The old Harbor – Transit and Customs

Transit Warehouses "Transit" and Customs. Location Nissaki in the old harbor. Transit Warehouses were built in 1834 in designs by German architects I. Erlacher and B. Vailer. It is one of the first public buildings in modern Greece, along with the Lighthouse of the port of Ermoupolis and the Clearinghouse. The building is 125m long [...] Read More »

Agios Nikolaos

The Church of Agios Nikolaos is an Orthodox temple in Syros and a patron saint of the capital Ermoupolis. It is near to Miaouli Square and the Apollon Theater and is considered to be one of the most important sights of the island. It is the third most ancient temple of Ermoupolis, after the Holy [...] Read More »

Miaouli Square

The Miaouli Square, that is found in small distance by the harbour of Ermoupolis, is one from the infrequent in Greece squares 19th century. Today is the heart of city, the place of evening walk, the obvious point of meeting for residents and visitors. The initial name, "Othonos Square", was given to price of first king of [...] Read More »

Vari

Vari is one of the largest villages and the oldest of Syros. It is located at the southeast end of the island and is 9 km from the capital Ermoupolis. Roman tombs and ruins of a prehistoric settlement (4,000-3,000 BC) were discovered in the village. Also, in the bay of Vari, a characteristic tower belonging [...] Read More »

Poseidonia

Poseidonia, formerly known as Delagratzia, is a settlement of Syros. It is located in the wide bay of Finikas and is 10 km from the capital Ermoupolis. It has been for many years the resort of the rich Syrians. The first name comes from the ancient Poseidonia which is supposed to be there and was [...] Read More »

Piskopio

The Bishopric (or Piskopio) is a settlement of Syros that is built on the slopes of a pine-covered hill and is one of the richest sources of green on the island. It is located approximately in the center of Syros and is 4.5 km from Ermoupolis. It is the closest holiday resort in the capital. [...] Read More »

Parakopi

Parakopi is a small settlement in the mainland of the island of Syros. This settlement was a resort of the high society of the island in earlier times. Among the trees blooming in the area (pine trees, pistachio trees, fruit trees) are built imposing villas and small stone-built towers with well-kept gardens and wells. In [...] Read More »

Pagos

Pagos is a village of Syros. It is located in the mainland of the island and is 7 km from the capital Ermoupolis. Its name owes it to the word "Baus" which means passage. The history of the village dates back to 2.800 BC while important examples of the Roman period are presented. The Pagos [...] Read More »

Megas Gialos

Megas Gialos is a seaside village located on the southern side of the island of Syros and between the settlements Posidonia and Vari. The village has a large beach and some smaller ones. In the area there are hotels, restaurants and a large number of holiday homes. Next to the beach is the chapel of [...] Read More »

Kini

To the west part of Syros – just 9 km from Hermoupolis – we meet Kini, a picturesque seaside fishing village, with a sandy shore, awarded with the Blue Flag, proof of a clear and well organised shore. There are small taverns, restaurants and cafés where one can enjoy the unique in harmony of colours sunset [...] Read More »