Skiros is an exotic island in the Sporades, which is an archipelago in the Aegean Sea, Greece. It is the largest island in the Sporades with a population of about 3,000 inhabitants. Earlier known as the Island of the Magnetes, Skiros has stunning landscapes, charming villages, lush forests and rocky mountains, making it a favoured tourist place.
The climate in this region ranges from mild to extreme. Winters are cool, with storms being a regular feature, and summers are hot, with meltemia winds blowing all through the season. Rainfall is experienced the whole year round, with winters receiving the maximum rains.
Ruled by several empires, Skiros achieved prosperity, though it did not gain any political importance. The island was made a part of Greece in 1821, and today, the main source of revenue is farming, furniture, pottery and embroidery.
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