Syros, the charming jewel of the Cyclades
Syros is an island with a strong, cosmopolitan air. Its neoclassical houses, the picturesque alleys, the lacy beaches, the beautiful landscapes but also the rich nature contributes to the beauty of the island and give it a special character.
In the capital of the Cyclades with its rich history and amazing architecture, get lost in the narrow streets, climb high to admire the view.
Take photos with the beautiful houses in the background, admire the churches and discover the quality of life of the locals.
But beyond the awesome capital of the island where Ermoupolis is, it is worth touring the beautiful settlements of the island and admiring the neoclassical and picturesque alleys. Top settlements are Ano Syros, Galissas, Kini, Poseidonia, Azolimnos and Chroussa.
Enjoy the local cuisine in Syros
The gastronomy of Syros is quite interesting and worth tasting, some of its traditional dishes such as the local San Michalis cheese, the quince meat, the sun-dried tomatoes fried with batter, the Syrian sausage, louza, “eagle” pie (with fish and vegetables), halva pie and the famous Syrian loukoumia.
Best time to visit Syros
The ideal time to visit Syros is Easter because the unique all-night atmosphere that is created on the days of Holy Week will give you the feeling that you are traveling back in time. Summer on the other hand is suitable for holidays, rest and swimming especially from May until September.
How to use transportation in Syros
Airport/port transfer options
Access to Syros is done in two ways, by boat and by airplane as it has its own airport. You can reach it by boat from Piraeus and Rafina, as well as from other islands of the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. By airplane the main connection is with the airport of Athens.
If you do not have your own car to move independently and visit the beauties of the island, there are local buses and taxis that will take you wherever you want. Also, in the port, you will find boats that take you to some beaches which are accessible only by the sea.