The natural and architectural beauty of Syros has always inspired artists, but perhaps no one more than Markos Vamvakaris, the ‘patriarch’ of rebetiko himself. His lyrics recount stories of love, but also the enchantments of his homeland: the historical mansion, the beaches, the water; the past, the present and the future. Tag along for a trip of the most popular seaside settlements of Syros.
The first settlement that was developed in Syros is 4 miles away from Ermoupolis. The famous seaside village of the western part of the island hosts the famous organized beach with shallow waters and adjacent taverns offering fresh fish.
Poseidonia or Della Gratsia
Poseidonia or Della Gratsia is a seaside settlement in the open bay of Finikas, which in the past has been a favourite resort of the wealthy upper class of the island, as testified by the aristocratic mansions and the neoclassical villas of the area. Shortly after Poseidonia, there is the sandy beach of Finikas with its picturesque fish taverns and the organized marina for yachts and sailboats. It is also a much-loved fishing area and suitable for fishing and snorkelling.
Agathopes beach is a lively beach with golden sand and crystal clear waters in the southwest of the island (9mi from Ermoupolis). It is organised with umbrellas and deck chairs, alongside numerous beach bars and taverns. It is considered to be the most beautiful beach of Syros.
The Blue Flag awarded Delfini Beach is 7mi away from Ermoupolis. It is organised with sun loungers, umbrellas and a quiet beach bar. You reach it through the road to Kini and the coastal road. Also accessible by boat.
A picturesque fishing village at 5.5mi from Ermoupolis. The beach at Kini has very loyal fans who favour the cosmopolitan organised beach for swimming in crystal clear waters, relaxing under the trees and overlooking the enchanting sunset. A trademark of the area is the bronze statue of the Mermaid Virgin Mary located in the middle of the beach: a memorial dedicated to those who lost their lives in the sea. Boats depart daily from Kini to the northern beaches of Marmari, Megas Lakkos, Lia, Varvarousa, Aetos, Grammata and Avlaki.