World-renowned for their ornithological, archaeological and cultural significance, the Skellig Islands lay out to sea and can be reached by visitors on a small boat from Portmagee, Ballinskelligs or Caherdaniel. Skellig Michael, or Great Skellig, is a mysterious and awe-inspiring place where tourists flock all year round. 1,300 years ago, early Christian monks built a hermitage here, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the coastal village of Portmagee you'll also find the Skelligs Experience Visitor Centre, where you can follow an audio-visual tour recreating the magic of the Skellig region and enjoy its history. At the near St. Finian’s Bay, a great pleasure awaits: Europe’s most westerly chocolate factory, Skelligs Chocolate - where you can enjoy a warm hot chocolate as the waves crash on the beach outside.