Skyros is a good place to buy local crafts, especially embroidery and ceramics. Ergastiri, on the main street, is noted for its wood furniture Yiannis Nicholau, whose studio is next to Xenia Hotel, is known for his handmade plates. You can find good hand-carved wooden chests and chairs made from beech (in the old days it was blackberry wood) from Lefteris Avgoklouris; his studio (tel. 22220/91-106) is on Konthili, around the corner from the post office. Another fine carver is Manolios, in the main market.

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