At this point, sailors used to moor their vessels when the weather did not allow them to continue their journey. During such moments they prayed to the gods either to thank them for being rescued from the bad weather, or to plead to them to safely continue their travels. They used to smoothly carve their prayers on the cliffs of the coast while waiting for the right weather conditions that would allow them to take off once again. For this reason the cove was named “Grammata” meaning letters.
According to archaeologists the inscriptions date back all the way from the classical antiquity and up to the middle ages.
At a distance of about 45 minutes from Chalandriani a prehistoric settlement from the later years of the Early Cycladic period II has been discovered covering an area of 3.5 to 5 acres. In this area the excavations brought to light a graveyard with about 600 tombs as well as ruins of inestimable value that indicate that ceramic, stone and metalwork has been developed in the area. Various vases,... read more
The Aquarium in Kini
The aquarium in Kini is one of the most popular attractions for both children and adults as it enables visitors to experience the magical marine world of the Aegean Sea and study in depth the marine flora and fauna. The Aquarium boasts an educational character as it invites guests to learn everything there is to know about the sea as well as the sea activities and equipment used in such cases so as to awaken... read more
On the road to Ano Syros and shortly after the rural settlement of Kyperoussa one can find the cave of Pherecydes. To reach the cave he must follow a small dirt road that slowly begins to go downhill leading visitors to a magnificent land nuzzled between the earth, the sky and the blue horizon. That’s where the cave where the theogonist poet and philosopher Pherecydes used to reside during the cold... read more
Chalandriani is located 9.5 kilometers away from Ermoupolis, on the northeast side of the island and it is one of the most important archaeological sites within the Cyclades as a prehistoric acropolis dating back to the 3rd millennium BC has been discovered in the area after excavations conducted by Christos Tsountas in the late 19th century. Source: www.syrosisland.gr [vc_row][vc_column][ivi_nbcaj... read more
Historic Theater Apollon
The historic Theater Apollon is one of the major attractions of Syros and constitutes an emblem of the island’s cultural heritage. Created in 1864 by the Italian architect Pietro Sampo who was inspired by 4 stunning Italian standards including the Scala di Milano, the theater Apollon adorns the heart of the capital to this day. The Apollo Theater first opened its doors with an Italian theater troupe... read more
Agathopes beach is one of the most popular beaches of Syros, just 14 km from Hermoupolis. It is a beautiful beach with golden sand and shallow waters, offering all the comforts as well as easy access by bus making it a perfect choice for a memorable day on the beach. Guests can swim in the clear blue waters and enjoy a coffee or meal in the cafeterias and taverns along the beach. Just 1 km from... read more