Syros

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Syros Aerial View of Ermoupolis harbour
Syros Aerial View of Ermoupolis harbour

Syros, the "duchess" of the Cyclades bears an exceptional nobleness that shall enchant you at the very first sight.

 

Ermoupolis, which is the main port and the capital of the island as well as the capital of the whole Cyclades Islands cluster, is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns of Greece as it is amphitheatrically built and pulses with neoclassical buildings and mansions from another era.

 

Syros is one of the few islands in Greece that are fully operational all year long, because it has a large number of permanent inhabitants.

Syros Boat Harbour
Syros Boat Harbour

 

Syros has a rich history and has played a major role in Greece throughout the ages.

 

There are many superb sites to visit on the island, from monuments and museums to natural areas and charming villages.

 

Syros has a rich history and has played a major role in Greece throughout the ages.

Typical Syros Tavernas
Typical Syros Tavernas

Eating out in Greece is a national pastime and a leisurely pleasure.

 

Whether dining at a local taverna or an elegant restaurant, Greeks take their time over food.

 

The native cuisine is delightfully uncomplicated and quite different from what's found in Greek restaurants abroad. Much of the cooking relies on simple seasonings and fresh meat and vegetables

A patch of crystalline sea water
A patch of crystalline sea water

 

 

Syros beaches offer visitors the opportunity to soak up the warm sun rays, on soft sands, in a serene environment.

 

The island of Syros is a fantastic spot to relax under the rays of the Aegean sun. There is a wide variety of beaches, and you will definitely find a few that meet your needs.

 

There are many superb sites to visit on the island, from monuments and museums to natural areas and charming villages.

 

If you are looking for nightlife in Syros, your best bet is Ermoupolis, Galissas and Ano Syros with all types of nightlife venues, such as bar, dance clubs and live music halls where Greek singers perform.

 

Syros Island has always been a significant center, ever since ancient times, throughout the Roman and Byzantine Eras and during the Ottoman occupation, mainly due to its strategic location in the center of the Cycladic island cluster.

 

Ano - Syros
Ano - Syros

 

 

 

Built from the Venetians in the hill of Saint Georgio, Ano Syra a medieval settlement built on rocks, maintains a medieval enchanting atmosphere.

 

In this town they do not  circulate vehicles, because the streets have a very small width. The distance from the harbour up to the central entry of the city is 3500 metres.