Kini is a seaside fishing village on the west coast of Syros Island, approximately 9 km away from the island’s port town and capital Ermoupolis. A small tourist resort with a lovely sandy beach and a pier where local fishermen moor their wooden boats. The village can be easily reached by road or bus from the capital Ermoupolis and the other villages on the island. Kini is best known for its beaches and delicious food, but it is also home to a few attractions that tourists can visit: the Agia Varvara Monastery is situated just outside the village, the Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary lies on the hillside and The Museum of Fishing Boats, Aquatic Organizations and Shells is near the southern end of Kini beach. However, one of the first things visitors will see when arriving at the Kini beach, is the bronze statue of Panagia Gorgona (Virgin Mary the Mermaid) made by the Greek sculptor Giorgos Xenoulis. A memorial dedicated to fishermen and others who lost their lives at sea.
Besides Kini beach which extends along most of the village seafront, there are two more good beaches – Lotos and Delphini. Lotos is 600 meters down the bay and Delfini is just 2 kilometers away. During the tourist season, boats make several return trips from the pier at Kini harbor to a half dozen beautiful coves and bays that are accessible only from the sea mainly on the north coast of the island. In Kini there are many choices for lodging, along with additional places to drink and dine. The village offers a low-key, laid-back ambiance along with its scenic location, marvelous sunset views, sandy beaches, interesting walks and excellent bars and restaurants. It is one of the most chill and relaxing places on the island, perfect if your goal is to rest and recharge in a peaceful and picturesque authentic Greek village.