Syros, or otherwise ‘The Noble Lady of Cyclades’.

With its classy capital Ermoupoli meaning the city of Hermes and its dual identity of Orthodox and Catholic features on the one hand and its traditional Cycladic architecture on the other, Syros is unravelling a glorious past ready to enchant you.

Join a cultural, a religious and a tasting tour while enjoying the beautiful beaches, waters and the sun.

 

Highlights:

  • Participate in a cultural tour and discover the hidden treasures of Syros.
  • Join in a horseback riding lesson and discover green paths and breathtaking views.
  • Participate in a religious tour and admire the unique Orthodox and Catholic architecture and legacy of the island.
  • Participate in a tasting tour full of local products such as the famous ‘loukoumi’, ‘graviera’ cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and honey.
  • Visit sandy beaches and dive in crystal-clear waters while having refreshing drinks and snacks under the Cycladic sun.

Day 1
Welcome to Syros! Our guide will be expecting you at the airport and will lead you to your stay. After a short break, a cultural tour at the charming Ermoupoli, the capital of Cyclades will be taking place. With its neoclassical houses the beautiful squares and the narrow streets, you will travel to a glorious past. You will be visiting the City Hall, the Apollo theatre inspired by the Scala of Milano, and you will admire the Cyclades Painting Gallery and the Museum of Cycladic Art. Continuing, you will be visiting the beach of Galissas region. Its blond sand and the light blue waters will reward you. The beach is fully equipped offering moments of relaxation and refreshing drinks and snacks under the Cycladic sun. Late in the afternoon, you will be dining at a traditional tavern full of local flavors and dishes.

Day 2 
It’s time for some adventure! After having a lavish breakfast including Greek coffee and local products, put your cozy clothes on because you will be heading to a horseback riding center! Hidden in a lush green landscape the center offers you riding lessons with an expert. Either you are a beginner or advanced it’s a fun activity for you and your companionship. The center also offers riding trails outside the mansion through mountainous paths and island views for those who are experienced enough. Your day continues to the exploration of another beach of Syros called Vari, where you can dive to the crystal waters and enjoy your time at the island. As the sun goes down, and after your dinner, there is a festival taking place at Syros every summer including opera, music, film and Greek and foreign dance events. You can choose to blend in with locals and attend various events for a magical night!

Day 3
Today it is time for a religious tour. After your breakfast, you will explore the two natures that distinguish the island of Syros. The Catholic and Orthodox community have coexisted for centuries harmoniously and equally. You will be visiting the imposing Church of Resurrection, a temple of Byzantine style with an impressive blue dome, the Catholic church of Panagia Karmilou with its magnificent marble facade, and the Orthodox church of Saint Nicolaos with its archaic motifs, the marble iconostasis and sculptured decorations. Next up you will be visiting the popular Agathopes beach for a dive and lunch at one of the traditional taverns located nearby. The night is free for you to join any events of the festival, going for night walks, or even visit the famous casino of Syros located at traditional building with Cycladic architecture.

Day 4
After your breakfast, you will be joining our guide to a food tasting tour at the center of Syros. This island is famous for its ‘loukoumi’ a traditional sweet that came from Asia Minor. It comes in many flavors such as rose, mastic, bergamot, coconut, almond, and pistachio. Next follows a visit to different shops for you to taste a different kind of local products such as goat cheese, sweet ‘graviera’ cheese, the ‘San Michali’ cheese, sausages, capers that grow on the steep cliffs of the island, honey, sundried tomatoes and crushed olives. After this tour you have the rest of the day free, in case you want to purchase some of these products, walk around the center, or make a quick afternoon dive at the beach. At night you can choose among a festival event, a long walk at a different location of the island or a visit at the casino. Whatever you decide we are free to follow your schedule. 

Day 5
After having a good breakfast and arranging which local products you will be taking with you, our guide will escort you until your arrival at the airport of Syros to catch the flight for your way back home. 
 

What to expect

  • Participate in a cultural tour and discover the hidden treasures of Syros.
  • Join in a horseback riding lesson and discover green paths and breathtaking views.
  • Participate in a religious tour and admire the unique Orthodox and Catholic architecture and legacy of the island.
  • Participate in a tasting tour full of local products such as the famous ‘loukoumi’, ‘graviera’ cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and honey.
  • Visit sandy beaches and dive in crystal-clear waters while having refreshing drinks and snacks under the Cycladic sun.

Who it's for

Our multi-day trips are designed for private and corporate groups looking to explore the beauties of Greece while enjoying a ride.

Itinerary

  • 4 nights accommodation in a bed & breakfast basis
  • Maps and detailed travel information
  • All Transfers 
  • Guided Experiences
  • All taxes and service charges
  • 24hrs Assistance phone number

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