• Galissas Beach, Syros Greece



Location, Galissas Beach

The best beach resort on Syros Island

Hotel Maistrali is located in Galissas, the most popular tourist resort of Syros and is literally close to everything. You can visit the main Galissas beach which is long, with shallow-waters, and lined with tamarisk trees and has been awarded with the blue-flag by the EU.

There is also the quiet, small beach of Armeos in Agia Pakou bay, popular with nudists. Area landmarks are the hill and church of Agia Pakou, the large cave of Agios Stefanos with the water springs as well as the catholic church of The Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ.

Galissas has taverns with traditional Greek dishes and local wine specialties, cafes, bars, various shops such as mini markets and souvenir shops that are a few steps away from the hotel.

Galissas Beach

Galissas is the best beach resort on Syros Island

About Syros Island

The Princess of the Aegean

Syros Island has long history which includes the Venetian occupation, Byzantine period, Hellenistic period and Archaic period. Churches, neoclassical buildings, archive centres, museums, all marked with the stamp of past glories.

Discover Hermoupolis, the capital of Cyclades and Syros, the town with the distinctive cultural wealth and beautiful natural surroundings. Admire the neoclassical buildings, the impressive temples, the theater Apollon (also known as La Piccola Scala). Visit the City Hall, Chiller’s creation, which is the most majestic building on the island and is one of the biggest city halls in Greece. The Cultural Center, the 1st High School where El . Venizelos studied and the unique Industrial Museum of Hermoupolis, a Museum about industry, shipping and the city.

Walk the narrow streets of Ano Syros, the birthplace of Markos Vamvakaris, where countless stairs will lead you to Saint George, a three-aisled basilica, at the top of the hill of Ano Syros built in 1650. Visit the beautiful medieval town taverns and enjoy the wonderful view of the sea . When the sun sets, Syros is transformed into a seductress. The bars and nightclubs are open and ready το welcome you with the finest drinks of your choice.


Syros Hermoupolis

Getting to Syros

By sea

The ferries operate from Athens (Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio) to Syros. The Piraeus port is about 1,5 h away from Athens International Airport. You can get to the harbour by bus (X96), or by metro or by taxi. The Rafina port is max. 1 hour away from Athens International Airport. You can get there directly by bus (KTEL) or by taxi.
Details can be found at www.athensairportbus.com. Syros is also connected to Mykonos, Tinos, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Amorgos, Milos, Santorini, Rhodes, Samos, Ikaria, Patmos, Kos.

By air

There are flights from and to Athens International Airport. The flight takes 35 minutes. Alternativery Mykonos Island (Mykonos has international airport) is only 25 minutes away by high speed vessels or 1 and 1/4 of an hour by ferry.

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