Skyros is a charming travel destination, with villages with little houses, winding streets and steps. Many of these houses have unusual dark roofs covered by “melagki” (a clay soil that keeps the houses cool from the heat of the sun). Many of the houses in the countryside feature charming traditional interior decoration. As well as a strong farming and construction tradition, Skyros has a rich heritage in folk art, including pottery, wood carved furniture and embroidery, and an impressive Folklore Museum. Other attractions on Skyros include the Agios Georgios (St. George) Monastery and the Venetian castle in the Chora, and Tris Boukes harbour, with the grave of English poet Rupert Brookes nearby.