This is the island where Greek tradition and western influence come to a harmonious marriage. Syros has been inhabited since the Stone Age and its capital Ermoupolis is full of neoclassic buildings positioned amphitheatrically. It has been the first important trade and industrial center of the country in the 19th century. Evidence of its glorious past can be seen on public buildings such as the City Hall, the Customs Office and “Apollo” theatre, on the neoclassical houses and at the beautiful squares. Go up the stairs to the top of St. George hill and through the narrow streets, by the traditional whitewashed houses, the archways and the open spaces with a breathtaking view of the island.
Most notable excursions:
Syros island tour, Apollon Theatre
Walking tour at Dormition church, Town Hall and St. Nicholas church