Most beaches on Syros are well served with changing cubicles and outdoor showers, shaded umbrellas and recliners. The beaches are also well kept with excellent facilities for children. So how do you choose which is the best beach on Syros for you? Well, it depends on what you want. So read ahead and choose.
What’s not to love? The sea is crystal clear, the water is shallow and safe, the beaches are clean and well managed, the food is healthy and cheap. All that is true and much more if you visit one of the lesser known islands, like Syros, one short boat ride away from Mykonos.
The island of Syros is the main hub for the Cycladic islands for good reason. It was known as the crossroads for international commerce linking West and East Europe by sea. The island had the advantage of being settled originally by Venetians, before incorporating with Greece in 1829. Gradually more Greeks settled[…]
Greece is the perfect holiday destination for families with kids. Delicious fresh food, the crystal clear sea, and famous Greek hospitality are just a few reasons why Greece is great for kids.
Nature escapes for city dwellers on Syros island For some time we have all grown increasingly used to a sedentary lifestyle. We’ve replaced the real world with images on screens and we lost touch with nature. Many children no longer even play outside. For example, ask a child today what[…]
Tassos and Eleni Brindisi have lived in the same house for eighty years. It was built by Eleni’s father as her dowry. Most of the furniture was built by Tassos; even their electrical goods seem to be ancient, but still working. Like their marriage. This couple laugh a lot and[…]
If you love birds and spring flowers, March, April and May on Syros are bliss. The weather has reached that stage where the air temperature is the same as your skin, so you can barely feel the wind. The sky is a cobalt blue, and the air is full of[…]
As an older traveller, what you want for your holiday is completely different than what you wanted in your 20s. There are plenty of great vacation spots for seniors in Greece, but the Greek islands will give you the best holiday. Here is why. You want to relax on a Greek island without[…]
Syros is a beautiful secret, no cruise ships crowd the harbor, no summer crowds fill the beaches and yet it is as idyllic as you could wish. It has azure seas, vine covered hills and golden sandy beaches. The perfect quiet Greek holiday island.
Syros is a gourmet destination secret, just as it seems to have escaped the popular tourist route. Good Greek food is simply the best cuisine in the world.
April is the best time to see migratory birds on the Greek islands. My first birding adventure in Syros, Greece, was full of Hoopoes, Eleonora’s Falcons, Bonelli’s Eagles, Sicilian Warblers, WoodLarks and a Cuckoo. Now I’m busy planning my second!
If you are looking for a romantic getaway for you and your partner, then Syros should definitely be at the top of your list. Tranquility, secluded beaches, and fabulous restaurants are the key reasons why couples visit Syros.
I thought swimming was either just splashing around alone, or some sort of programmed swim in a group, where you have to train in advance. Coming from Western Australia, there are a lot of famous swims, like the Rottnest Channel Swim in February, or the various Sydney and Melbourne sponsored swims. None of[…]
Worldwide, at least one-third of all food produced is squandered every year. With an extra two billion mouths to feed by 2050, global food waste is an escalating issue that is difficult to ignore. And waste from hotels, resorts, restaurants, cafes and airports – the haunts of the global travel community – are[…]
If you have chosen Syros for your next holiday, you may be wondering what to do while you’re there. Syros is a stunning and tranquil Cycladic island with a unique culture. It’s perfect for all ages and groups. Here are 8 ways it will bewitch you this summer.
What do you want from your holiday? To relax, have fun, see something new? Maybe even see something amazing, like Everest, or glamorous like Santorini, or pristine and remote like the Great Barrier Reef. Nowadays, when we are so much more aware of global warming, the damaging impact of tourism cannot be ignored.[…]
During one week in 1946 British Scientists recorded every birth in England and followed those people, as far as possible, until 2016. It is the single largest and longest study of happiness, health and social circumstances every undertaken. Known as the Birth Cohort Studies, the results have shaped how we think about every aspect[…]
It started with an eco holiday, on a Greek Island in late October last year. London was grey and cold and we were all over eating to compensate. You know what happens when the days grow dark – more hot food, more TV, more flopping on the sofa. We had to[…]
Living on an organic farm in Greece, in a rural agricultural area by the sea, is a very special experience. Eating food freshly picked from an organic vegetable garden, and enjoying fabulous views and evening barbecues is truly unique.
Every morning, when I wake up I go to the kitchen door, open the upper half and spend a few moments looking. It isn’t the most dramatic view, no dazzling ocean or sweeping valley. It isn’t the Lake District or the Rocky Mountains. It is a quiet rural view across the Aegean, from[…]
The rush of migrants on to the Greek islands is concerning. The devastated communities of Syria, Iraq and Afganistan often have no choice but to flee to the West, and one of the easiest routes is across Turkey, and onwards to the nearest Greek islands. The scenes of suffering are[…]