near the Acropolis. This place has the great value for the culture of the country. The Panathinaikos Stadium in Athens was built in the 4th century BC. The stadium constructed of white marble was the main arena for the Panathenaic Games. The stadium accommodated about 50 thousand people. The first Olympic Games of the modern era were held there. … Open
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