Athens - Syros

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Destinations:
Package rate per person in double room during low season From 1052

Begin your summer adventure in the urban setting of Athens, where the ancient world comes alive with an abundance of historical sites including the iconic Acropolis. A half day city tour will expose you to the most prominent Athenian sites, which you shouldn't miss out on. Walk through the Athenian neighborhoods and you are bound to see stylish bars overlooking ancient ruins and deluxe restaurants next to temples from eras long gone. The amalgamation of these two different worlds creates a strangely captivating atmosphere.

As alluring as the Greek capital feels, it is time to leave it behind for a more casual and relaxing setting. In the heart of the Cycladic complex and just a breath away from the cosmopolitan Mykonos, stands Syros, a place where time flows a little differently and the locals are the epitome of philoxenia. Strolling down the streets of Ermoupoli (city of Hermes) this becomes instantly apparent as the unique architectural blend of classicism and Genoese styles lends the town an aroma of the mid-19th century. Two-storey stone houses with wooden floors and cornices opening up to large terraces or balconies dressed with marble facades can be found all over and have given credence to the term Syriot Neoclassical Architecture. A private half day tour of the island will take you to a multitude of destinations, from important Orthodox and Catholic churches and monasteries, to an Opera House, the old town of Ano Syros and even the south coast of the island. After seeing the highlight reel, it is time to explore Syros on your own and create memories that you will cherish forever!

Want to learn more about Syros? Read up on it before booking your trip!

Arrival at Athens: Daily (May - October)

  • 3 nights accommodation in Athens
  • 3 nights accommodation in Syros
  • Athens Half-Day city tour including visiting the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum
  • Private tour of Syros island (with English speaking driver)
  • Transfers in Athens (airport-hotel-port & port-hotel-airport)
  • Transfers in Syros (port-hotel-port)
  • Ferry boat tickets (A' class) or High-speed boat tickets (economy class) Piraeus-Syros-Piraeus
  • Entrance fees during Athens guided sightseeing tour
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts
  • VAT for all services

Not included:

  • International flights to/from Greece
  • Personal expenses
  • Customary tips to your drivers, guides and escorts
  • Entrance fee to Apollo Theatre: First Opera House of Greece (2 € per person)
  • Stayover hotel tax (paid directly to the hotels)
  • Day 1 – Arrival at Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    Morning sightseeing tour of Athens' most famous sights including a visit to the spectacular Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 3 – Arrival at Syros
    Transfer from your hotel to the port by our taxi driver to embark on the ferry to Syros. On arrival you have a transfer to your selected hotel for a 3-night stay.
    Overnight: Syros
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 4 – Syros in a Nutshell Private Tour (half day)
    Soak up as much of Syros as you can in a self-guided tour with your own personal driver! After being picked up from your hotel, you will be transported to some of the most prominent sights of Syros including the cathedral of Saint Nicholas in the Vaporia district and the cultural icon of Hermouopolis, the Apollo Theater. In downtown Ermoupoli, you will visit the historic Miaoulis square, the marvelous Town Hall designed by Ernst Ziller and you will pay a visit to the Church of the Dormition (featuring works by El Greco). Leaving the town center and on to the old town of Syros (the medieval settlement of Ano Syros) where you will visit the Cathedral of St. George and the Catholic Monastery of Capuchins. After exploring Ano Syros and its many picturesque shops, we will visit the Museum of Markos Vamvakaris. You will then bid farewell to the old town and take a tour around the southern part of the island, along the coastline lined with seaside resorts, a variety of beaches, steep cliffs and turquoise crystal clear waters.
    Overnight: Syros
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 5 – Syros
    Day free to explore Syros' unique neoclassical architecture, picturesque shops and Early Bronze Age archaeological sites. However, relaxing on a fish tavern near the beach with a glass of ouzo in your hand is always an option!
    Overnight: Syros
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 6: Return to Athens
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port to embark on the ferry to Piraeus. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 7 - Departure from Athens
    You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our taxi driver for your departure flight.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 1 – Arrival at Athens
    On arrival you will be met by our assistant and transferred to your hotel by our taxi driver. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: -
     
  • Day 2 – Athens Half Day Sightseeing Tour
    Morning sightseeing tour of Athens' most famous sights including a visit to the spectacular Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum. Afternoon at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 3 – Arrival at Syros
    Transfer from your hotel to the port by our taxi driver to embark on the ferry to Syros. On arrival you have a transfer to your selected hotel for a 3-night stay.
    Overnight: Syros
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 4 – Syros in a Nutshell Private Tour (half day)
    Soak up as much of Syros as you can in a self-guided tour with your own personal driver! After being picked up from your hotel, you will be transported to some of the most prominent sights of Syros including the cathedral of Saint Nicholas in the Vaporia district and the cultural icon of Hermouopolis, the Apollo Theater. In downtown Ermoupoli, you will visit the historic Miaoulis square, the marvelous Town Hall designed by Ernst Ziller and you will pay a visit to the Church of the Dormition (featuring works by El Greco). Leaving the town center and on to the old town of Syros (the medieval settlement of Ano Syros) where you will visit the Cathedral of St. George and the Catholic Monastery of Capuchins. After exploring Ano Syros and its many picturesque shops, we will visit the Museum of Markos Vamvakaris. You will then bid farewell to the old town and take a tour around the southern part of the island, along the coastline lined with seaside resorts, a variety of beaches, steep cliffs and turquoise crystal clear waters.
    Overnight: Syros
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 5 – Syros
    Day free to explore Syros' unique neoclassical architecture, picturesque shops and Early Bronze Age archaeological sites. However, relaxing on a fish tavern near the beach with a glass of ouzo in your hand is always an option!
    Overnight: Syros
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 6: Return to Athens
    Morning transfer from your hotel to the port to embark on the ferry to Piraeus. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
    Overnight: Athens
    Meals: Breakfast
     
  • Day 7 - Departure from Athens
    You will be met by our assistant at your hotel and transferred to the airport by our taxi driver for your departure flight.
    Overnight: -
    Meals: Breakfast
  • To ensure the safety of our guests, all transfers will be private and in line with health protocols.
  • The hotels included in our vacation programs comply with the mandatory health and safety protocols instituted by the Greek National Health Organization in collaboration with the Greek Government.
  • Optionally, you can upgrade the group tour to a private one at an additional cost.
  • It is advised to wear appropriate clothing during the half day tour in Syros. Long skirts below the knees for the ladies and long trousers for the gentlemen.
Rates per person in Euro
Group 1
  • Athens: 3-star Philippos (standard room) or similar
  • Syros: 3-star Hermes Hotel Syros (standard room sea view for 1 or 3 persons / executive room sea view for 2 persons) or similar
SeasonTripleTwinSingle
May 07 - 31 & Oct 01 - 3183810521602
June 01 - 30 & Sept 01 - 3085710971647
July 01 - Aug 3190211271759
Group 2

Athens: 4-star Herodion (standard room) or similar
Syros: 4-star Diogenis (standard room sea view for 1-2 persons / family room for 3 persons) or similar

SeasonTripleTwinSingle
May 10 - 31 & Oct 01 - 3193211231853
June 01 - 17 & June 22 - 30 & Sept 01 - 3094711791966
June 18 - 21 & July 01 - Aug 3197712662134
  • Minimum stay 3 nights at Diogenis during June 05 - 09
  • Minimum stay 4 nights at Diogenis during August 10 - 20
Group 3

Athens: 5-star Electra Palace (superior room Acropolis view for 1-2 persons / classic room for 3 persons) or similar
Syros: 5-star Ploes Boutique Hotel (deluxe room sea view for 1-2 persons / executive suite sea view for 3 persons) or similar

SeasonTripleTwinSingle
May 05 - June 14 & Sept 16 - Oct 31148715472809
June 15 - Sept 15166317233166
  • Minimum stay 3 nights at Ploes during June 18 - 22
  • Minimum stay 4 nights at Ploes during August 13 - 18