Syrou Melathron was built in the middle of the 19th century (1856), to host some wealthy family of the time. It is undoubtedly a monument of the past, and its figure dominates the area of St. Nicholas, also known as "Vaporia", near the "Asteria" bay. No visitor will not be deeply impressed by the view of this Neoclassic structure. In 1993 it has been restored and transformed to an A class (4 stars) hotel. Roof paintings (frescoes), made by an English painter, at the time of the original construction, wooden sculptures and boiseries and all the decorative elements that remind of the luxury of the past, were given a fresh breath.
Syros is located in the middle of the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Cycladic islands complex. Its name derives from the words "Sour" or "Osoura", that have the meaning of rocky. On this very rock one, the most important civilizations of the word, was born 3000 years B. C. Archaeologists named it after the original birthplace "Keros - Syros Civilization", but it is widely known as the "Cycladic Civilization".
In 1207 Syros was occupied by the Venetians and was ruled by the Duke of Naxos. It was then that the first city was created on the top of the highest hill, located in the middle of the island. Its present name is Ano Syros which means Upper Syros. Here is built the temple of St. George, the Catholic Episcopy.
Hermoupolis, is the Capital of Syros Island as well of the Cycladic province. The first inhabitants of the city were mainly refugees coming from the islands of Chios, Psara and Hydra.
After the liberation of Greece from Turkish occupation, in 1821, the city gradually developed to according to be the major commercial and cultural cent4er of the country. The unique buildings structured according to the "neoclassic" rhythm, are the indisputable monuments of that period. The Syrou Malatron hotel is one of these buildings.
The Galaxy Terrace:
The "Galaxy Terrace" is the place of the hotel where imagination and romanticism are most welcome. It is under the sparkling stars of the incomparable Greek Sky, and with the tender touch of the slight breeze that one can relax with a drink or start a exciting journey to gastronomy.
The "Vaporia" cafe-restaurant, offers unique pleasures to the visitor. Here one can enjoy the finest coffee throughout the day or along with breakfast, or may choose among several dishes either of traditional Greek or international menu. The environment is hospitable and pleasant, in soft harmonious colors and refined by exceptional plaster decorations and boiseries.
The imposing lobby of the hotel will seduce you with its exceptional interior design. The magnificent ceiling paintings and plaster decoration can reasonably be described as original artwork. The sturdy furniture and the elaborate decor evoke luxurious memories of luxury of past times. In this particular environment you can enjoy your coffee and drink or just spend time relaxing with your newspaper or book.
- 24-hour Room Service
- Daily room housekeeping
- Rooms with connecting doors
- Marble baths in some rooms
- Café-Bar-Roof Garden
- Laundry and dry-cleaning service
- WiFi Internet access
- Laptop available
- Lift (elevator)
- Hall for business meetings
- Fax service
The hotel has 12 twin-bed and 4 single-bed rooms, all equipped with:
- Hair air-dryer
- Safety lockers
- Individually controlled air-conditioning
- Telephone service.
Moreover, the luxury and beauty of the majority of the rooms is extended to marble-made balconies. From there one can enjoy the view of the Aegean Sea, spread with the near-by Cyclades, as well as the picturesque port of the island.