Syros Events & Calendar 2016
Panhellenic Archery Games 2016
The Panhellenic Archery Games will take place on May 13-15 at the Municipal Stadium of Ano Syros. The geographical position of the stadium is such- protected from the winds, while providing security to athletes and spectators- that makes it ideal for the specific event. Numerous archery clubs from all over Greece will be involved, offering a spectacular sight.
1st TRIMORE Syros Triathlon 2016
If you are a sports enthusiast, or are simply traveling to Syros in June, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to take part in the 1st TRIMORE Syros Triathlon. This three-day sporting event will take place on June 10-12, and is expected to offer an amazing experience to both participants and spectators.
People of all ages will compete on a 750m swim race, a 20km bike race, and a 5km run race inside the city of Ermoupolis. A kid’s triathlon, a 5km city run race for all, the revival of an Olympic sea sport (obstacle swimming), as well as various other non-sporting events promise to create a memorable experience for everyone.
12th International Festival of the Aegean
The International Festival of the Aegean, which is held annually on the island of Syros, is now entering its 12th season. This year it will be taking place from the 10th to the 23rd of July. The event attracts world-class musicians, actors, and dancers, thus making Syros a perfect summer holiday destination for all art lovers.
23rd Hermoupolis Guitar Festival
Hermoupolis Guitar Festival was founded in 1994, and is considered to be one of the top guitar festivals in Greece. It will take place on July 25-29, in Hermoupoli, the capital of Syros. The event brings leading performers to the island of Syros every year, to inspire and showcase their talent. It also gives children, young people, and adults the opportunity to participate in workshops, competitions, and music ensembles. Don’t miss the chance to join this open guitaristic event this summer in Syros.
Syros International Film Festival 2016
The 4rth annual Syros International Film Festival (SIFF) is going to be held from July 28 to August 1 on Syros island. The Festival, that first started in 2013, showcases both Greek and international independent films through workshops, thematic screenings, competition sections, talks, and parallel exhibitions. If you are a film lover, Syros is without doubt a great holiday destination this summer.
The Rembetika Festival
This five-day event is dedicated to the “patriarch” of the genre, Vamvakaris – known lovingly by his fans as Markos – who was born in 1905 on Syros. Markos is credited with popularising Rembetiko, the blues music of Greece.
The festival highlights Vamvakaris’ contribution through documentaries, concerts, exhibitions, book presentations, lectures and children’s events. Workshops, meanwhile, will focus on bouzouki playing practices and techniques.
A major highlight of the festival is the concert on September 4 by internationally-acclaimed performer George Dalaras(photo) titled the “Rebetiko Unplugged” at Miaouli Square in the centre of Ermoupoli. It is free.
2nd Syros City Trail
Syros City Trail proved to be an important athletic event attracting hundreds of professional and amateur runners to Hermoupoli, the capital of Syros. After the event's success in 2015, the 2nd Syros City Trail is set for September 3 this year. All races (4km, 10km) will start at Miaouli square at 17:30. The event aims at promoting the historical heritage of Hermoupolis via major attractions along the running routes.
30th World Underwater Spearfishing Championship
After many years, the World Spearfishing Championship returns to the Mediterranean sea. It will be held from September 15 to September 19. Visit the official website for more information on how to participate.