Sunsets, stories and strolls through Syros
Explore the local ways of island life with this five-day Intrepid Retreats experience to the heart of the Cyclades. From the ancient treasures of Athens, cross the Aegean to Syros in search of secluded coves and spectacular sunsets. Feel like part of the community with your comfortable, family-run base in the heart of Ermoupoli, and take the time to explore the streets that blend whitewashed houses with colourful mansions and imposing churches. Hike to hilltop viewpoints, and take a day trip to the glamour isle of Mykonos. Don’t forget to savour iconic flavours and taste tradition with a healthy helping of delicious Greek cuisine.
Bring the history and stories of Ancient Greece to life with the insider knowledge of a local host on a visit to the world-famous Acropolis.
Uncover stunning views and the local way of life with hikes through the island’s charming hilltop villages, from the fortress-like Ano Syros to the cave dwellings of ancient philosophers.
Taste the traditional flavours of the island with a dinner as you watch a Syros sunset over the Aegean and Rembetika music floats around you.
Soak up the atmosphere of Mykonos on a day trip, and enjoy the ability to escape its crowds back on secluded Syros.
Learn the secrets behind Syros sweets at a family-run loukoumia workshop, discovering the island’s history and tradition in the flavours of rose, mastic and bergamot.
Please ensure you consult your local government’s advice regarding travel prior to booking this trip.
Don’t let the heat keep you from exploring the world! Summer temperatures can be extreme in Greece (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season. Please note that only some of our hotels and public trains in this region have air-conditioning.
As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, solo travellers will share a room with other travellers of the same gender. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. Please note that a single supplement can be booked on this trip, subject to availability. For those travelling as a duo, hotels in Greece often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. In some cases, bathroom facilities will be shared rather than ensuite.
This trip is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations and working with new partners can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Greece Retreat: Syros Island trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
START & END OF TOUR
This trip starts with a group meeting at 10 am on day 1, and ends after the arrival back at our hotel in Athens at 8:30 pm on the final day (subject to delays due to weather conditions and ferry operations). Please take this into consideration when booking your flights to and from Athens. We are happy to book additional accommodation before or after the trip for you in Athens, subject to availability.
A single supplement is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent.
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