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For educational trips
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As a head of university excursions, I always try to find time for some educative excursions in the Greek land. Syros is one of the places with great history and culture well-maintained to these days. Especially the architecture of Ermoupolis is stunning, like an open museum showing a vast collection of buildings from the Venetian period and churches with barroque architecture.

My students were impressed by all this beauty, our walks in the picturesque streets, our stops cozy cafes, the amazing beaches and the delicious meals looking at the Aegean sea. The island is not very touristy but it has some nice points. We liked Kini a lot and Galissas. You will find plenty of hidden spots that can offer a serene feeling and others which are very busy. I believe Syros is highly appreciated by elderly people and not so much by the young crowds and especially the party animals.


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zespinaki wrote on Mar 04, 2013

Dear Mary, I have a suggestion for you if you are still interested.

Greek SUMMER HOLIDAY COURSE
Syros, 1 till 9 July 2013

Make the most of your holidays in Greece with a week of sun, sea, culture AND Greek language lessons! Come with us and discover the fantastic Greek island of Syros and practice your Greek Language skills!!! Lessons take place in the morning, so that you will have plenty of time to enjoy your vacation too! For those who wish more than sea, sun and greek lessons, there is an optional program including excursions, sighseeings and small trips!!

For extra information, do not hesitate to contact me : grieksecursus@gmail.com


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The jewel of Cyclades islands
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Hi, everybody! Last summer I found myself for two whole weeks on the island of Syros as I had registered for an intensive course of Modern Greek with a school called OMILO, based in Athens. I did not know what to expect but the whole thing turned out to be a unique experience! The classes took place in a small picturesque village called Azolimnos, just a ten minute ride from Ermoupolis, the capital of the island. What I found really fantastic was that in a distance of only 10 meters from the place where the classes were held, you would find yourself swimming in a crystal-clear turquoise sea! Not to mention the free chairs and umbrellas! (after this we visited Mykonos, where we had to pay a small fortune for two chairs and an umbrella!!!)

Along the beach there is a variety of tavernas with the most delicious and unpretentious food ever! Make sure you visit Petros' place for home-made food, if you are lucky enough you may listen to him playing the bouzouki late in the evening! Once he played for OMILO's students, if you like rebetika, this is your man! He even gave bouzouki lessons to the wife of one of the students! "Filomila" is also a great choice with more "sophisticated" Greek cuisine! Don't forget to taste pantzarosalata (beetroot salad) and humus!

Apart from top quality teaching (thank you all teachers, you are fantastic, sorry I made your life a misery!), the OMILO staff made sure we got a taste of Greek culture too. In the summer Syros hosts a big variety of cultural events. If you like opera, dancing, music, theatre, go for it! The teachers even took us to see Olympia Dukakis performing at Apollo theatre in Ermoupolis (such a beautiful theatre, it was modeled after the La Scala di Milano Opera House!!)! A stunning performance, Dukakis was amazing! You can finish off your cultural evening with great food at OINOPNEVMATA, by the famous big square of Ermoupolis or at Lilis' place in Ano Syros, you will never forget the breathtaking view from its huge balcony! The good thing about being in a big group of students was that we could all share plates, practically the whole menu! :)

By the way, stin igeia sas, my dearest friends, I hope I see you all again in Syros this summer! Anna, you promised me! :)


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signella wrote on Feb 13, 2012

Could you please advise me, where I can signe up for modern greek classes? How long they will last and how much approx it may cost.

greeka
greeka wrote on Feb 14, 2012

There are few Greek language courses that take place in summer in Greece. Have a look at their websites
http://www.omilo.com/cms/index.php?lang=en
http://www.greekingreece.gr/

If anyone else is familiar with another course, feel free to suggest


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Very nice island
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A friend of mine lives in Syros so this past summer I had the opportunity to spend a few days there. She is staying in Hermoupolis, a town where the architecture of the buildings and the Venetian style is quite impressive. We visited Ano Syros on foot, the highest spot of the town. The small streets, the gardens and the view from the square will charm visitors. The island has some very nice beaches.

My friend suggested we go to Galissas which is among the most popular beaches and then enjoy a nice drink in the beach bars there. You might also like Finikas and Agathopes, though they are less busy than Galissas. Syros is full of tourists in the summer period, so even if you go alone you won't feel lonely.



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Perfect place to stay
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Just came back from Greece where we stayed at Reggina for a week. We were 12 persons (two families) and had three separate appartments. We had a perfect week on a beautiful island and I can't think of a better place to stay than Reggina. The place is so well looked after by Vagelis and his mother. Nice and clean, a beautiful pool, good location and an unpayable view from the terrace. We really enjoyed our stay! Hope to come back!!
Greetings from Lennart and Johan with families


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romeo954 wrote on Jul 25, 2010

Wonderful place to stay while in Syros. Excellent apartment, very new and spotless clean with an excellent pool, terrace and so close to the beach. Syros is a bustling island with a vibrant capital and well hidden beaches. Our family truly enjojed the stay thanks to the excellent accomodations and the kidness of the owners. Anna, Romeo, Angela and Oliver from Montreal.


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Calm moments on the beach
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A quick ferry ride from Piraeus, Syros was an impressive view as we were approaching the port. The two large churches on two hills on one and the other side of the town, the houses along the hill, the large port were the marks of a lovely town. Our hotel was in Galissas, so we took a cab (12 euros for 6 miles) cause we had the hell of luggage with us to wait for the bus. Nice and clean, the room had view to the beach, which wasn't that busy but it had nice beach bars all along. Fish taverns in that beach were the best we tried on Syros. Kini had also a couple of good taverns, but Galissas was far better. Nightlife for us was restrained to the lounge beach bars in Galissas, didn't see what is on in the rest of the island. Beaches on Syros were the type of sandy with maybe some soft pebble on the shore. We rented a car for two days to see the island, but if you don't actually want to move much, you don't need the car. The bus to the Town and other beaches was good and frequent.



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Need only your swimming tank
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Ermoupolis had very few things in common with the towns in other islands. Except for the big port and the gift shops, it didn't have the blue and white colours of Cyclades. Its colours were more earthy (brown, yellow, pink and grey) and the houses were Neoclassical rather than traditional. The paved paths were adorable and in every corner you had nice views of the port or the town.

The best view is from the square in Ano Syros. Actually you don't need a bus to go there. Walking will be more fun. Ano Syros and Ermoupolis are getting like one town. In Ano Syros, you will also see a nice museum dedicated to a Greek musician and many bouzoukis are exhibited inside.

To get good beaches on Syros, you don't have to go far. Our hotel was in Galissas and I think we choose the best location on the island. The beaches of Galissas and Vary were the best for me and we had a great time in both. I like it in Greece that you find food anywhere and it is very good that there are taverns on the beaches. So, after swimming, you eat and spend all the day out of the hotel. We actually use the hotel only for sleeping and taking a bath in our vacations. We usually get out in the morning and return at night. After all, the only thing we need in our Greek vacations is a swimming tank and a sun lotion!



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Very untouristic feeling
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We went to Syros the first week of July to attend the Opera Festival at the Apollo Theatre. We had a fabulous time on the island. We loved that the cruise ships had not spoiled Syros and that it had a very untouristy feel. Most Greek islands we have visited are packed with tourists and hotels, but Syros seemed more calm and quiet to us.

Beaches were clean and partly organized. If you drove around the island, you could find many nice coves to swim. Our favourite beach was Kini. Galissas was also nice as a village, but the beach was far too crowded than the other beaches on Syros. Stay at least a week, if not more, to enjoy all the island. There are not many sites or museums to see but the nature is nice.

Swimming and eating were our favorite activities. We had only one negative eating experience in Pireaus when we were charged eighty euro for a fish. Otherwise, food is fresh, delicious and reasonable everywhere in Greece.



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Walk in Vaporia
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The most impressive thing in Syros was the Town and mostly a neighbourhood called Vaporia. It means Ships in Greek and they were picturesque. old, tall mansions right in front of the harbour line. Cafeterias at this place were great, with nice view. Best beach was Galissas and most hotels on Syros are located there. Our room was on a hill and from the balcony we could see all the bay of Galissas. If you want beach bars, you will also go there. Kini and Vari beaches are also nice, but buses don't go there very often. I suggest you rent a car in Syros, or better a motorbike if you have licence for this. It will make your vacations much more easier and you will not face a parking problem, which is an issue in all Greece.



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Best fish on Galissas
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I had the best meal on Galissas, grilled fresh fish especially cooked by Mr Giannis with green peppers, onion and oreganum. I couldn't stop tasting my figures. I was going there every day and eat the same food for three days. Excellent!! I don't remember the name of the tavern now, something with a mermaid... You will find it in Galissas beach, it has a picture with a blonde mermaid at the entrance.



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Lovely traditional pictures
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We stayed only for three days in Syros and didn't see much except for Ermoupolis, Ano Syros and the beach of Galissas. Ermoupolis was a great town, so elegant and so authentic. You could see Neoclassical buildings and old houses in every corner. Ano Syros was not as impressive in architecture but you could have great views to the sea. There were children playing in the square and old men in the traditional coffee shops. I loved these pictures, it reminded me of old, good times. Galissas beach was fine, just a clean but crowded beach to swim with a lot of beach bars.



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