Syros (otherwise Siros or Syra) is a Greek island located just in the middle of the Cyclades islands, Greece. Being similar to the rest Cyclades, Syros is yet another hilly & barren island in the Aegean Sea. It is also the capital of the entire Cyclades group & must-stop island for all sailing parties that sail the central Cyclades.
Ermoupolis, the capital & main port of Syros, is a lovely town amphitheatrically built around Venetian & neoclassical buildings and historical sites. Syros’ villages, either seaside or mountainous, are picturesque.
The beaches in Syros, sandy and/ or pebbled, are placed mostly South. Some of the most popular ones are Agathopes, Megas Gialos, Galissas, Kini, Ahladi, Azolimnos, Vari, Armeos & Finikas.
Syros’ entertaining spots (cafes, night clubs, restaurants etc), typically concentrated in Ermoupolis, will impress everyone. Ermoupolis has to present a casino as well! My first hand experience, for dining in Syros, says Ano Syros though! Ano Syros has some very good traditional tavernas with exquisite local cuisine & view to Syros’ capital that takes your breath away!
Sailors may moor on the North side of Syros harbour (Ermoupolis). The small Finikas marina, on the Southwest part of the island, offers some mooring places as well.
Ermoupolis & Finikas provide sailors with adequate yachting facilities such as fuel, water, electric power etc.
One can anchor in Posidhonia, Ormos Galissas, Ormos Kini, Ormos Delfino & Ormos Aetou.