The places of the heart


The administrative capital of the Cyclades, Syros is the only island in the Aegean sea that doesn’t live only on tourism and this lends the island a special charm. Its main city, Ermoupoli was founded in1820 during the Greek independence and soon became the main commercial, maritime and cultural centre of the Aegean. The city is a real triumph of neoclassic residences and splendid churches built on the hill behind the harbor. The atmosphere is solemn and hectic at the same time.

The isle offers wonderful anchorages along the southern and western coasts, where the enchanting and peaceful Finike lies.

One mile east of Ermoupoli, sailors could enjoy the amazing, solitary and well-protected anchorage in the south coast of Gaidouronisi.