Syros is East from islands Andro, Tino, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, westwards from Siphnos, Serifos, Kythnos, Kea and north from Gyaro. From the hill of Ano Syra the visitor can see all these islands. Immediately he will understand why Syros developed into the administrative, commercial, intellectual and cultural centre of Cyclades.
Syros is found almost in the centre of the Cyclades
The combination of natural beauty, the culture that it exudes and the hospitality of her residents is unique This will make your vacation in Syros unforgettable.
It is about 83 naval miles from Piraeus and 62 naval miles from Rafina. The travel with ferry-boat lasts roughly four hours, and with the modern speedboats it takes less than three hours.
The population of roughly 25 thousands residents are Orthodox and Catholics. The capital Ermoupolis is called “The Sovereign of Aegean” and it is built in the hills that surround the harbor. You will be charmed immediately by her impressive architecture which is perhaps the uniquely classical city that has remained in Greece. An architecture that has witnessed the history of Syros that began from ancient times and leads to today. A combination of old with the new, classical with the modern.
The northern part of the island is named Apano Meria (Above Side) and is mountainous. While the southern part is flat and we find most settlements, villages and beaches of Syros here. Apano Meria with her picturesque views and her calmness calls you to explore her. While streets and paths are minimal you nonetheless lead through a astonishing landscape with rocks, caves, and bridges to the virgin beaches of the island. In contrast the southern part of Syros has excellent roads that connect all the villages as well as with Ermoupoli. The towns and villages here are well developed tourism sites with modern hotels and organized beaches.