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From Athens Olympic Airways offers three flights each week in the summer; each takes 35 minutes and costs around EUR 50. The airport is on the opposite side of the island from Skyros town but a shuttle bus always meets the plane; tickets on the shuttle run EUR 1 to EUR 5.
To take a ferry, you must take buses from Athens to Evia (the largest of the Sporades islands), where you can find boats run by the Skyros Shipping Company (www.sne.gr) departing for Skyros from the main port of Kimi; these usually cost €11 and take 2½ hours. On summer weekends, there are early afternoon and early evening departures; from Skyros to Kimi, early morning and mid-afternoon departures. On weekdays, there is only one departure. This ferry company helpfully sells bus tickets connecting with Athens (buses leave Athens's Terminal B four times daily; the ride can be as long as four hours so be sure to catch a bus that allows enough time to prevent your arriving in Kimi—actually you need to hop on a connecting bus from there to the Paralia Kimi port harborage to catch the ferry—just as the boat is heading out the harbor. All boats dock at Linaria, far from Skyros town. A shuttle bus, however, always meets the boat; bus tickets run €2 to €3. Taxis are another option but settle the fee before setting out. There are only a couple of boats that connect Skyros with Skiathos weekly so it is only advisable if you have plenty of time at your disposal.
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