Kalamitsa. Kalamitsa on the Greek island of Skyros is a large pebble beach located in a bay, about nine kilometres from Skyros Town and four kilometres from the port of Linaria. It is a quiet beach. It is ideal for people who want to enjoy the absolute peace and quietness during their vacation. There are a few hotels and rooms to stay. On the beach are some restaurants where you can have lunch or dinner.
Every year, on September 2th folk festivals are held here; the festivals of Agios Mamas. These celebrations are accompanied by traditional music, good wine and food.
If you are going to swim at the beach of Renes, you can also visit the grave of the British poet Robert Brooke who is buried here.
The road south of Kalamitsa, takes you through the south to the east, to the other side of the island where many sea caves can be found.This route through the plateau of Ari has lots of bends, but is very nice. In the east of the island are many caves that are only accessible by boat. The most famous caves are the caves of Pentekali and Diatripti.
Text: Yorgos and Wendy Nikolidakis - Revised by Maxine van Hoften Gee