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S (Skiathos Island)

The local traditional architecture of Skiathos, which is today continually disappearing, does not have a strict island character. On the contrary, it is a combination of a village in Pelion and an island village, with neoclassical elements.
Certainly, all these elements are influenced by the mentality, the preferences and the needs of the local people. The houses are small in their majority, built close to each other and with two floors. They are built of stone while their external walls are whitewashed. There are mainly two types of houses, rural and manor - houses.
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In the island of Skiathos nowadays, the narrow streets are mostly traced by chance; they are picturesque and made of stone slabs. These slabs are placed vertically on the ground in herringbone pattern to ease the flow of rainwater away and to make their structure more stable. In the places where the streets are very narrow and crooked, the corners of the houses are cut in such a way so that walking through them is facilitated. There are small squares in various spots inside the city, made either by chance or to emphasize something such as churches, fountains or other similar constructions.

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