Syros Galissas beach

General information

Galissas Beach Syros: Galissas is the most popular beach resort on the island of Syros, located approximately 5 km from Ermoupolis, the island's capital town. It is actually a small bay; the waters are safe, thus ideal for families with small kids.

The seashore is golden sandy and short trees along the coast provide some sort of shade. The beach has been awarded the EU Blue Flag award, which assures the cleanness of its waters. Windsurfing is a very popular activity on this resort and there are also chances to practice other water sports.

Many accommodation options also lay by the seaside as well as traditional taverns, cafes and beach bars. Another beach, Armeos beach, is within a walking distance from Galissas and can be reached following a narrow path, after you pass the church of Agia Pakou.

Best Hotels & Accommodations

Dolphin Bay

4 stars

Dolphin Bay Family Beach Resort is situated a few meters away from the sandy beach of Galissas. Featuring a large swimming pool, the hotel offers all types of facilities, including a restaurant and a bar. It is family-friendly and provides spacious rooms with a relaxing atmosphere.


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1 Review
  • tonianagn 30 Jun 2008
    Great for windsurfing
    I love windsurfing and the only beach proper to practise it on Syros is Galissas. Of course, it gets very popular but if you go early in the morning or late in the evening, it is less crowded and you will not fear to harm someone while on your board. The sea is warm and clean and afetr bath, you can sit at the taverns and enjoy your meal. Not far from Ermoupolis and easy to go. The road there is OK but you have to leave the car at a parking area and then walk a little to the beach.