Villa Tierra is located within walking distance of the two most popular beaches of Syros. Despite being a stone’s throw away from the village of Poseidonia, the property feels much more remote and offers the calm and serenity one might wish for on a relaxing holiday. Striking views of the Aegean sea and the uniquely shaped islets of Schinoniso and Stroggyli cast their spell over anyone who visits. Every evening guests get to experience spectacular sunsets. This recently built villa sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms, with space for an extra two children if needed. The infinity pool has to be seen to be believed – with a long area for lap swimming and a shorter, shallow adjoining area with jet sprays for lounging and socialising. The expansive pool deck is where one can sunbathe or read under the shade of the two pergolas. A footpath through the olive grove leads you down to the seafront.
For larger groups, Villa Tierra can be rented together with Villa Jasmine. The villas are located near each other but each is completely private.
Villa Tierra lies on a plot of 1.7 acres and was designed by Syros-based architect Giorgos Evripiotis. The building follows the contour of the coastline – only 100 metres away – and benefits from a generous 280sqm of interior living space and 700sqm of outdoor space. There are 4 bedrooms – 3 of which are ensuite – sleeping up to 8 people comfortably – with options for a further 2 people children. The property has 5 bathrooms.
The upper level comprises the living, dining and kitchen areas in an open plan layout. All bedrooms and bathrooms are found on the lower level. There is air-conditioning and central heating throughout. This property is perfect for groups wanting to spending time together but the generous outdoor spaces on both levels afford guests the chance to spend some quiet time alone.
The upper level:
The lower level:
Komito – 550 metres / 2 minutes by car / 7 minutes by foot
Agathopes – 700 metres / 5 minutes by car / 8 minutes by foot
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.