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Syros

Syros Island combines culture, entertainment and religion in the most harmonious way.  It used to be one of the most significant islands in cyclidic civilization.

Nowadays, the island is world-renowned for its rich cultural tradition with events that take place in Ermoupolis, the island’s capital, such as the International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades, ANIMASYROS International Animation Festival, Ermoupoleia Cultural Festival etc., that offer a range of options for every visitor to experience.

The coastal town of Ermoupoli (named after God Hermes) is the capital of Syros Island. During your stay don’t miss to pay a visit to the Industrial Museum, housed in three different structures that show the town’s economic growth.
This elegant town is home to exceptional neoclassical architecture highly influenced by 19th c. western standards. Houses, public squares and buildings such as the Town Hall, the Customs, the theatre Apollon are what make Ermoupoli an architectural museum to explore.

Exploring the seaside hamlet of Megas Gialos is on the southernmost side of the island (12 km from Ermoupolis), It has a lovely sandy beach that will please the whole family. At a short distance there is also the beach Ampelas, found in a small sheltered cove. Foinikas is yet another famous waterfront village with a sandy beach.

The most renowned village on Syros is by far Posidonia located 13 km from Ermoupoli. Don’t miss out on seeing the stately neoclassical houses with their manicured gardens – once vacation homes of the wealthiest families on the island. The name Delagratsia was taken from the catholic church found in the area, Madonna della Grazia, while Posidonia is owed to the ancient town with the same name that stood in the exact same place in the past. On your way towards Ermoupoli, make a point in visiting the traditional hamlet of Parakopi and its beautiful houses.