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About Syros

Syros, in the Cyclades, is an Aegean island to the South East of Athens and is easily accessed by ferry and hydrofoil services which run daily from Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio. Ermoupoli, capital of the island (and the Cyclades) is a significant seaport. The town sits in a natural amphitheatre with neo-classical buildings and white mansions rolling down to the sea. Ermoupolis is not first and foremost a tourist town - there are shipyards here - so you may discover something of the ‘real Greece’. For sightseers, there is the Cathedral at Ano Syros, or a walk to the Holy Church of the Resurrection of Christ or you can simply sit at the Plateia Miaruli and watch the world go by. And of course there are no shortage of beaches! The best places to stay in Syros enable you to relax and savour this lovely island.

What Not To Miss

  • The stunning Ermouplis City Hall is a must-visit
  • Or you could head to Saint Nicholas Church, another lovely spot
  • Spend the day at Agathope Beach and soak up the sun

Don't forget that if you want to guarantee a bed in one of the best places to stay in Syros during the peak summer months, you'll need to book well ahead. This island, like the rest of its Cycladean neighbours, is extremely busy during July and August.

The best places to stay in Syros

For clifftop views and romantics

  • Situated on the top of a cliff above a small fishing village, Pino di Loto Suites face due West over the Aegean. This is a charming collection of four adults only, stylish suites, with a wonderfully romantic location, They are also convenient for both the outdoor activities and within easy reach of town and the nightlife, if you can drag yourself away!

For an apartment or villa

If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then you can browse through the wide selection available with our partner, Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • If you're coming from abroad then fly into Athens International Airport before taking a connection on to Syros Airport.
  • For the best weather visit during in the summer months, with the average temperature 27°C in July and August.
  • This, however, is peak season, so for a quieter and cheaper alternative consider coming during spring or autumn.
  • If you'd like the freedom of having a car then browse through the options with our partner, Rentalcars.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Syros

  • Lila Guesthouse 8 rooms from £58

    Syros

    A charming guesthouse nestled on a quaint cobbled street. Quirky interiors have a pared-back bohemian vibe, with comfy sofas, plenty of local artwork and groaning bookshelves. Chic rooms are decorated with muted pastels and boast pretty french shutters. A lovely pied-á-terre!

    Local exploring  -  Ideally situated to explore the pretty town and the island, or for taking boat trips to the other nearby islands
    Sights nearby  -  Check out the town's beautiful City Hall and the Orthodox church of Aghios Nikolaos
    Great walks  -  Lots of beautiful coastal walks that can be combined with snorkeling and diving
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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  • The Good Life from £61

    Syros

    A handful of pretty self-contained villas on the island of Syros close to unspoilt beaches. Expect quintessential Greek charm, with rustic, simple interiors featuring bare brickwork, wood furnishings and pretty kitchens. There's a help-yourself vegetable patch and wine stocked fridges. Charming.

    Active Holiday  -  Close to an array of unspoilt beaches and surrounded by a network of many walking trails, great for active days out
    Sailing  -  Everything from luxury yachts to small fishing crafts are available to rent from Finikas Bay, the next bay along
    Great walks  -  Explore the many peaceful paths that run across the hills
    Back to Nature
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  • 1901 Hermoupolis Maison 5 rooms from £61

    Syros

    A charming guesthouse set in an old building nestled on a hill amongst pretty cobbled streets. Rooms are cosy and light, with muted floral fabrics, distressed wood finishes and lovely original tiles. Feast on homemade breakfasts served on the pretty terrace under the lemon trees. A tranquil escape.

    Local exploring  -  In the small island's capital, a great base from which to explore the island or embark on boat trips to nearby islands
    Sights nearby  -  Head to the Aegios Nikolaus church in town, take a trip to see the picturesque villages or visit the archeological sites
    Great walks  -  There are several signposted trails in Syros for hiking
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Apollonion Palace 13 rooms from £96

    Syros, 84100, Syros

    A delightful 19th century property, set right on the seafront, with its own bathing jetty. The bar and terrace offers stunning views across the harbour, ideal for watching the sunsets. Elegant interiors are bright with original period features. Tranquil elegance all at very reasonable rates.

    Local exploring  -  Ideally situated to explore the pretty town and for taking boat trips to the other nearby islands
    Sights nearby  -  Check out the town's beautiful City Hall and the Orthodox church of Aghios Nikolaos
    Great walks  -  Lots of beautiful coastal walks that can be combined with snorkeling and diving
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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  • Pino di Loto Suites from £127

    Syros

    A charming little hotel perched on a hilltop above a small fishing village. Just four chic suites all in white with kitchenettes and stunning views. Lovely pool and sun deck area, a romantic spot in the evenings. Lots of beaches and attractions around. An ideal choice for a couple.

    Views  -  Stunning sea views from its clifftop perch.
    Romantic Break
    Sights nearby  -  Ermoupolis is a fascinating Grecian town.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Great Small Hotels
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