Syros Suggested excursions
Syros, an island with rich culture, stands proudly in the center of the Aegean Sea. Well connected with other islands by ferry, Syros has a capital famous for its architecture and nice beaches to relax.
One day in Syros: Ermoupolis and Ano Syros
Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros, used to be a rich trade center in the past, which is depicted today in 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 on Syros.
Later on, go to Ano Syros, a nice village almost attached to Ermoupolis. From the square of Ano Syros, you get the best view of Ermoupolis and the busy port. This is the coffee spot with the best view on the island.
In the afternoon, go for a swim in Kini, a sandy beach about 10 km east of Ermoupolis. Lovely taverns and cafeterias can be found by the beach and many tourist facilities. This beach is organized but generally, it remains calm.
View on map: First day in Syros
Two days in Syros: Galissas and Poseidonia
1st 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 till the evening.
View on map: Second day in Syros
Three days in Syros: Vari and Megas Gialos
1st and 2nd days as described above.
On the third day, head south to Vari, about 8 km from Ermoupolis. This is a seaside, tourist village with a sandy beach. Then, continue to Megas Gialos, another organized beach with shallow, clean water.
View on map: Third day in Syros