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Syros is a fantastic island when it comes to outdoor activities suitable for all seasons. From marked hiking trails to cycling and horse riding excursions, there are nature activities that can be enjoyed all over the island. There are beaches in Syros with water sports and scuba diving and windsurfing schools. Or perhaps you’re looking for a relaxing boat trip to secluded beaches or around the island? These and more are among the outdoor activities in Syros.



There is a choice of marked hiking paths in Syros. Many take you to villages and beaches or past cultural landmarks. Some of the best trails are in the more mountainous and rugged Apano Meria region in the north (included in the European Natura 2000 network of protected areas) but you will also find paths wherever you’re based. The Hiking Team of Syros allows you to discover beautiful hidden places and learn about the nature and history of the island.



For cycling enthusiasts, Syros is an ideal island for bicycle excursions, with a combination of a good road network and off-road trails. It is the ideal way to explore the different landscapes of the island (including the more mountainous north) or to travel between settlements. Cycling day trips can also include visits to beaches and cultural landmarks. Bicycles and cycling equipment can be hired from various places in Syros.


Horse riding

The Equestrian Club of the Cyclades takes riders of all abilities on scenic trails in the Livadia area (near Kato Manna) just outside Ermoupoli. It is the only riding school in the Cyclades accredited by the Hellenic Equestrian Federation and offers riding lessons, hacking, animal welfare seminars and other educational activities for adults and children. There are horse riding lessons for beginners and trail riding excursions for more advanced riders, including the experience of visiting a beach and swimming with your horse.



On Voulgari beach, the Syros Windsurfing School has equipment for hire and offers lessons with skilled instructors. Whether it’s your first time windsurfing or you’ve done it before, you’ll be taught windsurfing skills according to your level and all about the weather conditions in the bay, which is one of the best windsurfing spots in Syros because of the wind conditions.


Scuba diving

There are scuba diving centers in Finikas and Ermoupoli with all the equipment and technical know-how to learn how to dive or to explore the depths of the Aegean Sea. Diving experiences range from introductory dives for absolute beginners to courses leading to open-water certification and technical dives to wrecks and sea caves. Whatever your level of diving, you’ll be introduced to the rich marine life around Syros.


Sailing trips & boat trips

If you’re more interested in the marine life above the water, you can hire a sailboat with a skipper. There’s no better way to appreciate the wild beauty of Syros coastline and reach otherwise inaccessible beaches or islands such as Giaros and Didimi, opposite the port of Ermoupoli, and the islets in Finikas Bay. Alternatively, organized boat trips depart from Finikas, Ermoupoli and Kini to the secluded beaches of Apano Meria in the north, such as Varvarousa, Grammata, Gria Spilia and Marmari etc as well as to Didimi island.




Who doesn’t love a bit of beach fun? So, if you want to plan your water sports activities in Syros, Komito beach has a water sports club that offers waterskiing, wakeboarding, knee-boarding and being pulled on an inflatable tube or banana. For something more leisurely, you can hire a canoe or stand-up paddleboard (SUP). And at Blue Flag-awarded Vari beach, you can hire a SUP, canoe or pedalo. There’s no better way to explore the bay, which is sheltered from northerly winds and renowned for its clear, calm waters.


  • Syros Watersports Club (Komito beach)
  • Ola Kala Pedalo (Vari beach)


Syros is an island full of adventure, whether you are looking for an adrenaline-filled activity or a leisurely day trip in the countryside. Hiking, cycling, horse riding and a selection of water sports and sea excursions await for everyone looking for outdoor activities on their holidays in Syros.