The Locanda Inn
Locanda is a small pension in the location Achladi, on the island of Syra, formally in operation since the summer of 2006 with the authorization of the Greek Bureau of Tourism.
Prior to that, it had been a monastery of the Assumptionist order (les Frères Assomptionnistes) up until 1999. During the 1960s, this particular stone house was in use as the monks’ summer residence and, later, it operated as a youth camp, particularly for French youth. Today, it consists of seven distinct apartments, single- or two-room ones, each with its own bathroom amenities and full household equipment.
At the pension’s small reception there is a library of books and periodicals on the history and culture of the island of Syra and of the Cyclades, including photographic material on the island today. In selected spots of the courtyard can be found seating arrangements under the pine trees. Local, home-made products are on offer during the visitors’ stay and, if desirable, a tour of the island can be arranged.
The bus-stop to nearby villages and to Hermoupolis is 20 meters (60feet) from the property, while the beach of Achladi lies at a distance of approximately 100meters (300feet).
Photo: Achladi beach
Minimum duration of stay is three nights
Advantages of choosing to stay at Locanda
- Accessible with no need of private transport
- Garden – Activities/ Courses – Conference Hall
- Baby crib
- Fishing tackle
- Hand-made soaps, herbal oils and herbal extracts
- Home-made products available
- Discount for students