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.
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.