Most villages of Syros are small yet picturesque. They are obviously a mixture of the Venetian and the Cycladic architectural style. Ermoupolis and Ano Syros are the most famous villages, with distinctive architecture and Medieval sense.
Some hotels and accommodation are located around these villages.
After you have seen the best Syros villages, you can also find information about the best beaches in Syros.
Guide to 10 villages
Discover our guide to 10 Syros villages. They are all presented with a detailed description, photos and their location on a map of Syros. For the most popular ones, we also provide information about sightseeing in the area, a selection of hotels and reviews.
Location: On the eastern side of the island
Description: Ermoupolis is the capital and main port of the island. The town distinguishes for its Neoclassical and Venetian architecture.
Location: In a walking distance from Ermoupolis
Description: Ano Syros is the highest quarter of Ermoupolis, the capital of the island. The two towns gradually expand to become one. Ano Syros distinguishes for its elegant architecture and the nice sea view.
Location: 9 km west of Ermoupolis
Description: Kini is a lovely tourist resort on the western side of Syros. Colourful fishing boats moor at the small port and the village offers a beautiful sunset.
Location: 13 km south west of Ermoupolis
Description: A busy tourist resort that owes its name to god Poseidon, Poseidonia has traditional and Neoclassical architecture.
Location: 11 km south west of Ermoupolis
Description: This tourist resort is among the most popular on the island. It has many hotels, taverns, beach bars and watersports along the beach.
Location: 9 km south west of Ermoupolis
Description: Galissas is a lovely tourist resort on the western side of the island. In front of the village, there is a nice beach with shallow water.
Location: 8 km south of Ermoupolis
Description: This is a lovely seaside village that is developing as a busy tourist resort, on the southern side of Syros.
Location: 5 km south east of Ermoupolis
Description: Azolimnos is actually a tourist resort that gets very popular in summer. It has many hotels and an organized beach.
Location: 12 km south of Ermoupolis
Description: Megas Gialos is a popular tourist resort on Syros, located on the southern side of the island.
Location: 10 km north of Ermoupolis
Description: This small village is also called San Mihalis and it is located on the northern side of Syros. It has stone houses and a path leads to an interesting cave.