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Syros is an island of the Cyclades with Ermoupoli as its capital. It developed especially after 1826 when Asia Minor and island refugees from Psara, Chios, Kasos, Crete and Asia Minor (Smyrni and Aivali) settled. On this Cycladic island, contrasts come together in an aura of grandeur, from the marble-paved squares to the mansions of Delagrazia. You will want to make the capital of the Cyclades your home, as so many did who sought here the quality of life of another era and gave Syros life all year round.
Whether you’re only staying in Syros for a few days, or planning a longer stay on the island, you’ll find plenty to do and see.
WHAT TO DO, WHAT TO SEE
Climb up to Vaporia, the urban district: The majestic city buildings in Vaporia proudly face the Aegean. Further down, Agios Nikolaos with the dome that stands out. Come in. You will be in awe seeing the marble iconostasis, the despotic throne, the chandeliers from Trieste. With a bit of luck, you will enjoy the church choir that has been operating since 1920
Explore Ermoupoli, the elegant capital: No one gets enough of walking around Ermoupoli. In the capital of Syros, attractions such as marble-paved streets, high-ceilinged neoclassical buildings, an aura of history, await you: the 19th-century Town Hall in the central square, a work of Chiler, and around it the famous Apollon Theater, the Hellas Club, the Pallas Cinema, the building of the Labor Center. Inside you will discover the beauty of yesterday: staircases-ornaments and wonderful frescoes.
Wander around Ano Syros of Vamvakaris: Ano Syros, a protected historical settlement, beckons you. Wander through its Cycladic alleys, go up to the Catholic Saint George and stand in the square with the bust of the great Greek composer of rebetiko and folk songs, Markos Vamvakaris. From here you will see Ermoupoli panoramically.
Asteria: Asteria is the ideal beach of Syros if you want to take a quick swim in Ermoupolis.
Galissas: Right next to the coastal settlement of the same name, the beach of Galissas is famous for its crystal clear waters. In a horseshoe-shaped cove with fine sand and shallow waters, this beach is an excellent choice for families, while after swimming you can go up to the small church of Agia Pakos for a panoramic view of the village of Galissa.
Kini: The seaside village of Kini is an extremely popular choice for Syros holidays, especially if you are with your family. The waters are shallow and clear, the beach has fine sand and fresh fish is just one of the specialties served by the taverns here.
Delfini: Another special beach of Syros is Delfini, a good choice especially if you are looking for something quieter than neighboring Kini or a sure solution for windy days. Tucked away in a sheltered, rocky cove, this beach has sunbeds and umbrellas on one side and pebbles and sand on the other.
Agathopes: One of the most popular beaches of Syros, it is located near the much-loved village of Poseidonia (or Delagratsia), and offers many amenities and dining options. Most of it is sandy with shallow waters that make it an ideal destination for families with small children