Welcome to Ermoupoli

Catholic Ano Syros (Upper Syros), was the original hilltop settlement; catch a bus to the top and stroll down through its hive of medieval churches, monasteries and whitewashed houses.

During the Greek Revolution, Orthodox refugees from the Turkish-held islands founded the modern town on the flat, spreading up Vrondado, the other hill, and capping it with their own grand church. In the 19th century, Ermoupoli was briefly Greece's principal port. The wealth of its shipowners is evident when wandering through Vaporia, a pleasant neighbourhood of palm-lined squares and elegant mansions.

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$1200 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

7-Day Greek Islands Sailing Tour

If you decide to join, please review below for a glimpse of what you'll enjoy:Day 1 Meet at Skipper's cafe in the Alimos Marina - meeting time is from noon-3pm. You will meet your skipper and fellow passengers. Being on a sailboat is a unique experience. During the next days you will learn how to work as a team, share the boat and make wonderful new friendships. After check in, get settled into your cabin and introduced to the boat, its safety procedures, drills and emergency equipment (we want to make sure you feel safe on board). Then you'll set sail for the first Saronic destination, the island of Aegina, to watch the sunset and dine in one of the traditional tavernas by the marina. Enjoy your first night on board! Day 2 Depart after breakfast, and moor at one of the beautiful beaches nearby to enjoy the water and sun, or enjoy a trip to the beautiful temple of Aphaia. Then continue on to the next hop - Poros. Due to its proximity to Athens, this island is frequented by many locals and has a vibrant night life - you may want to go dancing in one of the night clubs or just chill with a drink in one of the stylish bars. Day 3 Now that you are used to being on the water, time to sail on to the Cyclades - the island of Kythnos. You'll anchor in a remote bay and enjoy one of the natural wonders of this island - a hot spring bath right on the beach! Day 4 Mykonos! The party capital of Europe, with a maze of narrow streets lined with fantastic restaurants and bars - feel like a celebrity and get immersed in the jet setters world! You'll want to come back here for sure! Day 5 Say hello to Syros, the capital of the Cyclades. Visit the city of Ermoupoli, which boasts neoclassical architecture, great shopping and lots of night life. Optional activity: rent a car and explore the many beautiful beaches around the island. Day 6 Relax and enjoy as you are make your way back to Athens. Spend the night at bay in Sounio, where you can visit the temple of Poseidon, and have your last dinner on board. Day 7 In the morning, head back to Athens (ETA ~11am). This is just a sample itinerary, different routes may be taken depending on the winds. Each island has a unique personality, so you won't be disappointed! Please let us know which islands you really want to see and we'll make every effort to get you there! Passengers will need to budget for daily meals at restaurants or on board, according to individual preferences (approx $30/day). Rental cars or ATVs are available on some of the bigger islands for optional tours (rental fees extra).

$1358.68 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Cyclades islans Sailing adventure (8days)

Welcome aboard! Embark our boat and set sails to your first destination, Kythnos Island, one of most authentic islands of the Cyclades. Enjoy an evening revitalizing swim at the hot springs and taste the local cuisine in one of the seaside restaurants. Next morning, after breakfast on board, head on a hike to the northernmost tip of the island and visit the Castle of Oria, the island's medieval capital, overlooking the Aegean Sea. In the afternoon, sail to Syros island, the Duchess of the Aegean. Entering the port, you cannot help but admire the beautiful, aristocratic town of Ermoupoli, the capital of the Cyclades islands.Next day sail to the worldwide renowned island of Mykonos, Greece's most cosmopolitan island. Set out on an exploration to discover a fascinating destination where glamour meets the Cycladic simplicity! Optional activities today include a guided tour of Delos island, a UNESCO protected site and one of the most significant archaeological sites in Greece, a guided walking tour of Mykonos town or a cooking class at a traditional Myconian house! On day 4, your swimming stop will be right opposite Delos, at the uninhabited island of Rinia, a secluded paradise with tyrquoise crystal clear waters. Then set sails for Paros island and in particular the quaint fishing town of Naousa. Walk through its narrow alleys, visit the old port and the Venetian fortress or enjoy an optional activity, such as horse riding, wine tasting, hiking or  sea kayak! In the morning of day 5, set sails to the unspoiled, charming island of Serifos, having stop for a swim en route. Once you reach the port, walk uphill all the way to Chora, the main town of the island. It is a steep, yet short walk up and the views, especially from the Venetian fortress will captivate your senses! Stroll through the narrow streets and get lost in Chora! Next morning sail back to Kythnos island, but at the main port, Merichas, this time. Upon arrival, you can take a hiking tour through the island’s ancient history! Visit Vryokastro, the island’s ancient capital and then the probably most stunning beach of the island, Kolona! Day 7: set on a sailing trip back to Athens, having a stop on the way for swimming, probably near Cape Sounio, gazing at the spectacular Temple of Poseidon. Next morning, by 9:30am – 10:00am, is the check out, after a fantastic week-long sailing holiday!