Syros is one of the top choices for tourists who travel to Greece. This picturesque Cycladic Island has magnificent Venetian mansions, beautiful sunset views, impressive churches, narrow alleys, white-washed houses, neoclassical buildings and panoramic views. Unlike Mykonos, Santorini and Paros, this Greek destination is known for its laid-back lifestyle. Traveling from Mykonos, this island takes nearly an hour to get too and is well worth the trip. At Mykonos Yacht Charters, we provide a wide variety of luxury vessels to help you explore this amazing island at your own pace. Before you book your private charter, check out this Syros travel guide so that you can plan your itinerary accordingly.

Top Attractions of Syros

  • Ermoupolis: Itis the capital of Syros and also the capital of the Cyclades. Its old buildings like the City Hall, the Customs Office and the Apollo theater showcase the glorious past of Syros. There are stunning squares and neoclassical buildings in Ermoupolis. Definitely visit Metamórphossitou Sotíros church, St Nicolas the Rich and Dormition of the Mother of God church.
  • Ano Syros: This is a Cycladic village in Syros where you will find whitewashed houses stacked together in its’ hillside. You can visit the Renaissance Cathedral of St George, Markos Vamvakaris Museum and monasteries.
  • Industrial Museum: It features 4 buildings from the 19th century. These buildings have a collection of tools, machinery, equipment, maps, plans and artifacts.
  • Grammata Bay: This is a secluded beach where you will find plenty of tamarisk trees. If you are a hiker, hike down from Ano Meria to the beach.
  • Other places to visit: Church of the Metamorphisis, Church of the Assumption, Cemetery of Syros, Vaporia mansions, Agios Nikolaos,Vaporia Quarter, Capuchin Monastery, Jesuit Monastery, Cycladic Art MuseumHoly Church of the Resurrection of Christ, Plateia Miaouli, etc.

Best Beaches, Hotels and Restaurants

Beaches: Syros isn't popularly known for its beaches, but it has some stunning beaches with world-class waterfront restaurants and tasty food. Here are the best beaches in Syros that we recommend you to visit:

  • Achladi: This beach is best known for swimming and snorkelling and features a sheltered bay.
  • Gallisas Beach: It is a long sandy beach that is known for it’sbeach volleyball and swimming. It has a popular seaside restaurant named Sunsets where you can actually enjoy beautiful sunsets in the evening.
  • Kini Beach: This sandy bay is popular among fishermen and locals. It has one waterfront taverna named Allou Yiallou.
  • Agathopes: Filled with sunbeds and umbrellas, you can spend some relaxing time here, sunbathing. It has a restaurant called Allou Yiallou and one taverna named Meltemi.
  • Other Beaches: Concrete Beach, Armeos, Vari Beach, Ambela, Bulgari, Kokkino, Azolimnos, Aethos Beach, Delfini, Fabrica, Possidonia, Ahladi, Fetouri, Komito, Liaropa, Foinika, etc.

Hotels: Syros combines traditional Greek culture with modern amenities. You will find several luxury hotels with world-class services. Here are the top hotels you should consider for your Syros accommodations - Arhontiko Ermoupolis, Sunrise Beach Suites, Di Mare, Esperance 1, Syros Wellness Luxury Suites, GUESTHOUSE LILA, Syra Bay, Syra Suites, Plagia Villas, Pino di Loto Boutique Bed & Breakfast, Villa Thalassographia, Apollonion Palace Hotel and Hotel Ploes, among others.

Restaurants: Syros has very few resteraunts, but you will find some delicious dishes here like halva pie, loukoúmi, loosa ham, and San Mihalis spicy cheese. Most eateries serve meat and seafood made with local products. We recommend you try the amazing cuisines at these restaurants - Allou Giallou, Amvix, Giosifaki, Kouzina Syros, Yaninea, Nisiotissa Cafeneon, Karafo Tsakismata, Michalis Ouzeri, Laoutari, Mammo Wine & Food Bar, Mazi, Kouzani, Seminario, Plakostroto, Mammo, Iliovasilema, Ousyra, Savvas, Sta Vaporia and Talaras.

Best Things to Do in Syros

  • Shopping: Syros is quite popular among shoppers. You will find many art shops and souvenir galleries lined on both sides of the streets of Ano Syros and Ermoupolis. If you’re looking to purchase small gifts for your family back home, visit Maison de Μεζέ, Ano Syros, and Prekas. If you want to buy something luxurious for yourself, check out designer labels at the capital city of Syros.
  • Wineries: Greece is the world's top wine-producing country. Syros produces some amazing local wines. We highly recommend you to explore popular wines in the Syros Winery.
  • Casino: If you are an avid gambler and looking to add some fun to your Syros vacation, check out Casino Syros.
  • Horseback Riding: Experience horse back riding on the beachor even explore the old castles and houses in Syros. Go to the Equestrian Club of Cyclades for hiring one of their horses for an unforgettable experience.
  • Scuba Diving: Discover the underwater world of Syros through a diving excursion. You will find shipwrecks, reefs and caves along with thriving marine life. Start your diving expedition at Ermoupoli, Kini and Achladi.
  • Swimming: Most of Syros’ beaches have crystal clear waters with amazing weather and water conditions for avid swimmers to enjoy.
  • Festivals: Syros is an island of festivals. The popular International Cyclades Music Festival is organized here in Syros every year. If you wish you can attend the Classical Music Festival, the Ermoupólia and the Musical May events.

Syros is a laid-back island and includes old buildings, mountainous landscapes, modern restaurants and wonderful beaches. It is well connected to other Greek destinations including Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Tinos, Naxos, etc. If you are planning for a memorable vacation, consider chartering our luxury vessels. We have a range of options when it comes to private charters. We have motor yachts, sailboats, catamarans, megayachts and superyachts to help you explore and discover the beauty of Syros.

It's your vacation, so everything is customized to suit your requirements. Everything from the yacht, food, entertainment to water activities, will be personalized to exceed your expectations. For any questions or to start planning your dream vacation today,call us at +1(702)816-6667.