Sotiris – an insider’s acquaintance with Syros Island

Sotiris will offer a unique and thorough acquaintance with all aspects of life on Syros island, including visits to local hot-spots, walk-abouts, hands-on experience with traditional ship-building, sampling local cuisine, collecting plants, and spending precious time with a local family.

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Fundamentals of of ship-building at local traditional shipyard

  2. Properties and hands-on collection of local herbs and aromatic plants

  3. Points of cultural & historic interest: a comprehensive coverage

  4. Practical introduction to the local cuisine

€55, 3 hrs, 4 persons
 

Syros, Cyclades - Where the Experience will take place

What Wikipedia says

 

Syros is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. It is located 78 nautical miles (144 km) south-east of Athens. The largest towns are Ermoupoli, Ano Syros, and Vari. Ermoupoli is the capital of the island and of the Cyclades. It has always been a significant port town, and during the 19th century it was even more significant than Piraeus.

 

Ermoupoli stands on a naturally amphitheatrical site, with neo-classical buildings, old mansions and white houses cascading down to the harbour. The City Hall, where Miaoulis Square lies ringed with cafes and with seating areas under palm trees. The "City of Hermes" has numerous churches, including Metamorphosis, Koimisis, St. Demetrius, Three Hierarchs, Anastasis, Evangelistria and St. Nicolas.

 

The Archaeological Museum has many finds and the Municipal Library contains numerous editions. The quarter of the town known as Vaporia is where the sea captains lived. Along its narrow streets, stand numerous neo-classical mansions.

 

Local specialities of the island include Kaparosalata (salad with capers), Maintanosalata (salad with parsley), Frisoura (appetizer), Delagraciano, Ladopita, Marathopita, Sfougato, San Michali cheese,Loukoumi (dessert)

 

Sotiris Fragkidis is your Host for the whole experience

Sotiris is a retired Olympic Airways steward, and lives in Ermoupolis, Syros. He has profound knowledge of all aspects of life on the island, both from an historical and a day-to-day perspective.

  • Place of ORIGIN: Alexandia, Egypt

  • LIVES in: Syros

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: travelling, history, the sea, good cuisine, sailing, visiting museums

  • Has TRAVELLED to: most European and Nth American countries

  • Personal TRAITS: very hospitable and pleasant, able to interact with people from different cultures

Here's how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

This Experience is offered in TWO versions:

Standard Pack
€55, 3 hrs, 4 persons
Deluxe Pack
€110, 6 hrs, 4 persons
Deluxe Pack

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. Fundamentals of of ship-building at local traditional shipyard

  2. Properties and hands-on collection of local herbs and aromatic plants

  3. Points of cultural & historic interest: a comprehensive coverage

  4. Practical introduction to the local cuisine

Standard Pack
 

Here are the details for Booking this Greek experience

  • Place: Syros island, Cyclades

  • Meeting Point: entrance of Diogenis Hotel, which is opposite to the main docking pier of Syros Port

  • Standard Pack - Duration: 3 hours

Timetable: 11.00-14.00

Price: 55 euros per person

  • Deluxe Pack - Duration: 6 hours

Timetable: 11.00-17.00

Price: 110 euros per person

  • Availability: 1 March - 30 November, apart from August

  • Group size: 4 persons max

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: Sotiris is a deep connoisseur of Syros’ history and day-to-day life, and is committed to conveying his love and knowledge for Syros to his guests

HOW to get the Standard Pack:  1. click on the  Book Now  and, then, the  Request Booking  buttons, below  

2. at the field Redeem Promo Code FILL-IN:  standard_pack   3. you automatically get the 50%  discount on the Deluxe Pack price

 

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