COMBINING SPORTS AND TOURISM
Over the last few years Syros has been transformed into a great sports destination at national and international level. So what could be better than attending a high standard sports event while being in Syros, one of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades in the center of the Aegean! You can live this experience by participating in sports events and make an interesting break in your everyday routine.
The LG AegeanBall Festival, held at the end of June, is the biggest summer basketball event in Greece. Its instigator is the international basketball player Giorgos Printezis. The square of Hermoupolis in front of the imposing building of the Town Hall is transformed into a basketball arena! World-known basketball players participate in the festival and are discerned by locals and tourists for their talent, their distinctions and their inexperienced humor!
Syros Trimore Triathlon, in mid-June, which includes a triathlon of men, women, children, open water swimming races and running events, attracts about 1,000 participants from 11 countries, while almost 2,500 visitors come to the island for this particular sports event!
Syros SUP, was first organized in Phoinikas beach in June 2017 and has introduced us to the stand-up paddle. It is a special and fascinating race with participants from Syros and the all over Greece, offering a rich spectacle and entertainment.
Syros Run, was organized for the first time in 2016 and is already the biggest sporting event of the Cyclades and one of the most important in Greece.
Syros city trail, was organized for the first time in 2015. It includes routes between the labyrinthine streets of Hermoupolis, combining in the most perfect way sports and culture.
Other equally important sports events are organized each year in Syros, which have long been established and entertain their own fanatic audience, such as the “Vikelas Cup” swimming races, the Beach Volley tournament and the beach racket tournament.
The island also welcomes other non-annual events such as the Hellas Beetles Synchro Cup International Tournament, with the participation of synchronized swimming teams from Greece and abroad, such as the National teams of Hungary and Russia, which win the Gold Medals over the last 20 years in all international tournaments. The Syros Classic Yacht Regatta, an international race for classical and traditional boats, watercrafts and Dragon boats. The 30th World Underwater Spearfishing Championship was also held in Syros in 2016.
So if you are a sportsman, prepare your trip and live great sports moments in beautiful Syros!