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Bourtzi Beach, Skiathos

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Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • We went to bourtzi Café for breakfast and I ordered a Greek yogurt with fruits and honey, and it was awful. The yogurt was terrible and of very low quality and as for the fruits there were only a few....  more »
  • We had a lovely walk around here before dinner.There are lots of little places to take photos and the views are incredible.  more »
  • If u visit lovely island in Greece - Skiathos, u have to visit also gorgeous small island Bourtzi, the green peninsula that naturally separates old from new harbor. As you approach the island by...  more »
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  • A beautiful place with a magical view of skiathos!
  • Let's go for coffee and a drink in Bourtzi of Skiathos ... The store is crazy. Very good service... And very beautiful view. One day in beautiful Skiathos and I went crazy .. I also write the story of Bourtzi .. Bourtzi is a small peninsula in the port of Skiathos, which used to be a fortress. It was founded by the Gizi family, who occupied Skiathos in 1027. The fortress was surrounded by ramparts and loopholes, while on the left and right of the gate it had two round towers. Bourtzi was formerly called "Kastelli of Agios Georgios", due to the small church of Agios Georgios that existed inside. It was destroyed in 1660, when it was occupied by the Venetian admiral Morosini, while in 1823 it was a stronghold of the Revolutionaries against the Turks and after the liberation it functioned as a disinfectant. In 1906 a primary school was built in the center of the peninsula which was donated by Andreas Syggros. The bust of Papadiamantis was placed at its entrance in 1925. Today Bourtzi is a place of recreation, offering a magnificent view and is overgrown with pine trees. Only a few remnants of the walls have survived from the old fortress, while the primary school has been turned into a cultural center, which includes, among other things, a summer theater, where performances are given every summer. Finally, there is a municipal café on site, where you can enjoy your coffee or drink.

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