This was our first visit,but for sure,not the last.Why ?
Because,as the owner Jacovos said,‘’ Everything is possible’’.And he would never lie!
In this family hotel,professionally but kindly managed by Jacovos and his wife,Catherine,they do their best to help us to reach as more as possible an unforgettable stay.
There is 25 rooms,simple but perfectly furnished,with quality beds,in a very quiet atmosphere.Everything is cleaner as a Swiss Hospital,the country where we come from !!!
Our room offered us a beautiful sea view and the balcony is surrounded by bougainvillea.The large swimming pool offer us a beautiful relaxing time.Jacovos or Catherine are ready to bring you at any time a real Greek Ice coffee (ena frappé skiatos, efkaristo poly).What else ?You will reach easily beautiful and still wild creeks by walking 10 minutes.In this nature,it smells a large varieties of wild flowers,herbs and trees,as white sage,thyme, fennel,fig trees or prickly pear.
All the family is kindly ready to explain you everything about the Island,the history and some ‘’secrets about the Greek cooking’’.Due to the kindness,open-mindedness and respect for their guests,as well as some jokes and crazy laughs,Catherine and Jacovos offered us what we really needed at that time :Perfect reconnection with the Natural Life and with ourselves.Thank you so much and see you soon.With love,Boris and Cécile.
We spent 12 amazing days at the Hotel Alkyon and can't wait to go back, this is a really unique and special place. Catherine and Iakovos are friendly and helpful--giving us many great tips about the island and delightful conversations during lunch or dinner in the restaurant. We really enjoyed getting to know the family during our stay. The hotel has everything you need to relax on a Greek island: a large pool (with diving board!), a restaurant and bar, great views, and is a close walk to small beaches or a ten minute drive to larger ones. Its well located between Ermopolous and beach towns, but is very peaceful and scenic.
The rooms were clean and comfortable, and we felt very well taken care of. Can't give the Alkyon a glowing enough recommendation!
Me and my husband visited the hotel first time in 2009 during our honeymoon. We loved the hotel and it's lovely owners so much that we wanted to take our daughter there during our island hopping this year.
Rooms are spotlessly clean, pool is large and the pool area is beautiful. The perfect place to enjoy your holiday. Delicious meals are served in a veranda with a breeze and a view to enjoy.
In a walking distance is a child friendly beach with golden sand and shallow waters.
Owners are warm and welcoming. They always arrange transportation from the harbour to the hotel and back and help you with everything you need.
Myself & my hubby visited during our island hop trip. He had visited 25 years earlier at the tender age of 20 ! Not much has changed, the hotel is still run by the most lovely family you could ever meet. Nothing is too much trouble. Everywhere is spotlessly clean. We ate at the hotel usually choosing the 'plate of the day' which was always a most delicious local dish cooked to perfection. The pool is fabulous always with a lovely cooling breeze, lots of places to sit & relax. Syros is a beautiful island with the most lovely people, clear sea & Ermopolous is well worth a visit.
This has got to be one of the friendliest places we have ever stayed!
To our surprise the hotel owner kindly picked us up from the ferry port. This was much appreciated after our long travel to get to this tiny, but lovely little island!
Our friends were getting married in the tiny town, Megas Gialos so we wanted to find a hotel close to where it was happening! We picked Hotel Alkyon because of it's good reputation (friends told us), because it had a restaurant and because it had a very large pool! And we were not disappointed!!
We had such a fabulous time with many of our friends before and after the wedding at this hotel.
We had perfect weather, we had homemade cocktails and homemade food and loved playing in the pool to cool us down! The pool is amazing, it even has a diving board which was so much fun!!
The hotel rooms were traditional and slightly on the small side but they were super clean and we had the most amazing seafront view! For partners, in our room the beds were actually single beds put together but we didn't mind.
Location: Hotel Alkyon is slightly out of town making it a relaxing and peaceful hotel, in fact it's about a 20 minute slow walk to the main Megas Gialos beach or 1 bus stop ride away (the stop is just a two minute walk from the hotel). It cost €1.80 on the bus. It was also 20 minutes by bus to the lively main town and ferry port in Ermoupoli also costing €1.80 by bus. Or around €15 by taxi.
Although we did go in to Megas Gialos every day to finalise wedding arrangements it would have be easy to just stay in this hotel for a full relaxing week as it has everything you need and is extremely private which gave it an exclusive feel.
The restaurant was open all day and had an extensive homemade menu which changed daily and was at reasonable prices too.
There is also wifi at this hotel but during our stay there was a little hick up with it but the family got it sorted straight away!
The family that own this business are kind, professional, approachable, accommodating and speak many languages fluently and made our stay feel very personal! They couldn't do enough to help us! They are such a wonderful, caring family and because of this we will be staying here again, next year!!
We had such a pleasant time!
Thank you so much guys and hope to see you soon xxx