The anchorages on Syros:
North-West of Syros is a cute small beach called Aetos. This magnificent beach is well out of the way. It is the perfect place for vacationers and islanders who seek a private place to create new memories or take spectacular pictures. A great view of the mountains on both sides offset by pristinely clear water and a sandy beach with pebbles is truly picturesque. Though there might be no beach chairs, bars, or restaurants here, it has kept its quaint charm all this time. Think lovely private picnics and lots of sunbathing.
Aetos is a sheltered bay in northwestern Syros located north of the Varvaroussa beach and south of Ano Meria and Ak Sarakinito. It is approximately 1km from Varvaroussa and over 5.5km from Ano Syros for those hiking. It can be reached by sea on one of the boats that sail from Kini or Athens.
The sheltered nature of the bay protects one from the wind, which generally gives a great swimming experience. Just to the right of the main beach is a small secluded beach where the unique formation of the rocks gives shade in case the sun gets too hot.
The beautiful bay of Aetos, with its rugged terrain and trees dotting the horizon, is nothing short of idyllic. Whether you decide to go topless or troll the beach looking for beautiful stones, wait and watch the sunset or take a stroll and take in the wonder of the largely untouched landscape, Aetos accommodates all activities.
These private beaches and hidden bays are the true fascinations of Syros. These remote places endear you to the history that is Syros and the beauty that is Greece. Anchor your boat here and keep your feet in water-rich with stories of history and make your mark in the sands of time.
History of Ormos Aetos
Aetos means eagle, though we might never know why this beach was named such. We recognize the link the Aegean Sea has to the course of the civilization of the country. Every beach has a story to tell, whether it has been discovered or not. Every pebble on the Aetos beach carries an indelible part of history in it. Every rugged peak, every hundred-year-old tamarisk tree bears marks of history. As the sweat of sailors, pirates, and recent visitors wash ashore, history is never lost.
Places of Interest
Take a backpack filled with water and food and hike around this bay. Try to find traces of civilization from the 2nd and 3rd millennia. Who knows what you might find?
Quiet Pristine Beach
The choice is yours to watch the sunset or swim in the beautiful water, but do not miss out on the fun ways you can explore this bay! Get someone to come with you, kayak, build a sandcastle, whatever you do, create memories that will last forever! Protected from the winds by cliffs, Aetos’s mix of sand and pebbles is typical of Syros beaches. It’s natural, tavern free, bar free, facilities free take is truly a breath of fresh air.