Situated in the heart of the Cyclades, Syros is a small compact island that provides all that is essential for perfect holidays.

Description

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.

Destination Profile

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.

Highlights

  • Cosmopolitan summer resorts of Syros
  • Long golden sandy beaches
  • A good selection of bars and restaurants
  • Possibility for water sports

Things To Do

Agathopes beach: Drive to this sandy 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

Apollon Theatre: Enjoy the opera productions that take place in the theatre during peak season.

 

Things To See

Town Hall: in the famous Miaoulis Square in Ermoupoli.

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.

Church of the Christ's Transfiguration (Metamorphosis): Visit the church of Hermoupolis with its excellent woodcarvings and icons.

Temple of Agios Nicolaos: that is the third largest church of Greece.

Village of Posidonia: that was named after the second greatest town of the island of Posidonia, which is also named Della Grazia after the small church of Virgin Mary (Madonna Della 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.