Capital of the Cyclades, Syros offers a choice between a large port city crowned with an old labyrinthine town, beautiful beaches and a very wild hinterland.

We have created 360-degree strolls, city side, in Ermoupoli and (as a world premiere) in Ano Syros, and, beach side, in Finikas, on the west coast.

As in all our other panoramic creations, we have integrated virtual tours of local companies that we personally recommend.

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Built in 1600, renovated in 1792 and enlarged in 1873, the church Agia Paraskevi is private but it is possible to visit it. Nestled in the greenery in the mountains above Ermoupoli, it belongs to a shipowner. Curiously enough, it is not very well known but it is worth a visit.
In 1936, a resident of Ermoupoli had a vision that led to the discovery of an icon of Saint Dimitrios. The beautiful Byzantine style church of Agios Dimitrios was built on the site of the discovery, to welcome the boats arriving on the island. Since then, the ships arriving or leaving the port sound their siren when passing by and the priest answers them by ringing the bells.
There is nothing special about the village of Alithini, except that it offers extraordinary plunging views to Ermoupoli and Ano Syros. It is also the starting point of the road leading up to the beautiful church of Agia Paraskevi.
A stone's throw from Galissas Beach, one of the most popular seaside destinations in Syros, Alpha Rent-a-Car offers a fleet of new vehicles in perfect condition at very attractive prices.
The capital of Syros is actually a double city: the lower part, where the port is located, is Ermoupolis, while the whole old town, stepped on the slopes of the highest hill, is Ano Syros, a picturesque maze of alleys and stairs. It's rather steep, but it's a must visit!
Seen from the outside, the famous Apollon Theater looks very austere. The enchantment begins when you walk in...
A very comfortable renovated hotel, overlooking a square where you will find a bus station, taxis, cafes and a bakery.
5km south of Ermoupoli, on the east coast of Syros, the sandy beach of Azolimnos is lined with restaurants and cafes. The beach is not very big but you can take beautiful walks along the coast.
Located in the heights of Kini, with an amazing view on the bay, Captain's Boutique B'n'B is a premium choice for a stay in Syros in any season.
Ermoupoli is one of the most fascinating cities of the Cyclades. While Piraeus was still a fishing village, the port of Syros was the largest in Greece. Crowned by the old town of Ano Syros, Ermoupoli and its marble streets are a must for any trip to the Cyclades.
Ethrion Hotel is located in one of the most historic spots of Ermoupolis, where resided the old French consulate, in a quiet pedestrian alley.
Finikas is one of the most popular seaside destinations of Syros. Named after the ancient Phoenicians who used it as a port protected from the north winds, it is the second natural port of the island after the port of Ermoupolis.
The most famous of all the beaches of Syros... therefore the most overcrowded! This does not prevent it from being really superb. Taverns, bars, hotels, a long sandy beach, equipped, where you will watch amazing sunsets. The seabed is sandy and gently sloping, so Galissas is a perfect choice for families with kids.
Cross Syros from east to west from Ermoupolis and you arrive at this beautiful seaside destination sheltered from the wind. Two beaches, some taverns along the shore, many possibilities of accommodation. An excellent choice if sea and beach are your priorities during your stay!
A beautiful golden sandy beach, crystal clear waters, a few umbrellas, a small bar... a real little paradise near Poseidonia, south-west of Syros.
Formerly named Della Grazia, this big village was during the 19th century the summer residence of the wealthy Syriots. Nowadays, there is still some aristocratic atmosphere, with amazing mansions, often pretentious but always of great architectural interest. In summer, it's a nice seaside destination, close to many beaches.
Beautiful and comfortable apartments for your stay in one of the most famous seaside resorts of Syros. Quiet and close to the village and the beaches.
The whole northern part of Syros is totally wild and ideal for hiking and discovering secret beaches. A little more than 1 km after San Michalis is the end of the road. To go further or to go down to the beaches below, bring good shoes, a hat and water. Before that, take a break to discover the hamlet, its pretty church and picturesque tavern!
An excellent restaurant very close to Miaoulis Square. A large shaded terrace and a beautiful vaulted room.
Nestling at the end of a sheltered bay on the south coast of the island, the sandy beach of Vari is one of the most popular in Syros. It is a small beach surrounded by hotels and tavernas, located 8km from Ermoupoli, 4km from the beach of Azolimnos and 7km from Poseidonia.
When you get off the ferry, cross the road and take a few dozen meters to the right to find this travel agency that offers many services.
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