Syros @ 10 perfect Greek island holidays
April 12th, 2013
We were happy to read an article on Guardian by Rachel Dixon about the idyllic islands with gorgeous beaches of Greece featuring Syros among the islands.
Why? Syros is a bustling, working island little-visited by foreign tourists – although Athenians have caught on to its charms. It has a fascinating capital, Ermoupolis (also the capital of the Cyclades), a 13th-century Venetian-built town called Ano Syros, and lovely beaches in the north.
What to do? Explore grand, colourful Ermoupolis and people-watch in the main square, then head up the hill to Ano Syros. Its narrow lanes and marble steps lead to St George's church, from where there are panoramic views of six neighbouring islands. Take a speedboat to Lia and Grammata beaches, which are fringed with palm trees and backed by rocky hills.
More information on The Guardian