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VISIT SKIROS’ “THE REFUGE” 

AGRO TOURISM HOLIDAYS ON SKIROS ISLAND, GREECE.

THIS IS A DIFFERENT WAY OF SPENDING YOUR HOLIDAY FAR AWAY OF EVERYDAY LIFE.

EXPLORE THE ISLAND AND ENJOY AN AUTHENTIC AGRO TOURISM HOLIDAY IN A “NATURA 2000”

AREA OF SKIROS ISLAND IN THE BEAUTIFUL AEGEAN SEA.

The accommodation is situated on a traditional farm in a “NATURA 2000” area. p1010992.jpg

NATURA 2000 is an ecological network of protected areas in the territory of European Union. 

It is the largest coherent network of protected areas in the world.

NATURA 2000 network represents areas of the highest value for natural habitats and species of plants and animals which are rare, endangered or vulnerable in the E.U. The landscapes in these areas are characterized of their unique natural beauty.

The farm is a good size with its own natural springs and a forest. “The Refuge” stands alone on the side of a mountain, in a panoramic setting overlooking the valley of “Kalikri”, the sea and the surrounding mountains. It is an ideal starting point for discovering the beauty of the “NATURA 2000” landscape. p1010993.jpg

Ideal for climbers as this is the start of the paths to the mountainous area. Even if there is mist, rain or snow, this is always a very welcoming and warm place to stay. “The Refuge” and farm are owned by the family Sher and they guarantee a very pleasant stay in comfortable and traditional furnished rooms. 

“The Refuge” is built from natural materials such as wood and stones collected from the farm’s fields. They are traditional bio - farmers offering many activities, such as bee keeping, goats and sheep milking, feeding of the animals, cheese and yogurt making and nature observation of the unique “Natura 2000” landscape.

As well as authentic farmers’ breakfasts and meals made mainly from their own bio products. Also there are the possibilities of climbing in the mountains (with or without a guide), herb walking tours and hold barbeque’s. The place is an ideal place for nature lovers and walkers. p1010997.jpg

Children also have the opportunity to sample this way of life. Distance from the crystal waters of Kalamitsa beach is 3 km. From Skiros traditional village: 10 km. From Skiros port of Linaria: 7 km. From traditional tavernas: 1 – 3 km. From a farm breeding the unique Skirian horses: 1 km. “The Refuge” consists of two good sized, comfortable rooms – they can be rented separately, but is also ideal for 2 couples on holiday together or a couple with children.

An extra bed can be put in either of the rooms. There are quality, traditional furnishings, stoves and a fully equipped kitchen with fridge, dishwasher,washing machine, cooker. There is also a large, family dining table. Outside there are many terraces for relaxing, reading and organizing meals. Additionally, sunbathing! Cost per room for 2 persons all season round 48,00 € - both rooms rented together 80 € per night. Extra person in room additional 11,00 €. refuge_1.jpg

Use of kitchen facilities 5,00 € per room per night. In the kitchen there will be a supply of coffee, tea (black and local herbal teas), a fresh loaf of bread each day, sugar, oil and spice. In fact all the basic items for preparing your own meals.

If breakfast is provided by the owners, then there is an additional cost of 10 € per person per day (reduction for small children). Other meals can be provided at 10 € per person, upon request. Access the farm is necessary by 4 wheel drive – bring your own if traveling overland and ferry, or one can be hired on the island. We can assist you with the rental of this through our partner car hire company.

Alternatively if public transport or taxis are used, there is a 15 minute walk through natural unique pathways. The owners speak English, Dutch and Greek but can manage a little of everything! The concept of “The Refuge” is to offer inexpensive, but quality holidays for all nature lovers.

On Skiros there are several festivals – some are follows: refuge_4.jpg

* Feb/March –each year – The goat Festival, which is a world famous carnival.

* March/April each year – The Greek Easter. * Springtime on Skiros – a blanket of wild flowers everywhere.

* September the celebration of St. Libiani’s name day in the heart of Skyrian forest.

* October, take part in the name day celebration of St. Artemios set in a breathtaking landscape.

THE REFUGE OFFERS SILENCE AND THE TRANQUILITY, BEAUTIFUL SUNSETS, WONDERFUL AIR AND VIEWS ON SKYROS ALL YEAR ROUND!

tel. 22220 93138 - 6948556461
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