Would we come back to Syros? YES!!
Our hosts at the Good Life Villas in Poseidonia provided us with everything and more that we had hoped for. This was our final week after nearly three months of travel and we wanted to spend it relaxing in a rural environment before heading back to our own small farm in Western Australia.
Having an Aussie/ Greek host was a huge bonus, it saved us having to do all the legwork ourselves in a foreign country. For example, picking us up from the Ferry and dropping us back, giving us info on the free port lockers, pointing out local shops and tavernas, providing us with good coffee, giving us a quick overview of the town and the layout of the island after picking us up, advising on things to see, places to go, the list goes on.
During our stay here, we felt we got a true Greek experience which was exactly what we were looking for, and without losing anything in translation. Our accomodation was a gorgeous traditional Greek style home with all mod cons and views to die for, of the Agean Sea.
When we arrived our fridge in the Villa was well stocked with food and wine to get us off to a good start. The next day, Nik (our host) took us shopping and assisted us in purchasing even more delicious, organic local produce so that we were able to cook great meals each night which we teamed with buckets of wine and the odd ouzo, (for our digestion of course).
Paul mastered the Weber bbq and is keen to hone is skills when he returns home to Darlington with Brenda. He also made a special friend whilst on the island.
We solved the bus timetable mystery and happily spent 1.90 euro on our bus trips into Erminpoulo each day. There was always something new to discover or a new eating experience to indulge in. Those that know us, know that our holiday destinations always revolve around food and drink and we weren’t disappointed by Greece.
Due to being the end of season, some businesses were winding down – The Cyclades Art Gallery and Saint Georges Cathedral were not open on the days we visited. We chose to come to Greece in low season as we prefer to travel when there are less people around so knew to expect that not everything would be open.
We loved the beautiful old Theatre – where you can book a box for a performance – what a fabulous way to experience a show if you get the opportunity.
A definite highlight for all of us was a visit to the old medieval town of Anos Syros with its narrow streets and no traffic.
From what we’ve seen, we think that even in peak season, Syros Island would still maintain its lovely laid back non touristy feel.
Due to a last minute change to our schedule – we are off to Athens, so missing out on a great traditional Greek night of food and wine tasting with our hosts this evening. We can’t wait to hear all about it from Brenda and Paul tomorrow when we meet up in Athens!
Being in hospitality ourselves we recognize and appreciate the efforts that our hosts went to, to ensure that we had a great stay.
Next stop, last hurrah – Athens – we hope you join us!