SYROS TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Syros on our travel guide! Syros belongs to the Cyclades island group, in the Aegean sea. It might not be as popular as its neighboring Mykonos, Santorini, and Paros, but that’s where this island’s charm lies. Boasting the beautiful Cycladic landscape, minus the crowds, Syros Greece is a top choice for those who want to chill out and relax in the Greek islands.
The capital of Syros island, Ermoupoli, is considered one of the most picturesque Cyclades capitals. No wonder why! Venetian mansions, spectacular sunset views, narrow alleys, neoclassical buildings, and impressive catholic and orthodox churches ooze a fairytale charm!
Ideal for families and couples who seek a romantic, yet laid-back holiday destination, Syros has an elegant and nostalgic vibe that enchants every visitor.
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Sitting in the heart of the Aegean Sea, Syros is a mixture of 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 of Syros island and also the orthodox town of Syros, is an architectural gem! Colorful mansions, neoclassical buildings, imposing orthodox churches and squares, create the most postcard-perfect place in Syros! For a dip into the culture of Ermoupolis, visit the Town Hall building, which was created by Ernst Ziller, Apollo Theater and Pallas cinema.
Hiking the hill above Ermoupoli, you’ll find the Catholic town of Syros, Ano Syros. While Ermoupoli boasts a Venetian beauty, Ano Syros is the typical Cycladic town with whitewashed houses and narrow alleys. Ano Syros seems to have been made for strolls! Wander at its narrow little lanes, visit the Renaissance Cathedral of Saint George and marvel at the breathtaking view to Ermoupolis. Let this place bewitch you!
The island’s coastline is fringed with beautiful Syros beaches, the most popular of which are located on the southern side of the island. The best Syros beaches are Kini beach, Galissa beach, Delfini beach, and Dellagratsia beach.
Syros is famous for one thing in particular: Syros Easter! Every spring, Ermoupolis bursts with life, as it is the center of the Easter festivities. People from all over the world go to Syros to live the original Greek Easter experience, including Easter, treats, gospel chanting in the island’s beautiful churches, holy processions, religious hymns, and feasts.
Syros holidays is, hands down, a truly unique experience!
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HOW TO GET TO SYROS?
The most popular way to reach Milos is by ferry but the island can also be reached by plane.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Syros! From Syros sightseeing to activities and from Syros tours, to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Syros holidays experience!
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.
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 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 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 is a beautiful and organized beach, lined up with cozy accommodations, fish taverns and some water sports centers.
Megas Gialos is a nice and quiet beach on the island. It has some accommodations to stay and lovely fish taverns along the coast.