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Syros is one of the most charming and enchanting islands in Greece. It gets relatively few tourists, so feels more authentically Greek than most other Cycladic islands. Ermoupoli, the port and largest town in the Cyclades, is a wonderful warren of narrow streets and winding alleyways. Syros has good beaches but not marvelous stretches of sand like Naxos, Paros, or Mykonos, so for most people I’d recommend staying in Ermoupoli and making day trips around the island.
The 9 Best Hotels in Syros
1. Hotel Ploes – Ermoupoli
Luxurious boutique hotel in a converted 19th-century neoclassical mansion. Elegant, refined décor features classical details like Venetian chandeliers, velvet drapery, and mosaic flooring. Guests enjoy excellent Aegean views and a private swimming area at the hotel’s waterfront. Short walk to many restaurants and 10-minutes to the ferry port.
2. Aristide Hotel – Ermoupoli
Brand new luxury boutique hotel in a brilliantly restored mansion, one block from the waterfront. Each of the nine suites is individually styled, incorporating 8 different types of local marble throughout the hotel. There’s a private art collection, an artists’ residence and workshop, and two bars, one in a quaint garden and the other on the rooftop.
3. Apollonion Palace – Ermoupoli
Great family-run hotel in a restored 19th century building that marries period details and modern sensibility. Beautiful, classically-decorated rooms sleep 2 to 4 with high ceilings and hydro-massage showers; many have panoramic Aegean views. A shared waterfront terrace offers sea swimming access. Great location just a few steps to excellent Ermoupoli shops and eateries.
4. Castro – Ermoupoli
Luxurious 5-star boutique hotel in a heritage building. Rooms are spacious and luxe, with neoclassical design details, sleek contemporary furnishings, and marble en-suite baths. A wellness spa is on site, as well as a beautiful courtyard restaurant. Central yet quiet Ermoupoli location, walking distance to the main square and harbor.
5. 1901 Hermoupolis – Ermoupoli
Charming boutique hotel in the heart of the main town and a 10 minute walk to the ferry port. Shopping and many places to eat within a short walk.
6. Wind Tales – Ano Syros
Fantastic gem of a hotel. Incredible views over Ermoupoli (the ferry port) from the small town perched above (Ano Syros). There are several restaurants within a short walk. For shopping and more restaurants, it’s a pleasant 20 minute walk down to the port.
7. Hotel Benois – Galissas Beach
Wonderful hotel steps from the beach and several good restaurants. Nice pool with plenty of sun beds. 15-minutes by taxi or bus from the ferry port.
8. Dolphin Bay Family Beach Resort – Galissas Beach
The best hotel for families in Syros. Large kid-friendly pool with water slide, smaller kiddy pool, and indoor play area. Suites and family room sleep families of 4 to 6. Very short walk to a good swimming beach. 15-minutes by taxi or bus from the ferry port.
9. Blue Harmony Hotel – Kini Beach
Romantic beach hotel in the charming fishing village of Kini (great sand and swimming). Several tavernas and beach bars are within an easy walk. 15-minutes by taxi or bus from the ferry port.
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