Syros – in the Cyclades

The island of Syros is part of the Greek archipelago known as the Cyclades. This island counts with two great towns called Ano syros and Hermoupolis, both of them very interesting and full of attractions and beautiful landscapes. There’s a lot to see and meet in this destination, and tourists should make sure of counting with as many days as possible for their visit.

Hermoupolis is a very important spot in the Cyclades due to the fact that it is not only the capital of Syros but also is considered the capital town of the entire archipelago. This town’s port is of great importance to the Cyclades and has been a central spot for the commerce of the region for centuries, being considered even more important than Pireus some centuries ago.

The town of Hermoupolis, often known as the Queen city of the archipelago, offers amazing antique constructions such as antique mansions and beautiful buildings of neo classical style. Near the harbor, tourists could observe white charming houses which seem to point towards it turning that area into a very picturesque one which those who like photography would surely enjoy.

One of the most visited areas in Hermoupolis is what is known as the City of Hermes. This area has a variety of antique churches and cathedrals such as the St. Nicolas, the Anastasis, the Three Hierarchs, the Koimisis, the St. Demetrius and the Metamorphosis, among others.

The town of Ano Syros is another important town in Syros, often considered second in importance after Hermoupolis. The town of Ano Syros counts with many constructions of Venetian style which cause it to show a very peculiar and appealing appearance. While walking around in this town, tourists can observe charming narrow streets surrounded by some colorful houses as well as some attractive green areas.

The streets and general design of Ano Syros is so peculiar and full of narrow streets that it is actually impossible to visit it by car. This way, visitors who enjoy walking around a town free of traffic should make sure of meeting this spot since it would be ideal for them.

Map of Syros in Greece