Villa Gaia was built in 1800 and renovated in 2017. It is a traditional old stone-built house located in the countryside of Ano Manna 5 km from Syros Town (Hermoupolis) and 5-10 minutes from the beaches. The renovation was made with great care and attention in order to keep the original style intact and maintain the special character of the building. You will be charmed immediately by its impressive architecture which is unique in Cyclades. The access is very easy as it is next to the main road. The entrance, leads into the dining room. On the ground floor you can also find a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, a bathroom and a bedroom with double bed. On the first floor are located the second living room with a sofa that transforms to double bed easily and 2 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. One with double bed and one with two single beds. From this level you have access to the large veranda were the view is ecstatic. Our house can easily accommodate 8 guests in a cozy atmosphere that drives from the combination of wood and stone.
There is a smaller building at the back of the villa that hosts our amazing indoor hot tub/pool which can be used all year around, the private gym and a bathroom with shower. Right next to the guest house, our guests can enjoy the built barbeque, the table tennis and the outdoor dining area.
The 2.5 acres garden is impressive. It is full of trees, bougainvilleas, hibiscus and other flowers. The fence can assure the safety of the playground, the trampoline and the wooden house for the children and at the same time a private place for the parents or the elders who want to read a book, enjoy the nature or simply relax under the trees and the summer breeze. The imposing building with the great history and the beautiful garden transports visitors to another era creating a unique feeling. The view is exceptional, as it is found in the brow of a slope that dominates in the Cycladic landscape. Here you can also find the barbeque area and the open parking.
Our guests have many activities to engage in, such as bicycle riding, hiking, scuba diving, wind surfing, swimming as well as going on trips all over the island, walking in the narrow streets of Ano Syros, sightseeing, joining cultural festivals. It is ideal for families with children, pets and elderly people. The ideal location for quiet and relaxing holidays where you can enjoy sunshine, nature and the warm Greek hospitality and culture!
Our guests have many activities to engage in, such as bicycle riding, hiking,scuba diving, wind surfing, swimming as well as going on trips all over the island,walking in the narrow streets of Ano Syros, sightseeing,joining cultural festivals. It is ideal for families with children, pets and elderly people.the ideal location for quiet and relaxing holidays where you can enjoy sunshine, nature and the warm Greek hospitality and culture!
You will be charmed immediately by its impressive architecture which is unique in Cyclades! This is the island where Greek tradition and western influence come to a harmonious marriage. Ermoúpoli (meaning “the city of Hermes”) is the island’s capital town and has been the first important trade and industrial centre of the country in the 19th century. Evidence of this glorious past can be seen on public buildings (the City Hall, the Customs Office, “Apollo” theatre), on the neoclassical houses and at the beautiful squares. Due to its economic activity, Ermoúpoli has been called “Manchester of Greece” and the history of its years of blossom is exhibited in the Industrial Museum.
The medieval quarter of the Roman Catholic community and the fortress-like St George’s cathedral are on St George hill, also named Áno Sýros (meaning upper Sýros). Go up the stairs to the top of the hill and through the narrow streets, by the traditional whitewashed houses, the archways and the open spaces with a breathtaking view of the island.
The great number of beautiful beaches will delight the sea and sand lovers: Vári, Foínikas, Yalissás and Kíni, as well as Possidonia or Dellagrazia, the beach of a village with many neoclassical mansions with colourful orchards.
Sýros is well-known for its gastronomic peculiarities. Halva pie (a pie made of thyme honey and roasted almonds), loukoúmi (a delight made of water, starch and sugar), “loosa” ham, fennel sausages and the San Mihalis spicy cheese (appellation d’origine contrôlée/”protected designation of origin”) will no doubt satisfy even the most demanding taste buds.
Internationally acclaimed festivals are held on Sýros, offering a wide range of choices and covering any taste, e.g. The International Cyclades Music Festival, the Classical Music Festival, the Ermoupólia and the Musical May.
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