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Syros Guide

The Greek island of Syros is one of the Cyclades group of islands and lies in the Aegean Sea, around 145 km to the south east of Athens, the Greek capital. The island's history dates back to around the 3rd millennium BC, to the reign of Halandriani and Kastri. Artefacts excavated on the island show that there must have been a metalwork laboratory on the island which it is thought had a commercial relationship with Asia Minor. During the 6th century BC, the island was occupied by the Samians, when many of the island's inhabitants moved to the island. The important physician and philosopher, Pherecydis was born on the island during this period and later went to Samos and became Pythagoras' teacher.

In addition to the island's beauty, Syros has a thriving cultural scene and a love of the arts. Tourists should take the time to visit the island's museums and galleries in addition to strolling through pretty village streets or lazing on the beach.

From the island's port there are ferry services to Rafina and Piraeus by both conventional or high speed ferry. Syros is also connected to all of the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, Crete, Thessaloniki and Skiathos.


Thirasia Guide

The Greek island of Thirasia is a small island that is located to the west of the island of Santorini in the Cyclades group of islands. It has a population of around 250 people and are mainly employed in agriculture. The small island's cliffs are less steep than those found on Santorini but ascending its 250 steps from the port can still be quite a challenge especially during the summer when temperatures can be very high. Stunning views from the island include the caldera and the sunsets and sunrises. The island's only beach is full of pebbles and pumice and is located next to the small harbour. The island's only track will lead you to the Church of Agia Irini, which is said to have given Santorini its name (Santa Irini - Santorini).