Panoramic view of Ermoupolis and the old shipyardMain bedroom
Stunning house in Castle settlement
Stunning house in Castle settlement

Entire home/apt

6 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds
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About this listing

This house was built in the 1600s in the heart of Ano Syros' historic castle settlement. Built that way to protect inhabitants from pirate attacks, the house spreads of two and a half narrow floors. The view unique, the Aegean sea and three islands.

The space

The house is tied to the history and culture of this island. The view from the terrace is breathtaking, the entire island of Syros, the Aegean sea and three surrounding islands are all part of the panoramic vista. The house was renovated in 2008, when it turned from a medieval ruin to a beautiful little house, while remaining true to its identity. Right across is the historic tavern of Lilis, where one of Greece's most famous "rebetes" musicians, Markos Vamvakaris, wrote and preformed his songs. In fact the very old owners of Lilis taverna are still alive, and glad to give anyone who asks, an oral account of the history of Ano Syros.
While the view is the house's most remarkable feature, there are other equally interesting elements. On the ground floor, there is a cave (!!!) and the floors are decorated by traditional Aegean artwork. All beds are handmade, custom-made for this house, which comes to life in lilac, lime, rosemary and sea breeze blue colours. There is a tiny but adorable half-floor with an equally small but fully functioning kitchenette.
This house is truly a unique space, with an architectural perspective that doesn't exist any more and wouldn't work in any other place on earth.

Guest access

All guests have full access to the entire house.

Interaction with guests

A designated person will meet with guests upon arrival, give them keys to the property, offer them a tour and can cater to emergencies.

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 132
Weekly Discount: 20%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)

No smoking inside the house, but feel free to lean back on the beautiful hammock on the terrace and smoke, or even better join the locals who smoke and chat outside, under a fig tree.
House broken pets welcome. If the pets cause any damages, guests are 100% responsible to pay for the damages.
Parents should be watchful with young kids, as the artist-designed staircase has no railings.
The house is not a hotel. Treat it with respect. Leave it clean and presentable.



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1 night minimum stay

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Assani User Profile
July 2017
We spent a wonderful week at Marianna's house in Ano Syros. The house was beautifully furnished and the view from the balcony is stunning. We definitely recommend it and we're looking forward to staying again when we come back to Syros. good vibes only :)

Meltem User Profile
October 2016
Everything was perfect. Especially marianna's help from America :) the house is in the middle of the castle which is up the hill. (But taxi takes just 3.50 in the day time and 7 euro in the night) . The view was amazing also the decoration in the house. I asked marianna where we can eat and she helped me all the 3 days we were there. Even she didn't had to! Totally recommended!!

Andrew User Profile
September 2016
The house is stunning and full of beautiful objets d'art. It has been beautifully renovated and was a priviledge to stay in such an old dwelling with so much charm. The location is beautiful and the view from the terrace is amazing. The problem with a house full of ornaments is that there were no free spaces in order to actually put our things (apart from one small wardrobe). These therefore all had to be moved first in order to utilise the space. The house is also not child friendly - there are 475 steep steps from the centre of town to the house which our children all struggled with. We took taxis 3 times back up the hill (which are cheap so this is doable). The stairs in the house are vertiginous and have no railings and I would not recommend their use for children below 7 or so. The top bunk bed was also not suitable as it had no side rail and a steep step ladder. The water pressure is, as to be expected in an old house, very weak so the top bathroom shower did not really function. As mentioned before, the kitchen is very small and full of stuff so it is hard to use it. Overall I would recommend the house for its location and charm. It is a unique property but not suitable for visitors with more than one child. (The sofa bed in the basement was very uncomfortable). I would also check with the host before booking whether the house should be cleaned or not before departure.

Luisa User Profile
August 2016
We've had a fantastic experience at Marianna’s place. The house is beautifully decorated and full of cosy details and the location, in old Ano Syros, is one of the most special backgrounds in the island. People who enjoy decoration, little details and traditional renovated architecture will love it! Ano Syros is in the top of a little hill and the view from de terrace are just incredible. The contact person in the island is Delphina who is very friendly. She did not speak English but we managed to communicate without any problems. I recommend this house for people travelling without children (it has many stairs without handrails). The house is just as the description and as Marianna told us: it has one big bedroom for a couple and one bedroom with bunk beds. Thank you Marianna for sharing such a special place with us, we’ve really enjoy the experience!! /// La casa de Marianna es preciosa. Está en lo alto de la colina de Ano Syros y las vistas desde la terraza son espectaculares. Se corresponde con las fotos y la descripción que dan. La recomiendo para todos los que disfruten, como nosotros, con los pequeños detalles. Está rehabilitada y decorada con muchísimo gusto. Tiene un cuarto principal muy amplio con cama de matrimonio y una pequeña habitación con literas. Para niños pequeños no la recomiendo porque tiene muchas escaleras (sin barandilla) y varios pisos. Para jóvenes es ideal!

Giusy User Profile
July 2016
Very beautiful house. My daughter and her friends have been there for some days before going to Ikaria. Their experience was perfect.

Nathalie User Profile
July 2017
C'est un quartier très typique et magnifique d'Ermoupolis. La maison est superbe, authentique et correspond vraiment aux photos, en particulier l'incroyable vue. Pour des personnes en quête d'authenticité, c'est l'idéal. À noter aussi : c'est très haut, il n'y a pas d'accès aux voitures à cause des rues en escaliers très nombreux et typiques de ce quartier. C'est une grande qualité du lieu, ce qui le rend exceptionnel. Aussi, la ville met à disposition des navettes pour le centre-ville, qui rendent celui-ci accessible pour ceux qui seraient réticents à trop marcher. Pour les courses, les ballades sur le port et en ville ou accéder aux bus vers les plages, c'est trés pratique. Attention cependant aux familles avec des jeunes enfants, les escaliers de la ville... ou de la maison peuvent être raides. Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans ce lieu exceptionnel.

Emma User Profile
August 2016
Très belle maison, beaucoup de charme et très propre. Belle terrasse aménagée. Se situe dans le vieux quartier d'ano Syros (ne pas craindre les escaliers tout de même !). Superbe séjour

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