Galissas is one of the most tourist villages of Syros. It is built around a natural port with golden sands at its center, has about 400 residents and is located at a distance of seven miles from Ermoupoli , on the western side of the island.

Until recently Galissas was the place of Syros that prefers for vacation those who wanted to isolate. Behind the hill even in the small beach resort used to go the nudists of Syros. Today, the area of ​​Galissas has a variety of tourist accommodation from large hotels to camping and, taverns, bars and other tourist shops for thousands of visitors.

The stone pier with palm trees, the white chapel of St. Pakou (i.e. Obedience) on top of the hill, the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, built in 1892, and the ruins of ancient Galissas are just some of the attractions that will admire in the village.

From Galissas, either by boat or trail will reach the cave of St. Stephen, with the homonymous chapel, which, according to tradition, was built by a fisherman when he escaped with the help of the saint by a giant octopus! Every year on the last Sunday of August that celebrates the church, the cave gathers a lot of people.

Galissas is located near the beach Armeos, little further north the village of Kini.


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