Villa Maria is a listed 19th century neo-classical mansion. Built by a local factory owner in 1873 at the height of Ermoupolis’ prosperity, it is a fine example of the architecture of the period. In restoring it we have preserved all the original features —wooden floors and ceilings, marble bathrooms, decorative mouldings— and used antique furniture to give it a comfortable but authentic feel.

The second floor balconies and the roof terrace have panoramic views over the town, the port and across to the neighbouring islands. Behind the villa is a courtyard with plants, built-in seating and a shaded dining area.

The villa is on a pedestrian street right in the middle of town, yet a haven of peace and quiet. It is 2 minutes walk from the main square and market, and 5 minutes walk from the Vaporia. This is the town’s ‘Little Venice’, a lido with cafes and crystal-clear water for swimming.

The villa has 2 apartments and 4 studios that can be rented separately or in any combination.


  •   We had a wonderful stay at Kostas/Elisa wonderful 19th century house! Hosts were so kind and nice, always there when needed and ready to help, and full of nice advices about the town and the island.
    The house was incredibly elegant and beautiful, very well situated, just above the main, wonderful square of Ermoupoli, but still very quiet.
    We... read more

    thumb Chris

      We had a great time! The flat is perfectly located and equipped and the rooftop has a great view! Kostas had great recommendations for us! The check in and out was flexible! Highly recommended!

    thumb Lasse
  •   Spent 4 days with 6 friends, amazing hosts. Living in a house like this is an experience on its own. Plus it is located in the most convenient spot possible. Would recommend 11/10. Thank you Elisa & kostas!

    thumb Spyros

      just incredible. villa maria is one of the most beautiful places i’ve stayed and kostas was a wonderful host. i plan on coming back every summer!

    thumb Persis
  •   While we visited Syros in the “off-season” in December, Kostas ensured we had a wonderful experience with his excellent hospitality including meeting us after we arrived by ferry. His local tips were essential and all excellent - from restaurants to local sites to see. As others have mentioned the location is ideal - close to the town square but quiet... read more

    thumb Priscilla

      Une magnifique demeure parfaitement décorée, chaleureuse et agréable, un rooftop parfait pour les petits déjeuners ou plus selon vos envies. Kostas est disponible et très serviable, merveilleux séjour trop court !
    Nous reviendrons...

    thumb Sophie
  •   Beautiful place! Kostas is a perfect host!

    thumb Tucker

      The restored historic Villa Maria is a calming and stunningly beautiful place to stay - each moment of the day revealed something unique about the house, situated in gorgeous hill town of Ermoupolis. The views from the house survey the rooftops of the city and offer broad vistas all the way to the port. The house is well stocked and... read more

    thumb M. O.
  •   Kostas is a great host! He showed us all of the great places in Syros, especially kastri a women's run cafeteria with amazing cheap food! He was so friendly and helpful, even walking us down to the pharmacy when we jumped on sea urchins at the beach :(. If you are trying to decide whether or not to stay here... read more

    thumb Lilli

      A fantastic trip to Syros staying at this stunning mansion! Perfect for our group of 8. Beautiful building and easy to get to. Thank you Kostas!

    thumb Helena
  •   Super endroit pour un week-end, déco superbe, accueil au top avec visite et les adresses à tester ! Réactivité aux messages, et disponibilité!
    Rien à redire, a tester sans hésiter

    thumb Chloé

      Kosta’s quick responses and local tips make staying in this place a great example of what a super host means. The cooking area is amazing but our stay was short so this was under utilized. The outdoor terrace was beautiful but the apartment itself had no views. Please know that you must walk lots of steps from town.... read more

    thumb Lauren

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