The medieval town of Ano Syros, also called “Chora”, is one of the best preserved settlements in the Aegean. Dating back to the 12th century little has changed in its architecture.
It overlooks the natural large bay where is situated the capital town Hermoupolis, founded during the Greek Revolution back in 1822.
The initially fortified character of Ano Syros was essential for locals to protect themselves against pirate attacks.
The layout of the settlement, as well as the tiered arrangement of buildings, gives an enchanting charm to the maze of whitewashed passages, arches and steps, hiding life on one hand and revealing unexpected openings to the Cycladic skies and the Aegean Sea on the other hand.
The view of Aegean islands and the Hermoupolis’ port from the settlement is splendid.
During summertime, visitors may enjoy themselves in the small taverns, "ouzeris", cafes and shops.
Go2Syros.gr in cooperation with Galera rent a car and the Medieval traditional guesthouse Windtales gives you the opportunity to enjoy the medieval air of Ano Syros, but also to explore the whole island of Syros with 49,90€ per person per night.
The offer includes:
# Overnight in the Medieval traditional guesthouse Windtales (Room Relax) in Ano Syros
# Traditional breakfast
# Rent a car with unlimited mileage for traveling
The price is for the whole year except for July and August which is at 65,00€ per person per night.
The building is located in the very first core of the medieval settlement in Ano Syros. The entrance arch is highly presumed as one of the first gates (12-13th century) on the early village, which was constructed as a fortress to protect the inhabitants against pirate attacks.
Situated literally under the catholic monastery of Saint George, on top of the hill of Ano Syros, oriented northeast, above the harbor of the capital town Hermoupolis, Wind Tales offers breathtaking view overlooking the islands of Didimi, Tinos, Mykonos, Dilos, Rinia, Paros, Naxos. On clear days, the eye travels across the Aegean Sea all the way to the islands of Ikaria and Samos.
Despite the fact that houses in Cycladic medieval settlements were built practically one on top of the other, Wind Tales preserves the privacy of guests, a rare advantage. Inviting and secluded, Wind Tales adjoins the old monastery of the Jesuits and its unique terraces inspire guests to enjoy leisure times.
Galera Travel - Galera rent a car
16 Papagou str. – Hermoupolis – Greece
Mail address: P.O.Box 93 – 84100 SYROS
T. ++30 22810 87666
F. ++30 22810 87665