Ermoupolis Mansion

Syros island

A very special place among the Cyclades islands, like no other!

Although it is located in Cyclades, Syros is quite different to all other islands around it! Apart from the magnificent beaches with crystal clear waters it provides, Syros stands out for the architecture of its gorgeous capital, Hermoupolis, as long as well as for its medieval castle-city of Ano Syros, built to offer protection from the pirates. Hermoupolis was transformed from a fishermen’s village to an important city during the 19th century. At that period during the occupation of the Turks, many families emigrated from other islands of the Aegean Sea to Syros to pursue a better life. Due to its busy harbor and the fact that Syros enjoyed some privileges from the Sultan, they managed to rebuild their lives.

After the country’s liberation, the harbor continued to play a key role at the island’s welfare. Trade and industries emerged rapidly, and by 1860 Hermoupolis was the biggest harbor of Greece and its most important trade center, with the population exceeding 20.000 inhabitants.

Hermoupolis, a city with a human face, preserved up to today, ready to take you on a journey back in time!

The locals used their welfare to create a city where culture played a key role. They built many schools, both public and private, halls with music, private clubs, and “Apollon” theatre, a smaller version of Teatro Di Scalla in Milan, Italy, a place one definitely must visit when in Hermoupolis. Several important writers of that time were born on Syros. The people of Syros also built beautiful churches and houses and cared for the architecture of the whole city, a walk at the narrow streets of the old town is among the best experiences for a visitor.

There are also picturesque small villages by the sea, such as Vari, Posidonia, Galissas and Kini with its unique sunset. There are numerous fantastic beaches across the island, some of them are busy with many facilities, while other are so quiet, that one can perfectly be isolated and relax. Syros also offers a wide variety of food options and visitors usually are eager to taste its local products, such as St. Michali’s cheese and its widely-known sweets (loukoumia).



  • Mrs. Rania and her husband are by far the best host you can get! Both of them are very kind and helpfull – they provided us with a lot of information about beaches, restaurants, theatre / concerts etc. and each restaurant and beach bar we visited suggested by them, was amazing! Moreover, they will also arrange the reservations for you and will do anything to make your stay unforgettable!

    ANTONIA – 27/08/2017
  • The lovely hostess welcomes you into her beautiful house and takes very good care of you. If you have the chance to stay here, take it! She will tell you about the beautiful island, the house, help you with anything you need and make you an excellent breakfast in the morning. Definitely rent a car and go around the island.

    JENNY – 10/04/2017
  • As a demanding traveler myself, I found everything I could ask for at this mansion. The room was fully equipped with top products(sheets, bath soaps). Breakfast was also really good with a variety of goodies to choose from. The general area around the hotel is very picturesque with breathtaking view just a few meters away. Finally, the true asset of the mansion is its hostess Rania who made sure I had a perfect stay.

    KOSTAS K. – 14/09/2017
  • Staying at Rania’s mansion gave us the full and best experience anyone could get from the town! Everything at the mansion will give you the impression you are at the 19th century with all the amenities and luxuries of the 21st century. Proper and clean, comfortable, the room made us feel at ease. The breakfast area was very picturesque and the breakfast itself was perfect full of Greek and European delicacies! This place is for those that demand nothing but perfection for their holidays!

    JASON M. – 12/09/2017
  • This is the best hotel out of all I have ever been to. Residing in an old neoclassical building it still keeps the spirit in every detail! You will not be able to stop taking pictures! But what really makes this place a home is the host – Rania! She will take care of you from a taxi pick up at the port (recommended!!) to a cultural session every morning at breakfast. Asking you about your plans, recommending the best, arranging tickets, while making an extra coffee for you! Increadible family atmosphere, care and real Greek hospitality! I would come here for my wedding for sure…

    OLGA T. – 31/08/2017

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