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Sailing Greece: Syros

After a few days in Mykonos we were so happy to get out on the open seas. The sailing weather was perfect and it was so exciting when they turned off the engines and unfurled the sails. We headed toward Syros, just a few hours away. Sailing was so great, we would stop in open waters and take a swim. We also saw some kids cliff jumping and stopped the boat to join them. (I jumped!) Syros has one large town and lots of small towns. We LOVED this island, so much that we decided to stay an extra day. It was big enough that there were things to do but it doesn’t get the tourist traffic of an island like Mykonos. On Syros we: rented scooters, ate at an amazing restaurant on top of a mountain, watched the sunset in the beautiful village of Kini, and explored the capital Ermoupolis after dark. If you go: don’t miss dinner at Plakostroto on the mountain (go before the sunset.) And dinner at Two Cicadas on the Armirikia Tree in Kini was amazing.

all photos by Paul Ferney and Rebecca Wright

In case you missed it here is my post on Mykonos.

  1. Hannah

    August 8, 2011

    Lovely. Love the colours of all the straws! Joy is in the small stuff for me 😉

  2. Risamay

    August 8, 2011

    Looks A M A Z I N G !

  3. kimberly geneviève

    August 8, 2011

    it looks beautiful!

  4. sarah

    August 8, 2011

    Your pictures bring back such wonderful memories! I absolutely adore Syros & rarely see anyone posting vacation pics from that island! I spent some time there when studying in Athens during college and have always hoped to go back. It’s such a lovely spot to settle in and feel a bit like a local! 🙂

  5. ainsley

    August 8, 2011

    aww, i love that photo of the laundry…

  6. wishful nals

    August 8, 2011

    so so pretty! looks like an amazing getaway.

  7. Kacie

    August 8, 2011

    My goodness that all looks so lovely. I want to get on a sailboat with friends, bask in the sun, eat good food and relax!


  8. catherine

    August 8, 2011

    Jordan, I love your stripy bikini! A good buy, indeed! xo

  9. mandy

    August 8, 2011

    Boy oh boy am I having a hard time not coveting your sailing trip 🙁

  10. Jess

    August 8, 2011

    So jealous! And you all have the cutest bathing suits! Wishing I was on a boat now…

  11. Katie

    August 8, 2011

    Fantastic pictures, Greeks looks like paradise!

  12. Snippets of Thyme

    August 8, 2011

    Amazing photos. I just love travel journals. Glimpses of parts of the world so far away is so much fun to see. Glad your trip was an incredible one.

  13. Abbey

    August 8, 2011

    So beautiful! I am so jealous! 🙂

  14. Amanda

    August 8, 2011

    Were you nervous to swim in open water? One of my friends is so scared about what could be lurking underneath…

  15. Maria @ Orchard Bloom

    August 8, 2011

    These photos are amazing. Greece is one of my ultimate fantasy holiday destinations. Looks like everything I imagined!

  16. Sophistiquée

    August 9, 2011

    I was on holidays on Syros last month and we lived next to Kini!!!
    Really nice pictures!

  17. Chaucee // The Fieldbook

    August 9, 2011

    GORGEOUS photos!! I’ve always wanted to travel to Greece and it looks like a DREAM.

  18. sarah

    August 9, 2011

    i would die for a boating trip like this….someday in our retired state.

  19. {plum}

    August 9, 2011

    scooter gangs and rainbow straws are rad.

  20. Sara Walk

    August 9, 2011

    oh my gosh this is a DREAM!!!! I love it, could there be a more perfect place to take a boat trip?

  21. Jennifer

    August 9, 2011

    Jordan — Will you be visiting Ios? Please let me know as I have a wonderful beach and villa for you to visit for a frappe, a chat, and some lovely pics not too mention swimming at the Mermaid Pool!

  22. Cassie

    August 9, 2011

    The jealousy is overwhelming. AND I love the way you post your photos with the small caps labels. It’s simplistically beautiful.

  23. Charlotte

    August 9, 2011

    Beautiful post. I love the pic of everyone cheering.

  24. Penelope@thirdroomstudio

    August 9, 2011

    I think I might actually be turning green! Stunning.

  25. ANNIE

    August 9, 2011

    Wonderful pictures, what type of camera do you use?

  26. Andrea@FancyThat!

    August 9, 2011

    Pretty clotheslines are tantalizing…so is that gorgeous island!

  27. Maggie

    August 10, 2011

    I love your travel posts! I’ve dreamed of going to Greece before but never thought of making it a sailing adventure…such a fun idea!

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    August 10, 2011

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  29. Robin K

    August 10, 2011

    like like like

  30. Kristina

    August 11, 2011

    Wonderful pictures – looks like a such a pretty place! And you are brave, jumping down that cliff 🙂 wow!! now heading over to see your post about mykonos!

  31. Sarah

    August 11, 2011

    Totally jealous. Looks like a fabulous time! 🙂

  32. My Traveling Troop

    August 11, 2011

    Love the photos! They really capture the beauty of Syros and the fun you all had! -Kristina

  33. Vivian

    August 15, 2011

    You and your friends all look like perfect models in an ad in these pics! Looks like an amazing adventure! The hubs and I can’t wait to get back to the Greek islands and do more exploring (we went to Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, and Athens for our honeymoon). Syros is now added to our bucket list!

    xx Vivian @

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