Starting from Platis Gialos, we cruise towards Syros Island, the gorgeous island in Greece with an outstanding culture, whose capital, Ermoupoli, is also the Cyclades’ capital. With Ermoupoli being characterized as a town-museum, it is no coincidence that Syros in Cyclades, attracts numerous international travelers every year.
Ermoupoli: Although the island’s capital Ermoupoli is rather a town than a village with a population of 12.000 people, it deserves to be presented as a place to visit. This wonderful insular city devoted to Ermis, the ancient god of commerce, has it all: a magnificent Town Hall situated on a great square, Miaouli Square, similar to the squares of the modern European cities; a Municipal Library with about 35,000 books; an old aristocrats’ district, Vaporia, with neoclassical houses of unique architecture; the amazing Apollo Theater, a theater with a great history which was designed by Pietro Sampo in 1864 and has been totally renovated; numerous museums and galleries; the first high school ever established in modern Greece, which was established in 1833 and among its students were former prime ministers, famous artists and important personalities in the Greek history; a historic shipyard, Neorio, with a separate part for the construction and repair of wooden ships. What more can visitors ask for?
Vari Beach: This organized sandy beach with shallow waters offers everything a family may require: clear and calm waters, thick sand suitable for building sandcastles. Along the beach there are sunbeds and umbrellas and around it there are taverns and cafeterias.
Megas Gialos: Megas Gialos is a holiday resort in the southern part of Syros. Its beach is very long, but quite narrow and has tamarisk trees all along it. Megas Gialos is an organized beach with sand and among the interesting things of this beach are the high reeds that stop where the sand begins.
After a day full of excitement and new experiences, we go back to where we started, at Platis Gialos Port.
Mykonos island, 84600 Greece