Seven Villas in Syros to Rent with Friends this Summer

Seven Villas in Syros to Rent with Friends this Summer

Family-run tavernas, cliff-flanked coves and a thriving design community, Syros is fast becoming Greece’s coolest island. Here’s our pick of seven supreme villas to make your crash pad this summer.

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baecations; it’s friendcations’ season time to shine.
While nothing beats heading off with the gang for a Grecian getaway, securing a place that suits everyone
is a task we’ll happily avoid – and the WhatsApp notifications too,
please. Whether your mates prefer parties over peace or simplicity
over the sublime, these are the villas on the island of Syros that make a spot-on crash pad. Spend days
feasting at family-run tavernas, paddling in cliff-flanked coves
and soaking up the creative spirit of the design-driven community.

Secluded Syros: Seven Greek villas to rent this summer

Villa Syros I, Bathroom
Image credit: Ioanna Roufopoulou

Villa Syros I

Renting a spread of a stay like this is close to living like a
local – or a Love Island contestant (insert eye-roll emoji). You’d
be forgiven for thinking that this place is a small village, thanks
to its huge villa and two guest houses. Each of the five double
bedrooms are individually designed yet share a Scandi-chic
approach. We’re talking logs for bedside tables, built-in brushed
concrete bathtubs and fisherman-rope pendant lights. Outside,
guests will find their own private terrace, connected to other
rooms by one extra-large, saltwater infinity pool. There, crochet
beanbags and expansive daybeds make for a choice spot to squeeze in
downtime and recharge the social batteries.

What it costs: from £8,100 per
Sleeps: up to 10-12

Villa Evelina, bedroom
Image credit: Louisa Nikolaidou

Villa Evelina

Overlooking the secluded sands of Ampela Beach, Villa Evelina
offers guests tennis courts, a rooftop Jacuzzi and access to a
Greek chapel. The real draw, however, is the state-of-the-art
outdoor kitchen. Decked out with a wood-fired oven and an enormous
marble island, you know where to send the chef of the group.
Interiors are traditionally Greek with exposed brickwork and
blue-shuttered windows. The main house, which takes centre-stage
overlooking the infinity pool and ocean, flaunts two double
bedrooms and the outdoor dining space – we can hardly think of a
better place to unwind with our food-obsessed gang. Around the pool
are three independent guesthouses, armed with sleek and stylish
double bedrooms, private shaded terraces and roomy living

What it costs: from £12,000 per
Sleeps: up to 10

Villa Olivares, Syros
Image credit: Ioanna Roufopoulou

Villa Olivares

An infinity pool that melts in the sparkling Aegean sea, a
home-cinema spacious enough to reference the IMAX, and an outdoor
gym are standouts at this five-bedroom villa perched high on
Syros’s Kokkina mountain. In 4,000sqm of wild terrain estate, Villa
Olivares is proof that the little things make life that bit
sweeter: braided parasols, handcrafted furnishings and a fragrant
herb garden. Mornings should look like rolling between the Jacuzzi
and hammock, while evenings feel easy spent lounging beneath the
mesh-lined pergola – before the BBQ gets underway, obviously.
Insider tip: this place comes with travel assistance and concierge

What it costs: from £8,100 per
Sleeps: up to 10-12

Villa Gaia Syros Jacuzzi

Villa Gaia Syros

A stone-faced, 18th-century villa backed by stretches of golden
sand and the boho streets of Ano Manna? Count us in. After a major
refurb in 2017, the contemporary Villa Gaia Syros has been
upholstered with today’s traveller in mind. Inside the two-storey
set-up, a large living space and two double bedrooms cradle a
sun-drenched veranda. Outside, three acres of sprawling
bougainvilleas, hibiscus and knotted vines make for a serene
stroll. While there are no jaw-dropping pool or sea-facing views,
there are plenty of quiet reading corners. Our favourite spot for
basking the afternoon away can be found anywhere on the

What it costs: from £1,800 per
Sleeps: up to six

Syros Villa Wilton

Syros Villa Wilton

Sitting pretty on the rolling hills of the island’s rugged
countryside, and close to the town of Ermoupoli, this three-bedroom
bothole makes for a well-placed Grecian getaway. A blush-pink
facade, leaf-clad pergola and lantern-laden courtyard promise a
spectacular sunset set-up. In contrast to Wilton’s serene exterior;
once you step past the villa’s dramatic archways, you enter a more
eclectic mood – rooms with vibrant colours, ceilings clad with
crystal chandeliers and corners crammed with traditional artworks.
For freshly-caught seafood, be sure to swing by nearby Seariani

What it costs: from £2,700 per
Sleeps: up to six

Villa Amethyst
Image credit: George Fakaros

Villa Amethyst

Is it possible to fall in love with a property? Take a peek at
Villa Amethyst and you’ll likely give us a nod. Set in a spot
carpeted with sun-scorched plants and fragrant with citrus, olive
and pomegranate trees, this six-bedroom escape is a short stroll
from the picture-perfect town of Posidonia. Feast around the
10-seater table, snooze on cosy beds in serene bedrooms and enjoy
sunrise while stretching out on the villa’s yoga terrace. Designed
to blend in among nature, the property’s earth-tone stone acts as a
gateway to the citrus and herbal surrounds. Those who enjoy
tracking their daily step-count will delight at the coastal path
taking you from the villa’s backdoor to the waterfront.

What it costs: from £6,000 per
Sleeps: up to 12

Plagia Villas

For those who require a faster pace, Plagia Vilas is the place –
although we doubt you’ll want to leave this restful cocoon, the
nearby village of Foinikas awaits. There are three villas to choose
from, each centred around a shared pool. On arrival a welcome
hamper greets you, brimming with all sorts of local produce
including wine, cream cheese and freshly picked apples. Start your
day with a juice on the outdoor terrace before slipping into town
to wander between narrow passageways and browse a bevy of
independent boutiques.

What it costs: from £1,000 per
Sleeps: up to six

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