Syros for how many days? One to Three days

Syros, an island with a rich culture, stands proudly in the center of the Aegean Sea. Well-connected with other islands by ferry, the island has a capital famous for its architecture and nice beaches to relax.

In brief, we recommend staying 3 to 5 days in order to visit most points of interest and a couple of charming beaches. You can take inspiration from our bucket list with the top things to see & do in Syros.

Below, you can have a look at our excursion suggestions for 1, 2, or 3 days on the island of Syros.

First Day: Ermoupolis and Ano Syros

Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros, used to be a busy trade center in the past; that is still apparent through its wonderful architecture. The elegant mansions with the Venetian style and the Neoclassical buildings of Ermoupolis come in contrast to the traditional Cycladic architecture of the other villages of the island.

The highlight of Ermoupolis is Miaouli Square, where you can see the impressive Town Hall and the exceptional Apollo Theatre. The most picturesque neighborhood of the area is Vaporia, the quarter where nobles built their mansions, which is ideal for strolling.

Later on, you should head to Ano Syros, a lovely settlement above Ermoupolis. From the square of Ano Syros, you get the best view of Ermoupolis and the busy port. This is the spot we recommend enjoying a coffee at, as it offers the best view on the island.

In the afternoon, you can go for a swim in Kini, a sandy beach about 10 km east of Ermoupolis. Lovely taverns and cafeterias and many tourist facilities are located by the sea. This beach may be organized but generally remains calm.

View on map: First day in Syros

Second Day: Galissas and Poseidonia

First day as described above.
A very popular tourist resort in Syros is Galissas, a sandy organized beach on the western side of the island. This beach has beach bars and cafeterias that stay open from early in the morning until the evening.

After a swim in Galissas, consider heading south to Finikas and Possidonia, two fishing villages with charming beaches to swim and fishing taverns to try traditional dishes.

View on map: Second day in Syros

Third Day: Vary and Megas Gialos

First and Second day as described above.
On the third day, we suggest visiting Vary, situated about 8 km from Ermoupolis. This is a seaside village with a sandy beach that hosts taverns, shops, and some accommodations. Then, you can continue your trip to Megas Gialos, another organized beach with shallow, clean water, and Azolimnos, one of Syros' most famous beaches.

View on map: Third day in Syros



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