Athens-Syros 7 DAYS by boat
Highlights: Catholic churches
You dream vacation to the mystical ambiance, quality, against the Aegean Sea? Syros is your island. Ermoupoli and Ano Syros: two hills, one Orthodox and a Catholic community, imposing neoclassical and Cycladic alleys. In Syros, the contrasts are gathered in a bourgeois aura, the cobblestone squares of marble up Delagratsia villas. Enjoy the view, local specialties, shopping and nightlife.
DAY 1 | Arrival in Athens
Arrival at Athens airport - Reception by our assistant, waiting for you and transfer by luxurious car to the center of Athens - Accommodation at your hotel .Free afternoon. For the night we propose you Optional tour. Athens by night. Your evening begins with a short panoramic drive through the city center and on the slopes of the sacred hill you will be able to see, admire and take photos of the illuminated Acropolis. Then a pleasant walk through the narrow picturesque streets of Plaka, the old city, will bring you at a Typical Greek Tavern where you will enjoy your dinner following a floor show with live music and Greek Folk Dances in traditional costumes. Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 2 | Panoramic tour of Athens
Departure to a half-day visit of Athens - Visit of the site of Acropolis and panoramic tour of the area by bus. This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city. Our expert guides will take you to see the Panathenaic Stadium where the first Olympic Games of modern times were held in 1896 (short stop). Continue and pass by the Prime Minister's residence (ex Royal Palace) guarded by the Euzones in their colorful uniform, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Hadrian's Arch, the Parliament and the memorial to the Unknown Soldier, the Academy, the University, the National Library, the Constitution Square (Syntagma). Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 3 | Athens - Syros
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to Syros. Check in to your hotel and continue your day by visiting the medieval castle surrounding the settlement of Ano Syros was created by the first Frankish settlers of the island in the 13th century. Today, traces of the castle is visible in the modern settlement anyway maintain unchanged its medieval character: first of all the three gates, which to this day are the main entrances to Ano Syros. Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 4-5| Syros – Tour visit
The Miaouli Square is in the heart of Ermoupolis, the obvious meeting point for residents and visitors, the place of evening walk. Beautiful buildings, all creations of the 19th century, surround it: It dominates the Town Hall built in 1898 by Ziller, with the grand staircase, 15.5 meters wide. The Club now houses the Cultural center is 1863 and the building left of the City Hall houses the Historical Archives of Syros. At its center is the statue of Admiral of the Revolution of 1821 Andreas Miaoulis placed here in 1899 and gave his name to the square. Syros Town Hall, designed by Ziller, is the most imposing building on the island and one of the major Town Halls in Greece. Founded in 1876 and inaugurated in 1898. Inserting in Syros Town Hall, dominates the hanging ladder. Set with glass roof, while there, except for municipal services in Syros Town Hall houses the courts, the land registry, the Archaeological Museum and other public bodies. The district Vaporia in Syros is perhaps the most beautiful of the island. Located north of the port, in the eastern part of Syros. It is built by the sea, with wonderful captain that seem to hang over the rocks. High ceilings, decorated with frescoes, marble balconies, wooden floors and carved wooden doors, formed the aristocratic quarter of the 19th century city. Here lived the richest people of Syros, the vaporierides and industrialists. Among the rocky coast in Vaporia formed small beaches suitable for swimming, such as beach Star. The Municipal Theater Apollo is one of the "trappings" of Syros, Ermoupolis emblem of cultural development and was built in 1862-1864 by the Italian architect Pietro Sampo. Located in the city center, behind the Cultural Centre in Vardaka Square. It is a two storey building with simple exterior decoration, but interior impresses. The design is influenced by at least four Italian standards, including La Scala in Milan.
DAY 6 | Syros – Leisure day
After breakfast, visit the town of Ermoupolis, the capital of Cyclades and one of the most architecturally fascinating ports in the Mediterranean, a living museum with some of the most beautiful 19th Century buildings in Greece. It is also one of the most cosmopolitan towns in the Greek islands. Seaside villages like Kini offer low-key holidays on beautiful beaches without the lines of beach chairs and umbrellas. Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 7 | Back to Athens
Morning transfer to the airport and head to Athens.
Your tour includes 6 nights in a hotel of your choice with breakfast, transfers, guided tours and ferry tickets.