The anchorages on Syros:
The beautiful seaside village of Varis is a tourist attraction. Its beach is a sight to behold and one of the most popular on the island of Syros. The waters of its beach are beautifully pristine and shallow. This small village is a top choice for family holidays. The village shops are great to stock up when on a cruise. With its beautiful hotels, one can get a good night’s sleep, fun days visiting the tourist attractions and hot afternoons swimming in its clear warm waters.
Vari provides its beautiful restaurants offering Instagram-worthy tasty Greek dishes like Ladopita, Kalamari gemistó, Marathopita, and Tomatokeftedes (fried tomato balls). The seafood is fresh and beautifully cooked. The beautiful accommodations and laid-back taverns ensure every traveler gets the best experience every single time!
6 km south of Ermoupoli is Ormos Varis. 3½ km to the north of Ormos Varis is the famous Syros National Airport. The island’s port located 5km off the coast, makes Vari beach a great stopover. The daily ferries from Ermoupoli also provide transport to this bay. It is a 6 mile trip around the North East tip of Syros and into the bay by boat. This picturesque village can get quite windy in some months, but the sheltered bay makes it easy to moor.
Vari is a delightful island town with a population of about 1,500 inhabitants. The administrative capital is at Ermoupoli, and it belongs to the municipal unit of Poseidonia. Around this small village are farms owing to the fertile nature of the land.
History of Ormos Varis
According to available archaeological evidence, Vari had inhabitants’ way back in the Cycladic period. Vari is one of the oldest and largest villages on the island of Syros.
The island of Syros had previous inhabitants from Persia, Rome, Turkey, France, and Germany, but the Greek culture of the people remained and flourished. The land is fertile, and the waters are pristine.
It was beautiful then, and it remains a beautiful sight to behold even now.
The Vari beach is perfect for beach games like volleyball. Like many Syros beaches, the Vari beach is sandy and pebbly. Beach umbrellas and taverns line the edge of the water. The beach is shallow, and the warm breeze makes it kid-friendly. These beaches are all found on the boundary of the Vari beach.
This quiet beach has a small harbour where a small fishing boat can moor. Its name originates from a factory that produced ceramic objects.
This beach, located just a few hundred meters to the right of Vari beach, is small, sandy, and great for swimming. It has a tavern and a small harbor. The restaurant is well known for its Greek and Mediterranean dishes.
Places of Interest
This coastal settlement is a calm and family-friendly sea resort ideal for tourists who are interested in sightseeing. The many places of interest include.
The ancient settlement
This ancient settlement is the oldest settlement found on Syros. Situated in nearby Koskonas, it dates as far back as 3000 BC.
Goulandris tower house
Owned by the Goulandris family, this tower is a sight to behold. Goulandris Tower is a grand house on the bay of Ormo Varis. The tower is impressive and shows great attention to detail. The striking medieval details are a work of art. The owners are famous ship owners in Syros.
Virgin Mary Panachrantos Church
In the 17th century, the French invaded Syros and brought Catholicism. They built a Monastery and numerous churches on the island. Though The Church of The Virgin Mary was built in 1856 after they had left, it only went to show that the people had adopted the religion to fit themselves.
The Virgin Mary Panachrantos Church sits on the central hill in the town of Vari. It was inaugurated in 1973 and dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.