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Drive to the grave is quite pleasant, in the dry hills of the southern part of the island.
Grave as such is in rather good condition, but some effort should be done to clearly mark where it is located (poor signage and only in Greek)....More
The day was rainy so we decided to visit the south part of the island. The grave is close to the natura settlement where you can also see the local skyrian horses the the island is famous about.
Also some strange stone sculptures are all...More
“If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England.”In the First World War, Tris Boukes Bay (on the south-west of the island) was used as anchorage for hospital ships treating the wounded...More
Despite being close to the road down to the military area it is difficult to find as there is no obvious sign posting. Worth checking on Google earth before yo set off. A white splodge and the photo locations will help orientate you when you...More
Brooke is part of Skyros newer history, pay a visit to his grave, if you have a car. At the grave you will read one of his famous poems Soldier. Place is isolated, but you will have beautiful views on your way there.
Rupert Brooke died on his way to Gallipoli in a warship moored at Tris Boukes Bay off the island of Skyros. His body was brought ashore and buried in an olive grove. The original simple grave was replaced by a tomb commissioned by his mother...More