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Syros Island

Syros is one of the Greek Cyclades Islands located in the Aegean Sea 114 kilometres south east of the mainland port of Piraeus. It's the administrative capital of the archipelago and is home to half of the entire population of the Cyclades. Its cosmopolitan capital city Ermopoulis was the main port of Greece until the 20th century. Many international visitors only stay on the island long enough to change ferries to more glamorous destinations. But linger here long enough and you'll find some fine beaches, excellent walking trails and a bustling city offering chic boutiques, a lively nightlife and first class restaurants.

You can fly to the island via Olympic Airways from Athens and there are daily ferry services to and from Piraeus (four hours). There are also daily ferries to and from the mainland port of Rafina (nearly six hours) and the islands of Paros, Naxos, Andros, Tinos and Crete. Less frequent ferries connect Syros with most of the other main Cycladic islands. A Flying Dolphin fast boat will get you to Piraeus in two and a half hours or to the nearby party island of Mykonos in just 30 minutes. If you're coming here by boat you'll arrive at the island's impressive capital on the east coast. Ermopoulis is named after Hermes, the god of trade and commerce, and is awash with grandiose neoclassical mansions which stand as reminders of a more glorious era.

Once an important Phoenician seaport, Syros went on to become the trading centre of the Cyclades under the Venetians in the 13th century. It heyday came to an end with the advent of steam power and the rise in importance of Piraeus. It's worth spending at least a night or two here to take in the city's main sights, absorb its thriving cultural scene and visit the two charming hill top settlements which overlook the port below. The town's archaeological museum will give you a flavour of the island's rich history which spans nearly 5,000 years. Excavations have revealed evidence of Cycladic settlements on Syros as far back as 2,800 BC.

The archeological site of Kastri in the north is one of the oldest in the Cyclades and whilst there's not a great deal left to see here it's a wonderful area to explore on foot. From here you can reach some idyllic, unspoilt beaches only accessible on foot or by boat. You'll find beautiful but busier resort beaches on the island's west coast accessible by road from Ermopoulis. If you're visiting in August, expect to be joined by hordes of Greek tourists who far outnumber the international variety. The fact that the island retains its essentially Greek character and has not been over-taken by mass tourism is all part of its special charm.

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 Diogenis Hotel
Set in an authentic 19th-century building of Ermoupolis, Diogenis Hotel offers rooms with city or sea views and free wireless internet. The nearest beach is 820 feet away. more...
 Ermoupoli, Syros Annaelle's Apartment
Located in Ermoupoli, a 9-minute walk from Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli and half a mile from Neorion Shipyards, Ermoupoli, Syros Annaelle's Apartment provides accommodations with amenities such as more...
 1901 Hermoupolis
Just 984 feet from Syros Port, 1901 Hermoupolis offers accommodations in Ermoupoli. Guests can enjoy the hammam and the on-site bar. Rooms come with Laura Ashley linens and Tempur mattresses. more...
Offering city views and free WiFi, Homey has accommodations located conveniently in Ermoupoli, within a short distance of Saint Nicholas Church, Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli and Miaouli Square. more...
Located in Ermoupolis Town, just 328 feet from the center, Afroditi offers bright and airy units with free WiFi with well-equipped kitchenettes. Syros Port is 328 feet away. more...
Set on a pedestrian street in a historic location, the family-run Ethrion is 492 feet from Ermoupolis Port and the main square. more...
 Monte Kristo Hotel
Centrally located in Ermoupolis of Syros, Monte Kristo Hotel is housed in a restored 19th-century mansion with carved ceilings, wooden staircases and mural paintings. more...
 Veranda Syros House
Οffering panoramic views over the Aegean Sea, Veranda Syros House is a neoclassical mansion located in Ermoupoli. Saint Nicholas Church is just 656 feet away. WiFi is offered throughout. more...
 νησί luxury apartments
νησί luxury apartments is located in Ermoupoli, a 15-minute walk from Saint Nicholas Church and has air-conditioned accommodations with free WiFi, as well as access to a terrace. more...
 Guesthouse Lila
Lila is a traditional guesthouse occupying a renovated mansion in the picturesque Ermoupolis. The former 19th century French Consulate is a few steps from the center of town and the port. more...
 Wind Tales
Featuring a hilltop location, Wind Tales is located in the Medieval part of Ano Syros, overlooking the Aegean Sea and Ermoupolis Port. The green hotel offers traditional accommodations. more...
Set within 1969 feet of Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli in Ermoupoli, Αίαντας offers accommodations with free WiFi and flat-screen TV. more...
The traditionally-built Ostria is centrally located in the scenic Ermoupolis Town of Syros, within 164 feet from the port and a short walk from restaurants and bars. more...
 Apergis Rooms
Centrally located in Ermoupolis, Apergis Rooms is 197 feet from the historical City Hall and 328 feet from Asteria Beach. It offers self-catered accommodations with free Wi-Fi throughout. more...
 Antouanetta Apartments
Housed in a renovated 19th century building, Antouanetta Apartments is located in Ermoupolis, within a 5-minute walk from the central Miaouli Square. more...
 Villa Marenosta
Set in Ermoupoli, Villa Marenosta offers self-catering accommodations with a terrace and a garden. The unit is 2 mi from Saint Nicholas Church. more...
 Avrofilito Syros Houses
Avrofilito Syros Houses is a complex of 5 self-catering vacation apartments located on the hill of Sklipi, just 1.2 mi from Ermoupolis and 4.3 mi from sandy Galissas beach. more...
 Vizantio Apartments
In the center of Syros, the Sovereign of Cyclades, the hotel is situated near the well-known Apollon Theater and the large Miaouli Square, with the beautiful Town Hall of Ermoupolis. more...
Located a 5-minute walk from Saint Nicholas Church and 0.7 miles from Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli, Habit in Ermoupoli provides air-conditioned accommodations with views of the city and free WiFi. more...
Located in Ermoupoli, near Saint Nicholas Church, Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli and Miaouli Square, Dalliance features free WiFi. more...
 Fiera Guesthouse
Located in Ermoupoli, within a 19-minute walk of Saint Nicholas Church and 300 yards of Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli, Fiera Guesthouse has accommodations with free WiFi throughout the property. more...
 Arhontiko Ermoupolis
Set in a historic 19th-century mansion with unique ceiling paintings, Archontiko Ermoupolis offers a warm and authentic atmosphere in Syros’ picturesque capital Ermoupolis. more...
 Doukas Home
Located in Ermoupoli, a 4-minute walk from Saint Nicholas Church and one mile from Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli, Doukas Home provides accommodations with amenities such as free WiFi and a more...
 Soullas Aparments
Soullas Aparments, a property with a garden, is located in Ermoupoli, a 12-minute walk from Saint Nicholas Church, 1.5 miles from Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli, as well as a 17-minute walk from more...
Located on the top of a hill in Ano Syros, Windmill enjoys panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding area. more...


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