Discover the beautiful village of Skiti
Welcome to Skiti
The picturesque village of Skiti belongs to the Municipality of Agia, part of the prefecture of Larissa, in Thessaly, Greece. The village was built on the side of Mount Mavrovouni at approximately 340 meters above sea level. It takes no more than 6-8 minutes drive to get to the beaches of Aegean Sea, at Agiokampos. The name of the village refers to the place where the monks lived alone away from public view. The word Skiti means hermitage in Greek. Skiti is an old village with an impressive and interesting history.
Although wars and hard times have destroyed many of the beauties of this place, in the surrounding mountains on every slope you can find a lonely country church, which reveals that this place has it’s origin way back to the Byzantine period when the monks chose Skiti to lead their ascetic lives.
In the northwest of Skiti there are the ruins of a fort which most probably belonged to the Byzantine city of Kentavroupoli. About 1km northwest of Skiti, there is a monastery, called Sts. Anargiroi. The monastery includes two “chambers” for the monks to leave in. The mural was created between 12th and 16th century.
“In Eos Traditional Guesthouse, Xenios Zeus, the god of hospitality, waits for you always with a smile on his face.”
This 3-d Map is a hand-made creation of Mr. H. Jikas.You can admire it in our guesthouse lobby.
They wrote about us:
“Skiti, a place of legends and fairytales, myths and reality, marked by the beauty of the region. Dominating element of this “paintwork” is nature itself. The colours palette adjusts itself with numerous colour-combinations to the changes of the seasons. The green of the forest melts into the deep-blue of the sea. The purple of sunrise turns itself into violet in its unprecedented sunset.
The stay in Skiti is rather like a contract of absence from the city-life, giving codes of beauty which are stored in memory as unique moments. The bridge of time binds the present with the past. The ship ofPhiloctetes sailing from here to Troy to war, transforms itself to the figure of the Byzantine monk who chooses Skiti as the contact-point with God (Skiti means hermitage).
The day and the night with its starry sky, away from the city-lights, are storming in, creating the picture of a still primordial world, a scene of still existing Paradise. Those are snapshots of a place that still resists to the fake progress and wishes to welcome you. In Eos Traditional Guesthouse, Xenios Zeus, the god of hospitality, waits for you always with a smile on his face.”
B. Kolonas, Director – Writer