Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and an island that preserves the beauty, grace and history of another era. This one day cruise on board one of our yachts, will pay off in miles of stunningly beautiful beaches surrounded by azure waters. Discover a cosmopolitan island that stands proud of its long and vital history and marvel upon the beauty of the town, a mixture of medieval and Cycladic architecture.
Love at first dive
Nature must have been in a highly creative mood, when it decided to touch upon Syros. The coastline of the island is a mosaic of some of the most beautiful and diverse seafront landscapes of the Cyclades. If you are seeking ultimate tranquility, then you should make a stop at Varvarousa beach, a secluded bay of crystalline waters and golden brown sand. For absolute privacy, the charming small beach of Aetos is the closest you will get to paradise on land. Picture yourself swimming in emerald waters, sunbathing on board, indulging on local delicacies and fine wine and connecting with nature’s elements.
Gria Spilia is another lovely beach, surrounded by a lush landscape, a green paradise created by the American economist John Pearson in his attempt to beautify this barren side of the island. If you are looking for a popular destination, then the answer is Galissas bay, adorned by a golden sandy seashore with painted-like strokes of short trees along the coast that provide a beautiful natural shade.
In the same vain, Vari beach is one of the most popular beaches of the island, with shallow crystal clear waters, an ideal destination for families with small children.
Explore and adore
It’s not hard to fall in love with the island of Syros. Keeping a good part of the day to explore and adore the landmarks of the island is a wise idea.
The archaeological museum of Syros is one of the oldest museums of Greece. Today, it is housed in the City Hall of Hermoupolis, the capital town of Syros. The museum features artefacts, sculptures and inscriptions from the early Cycladic and Byzantine period. The Museum of Cycladic Art is a stimulating cultural stop, hosting replicas of the Goulandris Museum in Athens, with a focus on Cycladic culture of the 3rd millennium BC. Another fascinating landmark is the Industrial Museum of Hermoupolis, hosting a collection of tools, equipment and machinery from the Golden industrial era. If you want to familiarise yourself with Greek music, don’t miss out the Museum devoted to the legendary Greek bluesman (rembetis), Markos Vamvakaris. It will take you back in time through his voice, lyrics and life.
To experience the marine world of the Aegean Sea and its flora and fauna, there is no better place to visit than the aquarium in Kini. Kids will love it. No day would be complete without trying out some of the best the local cuisine has on offer.
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