Holidays in Syros

Syros Holidays 

Being aware of the needs of the Greek traveler and especially of the modern foreigner one, who sometimes is in awe of the abundance of information on the internet, the well experienced team of Greecehotelholiday.com has a suggestion for everyone’ s taste. With over 35 years of expertise in tourism in Greece, we have compiled a comprehensive guide to questions usually asked when one plans holidays in Syros: how do I get there, where do I stay, what can I see and do in Syros? What about transportation on the island?

Holidays in Greece 

Considering Greece to be a magical place for your vacation, we urge you to visit the sections Greek Islands, Thematic Holidays, and why not the Mainland of Greece. We believe that every little part of Greece has a thrilling travelling experience to offer.

Syros travel, tourism info

Syros is the capital of the Cyclades Islands, located near Tinos and Mykonos. It had been an urban centre since the 19th century, with strong naval connections, flourishing economy and a strong cultural identity, with significant historical people such as Markos Vamvakaris, Theofilos Kairis, Georgios Souris etc. It has population roughly 25 thousands residents, orthodox and Catholics and her capital is Ermoupolis "The Sovereign of Aegean" built in the hills that surround the harbor. You will charm immediately by her impressive architecture which is perhaps the unique classic city that has remained in Greece. An architecture of that witness the history of Syros that begins from the ancient years and leads in today. A combination of old with the new, classic with the modern.
The northern part of island is named Apano Meria (Above Side) and is mountainous, while in the southern part that is flat we find most settlements, villages and beaches of Syros. Apano Meria with her picturesqueness and her calm calls you to explore her while the streets and the paths are minimal but you lead through a astonishing landscape with rocks, caves, bridges in the virgin beaches of the island. On the contrary the southern part of Syros has excellent roads that connect all the villages between them but also with Ermoupoli. The cities here are developed tourist with modern Hotels installations and organized beaches.
The combination of natural beauty, his culture that it exudes but also the hospitality of her residents is unique and it will make your holidays in Syros unforgettable.

Syros useful info

Ermoupolis Council +30 22810 82500
Police Station +30 22810 82620
Airport +30 22810 87025
Port Authority +30 22810 88888
Syros Hospital +30 22810 86666
Hellenic Tourist Information +30 22810 82375
Taxi +30 22810 84222
 


Holiday packages, Offers for Syros

Holiday packages for Syros

Greecehotelholiday.com, is the site that enables you to create online, easily and quickly, your own holiday package to Syros. We can assure you that you can make any booking with us, whether it is airplane or ferry tickets, hotels, car rental.

If you visit, do not miss the opportunity to follow the paths and attractions that you recommend. You can combine your holidays with short visits to nearby islands like Tinos or Mykonos to create your own unique holiday.

For all of these use the online booking engines presented to you.

Syros Ferry Tickets, Ship Itineraries, Special Offers

Booking ferry tickets for Syros

Book your ferry tickets for Syros online with us, then collect your ticket at the port before your departure, from the special ticket kiosks. - Please note that some ship companies do not offer this service. If the case is so, we post your tickets well in advance.

Ship itinerary information for Syros

Syros port, Ermoupoli, can be reached by ferry boat, mainly from the ports of Piraeus and Lavrio. Also, there is access from the nearby islands, such as Paros, Naxos, Andros, Milos, Mykonos, Amorgos, Tinos, Folegandros, Kimolos, Kythnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Sikinos, Ios. Koufonissia, Ikaria, Fournoi, Santorini, Anafi, Astypalea, Donousa, Irakleia, Kea, Schinoussa, Kos, Leros, Patmos, Rodos, Thirasia by ferry boat or sea-taxi. The duration of your trip varies depending on the route and type of ship (conventional or high speed one). When booking your chosen ferry tickets for Syros online, you will be informed of the precise time of arrival. Being a popular destination, Syros is connected with many other islands. Ship connections are available for Cycladic islands, Dodacanese and Crete. Since ship itineraries change according to season, your are advised to check our online booking system for up-to-date information.

Special offers for ferry tickets to Syros

It is important to note that most ship companies offer discounts for return tickets. Keep in mind that if you want to visit a nearby island, you are strongly advised to buy in advance a return ticket for your destination.

Air tickets to Syros, Flights, Special Offers

Booking Air tickets for Syros

The Syros airport is connected with the main airports of Greece.

Book your flights easily and quickly through our online booking system. Telephone booking is also available for those who do not want to use a credit card. Syros airport is the airport "Dimitrios Bikelas" which is located about 3 km from the center of Syros. Syros served by light aircraft which means small capacity . It is therefore very important to keep in mind the need for early booking , especially in summer season or during peak periods eg Easter to ensure your air ticket.

Flights to Syros

Domestic flights

Flights from Athens Eleftherios Venizelos airport to Syros are daily and, depending on the period of year, become more frequent. Flights last 35 minutes approximately and the types of aircrafts vary.

The airplane carrier is Olympic Air.

To receive the most-up-to-date information on flights, please refer to our online booking for tickets, as schedules and flights to Syros change.

Special offers and cheap tickets to Syros

To get the best deals early booking is required. Visit Greecehotelholiday.com and find cheap tickets for Syros. Take profit from low cost airline and last-minute bookings, as well. Don't forget to use your airmile bonus card.

Hotels in Syros, Hotel Guide, Special Offers

Hotel Guide

Greecehotelholiday.com provides you with a complete and up-to-date guide for hotel accommodation. You can find your favourite accommodation searching either by location, or by hotel name. 

Luxury Hotels in Syros

If you would like to search for Luxury Hotels in Syros (Luxury hotels, boutique hotels, 4 or 5 star hotels) search under the section Luxury Hotels.

Cheap Hotels in Syros

If you are searching for Cheap Hotels in Syros (rooms, apartments 3, 2, and 1 star hotels) search under the section Cheap Hotels.

Special Hotel Offers in Syros

If you are looking for special offers visit our section Hotel Offers in Greece.

Booking Hotels in Syros

When browsing the hotel list for Syros, and clicking on the link "online booking", you 'll be first shown the hotels that offer online booking. By pressing on the button 'Book & Prices' you reach the online booking machine for the selected hotel.

Car rental in Syros, Special Offers

Rent a car

To avoid the trouble of taking your own car to Syros, we urge you to book one online, through our car rental service. Thus, you are free to wander all over the island and visit sites and places that are not easily reachable by bus.

Car rental pickup points

Car rental pickup points are the airport (Syros-airport), the port (Syros-port) and SW in Talanta just 4 km from the city center. These are all easily accessible locations when arriving on the island. Please check our online booking machine, for any changes concerning the car rental pickup points.

Car rental offers

The car rental rates that you will find on our online booking system are advantageous, and by browsing there you will find car rental offers in Syros. You can compare the car rental cost with that of transfering your own car to the island by ferry, and so decide what is more convenient to you depending on the duration of your vacation.

Excursions and special places of interest in Syros

Excursions and tours in Syros

The Industrial Museum in Ermoupoli has an old machinery collection originating from the factories of this town as well as an archive of oral testimonies.
The Art Gallery of the Cyclades, with permanent collections and periodical exhibitions.
In the Cemetery of Aghios Georgios, essentially an open-air museum, you can observe headstones and works of Greek and foreign artists.
The Ecclesiastical Museum of Ermoupolis is housed in the church of Metamorfosi.
The Museum of Cycladic Art, housed in the Municipal cultural Center, next to the town hall exhibits replicas of works exhibited in the Goulandris Cycladic Art Museum.
The Museum of the Ano Syros Municipality houses a collection of instruments and household accesories.
The Pancycladic Archaeological Museum, housed in the town hall of Ermoupoli. Its major collection comprises inscriptions gathered in 1834 by Ioannis Kokkonis. Later, Prehistoric findings of Chalandriani archaeological site were added to the collection.
The Markos Vamvakaris Museum, housed in the residence of the great rebetiko composer of Syros, renovated in 1995. The Museum's collection comprises personal items and testimonies concerning the life of the composer.
Syros has many picturesque churches, of which the main ones are:
Metamorphosis, the Metropolis of Syros, which was built in 1824. Agios Nikolaos (the rich), the district Vaporia, the Assumption, the district Psariana, Evanyelistria is the cathedral of the Catholics of the island and others.

Finally, the Municipal Theater "Apollon", an emblem of economic and cultural development of Syros was built in 1864 and designed by the Italian architect Pietro Sampo. The two-storey building located at the end of the road Melina Mercouri on the square I Vardaka is simple externally marble the central part of the main side.

Places of interest in Syros

Syros island has been dowered with the most beautiful beaches of Cyclades. Most of the popular beaches of the island are located south-eastern of the island. The island allocates organised beaches, with the ability of water sports, taverns and bars.
The beaches are mostly sandy with pebbles and natural shades.  Galissas, Agathopes, Megas Yialos, Dellagrazia, Azolimnos and Foinikas, with the equipped marina are from the most organised beaches of island. In Ermoupolis, there are pebble beaches at Ayios Nikolaos off the Vaporia quarter and at Taliro, Vangelidi, and Kymata. The beaches Varvaroussa, Aetos, Leia, Grammata, Megas Lakos, Marmari and Avlaki are located in the north-western part of the island; they are accessible only by boat or guided hiking from Apano Meria.

Thematic tours in Syros

Syros is considered to be a remarkable destination in the world for :

Family Tourism

Gastronomy.

Restaurants and nightlife in Syros

Syros will satisfy everyone’s taste in food. From the little picturesque restaurants with their traditional dishes, the tempting starter-dishes at the various ouzeri places to the taverns and fish taverns with their wonderful aromas that will definitely make you hungry, you will not know where to start from. Most of the nightlife of Syros island is concentrated in Ermoupolis; clubs, bars and cafes are filling the capital, particularly on the way out from the town, in the area of Limokathartiria, an area wit hold cleansing buildings transformed into bars and nightclubs. Piano bars, jazz clubs, ambiance music, pop music and more can be found in the many bars and clubs of Ermoupolis as well as in the bars and night-clubs of Galissas and Finikas. Syros is the only island and one of the few places in Greece to have a casino which is located in Ermoupolis.

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