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 loved our stay at Kostas' Airbnb. Kostas was very hospitable and gave us great recommendations for our short stay in Syros. He met us at the town square upon arrival and helped to bring up our luggage, which we appreciated. Our room was very beautiful with lovely views from the private balcony. Highly recommend to others visiting Syros.

    thumb Sarah

      Romantic setting, central location and clean room! It was just what we had hoped for. I can truly recommend this place for others!

    thumb Helene
  •   This space is amazing and very cozy. Expect to get a stair climbing workout on your commute to and from the villa, however, it is entirely worth it. You will certainly enjoy your stay!

    thumb Maggie

      Appartamento in posizione perfetta a pochi passi da piazza Miaouli. La scalinata per raggiungerlo non lo rende adattto a chi ha problemi di deambulazione. Per il resto solo note positive. Appartamento molto bello con il "plus" del terrazzino privato sul tetto con vista mare. Accoglienza perfetta e ci sente a casa propria. Avevamo il traghetto il pomeriggio e ci... read more

    thumb Marco
  •   Kostas is the best host you could possibly imagine, very friendly and reactive, he helped us with lots of recommendations and passion for his home town.
    His villa is wonderful with many terraces and rooftops, even his cat is very friendly and kind 🙂

    Highly recommended!

    thumb Eddy

      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 Stefanou and Elisa Mavropoulou are wonderful people and gracious hosts, and they made our stay at their Villa Maria a sweet, comfortable, intimate, and very warm experience.
    Even before we arrived, Kostas’s prompt responses to our email questions revealed how friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive he is. And when we arrived in Syros, his clear directions brought us quickly... read more

    thumb Amy

      This place is amazing! The view is stunning. Kostas is so nice and accommodating. Since nobody was renting the place after us, he let us stay as late as we needed. He was very helpful with local tips. I can’t recommend this place enough. It was really a great stay. Thank you!!

    thumb Laura
  •   Very nice stay in this house very close to the centre, very comfortable! I recommend it fully. !

    thumb Andrei

      Kostas was a brilliant host. He met me on time when arriving on the island. Gave me a good variety of recommendations which I'm very glad I took on road as may not have found them otherwise.

    The room was just like the pictures with great views and comfortable living arrangements.

    Highly recommended and good value for money.... read more

    thumb Nicholas James
  •   Amazing place! Kostas was a brilliant host, and the house was clean, comfortable, spacious, and had loads of character. the rooftop patio is amazing. Thank you! Syros is also a really nice island, and this place is well located to explore it.

    thumb Oliver

      What I loved..... a gorgeous mansion, ginormous bed, fresh breeze through the French doors and windows, walkable to everything, gorgeous places to swim! I love this town and of course Kostas beautiful home!

    thumb Persia

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