(English) Trekking in Syros

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Discover Syros’s unbeaten paths

Join us & travel back to history through Syros’s ancient paths. Our walking ideas are not just wondering around beautiful places, hills & remote beaches.

Our island offers more than 35 carefully selected walking escapes that wait for their guests to unfold their secrets. You will be wondering through ancient authentic paths that were used as the only way of transportation between villages. . .

Discover (among others) the medieval city of the island, walk next to old mansions, running fresh waters, enjoy the magnificent views to the neighboring islands of Tinos, Mykonos & Andros; grasp the unique chance to see how Catholic & Orthodox churches stand next to each other!

There are several types of paths and trails, stone, cement-paved & dirt tracks. There are several crossing of roads, allowing hikers to start (or end) their experience in several spots. The difficulty classification varies from the easiest one (suitable for children too) to more difficult paths.

Transportation to & from hiking routes is mainly covered by taxis or rented cars & minibus.

Suggested gear & necessities:

We recommend wearing closed shoes and long trousers for protection from vegetation and snakes (although encounter one is rare).Always carry a sun hat, swimwear (as we will get close to remote beaches with crystal clear waters).A waterproof jacket with a hood may be useful for shower purposes. You may find useful to carry a light fleece & a windproof jacket too. We will be happy to assist and provide you a detailed list of gear & necessities required for trekking on our island.

Sample Trekking Program 8 days / 7 nights

Day 1

  • Overseas joining point: Athens airport
  • Meet with our staff & transfer to Piraeus port for embarkation.
  • Embarkation & depart to Syros (approximately 4 hrs by normal boat; 3hrs in case of high-speed boat)
  • Arrive at Syros port
  • Meet with our staff & transfer to Electra hotel
  • Check in & time for rest
  • Dinner at local restaurant
  • Overnight

Day 2- Day 5

  • Breakfast
  • Trekking activities
  • Dinner at local restaurant
  • Overnight

Day 6

  • Breakfast
  • Trekking activities
  • Farewell dinner
  • Overnight

Day 7

  • Breakfast
  • Free time at disposal (or late morning flight to Athens: duration 35 minutes)
  • Embarkation to Athens port
  • Arrival at Athens
  • Transfer to Athens airport
  • Return flight

At a glance

7 nights’ accommodation, sharing a double room at Electra Syros

  • 6 trekking experiences (one per day), with a local guide
  • 6 buffet homemade daily prepared breakfast at our hotel
  • 6 dinners at local restaurants
  • Arrival transfer from Athens airport to Athens port
  • Departure transfer from Athens port to Athens airport
  • Return boat tickets from Athens to Syros island
  • Arrival transfer from Syros port to Electra Syros
  • Departure transfer from Electra Syros to Syros port

Optional experiences

  • Syros island tour with professional guide
  • Local taste experiences by professional chef at our hotel
  • One day tour to Tinos island

Useful information

  • The above program is a proposal only and it is fully adjustable to your requirements
  • Periods of operation: middle September – middle June (not recommended after that due to high temperatures)
  • Local experienced guides will lead the group throughout trekking activities
  • Daily home-made in-house prepared traditional breakfast
  • Dinner is provided in carefully selected local restaurants and include 4-course menus, house wine & mineral water

For more information or bookings, do not hesitate to contact us

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