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Rent a holiday home on the island of Syros, a home away from home

The small Greek island of Syros in the Aegean Sea provides holidaygoers with the perfect combination of unspoilt nature and relaxation, mixed with modern life. This predominately rural island is home to Ermoupolis, the capital of the Cyclades archipelago, and is the northern-most port for the chain of islands. While Ermoupolis provides visitors with busy life, the rest of the island is a paradise for visitors to truly experience Greek culture. An affordable and comfortable holiday rental in Syros is simple to find at HomeAway.

For those travelling in larger groups, rental villas in Syros offers up plenty of space for groups of up to ten or more. Modern conveniences are also easy to come by in a Syros holiday villa, be it wireless internet, air conditioning, or satellite television. Even if travelling with pets, it is simple to find a comfortable holiday apartment in Syros with HomeAway. Many travellers to the area like to island hop, and HomeAway also offers holiday homes on other islands. For example, HomeAway has a selection of accommodation options in Mykonos, and lots of comfortable places to stay in Santorini.

Things to do

Explore Ermoupolis:

Ermoupolis is the bustling capital of Syros as well as of the Cyclades archipelago. The town's unique architecture and fascinating history make it a must-see. Stroll the streets, visit museums, and indulge in delicious Greek food at one of the many taverns and restaurants.

Take in the view from the Church of Resurrection:

Located on Vrodado Hill, one of the highest points in Ermoupolis, the Church of Resurrection offers visitors spectacular views of the city and Aegean sea. Not only that, the neighbouring islands of Tinos and Mykonos can also be seen from here.

Relax on Galissas Beach:

Approximately three miles from Ermoupolis lies Galissas Beach, a popular beach resort. It was given the EU Blue Flag award, ensuring that it has some of the cleanest and safest waters along its golden sand coastline. Authentic taverns, traditional cafés and restaurants can be found here as well.

Stroll through Ano Syros:

This 13th-century Venetian settlement is located within walking distance of Ermoupolis. Ano Syros was constructed as an amphitheatre in order to better protect it from enemy forces. Narrow streets, stone walls, wooden balconies, and whitewashed steps make up the landscape of this charming town. A visit to the Catholic Cathedral of Saint George is recommended.

See the noble gardens in Poseidonia:

Named after Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea, the village of Poseidonia is located about eight miles southwest of Ermoupolis. Lush gardens, fragrant pine trees, and neoclassical houses characterise the town, which was the chosen location for Greek nobility of the 19th and 20th centuries to build their impressive mansions.

Bask in calm waters at Fetouri Beach:

This small and quiet beach on the southwest coast of Syros is the perfect place to unwind. Warm and shallow waters along with soft sand make it ideal for families with children. The coves of Komito and Agathopes are nearby, as is the town of Poseidonia.

Weather on Syros

Syros has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with dry, hot summers paired with mild winters. The summer average temperature is around 28-30°C, and winter temperatures rarely drop below 10°C. Rain is scarce during the summer months, and strong winds offer a welcome, if not sometimes intense, break from the heat.

Travel to Syros

The best way to reach the island is via ferry or hydrofoil. Daily trips from the port of Athens bring visitors to the island in about four hours. Other daily sea routes run to and from Thessaloniki, Rafina, and Lavrio. There is also Syros Island National Airport (JSY) located south of Ermoupolis, with daily flights arriving from Athens Airport (ATH) each morning. The flight takes a mere 35 minutes.

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                                                                                                      Perfect holiday in Syros

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                                                                                                      We have just returned home after having a wonderful holiday in Syros. The island was like a jewel. There were plenty of nice beaches in every corner of the island. The food was also great. We went out to eat every evening for almost 2 weeks and we have never disappointed in any restaurant. But above all, what makes our stay unforgettable was the lovely villa "Sea" that we have stayed in. It was a fabulously designed house with 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with large kitchen and a sitting room. All rooms had a breathtaking view over the sea and Vari bay. The terrace was incredible. We have trully enjoyed the view while having coffee or drink in the late afternoon in that terrace. The villa was so comfortable and pleasant that we enjoyed spending a good deal of time in there. The kitchen was fully equipped. The owners Kostas and Adriana thought of every little details. The villa was very clean and every 3 days there was a maid service. So we always had fresh towels and linen. Kostas was so helpfull with everything. He gave us plenty of recommendations about the island, the beaches and especially tavernas. He was also kind enough to make a reservation for us. The villa had also a charming small private beach where you found 3 canoes. It was a great pleasure and fun to wonder around with canoes across the beaches. We have truly enjoyed our stay in Syros and we would like to thank to Kostas and Adriana for their incredible hospitality that made our holiday unforgettable. For us Syros became the favourite destination that we would like to come back over and over again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Very comfortable and great location

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                                                                                                      The house is very conveniently located, just five minutes walk from Finikas centre, where there's a well-stocked supermarket, wonderful bakery, and a choice of restaurants and tavernas (but note, no cashpoint!). We were also able to hire a car from the town, and then return it to the ferry port on our departure day, which was very helpful. Although the house is closer than we were expecting to other properties, being part of a small complex of four or five adjoining houses, it's away from the road and very quiet, enjoying views over both the countryside and Finikas Bay. The house is well-equipped - no dishwasher or microwave, which might be of concern to some, but not us - and very comfortable. Being the owner, Maria's, own home out of season, we benefited from staying in a very tastefully furnished house, decorated with some wonderful artwork, much of it done by Maria herself, so it really felt welcoming and homely. Maria was wonderfully accommodating and welcoming, helping with transport on our arrival day, advising on car booking and other local information, and generally making sure we had all we needed to enjoy our stay on the island. Syros is a wonderful island to visit and early May is a perfect time for those who want to avoid the peak season crowds, but still want good weather and a sea that is warm enough to swim in. There are plenty of lovely beaches to choose from - those who are willing to do a bit of walking to get there can be rewarded with having the whole beach to yourselves. All in all, we had a fabulous ten days and would definitely return to Syros for further recharging of our batteries!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-May-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                                                                      Merveilleux sejour

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                                                                                                      2 semaines de rêve dans cette maison qui est un bijou. Merci à Elisa et Kostas pour leur accueil et a Ivi pour le prêt de tous ces jouets fantastiques! Une superbe expérience des Cyclades. Celine, Thibaut et Prudence, août 2015
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2015
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2015