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Holidays In Galissas

Galissas Holidays at a Glance



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.



Key Facts - Galissas

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 30
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eating/Drinking During Galissas Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Galissas Holidays

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: Car hire can be organised locally on the island.

Galissas Holidays Shopping

Local products include the famous loukoumi (Greek delight), almond pie and liqueurs.

Also handcrafted items, icons, art, fashion and all the latest designer clothes.

Holidays in Galissas - Beaches

Agathopes is considered as one of the best beaches of the island along with Galissas.

Many beautiful beaches are easily accessible and should not be missed: Azolimnos, Vari, Abela, Achladi, Megas Gialos, Kimata (small bay), Varvaroussa. From Kini you can take small boats to the northern secluded beaches of the island.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp F Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Syros 69 74 80 84 84 80 75
London 56 61 68 71 70 66 56
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Syros 7 10 12 12 11 9 6
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3



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