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Whenever we come to Syros our first hotel choice is the Hotel Hermes. Unfortunately it is not always available, being very popular with the lawyers, accountants, and all the people who have to come to Syros to do business, since it is the capital of the Cyclades Islands.

Hotel Hermes

Hermes Hotel, HermoupolisIn 1963 I came to Greece with my family when my father was teaching at the University of Athens. We spent the month of August in Hermoupolis, Syros. It was my first taste of Greece and left a huge impression on me. We lived in the Hermes Hotel. The hotel was in a unique position facing a small square on the waterfront of the harbor on a narrow peninsula so that out the back was a small pebble beach where we would swim every day. Our breakfasts were always eaten in the hotel dining room where I first tasted orange marmalade, and occasionally we would have dinner at the restaurant, just because it was easier for my parents who had 4 kids of who I was the oldest at 9. But for that month the Hotel Hermes was our home, the longest period I have ever spent in a hotel to this day.

Hermes Hotel BeachSince then I have gone back to Syros, in the seventies with my parents and then in the nineties and into the next century with my family and whenever we go our first hotel choice is the Hermes. Unfortunately it is not always available, being very popular with the lawyers, accountants, and all the people who have to come to Syros to do business, since it is the capital of the Cyclades Islands. So I have also experienced other hotels, some more fancy than the Hermes, maybe even superior hotels. But with the exception of the Kyma Pension next door, no hotels can you have a view of the Hermoupolis harbor and walk out back and go swimming. The Hotel Hermes offers elegant accommodation with free Wi-Fi, a palm-tree garden and features a restaurant and snack-bar with views of the Aegean Sea. All rooms are air-conditioned and open to a private balcony or patio, some of them with sea views. Fitted with marble or wooden floors, they have a seating area, TV and fridge. Each private bathroom has a bathtub or shower and hairdryer. Guests at Hermes can start their day with a buffet breakfast. Greek and international dishes are served in the restaurant. There is also a snack bar for light meals, coffee and drinks. In terms of location, and the fact that it has its own beach, the Hermes Hotel can't be beat as far as staying in Hermoupolis goes. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Hotel Syrou Melathron

Syrou MelathronHoused in a historic building dating back to the 19th century, Syrou Melathron is located among the other mansions in Vaporia, near the Asteria Bay above what is essentially the town beach which is about a 2 minute walk to from the room we had here. A rooftop terrace, elegant accommodations and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel are offered. The carefully restored neoclassic hotel boasts roof paintings, wooden structures and impressive decorative elements. Rooms at the Syrou Melathron are comfortable and well equipped with modern comforts including a private bathroom, minibar and air conditioning. In the elegant hotel lounge guests can enjoy a drink or a coffee. In the Galaxy Terrace guests can enjoy breakfast and panoramic views of the Aegean Sea and the picturesque port of Syros. The hotel also features a 24-hour front desk and conference room. Laundry service is available upon request. If the Hotel Hermes is full this would be my second choice. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Apollonion Palace Hotel

Apollonian Palace Hotel, SyrosThe 5-star Apollonion Palace Hotel is housed in a historic 19th century building, overlooking the Bay of Ag. Nicholas in the Vaporia area, close to the port of Ermoupolis and Miaouli Square. Rooms and suites are beautifully decorated in a classic style. Some include private jacuzzi and offer views of the city streets or the sea. Guests can enjoy dining on the large terrace located on the east side of the building or head to the smaller terrace with access to the sea. Guests can use the free public parking area, located 1,450 feet from the hotel. Apollonion Palace is located a few steps from the Church of St. Nicholas, the Apollo Theatre, and the Hermoupolis Town Hall as well as the many restaurants and cafes and shops. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Arhontiko Hermoupolis

Arhontiko Hermoupolis, hotelSet in a historic 19th-century mansion with unique ceiling paintings, the 5-star Archontiko Ermoupolis offers a warm and authentic atmosphere in Syros’ picturesque capital Ermoupolis in the neighborhood of Vaporia. It offers free Wi-Fi in spacious rooms, while it houses a spacious terrace with BBQ and a hot tub. Offering a seating area with decorated ceilings, arm chairs and sofas, the air-conditioned suites and apartments feature both antique and modern furnishings, and a flat-screen TV. They include with a fully equipped kitchen and dining area. A breakfast with local products is served each morning, and can be enjoyed in the privacy of your room or on the sunny terrace. Archontiko Ermoupolis provides guests with daily newspapers. A free public parking area is available close by as are restaurants, cafes and shops and the stone platforms were people of the city swim. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Arion Hotel

Arion Hotel, SyrosLocated in the area of Vaporia, Arion Hotel is a restored Neoclassical building offering elegant rooms, within walking distance of the centre of Ermoupoli and the town’s major attractions. Arion is a former private estate retaining the atmosphere and features of the past. It includes wooden floors, stylish furnishings and 4-poster beds. The air-conditioned rooms come with a safe and mini bar, while some open out to a furnished balcony. The Apollon Theatre, the Town Hall and the church of Agios Nikolaos are all situated within proximity to Arion as are the many cafes, restaurants and shops and the swimming area of Hermoupolis. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and the hotel has been rates as execptional by people who use Booking.com. The views are spectacular as well. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Veranda Syros House

Veranda Syros House HotelVeranda Syros House offers accommodations in Ermoúpolis in a beautiful fully renovated Neoclassical mansion in the neighborhood of Vaporia. Veranda Syros House features views of the sea and is 0.9 miles from Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli. The kitchen has an oven. A flat-screen TV is provided. There is a private bathroom with a bathtub or shower. The entire hotel has free Wifi. Saint Nicholas Church is 650 feet from Veranda Syros House, and Miaouli Square and the shops, restaurants and cafes are a short walk. The hotel is 4 blocks up from the sea and is very highly rated by foreign travelers as well as Greek guests on Booking.com. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Hotel Helectra

Hotel Helectra, SyrosIn the Vaporia area very close to central Ermoupolis, the 2 star Hotel Helectra features free Wi-Fi and a rooftop bar overlooking the Aegean Sea. It offers breakfast and free private parking. Rooms at the Helectra have air conditioning and a minibar. Each is equipped with a TV and a radio. All units have balconies, some with sea views. Guests can relax with a drink or snack at the rooftop bar with stunning views of the scenic port and town. The hotel also offers 24-hour room service. Tavernas, bars and cafés and the town swimming area are within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel is rated highly by European and Greek guests. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Guesthouse Kymata

Guesthouse KymataGuesthouse Kymata, formerly called the Kymata Pension when I stayed here several years ago, is a very small hotel and it sells out fast. Kymata is located a few feet from the nearest beach in Ermoupolis Town which is the same one used by the Hermes Hotel. It offers air-conditioned rooms with views of the Aegean Sea or the scenic main town of Syros. Fitted with wooden floors, all rooms include a mini fridge and a TV. A private bathroom with shower is also featured. Some rooms have a balcony or an iron bed. The hotel has free wireless and there is free public parking right by the hotel. This is a great location right across Miaoulis Square from all the cafes and restaurants on the waterfront. Friendly staff and cozy rooms make this an exceptional hotel for the price. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Guesthouse Ethrion

Guesthouse Ethrion SyrosThe Guesthouse Ethrion is a very popular hotel and sells out quickly. Set on a pedestrian street in a historic location, the family-run Ethrion is 500 feet from Ermoupolis Port and the main square. Boasting a sunny setting, it has a 3-level courtyard and offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and a furnished balcony or terrace. A flat-screen TV, a kettle and a fridge are included in all rooms at the Ethrion. Each has a private bathroom with bath or shower. A hairdryer and a safety deposit box are provided. The rooms offer Aegean Sea, town or garden views. On the traditional, ground-floor courtyard shaded by vine pergolas guests can have their drink and enjoy the views over Mykonos and Delos Island. A shared lounge with a TV and a computer for free use are offered. The well-known church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary with the famous El Greco painting is nearby. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can arrange car rental to explore the island. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Hotel Aktaion

Hotel Aktaion, SyrosHotel Aktaion is a very popular economy hotel and sells out quickly due to its location right on the waterfront with a view of the harbor of Hermoupolis. Built in 1843, the Neoclassical Aktaion is within the town’s historic center and sits among the cafes, shops and restaurants which line the harbor. It offers elegant accommodations with free Wi-Fi and LCD TV. Aktaion's rooms feature dark wood furnishings and provide views of the Aegean Sea or the scenic surrounding streets. They come with air conditioning, minibar and hairdryer. All rooms also include a sitting area and a marble-top desk. Some have a balcony. The hotel is also known for its generous breakfast and friendly efficient staff. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

More Hotel Booking Information

For more hotels in Hermoupolis use Booking.com's Hermoupolis Hotel Search to find hotels by category, location, as well as popularity and read reviews and see photos and descriptions. For those who plan to visit Syros along with other islands and need help booking hotels and coordinating ferries try using my Create-an-itinerary form or contact Fantasy Travel in Athens.

Hotels Around Syros

Blue Harmony Hotel

Blue Harmony Hotel, Kini, SyrosThe 2 star Blue Harmony Hotel is a family run seaside hotel in Kini village, offers panoramic views and high quality services. It is located directly on the Kini Beach. After Hermoupolis, Kini is the best place to stay, a small island village with beautiful beaches, restaurants, cafes and shops. The Blue Harmony’s comfortable rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs. Each room features a private balcony or patio with stunning views of the sea. Guests can enjoy breakfast served daily. Free Wi-Fi and free nearby private parking are both available. All of Syros's attractions are a short drive away but you could stay here and not have a car and be perfectly happy taking the bus to Hermoupolis. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Syrou Lotos

Syrou LotosLocated in Kini, within 500 feet from the beach on a hill overlooking the town and the sea, Syrou Lotos is a stone-built property featuring an outdoor pool. It offers self-catering accommodation with free Wi-Fi and charming views. Featuring a balcony or patio, studios and apartments at Syrou Lotos will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. They all include a kitchen or kitchenette with a mini fridge, electric kettle and coffee maker and will fit from 2 to 5 people comfortably. They also come with a shower, private bathrooms come with a hairdryer. Cafes and restaurants can be easily walked to as well as the beautiful beach. Free private, on-site parking is provided. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Benois Hotel

Benois Hotel, Gallissas, SyrosBenois Hotel is a recently renovated family-run establishment. It is located 4.3 miles from Ermoupolis and only 150 feet from the sandy beaches of Galissas. The property has a swimming pool, and offers single, double, triple and quadruple rooms, some with kitchens. The hotel is clean and comfortable and has a friendly staff and its traditional breakfast is highly praised by American and British travelers. The hotel is air-conditioned and offers free shuttle service to and from the port and the airport. Make use of free wireless internet connection to surf the net, or enjoy a drink at the bar, watching the sunset over Galissas. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Guesthouse Blue Sky

Guesthouse Blue Sky, SyrosThe friendly, family owned Guesthouse Blue Sky sells out very quickly every summer. Located 800 feet from the beach of Galissas, the Cycladic-style Blue Sky is set amidst a flowered garden with bougainvillea and palm trees. It offers air-conditioned accommodation and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Opening to a balcony or shared terrace, all rooms and studios enjoy views of the garden or Galissas village. Tastefully decorated in vivid colours, each includes a TV, mini fridge and private bathroom. Some also come with a kitchenette. In the village of Galissas, guests can find traditional taverns and seaside cafes. Staff at Blue Sky can arrange car rental to explore Ermoupolis Town. Free, private parking is available on site. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Hotel Francoise

Hotel Francoise, Gallissas, SyrosJust 650 feet from the sandy beach of Galissas, Hotel Francoise offers an outdoor pool with deck lounge chairs and umbrellas, and a spa with hammam and hot tub. Ermoupolis is 5 miles away. The hotel rooms offer a mini fridge, air conditioning and private bathroom. Room service is available 24-hour a day. Free Wi-Fi access is provided in public hotel areas. Guests can enjoy homemade breakfast including local specialties. The poolside bar serves light snacks and refreshing drinks. A game room, as well as a protected parking area is provided. Guests love the food here and the hospitality of the family who own and run the hotel and the hotel is highly recommended on Booking.com. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

Akrogiali

Akrogiali Hotel, SyrosLocated just 150 feet from Agathopes Beach in Syros, Akrogiali offers self-catered accommodation with free Wi-Fi throughout. It is set amidst a garden and within a short walk from a tavern, mini market and bakery. Opening to a balcony or patio, all air-conditioned units enjoy garden or Aegean Sea views. They are traditionally decorated and include a kitchenette with a fridge, cooking rings and dining area. A shower cabin and hairdryer are provided in the private bathroom. Akrogiali is located in the village of Poseidonia, 7.5 miles from Ermoupoli Town and Syros Airport. Island's port is at 8.1 miles. Free parking is possible on site. Click for Photos, Guest reviews and Booking Information

More Hotel Booking Information

For more hotels in Syros use Booking.com's Syros Hotel Search to find hotels by category, location, as well as popularity and read reviews and see photos and descriptions. For those who plan to visit Syros along with other islands and need help booking hotels and coordinating ferries try using my Create-an-itinerary form or contact Fantasy Travel in Athens.

For hotels and transportation visit any of these agencies who all handle bookings on the island, car rentals, ferries and flights. I recommend them especially if you are including Syros with another island so they can coordinate hotels and ferries:
Fantasy Travel at www.fantasytravelofgreece.com
Aegean Thesaurus at www.greecetravel.com/aegean
Dolphin Hellas Travel at www.greecetravel.com/dolphinhellas

The best islands to combine with Syros are Mykonos and Tinos. Syros is the island of commerce. Tinos is the religious island. Mykonos is the party island. If you do all three you will have covered all the bases, especially if you throw in a daytrip to Delos which is the island with the richest history.

For hotels see Booking.com's Syros Pages or check out the Hotel Hermes in Hermoupolis where I stay whenever I go. You can't beat the location in the harbor and there is a beach in the back. If you want to stay outside of Hermoupolis see the Hotel Blue Sky on the beach at Galissas which is recommended by my pal Sakis at the Hotel Attalos in Athens who spent 2 weeks there.

Ferries returning from Syros are often returning from Tinos and Mykonos and are usually crowded. It would not hurt to arrange a taxi transfer for your arrival if you have a lot of luggage. Otherwise the boats dock pretty close to the Pireaus Metro Station. You an buy ferry tickets in Syros from Virginia Parissis of Parissis Shipping Agency in the harbor close to the Hotel Hermes.

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