Explore Majestic Syros Island In The Cycladesby Perry Nastos Hostelbay [ Hotels and Ferry Tickets in Greece ]
Gallant, hospitable, with a special architecture, the island exudes the aroma and the glory of another era. Ladies and Gentlemen, let's explore more about Syros and see all these small but so important things that make it an ideal choice for this summer! Syros is not too far from Athens, she will surely steal a piece of your heart. The island is known as the home of Markos Vamvakaris, who was a particularly important Greek musician of the rebetiko song. Once a naval, industrial and cultural centre of the new Greek state, Syros is a main summer destination for plenty of Greeks.
On this island, you will find a lot of beauty but certainly not in the way you expect. If you are waiting for the characteristic white houses with blue doors and windows, golden beaches and blue waters you are up for a surprise! In Syros, you will be lost in narrow streets, where the houses literally touch each other and their colourful doors and elaborate handles remind us of the glory of past times. All this will eventually appeal to you more than the blue-white islands of the wallpapers you have in mind.
Azolimnos is one of the best spots to go swimming. There is a canteen, so we suggest that you take a frozen beer and sit in the few tables you will find. They are not many, so you might need to share your spot with some other travellers as well. Don't worry though, this is the way to do it European style. You will all become a big company at the end of the day! The best way to make new friends and find the best things to do on the islands. If you are a diving fan, you will love Azolimnos even more. The place for your afternoon dive is Voporia. This area is very close to the city centre, behind the harbour where the ruins of the rich 19th-century captains'houses dominate the landscape. Extra bonus, the cocktail you will have the chance to enjoy at the beach bar. Those who are into culture should know that the Apollo Theater waits for you. It is located above the main square of Ermoupolis and is an elegant artwork that dates back to 1864. You definitely have to try the traditional loukoumia and chalvadopites of Syros. Ask at a local cafe or even your hotel manager where you can get the best. After your delicious strolls around Ermoupolis, take the taxi bus and go to Ano Syros. Its medieval colour is kept untouched, you will love it early in the afternoon. On your way back you might like to walk down to the centre. You will feel as if you are starring in a movie! The white houses, the stairs, the picturesque yards and the taverns make up a beautiful backdrop. It is worth visiting the Markos Vamvakaris Museum and have some coffee or something in one of the traditional cafes of the area. You will enjoy Asteria (Stars), Voporia and the dives that you will learn to make from their pier. These dives will make you feel like a child in an old movie, diving next to the boats, and although you do not expect it, you will miss them as soon as you return to a conventional sandy beach. A nice way to spend your stay on the island would be a brazzera hotel syros booking.
Of course, you can not go to Syros and not attend the International Film Festival. There area various screenings taking place, as well as some workshops. A different way of approaching the cinematic art under the island's evening sky. As the capital of the Cyclades, Syros has an air of relaxed and alternative entertainment, just like Xanthi has in the Northwest of Greece. Characteristic examples that will make you feel like you are in Thessaloniki are some of the hangouts in Ermoupolis that play a special kind of traditional Greek music from other eras. The architecture of Ermoupolis is very elegant, with the Town Hall being at the top of its amazing buildings. If you want to enjoy the pure natural scenery, with churches among rocks, then go for a walk in Apano Meria. Every summer there are several ceremonial events taking place in Syros. A very special custom is that of the Fodarides in Kini on the 15th of August. Residents arise fires in tin cans and decorate their homes, while children do the same on the beaches.
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