Resorts In Syros
Holidays in Galissas
This cosmopolitan resort on the west coast is approximately 9 km from Hermoupolis, the port town. Galissas has one of the best beaches on the island which is extremely popular with locals as well as tourists.
Who goes to Galissas?
Those who wish to relax during the day or seeking a lively nightlife.
The long beach has fine sand, is shallow and child friendly and surrounded by trees, which together with numerous grass parasols provide a welcome shade. A 5 minute walk from the main beach will take you to the nudist beach.
Local products include the famous loukoumi (Greek delight), almond pie and liqueurs.
Also handcrafted items, icons, art, fashion and all the latest designer clothes.
Things To See
The Town Hall: Located the famous Miaoulis Square in Hermoupoli.
The Apollo Municipal Theatre: The Apollon Theatre is situated behind the Town Hall in Hermoupolis. It was built in 1861 to the design of the French architect Chabeau and its outward appearance presents a small-scale copy of the Scala of Milan.
The church of the Christ's Transfiguration: (Metamorphosis). Visit the church of Hermoupolis with its excellent woodcarvings and icons.
The Temple of Ayios Nicolaos: The third largest church of Greece.
The village of Posedonia: Named after the second greatest town of the island of Posedonia, which is also named Delagrazia after the small church of Virgin Mary (Madona Dela Grazia).
Old city of Ano Syros: Founded in the 13th century. Ano Syros translates in English as 'Upper Syros' and its walls, narrow lanes and arches, has kept much of its medieval character. The steep streets and countless steps lend the town the charm of a bygone age.
Things To Do
Drive to the sandy Agathopes beach for a swim, or to the resort of Galissas for windsurfing and waterskiing.
Hire a fishing boat and explore the small caves and coves in the north of the island
Enjoy the opera productions that take place in the Apollon theatre during peak season.
Ferry: Syros is connected daily with Piraeus (Athens airport) (4 hours with a ferry, 2 hours with a catamaran), Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and Amorgos. Four times a week with Andros, Santorini, and Ios. Three times a week with Folegandros and Sikinos.
Taxi: You will find many taxis in Ermoupoli at Miaoulis Square and at the dock.
Bus: The buses of the public bus company (KTEL) serve all the areas near Ermoupoli (Ano Syros, Vrontado, Dili) and all the villages.
Car Hire: Car hire can be organised locally on the island.
- Cosmopolitan summer resorts of Syros
- Long golden sandy beaches
- A good selection of bars and restaurants
- Possibility for water sports