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Minerva city and Aegean sea view
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Minerva city and Aegean sea view
Minerva Entrance , Welcome
Minerva
Surrounding street
Afternoon view, rest your eyes on Hermoupolis and the Aegean Sea
Master bedroom view
Room with two traditional single beds
Traditional furniture
Bedroom with decorative detail
Master bedroom
Sailing Instruments
Living room with city and sea view
Decorative detail, retro bathroom
Retro bathroom
Symmetry
Unique balcony view
Retro Oven
Modern design in co existence with tradition
Traditional kitchen fully renovated
Stairs to autonomous floor
En suite WC with shower
Restoration with respect to tradition
Double bedroom on the autonomous floor
Double bedroom on the autonomous floor
Kitchenette on the autonomous floor
Morning coffee on the autonomous floor
Bedroom
Retro design
Simplicity
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Hermoupolis, Syros, Cyclades, South Aegean

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KatThe198...
Athens, Greece
1 review
“Great hospitality, neat house decorated with good taste, revealing island long history”
Reviewed 10 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Contact with the housekeeper was flowless, we contacted her for various questions and was helpful. We reached the House easily. View is astonishing, neighborhood with nice architecture. The House is clean and decorated with various elements that shows the history of this House, nice rooms and roomy cuisine that provides almost everything you need for vacations days. Nespresso is also provided and local sweet treats!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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KONNIE L
Athens, Greece
1 review
“Pleasant stay, feeling homey with great view and great cleanliness”
Reviewed 31 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Our first contact with the property was a friendly girl who welcomed us at Syros harbor. She drove us to the house and gave the main tips for the property and the island.
Inside the property the big stairs to the main part of the house was not so easy to carry the baggage but the view when we reached the main house was excellent.
Kitchen was fully equipped to cover most of our needs (the coffee maker was there but without coffee capsules!!).
The cleanliness was profound in all areas of the house (bathroom, bedroom, sitting room).
The decoration was distinct with old type furniture, specialised books & photos around.
The main island square was easily accessible from the property.
I would definitely recommend to friends.

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Liked best: The old type furniture & decoration
Travelling group: Friends
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ThodorisR...
Athens, Greece
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent choice!”
Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We visited Syros at the end of March. Even though this is not high season for a Greek island the town was very lively (mostly locals and students at the local university, very few visitors) with great night life and many choices for every time of the day. We were amazed by the great architecture and by all the neoclassical buildings from the 19th Century, a mix of italian finesse and german/austrian strictness. Overall the town is in excellent shape, very clean and tidy and everything seems to be in order. Oh and the food is great everywhere!
Minerva itself is well situated at the center of the amphitheatrical hill with great view of the town from its balcony, probably one of the best views one can find on the island. It was a real delight to wake up every morning with the sun coming in from the window and having breakfast overlooking the port and the nearby islands in the horizon.
Decoration-wise the owners have taken excellent care of everything: they obviously had in mind to preserve the original atmosphere and all objects in the house are old and rare. I was particularly amazed by the marble sink in the bathroom which is a piece of art and fits perfectly in the modern renovated bathroom. The original Mercedes sewing machine from the mid-war ages (must have been made in the 1920s-30s or something) at the top of the stairs was another piece that drew my attention. All and all everything inside the house seems to have been picked very carefully and with great taste, and has been greatly combined with the amenities of a modern house.
-Fast-internet is truly fast as advertised (1.7 MB/s download) unlike most other venues i have visited at the Greek islands.
-Heating (by air-conditioners) is very efficient too.
-There is also a Nespresso machine in the kitchen. When we run out of capsules we discovered that we could buy compatibles from a coffee shop at the port, so problem solved.
-There is a great collection of movies that one can watch on the TVs, from cartoon to action blockbusters. Only english subtitles though :-(

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Your age range 35-49
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MrDistill...
London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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“Holiday like a local in well equipped, spotlessly clean property”
Reviewed 11 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

For our honeymoon we planned a trip around the Greek islands, determined to cover some of the less classically touristy locations. I was surprised I’d never heard of Syros despite it housing the capital of the Cyclades, constantly overshadowed by its glitzier, more expensive and noisier neighbour Mykonos (just an hour away by direct ferry). Researching further, it was clear that Ermoupoli was packed full of cultural opportunities, tavernas with delicious yet fairly priced food, cheap taxis and peaceful, beautiful beaches within a short drive of the city. However, I was concerned that given Syros wasn’t a main tourist hotspot that there wouldn’t be many high quality hotels to choose from. After a fair bit of internet hunting, I came across Minerva. While I was a bit apprehensive about not staying in a hotel at first (we’d never stayed in a holiday apartment before), the photos (especially *that* view), location and given details persuaded me to book. From the moment I was in touch with the owners (a lovely couple of young professionals from Athens, who speak excellent English) I understood how this place was far more than a business for them – more of a labour of love, with each and every detail carefully considered to create their perfect holiday home which I was fortunate enough to be able to rent for three nights.

They have a wonderful local lady supplying the keys and explaining everything about the property, it was just so homely, functional and spotlessly clean. There were separate towels for use in and out of the flat (the blue ones were perfect for the beach or the swimming platform a delightful stroll away), there was air-conditioning, every possible appliance/utensil available in the kitchen – oh and even a collection of movies that we enjoyed one evening when we wanted a quiet night in after a bottle of wine, cheese and charcuterie on the balcony overlooking the town and Aegean sea. We enjoyed their stocked bookcase and really felt like locals for a few days, it was just idyllic. Now we’re in two minds about staying in apartments for future vacations – concerned that we’re now spoiled and the next place might not live up to Minerva, while being excited to have found this potential new source of holiday enjoyment. There’s no need to look any further if considering a stay in Syros, if the place is available just get it booked ASAP!! Like us, you won’t regret it.

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Liked best: The cleanliness, the details, the views
Liked least: Leaving at the end!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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Helen J
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Relax in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 12 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This is one of the most charming homes I have been to. Great quiet location, beautiful view of the harbour , stunning interiors . The perfect getaway. The apartment has been lovingly restored by Greek, professional owner, who has worked in London and speaks fluent English. He gave many precise recommendations for restaurants, etc which were all spot-on. The apartment was super-competently managed and cleaned during our stay to an immaculate standard. Bravo! Interiors were charming and beautiful. Imagine a small set in Homes and Gardens. This apartment perfectly combined being quietly above Ermoupoli so you can access the cultural stuff quickly yet catch a bus or take a car some 15 - 30 mins to the beaches. There is also a bathing platform 15 mins walk away for swimming whilst looking at up at the fading grandeur of the oldest parts of town. Sophistication 10/10.

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