Syros is a Greek island in the Cyclades group and is located in the Aegean Sea, south-east of Athens. The largest towns on the island are Vari, Ano, Syros, and Ermoupoli. Syros is home to many wonderful beaches, churches, statues, and other monuments. Here are some of the reasons why you should visit this Greek island:
Kini Beach is located just 10 km from the island’s capital of Ermoupoli. Kini Beach is an organized beach with sunbeds and umbrellas. The elevated level of this beach allows for amazing views, especially of the sunset. In the village you will find places to eat. Achladi Beach is located 8 km from Ermoupoli.
It is a family friendly beach that is perfect for a day of relaxation. The water is clean, calm, and safe for children. Water sports are also available. When you want to eat, there is a seafront tavern for your convenience. Galissas Beach is another on the island that is fully organized. Enjoy the clear water, golden sand, and nearby taverns.
Agios Georgios Church located in Ano Syros was built in 1839 as a one-aisled church. After a number of disasters, the church was reconstructed and in the 20th century became a three-aisled basilica with the addition of the chapels of Agia Thekla and Agios Andreas. You can get to this church via taxi, which will take you to the top of the hill where it’s located. The church located in Kini is a small church. It’s close proximity to Kini Beach makes it a wonderful place to visit if you’re in the area. Saint Nicholas Church in Ermoupoli is a Byzantine church. Construction of the church was completed in 1870. The church is two stories with a beautiful marble staircase.
Touring the Island
When visiting Syros, there are a few types of tours you can take depending on your interests. If you enjoy being in nature, there are hiking tours available. If you love cooking and eating, there are food tours you can take that involve shopping at local markets, cooking, and have authentic Greek food experiences. Boat tours are available if you love to be on the water. Imagine taking in the view of the island from your place on a boat.
Built in 1876, the Town Hall of Ermoupoli is one of the most impressive in all Greece. The architecture of the building was inspired by three different architecture styles: Tuscan style on the first floor, Ionic on the second floor, and Corinthian in the towers of the building. Today the Town Hall contains courts, the land registry, and the archaeological museum. Pherecydes Cave is on the road to Ano Syros. This is the cave where philosopher and theogonist poet Pherecydes would reside during the winter months in 6th century BC.
As you can see, there are a lot of things to do on the Greek island of Syros. There is so much to explore and enjoy on the island that you won’t need to go anywhere else!