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Syros Beaches

Galissas beach - Syros

Syros Beaches - this island in the centre of the Cyclades has plenty of beautiful beaches.

Fine sand beaches ringed with shady tamarisk trees, surrounded by tavernas, cafes and bars and offering that relaxed Greek island summer experience; great fresh food, including seafood.

Syros Vari Beach

Syros Beaches - Azolimnos

At Azolimnos, you will find a lovely sandy beach with plenty of amenities and wonderful cafes and tavernas, Azolimnos in 6 km from the capital town Ermoupolis and only 3 km from the airport.

Azolimnos through the trees at our pension

Azolimnos with ring of tamarisks

I went swimming in the crystal clear, soft, safe waters; it was refreshing and calm.

Azolimnos Bay

I sat next to the sea and for my first coffee of each day...

Azolimnos for a coffee

Gazing across the blue in the early morning...

Azolimnos in the morning light

Or watched the locals discuss business in relaxed style down by the bay...

Azolimnos - business by the sea

Check out Iguana Bar for drinks, icecreams or for that late night drink - under the tropical palms in Azolimnos.

Azolimnos - Iguana Bar

In Azolimnos, let Vaso serve you delicious traditional Greek mezes at Zefiros Taverna. This is as far as you need to go to find great, fresh island food and wonderful hospitality.

Azolimnos - Zefiros Taverna
Local cat at the taverna
Azolimnos - taverna detail

In Azolimnos, Angelos will look after you at Senso Bar, with wi-fi and endless coffees, milkshakes and drinks, right next to the water, with great service and plenty of atmosphere...

Azolimnos - Senso Bar overlooking the bay

Syros Beaches - Kini

Kini Beach, (image by anjèi)

Kini Beach is a calm protected harbour with a sandy beach and plenty of space to spread out around the bay.

If you want to party, in Kini, check out Cougar's Cafe-Bar next to the water. This fantastic place is ready to party day or night.

Syros Beaches - Galissas

Katia in Galissas, Greece

That is Galissas Bay and beach in the background.

Katia says

At Galissas on the west coast of the island, you will find a lovely sandy beach in a perfect U shape, in a pretty protected harbour ringed with tamarisk trees. This beach is 8 km from the capital Ermoupolis, and 8.5 km from the airport. From Galissas you can take a day trip out with a boat, and explore the fine, sandy, untouched beaches on the west coast of Syros.

In Galissas, dine in style with the wonderful food at Iliovasilema Sunset Seafood Taverna. This dining experience is like taking a summer holiday within your holiday. This taverna has been voted by travellers as the best in Galissas. A setting amongst the long grasses of the sandy beach dunes, soft romantic candlelight, great service, great company and great food, can you ask for more?

Tavernas and cafes ring the bay dotted with tamarisk trees and beach lounges. This beach is miles from the hustle bustle and the perfect place to get away from the stress of the modern world, enjoy days filled with sunshine and delicious Greek food.

The Dolphin Bay Hotel in the beautiful seaside village of Galissas offers beachside accommodation by the azure bay.

This is a very beautiful and affordable hotel in one of the prettiest bays of Syros.

The bright blue and white colours adorn the bright sunlight and relaxing in the crystal clear waters couldn't be easier.

Accommodation Azolimnos

Syros Beaches Accommodation - B&Bs and small pensions by the sea...

Azolimnos - Galaxy Pension
Accommodation Azolimnos
Oasis Pension, Azolimnos

Oasis Pension - rooms are all clean, the complex is small and perfect for a summer holiday by the beach.

Azolimnos - Echo Pension

Echo Pension is across the road from this gorgeous beach in Azolimnos. Mr Giorgos Tz. Possolatos will look after you, here is the view from the garden...

...and below is the view from the beach looking back up to the pension.

Accommodation in Ermoupolis

Visit all Syros beaches with a car using the beautiful capital Ermoupolis as your base. Find what you are looking for in the stylish capital - guesthouses and B&Bs in town.

Aegli Hotel, Syros

Aegli Hotel
Sitting back only 100 metres from the port in amongst the narrow lane ways of Ermoupolis is the beautiful neoclassical building now housing the Aegli Hotel. With only 3 floors and 13 rooms, this is a quiet little hotel in a wonderful central location. Her rooftop terrace is the perfect place to view the whole harbour, and watch the twinkling lights at night.

Kleisthenous Street 14, Ermoupolis.

Hotel Palazzo Ploes, Syros

Hotel Palazzo Ploes
This recently restored mansion has been classified a 'preservable work of art' by the Greek Ministry of Culture and deservedly so. Located on the water’s edge yet close to the Plateia Miaouli, Apollon Theatre and the stunning church of St Nicholas, this hotel is an experience in the best Syros has to offer. Relax outside the terrace bar 'Plous' to enjoy the summer evenings by the sea.

Apollonos 2, Ermoupolis.

Xenon Apollonos Syros

Xenon Apollonos
This building simply must be seen to be believed, so luxurious and detailed with lush modern stylings complimenting the historical accuracy. From 1830 to today, a lapse in time has brought you together with history. With only three bedrooms, this mansion is yours to enjoy in privacy and style.

Apollonos 8, Ermoupolis.

Apollonion Palace Hotel, Syros

Apollonion Palace Hotel
A beautiful 19th Century neoclassical building nestled against the sea, this restoration by M.N. Captain Emmanuel Halaris, owner of Halaris Hotels, reflects the resplendent wealth of Ermoupolis of that time, and creates a unique atmosphere enhanced by interior designer Penelope Aslanoglou.

The result is an exquisite luxurious experience, with dining on the terrace under the moonlight just one of the sensual delights found here on the edge of the Aegean.

Apollonos 12, Ermoupolis.

Syrou Melathron

Syrou Melathron
This beautifully restored neoclassical building is located on a hill overlooking the sea, just behind the beautiful Orthodox cathedral of St Nicholas. This is a magnificent location, close to everything yet enjoying the quiet, stylish neighbourhood of Vaporia. The building dates from 1857 and has been declared a historical monument; every exquisite detail of its design has been lovingly respected.

The views alone make this a stunning choice of accommodation in Syros.

Babagiotou 5, Vaporia, Ermoupolis.

On the Map

Below you will find an interactive map of the island with Syros Beaches and varied accommodation suggestions in Ermoupolis and Galissas.

From Crete to Syros

Crete to Syros ferries

Take the ferry from Heraklion to Santorini (Thira) and stay at least 2 nights, then make your way to Mykonos and Syros. What a way to island-hop! Of course, stay on Mykonos for a few days or nights, then pop over to Syros.

Ferries at Mykonos

In summer season, the journey durations are:

Heraklion to Santorini 2 hours

Santorini to Mykonos 2 hours

Mykonos to Syros 1 hour


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