As soon as you shall face the island of Syros it is indisputable that the non-identical nobility that this island bears shall impress you at once. The traditional profile and the insular mentality in combination with the historical monuments and the natural sites, all under the veil of this unique nobleness, render Syros the ideal choice for your vacations. The island of Syros belongs to the Cyclades Islands cluster, while Ermoupolis, the islands' capital town, is also the capital town of the whole insular group.
A town bursting with life, lights, colour and the Cretan heartbeat, welcome its visitors throughout the year in a cosy warm atmosphere. Build on the ruins of the ancient city "Lato pros Kamara" and through the centuries it developed from an independent trade center in the 3rd AD century, into today's town, a place full of interest, throbbing with motion and life. Agios Nikolaos changes its faces according to your mood. Since it is loaded with memories and customs from the past, it is a traditional place for those who have a longing for the good old days, at the same time it is a cosmopolitan meeting point for those who love fun, a paradise of peace and quiet for those who want to relax, a center of European standards for the demanding, and an ideal summer resort to spend your holidays.
The capital and the largest city of the island. In the middle of the north coast, is also the transport hub with the international airport and the sea port, resulting in that most of tourism traffic arriving in Crete will pass from Iraklion at least twice. The city has a population of 120.000 the fifth largest in Greece.
If you enjoy breathtaking scenery and untouched beauty, Folegandros is the island for you. Artists use this island as a thinktank for creativity, and to capture landscapes on canvas! Although small, the island can get crowded during tourist season, so it might be a good idea to go during the off seasons. The tourist area, or Chora, sits high in the mountains and has taverns. The port of Karavostasis offers hotels, beaches and restaurants. The ferry stops at this port. There are ferry rides available to Milos, Santorini, Ios, Sifnos and Sikinos, but only a couple of times per week.
Kea is a quiet, peaceful island near Athens where tourism is not as frequent as some of the other islands in the Cyclades. It's very popular with native Greeks, many of whom own summer vacation homes there. A lovely village called Ioulis has Cycladic houses sitting on the side of the mountain. There are some great beaches that can be reached by hiking. Kea also offers many great restaurants. A restaurant called Rolandos, located in Ioulida, is known for its delicious fresh fish. Kea is a great place for hiking if that's your fancy!
Milos is a volcanic island where you can see amazing rock formations and hot springs. When you arrive, be sure to secure a rented car or bike for touring the island if possible. There are lovely beaches and villages where you can enjoy delicious cuisine and more. There are also some historic sites you don't want to miss during your visit such as the Roman ampitheatre, Christian catacombs, Venetian museums and castles. The famous Venus de Milo was discovered on Milos!
Mykonos is a fast-moving island that offers expensive entertainment and nightlife, and also some great beaches. While on the island, you can take a short boat trip to the nearby island of Delos where you can explore ruins. The island connects to Tinos, Syros, Naxos, Ios, Ikaria and other surrounding islands.
Paros is a center for the Aegean ferry system, with many boats coming through each day. It's a crowded tourist area, especially in Naousa. Naousa is a small fishing village that attracts many tourists each year. The island has wind surfing and body surfing if you're the adventurous type. A ferry trip here is approximately six hours from Athens. Hop over to Antiparos for a day of relaxation.