Syros is the real lady of the Aegean Sea. This elegant island is Cycladic in its core but fused with medieval charm, Catholic heritage and long naval history. Perfect for those who want to play the romance card, Syros has a certain something that oozes class and nobility, a cinematic quality if you wish. Ermoupoli, the capital of the island (also the capital of all Cyclades) with its candy-colored houses will entice you. Architecture aficionados will enjoy beauties such as the Town Hall, the miniature of Scala di Milano and Vaporia, the aristocratic quarter of the city. The village of Ano Syros is packed with old, wealthy mansions like the notable De La Gracia one. Should you wish to park yourself in a sunbed and get your Vitamin D fix, Finikas, Galisas, Megas Gialos and Varvaroussa are amazing beaches. If you are in a more castaway mode, then the northern part of the island is preferred by those sailing as it is more remote and hard to reach via car. Feeling a bit hungry? De La Gracia, Mitsos and Avant Garden are great choices to satisfy your Greek food cravings. Kind Reminder: don’t leave without trying loukoumia, the traditional, bite-sized, chewy dessert of the island with mastic, citrusy and rose water flavors.