Getting Intimate with the Island Syros

Posted by on May 23, 2015

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Greece is one of the countries that many people dream of traveling. Yet its captivating history and architectural wonders are only the tip of the iceberg. This is because each Greek island offers unique travel experiences that will definitely make any traveler want to come back for more.

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One of the famous islands in this country of gods and goddesses is Syros, which belongs to Cyclades group of islands. What makes this isle extremely charming is its awesome neoclassical buildings, beautiful Venetian mansions and the stunning quarter of Vaporia. Aside from those, what other things make Syros an exciting destination?

Villages

The villages here are quaint and picturesque. Although small, they make up for its charm and elegance, especially with its Venetian architectural style. You can book a car rental to take you around the most titillating villages in Syros. These include:

Ermoupolis – eastern side of the island

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Ano Syros- walking distance from Ermoupolis

Poseidonia – 13 km south west of

Finikas – 11 km south west

Galissas – 9 km south west

Vary – 8 km south

Azolimnos – 5 km south east

Megas Gialos – 12 km south

Syringas – 10 km north

Beaches

It is on the southern side of the isle where you will find astonishing beaches. All of which have crystal blue waters.

Agathopes – small sandy beach close to Poseidonia.

Kini – it is a popular destination for locals and tourists during summer.

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Azolimnos – lined by fish taverns, bars and hotels.

Ahladi – small beach with a few tourist facilities.

Ampela – gorgeous beach with soft sand and clean water.

Fetouri – also a walking distance from Poseidonia.

Kokkina – one of the few less populated beaches to visit in Greece.

Delfini – small, quiet place that you can reach via a track road.

Other Sights to See

Town Hall – it is the trademark of the island and is located in the Miaouli Square.

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Church of Resurrection – this is situated on top of Vrodado Hill and was built in 1870.

Miaouli Square – where you will find Cycladic art and archeological artefacts.

Apollo Theatre – to see an Italian opera perform and a miniature model of La Scala.

Capuchin Convent of St Jean – to check out a Byzantine museum and explore the poorhouse founded by Louis XIII of France in 1635.

Photos by: Charles HaynesJaume EscofetGraeme ChurchardTrevor Owens

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