In Greece, between the transparent blue waters of the Cyclades, there is a small island that few people know. It is revealed to those who are willing to make a small effort to discover the treasures and authentic beauty of a place.
In 1979, this island was revealed to a traveller from France who was destined to live there for more than just her summer holidays. Her acquaintance with Iakovos and the vision he shared with his brother George, led to the dream becoming a reality. The dream came true, it was painted in blue and white and from sunny August of 1990, it proudly stands on one of the Megas Gialos hills overlooking the blue horizon of the Aegean Sea.
This island is “SYROS” and the dream is called “ALKYON HOTEL”.
The identity of the hotel
For 30 years, we have been offering authentic Greek hospitality tinged with little “French-style” touches, cultivating a real contact with the customer… Alkyon is a place to return to. We have the same customers who come back regularly over the last 30 years and this is no coincidence… At Alkyon, you arrive as a customer and leave as a friend.
Over the years, the “Alkyon family” has been formed, whose members feel at home.
30 years later, we continue to move forward and dream! Come dream with you and let’s fly like blue birds in the golden sky above the sea…
Simplicity and authenticity describe perfectly
the atmosphere of Alkyon
The Alkyon experience
There are days in the middle of winter when the winds ease, the sea calms down and the sun warms the creation as if it were summer in the middle of winter. The ancient Greeks had created a myth for this remarkable phenomenon, the myth of Alcyone. According to it, the young and beautiful Alkioni lived happily with her husband Ceyx until the sea took him away and plunged her into grief. Her lament provoked the compassion of the gods and transformed them both into birds so that they could relive their love. Thus, every year in January, Zeus stops the winds, the sea reflects the blue sky and the weather warms up so that Alkioni can incubate its eggs in the cracks of the rocks by the sea. These birds exist today and bear the old name “Alkyon”. Their metallic blue color is particularly impressive and it is a chance to be able to sit on the rocks and contemplate the sea. The alkyon bird symbolizes protection and peace, giving the summer days of January the name “Alkyonides”, conveying a message of optimism and warmth… sunlight can bring peace and warmth to the heart of the coldest “winter”…