Historical Syros

Explore one of the most cosmopolitan islands, Syros, Greece.
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Hermoupolis is the cycladic capital and the biggest city in Syros. It is a unique city which combines architectural gems, romantic walks and an active nightlife. Its regular connection to mainland throughout the year and its picturesque beauty make it and ideal winter destination as well.
The city owes its name to Hermes the ancient Greek god of merchant. As the name denotes, Hermoupolis has been a major port from the very beginning of the Greek state, while in 1856 it was reported as the biggest city in Greece after Athens.

Cobbled-streets in Syros
Cobbled streets in Syros

Hermoupolis rich history is evident throughout the city. The amphitheatrical port with the monumental mansions in “Vaporia” neighborhood on the one side and the historical shipyards on the other, the imposing city hall in Miaouli square and the Apollon theater with the italian architecture partly inspired by the Scala di Milano Opera are only a few of the city highlights.

Syros Ano town
The beautiful Ano Syros

Do not forget that this is an island and even during winter time you can enjoy the sun and the sea. Relax in one of the numerous cafes overlooking the port and have a tasty “loukoumi” with your coffee. Visit the home of Markos Vamvakaris, the famous greek musician and end up in the Catholic Church of Saint George overlooking the city to admire an unforgettable view of the sea and the neighbouring islands.