Syros island in Greece belongs to the Cyclades island group and its authentic style combined with a calm atmosphere are ideal for visitors seeking a destination less busy than the neighboring islands of Santorini, Mykonos or Paros.
Syros is popular among families and couples and the architecture of its main towns is one of the island's biggest highlights!

To help you plan your trip to Syros, we have created a travel guide with all the essential info, including things to do on the island, beaches and sights to visit, hotels, restaurants and pictures from various locations.

Syros has a national airport that serves domestic flights from Athens. Nonetheless, the most popular way to get there is by ferry from Athens (Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio ports). Syros is also connected by ferry to Kythnos, Amorgos, Patmos, Naxos, Tinos, Samos and Crete among many other islands.


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With a location in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Syros Greece has an amazing scenery that combines Cycladic and Venetian architecture.
Just imagine whitewashed houses blending with colorful mansions and big churches, surrounded by the Cycladic nature! Dreamy, right?

Ermoupoli, the capital town of Syros, is an architectural gem!
Colorful mansions, neoclassical buildings, imposing orthodox churches and squares create the most postcard-like scenery!
For a dip into the culture of Ermoupolis, visit the Town Hall building, which was designed by Ernst Ziller, Apollo Theater and Pallas cinema.

Hiking the hill above Ermoupoli, you’ll find the Catholic center of Syros, Ano Syros. While Ermoupoli boasts a Venetian beauty, Ano Syros is a typical Cycladic town with whitewashed houses and narrow alleys.
Ano Syros seems to have been made for strolls! Wander on its narrow little lanes, visit the Renaissance Cathedral of Saint George and marvel at the breathtaking view of Ermoupolis! Let this place bewitch you!

The island’s coastline is fringed with beautiful beaches, the most popular of which are located on the southern side. The best seashores are Kini, Galissa, Delfini, and Dellagratsia.

Syros is also famous for one particular thing: Its Easter holidays! Every spring, Ermoupolis bursts with life, as the center of the Easter festivities. People from all over the world go there to experience the authentic Greek Easter traditions, including treats, gospel chanting in the island’s beautiful churches, holy processions, religious hymns and feasts.

Holidays in Syros are, hands down, a truly unique experience!

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In Syros, you will discover amazing places to stay for all tastes and preferences, including traditional houses, luxurious suites with private pools and charming boutique hotels.
Some of the most popular hotels are Blue Harmony Hotel & Good Life Greece Eco Villas.
The hotels are usually located in the neoclassical alleys of Ermoupolis town or at the island's most popular beaches, such as Galissas and Megas Gialos.


The most popular way to reach Syros is by ferry but the island can also be reached by plane from Athens' International airport. It is also connected by ferry with many other islands.
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Discover the best of Syros! From sightseeing to activities and from tours to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience!

  • Ermoupolis
    Ermoupolis is a town with combined Venetian, Cycladic and Neoclassical architecture. This is a wonderful place to stroll around. In summer, many festivals take place there.
  • Town Hall
    The Town Hall is the most impressive Neoclassical building in Syros. It is located in the central square and was designed by the famous architect Ernst Ziller.
  • Vaporia quarter
    Vaporia is the most picturesque quarter in Ermoupolis. The region is actually lined up with impressive Venetian mansions that give amazing view to the Aegean Sea.
  • Ano Syros
    Ano Syros is a lovely quarter constructed on the slopes of the hill above Ermoupolis. This traditional quarter has a Catholic church on the highest spot.
  • Galissas beach
    Galissas is a beautiful and organized beach, lined up with cozy accommodations, fish taverns and some water sports centers.
  • Megas Gialos beach
    Megas Gialos is a nice and quiet beach on the island. It has some accommodations to stay and lovely fish taverns along the coast.