Syros, the island of 4 seasons
Syros dominates the heart of the Aegean with the dynamic character and the cosmopolitan grace of a queen. As a dominant force centred in Hermoupoli, the capital of the island and the Cyclades continues to preserve and enhance the glamour of a bygone era.
Welcome to Syros
Glamorous, crowded, and beautiful, it is awe-inspiring from the first moment with its two states, Hermoupolis and Ano Syros, built amphitheatrically on their hills. The Vaporia neighbourhood with its imposing mansions overlooking the Aegean sea, the Orthodox church of Agios Nikolaos, the renonwed Apollon theatre and the Town Hall with its square, the Catholic church of San Tzortzis in Ano Syros, the famous Syrian “loukoumia”, the countryside of the island, the Della Grazia (Posidonia) village, the Fragosyriani song of the pioneer of the rebetiko music Markos Vamvakaris, – there are so many things that come to your mind as you wait for the ship to moor at the port.
Syros exudes an urban aura. It is located at the centre of the Cyclades, and it is their financial, administrative, and cultural centre. Hermoupolis has long seized being just a wonderful vacation place. It is a lively state where people of every age live and work. It is a famous place for relocation as well. The wealth, the courtesy of origin, and the influences of Neoclassicism and Romanticism are reflected in the majestic mansions and the public buildings of Hermoupolis, the bustling port with exquisite town planning and marble-paved roads. The medieval past, interwoven with the Cycladic architecture and the daily routine of the island’s Catholic population, was imprinted on the rock of Ano Syros; there was where it all started in the 13th century. In the peaceful coastal settlements, with the tranquil sea, the cafés and restaurants by the sea, dozens of families, couples, and friends enjoy their holidays every summer. In the morning and at night, they gather at the port and the alleys of Hermoupolis to go shopping, drink coffee, eat, and have fun.
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