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“The first place we will call before scheduling flights to Greece.”
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Wind Tales
Ranked #1 of 1 Ano Siros B&B and Inns
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
“The first place we will call before scheduling flights to Greece.”
Reviewed 13 August 2012

My husband and I had the great fortune of finding Wind Tales, at the end of our week long sailing charter in the Cyclades. We took a ferry over to Syros for 2 nights at Alex's hotel.

We were met by 2 of his friends who were waiting for us at the ferry, they were warm and welcoming and after car transport, walked us up the winding streets to WindTales, which sits pirched on the top of Ano Syros and is reached only by small walking streets. The rooms are built into the rock of the mountain, are stunningly beautiful and naturally designed for a cool breeze and a lovely view of the sunrise on your personal veranda overlooking the port. The staff was more than gracious, friendly, and kind, even delivering us to the airport in time for our flight back to Athens.

The room, veranda, shower and common space were emaculate and beautiful with thoughtful touches for our comfort. The breakfast was by far the best bed and breakfast fare I have had, including homemade grape juice from their vinyard, tomato juice from their garden and figs from their trees. We also sipped wine from their vinyard on our veranda as we unwound from the day.
We did take full advantage of Alex's other business, his windsurfing camp, with excellent equipment and very economical rates on a little hideaway of a beach.

We couldn't think of a better way to end a trip to Greece, and have decided that Wind Tales will be the first reservation we make if we every get back here, and plane tickets will be the second reservation.

Thank you to all the support staff and ownership of this very well maintained, toughtful and one of a kind lodging.

Mary and Andy

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Effingham, Surrey
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

We chose Wind Tales because of its location in Ano Siros (old Hermoupolis) high above the "new" town, and this has a superb terrace with magnificent views over the town and islands. It also has a room dug out of the rock - the back wall is all rock as is the absolutely unique shower.
We never met the owner although talked to him by text and phone. He gives the impression of being a rather "cool dude" - and runs a windsurfing school - hence the hotel name.
The website is far too "cool" for its own good, and tells you virtually nothing. There are no directions to find the hotel - impossible without a guide or asking locals.
Anyway, we loved the room (one of just 3), and the terrace where we had breakfast - excellent - and sunbathed read and snoozed for hours with the magnificent views whenever you looked up.
The room with a terrace of its own might be as good - if less distinctive a choice.
However, despite the sign saying water is rare, please minimise its use, the toilet flushes without ceasing unless you manually stop it, the bed is a cheap futon (and much better should be provided for these prices), and the shower, despite its unique rock back wall and marble bath, is cheap and nasty - again, not good enough at these prices.
All the same, we'd recommend it, especially if the owner managed the place attentively, and if only to stay in unforgettable Ano Siros.
Taverna Lilis has equally fine views and pretty good food just 100 mterres down the hill..

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Wind Tales
Address: 4 Agiou Aloisiou, Ano Siros 841 00, Greece
Region: Greece > South Aegean > Cyclades > Syros > Ano Siros
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Ano Siros
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wind Tales is situated in the Medieval part of Ano Syros, overlooking the Aegean Sea and Ermoupolis Port. The green hotel offers traditional accommodation ... more   less 
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