is not only the main town of Syros but is also the administrative
capital of the whole Cyclades. Our reason for choosing this large town
is purely selfish, for Ermoupolis is probably one of the most
A period of great
wealth and elegance in the 17th & 18th
centuries has bequethed Ermoupolis with neo-classical style buildings on
the grandest of scales. The central square with the massive town hall
surrounded by cafes is a good starting point as you stroll from the
church to museum to market to waterfront and beyond, as each turning
reveals something new.
The two hills of Ano
Syros with its medieval town and Vrontado topped by the church of
Anastasis climb high above the shoreline of Ermoupolis and complete the
tableau of what is a Greek Island holiday with a difference.
Syros has been one of the Cycladic
Civilization centers. It has been
inhabited since the Neolithic years and there are archaeological finds
that date back to the start of the Neolithic Age around 3000 BC.
Homer reports that two cities thrived in
the whole island: Phoenice
Ermoupoli: Archaeological Museum. The Town
House. The Jesuit monastery. The Capuchin monastery. Cycladic Art
Medieval scheduled settlement. The
catholic church of St. George that dominates the
hill. The museum of Marcos Vamvakaris.
The Capuchin school.
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