Syros is at the heart of the Cyclades, and the first stop on the ferry out of Athens (3.5 hours only). Mykonos is only 45 mins away. Tinos 30 mins away, and Santorini, Naxos, and Paros are all easy to reach from Syros.

It is an ideal base for island hopping. Flights go daily to/from Athens. The largest towns are ErmoupoliAno Syros, and Vari. Ermoupoli is the capital of the island and of the Cyclades. It has always been a significant port Other villages are Galissas, Foinikas, Pagos, Manna, Kini, and Poseidonia.

Town Hall Ermoupolis Syros.

I had a chance to visit the iconic Cyclades Island. I spend a day in the capital Ermoupoli. Located in the center of the Cyclades islands, one thing you will love about Syros is that it’s not over crowed, not expensive, and not over-advertised. In fact, I think it should be in a timeline just like Mykonos, and Santorini.

What Syros offer you.

The size shouldn’t fool you, this small island has a lot to offer. Having access to most public services like hospitals, public buses, and even different types of banks. It offers some nice beaches with great views, and a peaceful environment, which most of its neighboring islands cannot offer.

Known to be a year in year out tourist destination, this island serves you with different festive seasons.

Easter in Syros is honorarily celebrated and attracts many visitors. As Syros has a large community of Catholics, Easter time is celebrated in the same period for the Orthodox and the Catholic churches on the island.

Delfini Beach Syros.

Avgoustiatika Feggaria (meaning The moons of August) is a beautiful festival taking place in Ano Syros. Local musicians are gathered in the area for a night dedicated to rebetiko music, which is very popular in this island. In fact, this island is the homeplace of Markos Vamvakaris, the most important Greek musician of rebetiko

Not leaving out September month. The Ermoupoleia Festival includes many cultural events, such as music concerts, theatrical performances, and art exhibitions. It is usually held at the end of the summer, in early September.

Sites to visit.

1. Town Hall: In Ermoupolis.

2. Vaporia Quarter : In Ermoupolis.

3. Vamvakaris Museum: In Ano Syros.

4. The church of Agios Nikolaos: In Ermoupolis.

Church of Agios Nikolaos Syros.

5. Apollo Theatre of Syros : In Miaouli Sq, Ermoupolis.

6. Jesuit Monastery of Agios Ioannis: In Ano Syros.

7. Archaeological MuseumIt: In Miaouli Square.

8. The Industrial Museum: In Ermopoulis.

Covid measures when visiting Greek island.

  1. Starting Tuesday (August 25) additional precautionary measures will apply to a number of Greek regions, islands, and cities following a decision by health authorities aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.

2. All restaurants, bars, and catering businesses will close from 00:00 until 07:00 

3. There is a mandatory use of face masks on the Ferry.

4. As part of the COVID-19 guidelines announced by the Greek Authorities for the prevention of the new coronavirus transmission and spread, all passengers must complete the “Pre-boarding information” form and submit it to the vessel’s Chief Purser along with their ticket, when boarding, prior to the vessel’s departure.

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28 thoughts on “VISITING SYROS ISLAND COVID TIME.

  1. Syros looks like such a beautiful island to visit. Perhaps it is just as well that it is not promoted as much as Santorini or Mykonos because that way, you know you can really enjoy it without the crowds. So good that you managed to see this now by taking the required precautions. The trip really does look like it was worth it to spend some time there.

    1. It is not in the light like Santorini and Mykonos. I love it because it is so quiet and not so populated. COVID-19 has made humans to look like idiots and we all need to be careful wherever we go. Thanks for checking my post

  2. Oh wow! Syros looks like an amazing place. Honestly, I’d neve heard of it until I read your post, but now I’m itching to go there. It’s really beautiful.

    1. I can understand, it is not that big and its in the middle of the tourist giant islands such as Mykonos and Santorini. It also lucks exposure, it is not talked about that’s why you haven’t heard about it. You should visit to belive. It is a fantastic place to be.

  3. This looks amazing and there are so many sites to visit. Ever since I read The Island by Victoria Hislop (it is set on the island of Spinalonga, off the coast of Crete) I so want to do go on a Greek island hopping adventure. On a luxury yacht 🙂 Or any way possible. Syros wold definitely go on my list.

  4. This is all so beautiful – I can’t remember the last time that I saw a beach that was that picturesque without it being overly busy wiht tourists. While this whole COVID situation has put a damper on A LOT of our travel plans, it has also opened the door for some incredible experiences, hasn’t it? I am making a list of places that I NEED TO visit when restrictions are lifted again. Syros is clearly on the list – Wow!

  5. Greece is such a beautiful country! I haven’t been yet, which is absurd because it’s not far from me! This is a great resource for people who are thinking of travelling to Greece in times of COVID – it’s helpful to get an idea of what can be expected!

  6. Syros was not in our plans when we were all set to visit Greece this last May and June. But now after reading and seeing your experience it definitely will be included in our next year summer trip if everything is all right by then. Love the blue water, the blue sky, the beach and you enjoying.

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