The town of Skyros is the capital of the municipality of Skyros, of the province of Karysti,a of Evia county . In the township are the villages Linaria , Loutro(n) , Traxy , the settlements of Aspous , Kyra Panagia , Acherounes , Mela and the islets of Sarakiniko and Skyropoula . Chora is located on the eastern side of the island , in the eastern foothills of Mount Olympus . It is built amphitheatrically on a high rock and is 11 km from Linaria , the seaport .
It is a typical island state , consisting of small houses with quirky dark roofs covered by “melagki” (a clayey soil that provides thermal protection from solar radiation) . Among the small houses there are narrow winding streets and stairs . Most of the homes of the country preserve the interior decoration consisting of large chests , tiny carved wooden furniture , pottery , textiles and beautiful embroidery .
The people do mainly for a living farming , construction and trade of folk art ( pottery , wood carvings furniture , embroidery and tourism .