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 Community was founded in the early 20th century.

Pagos is considered to be a purely rural settlement, with land, trees and vines. The Dutch agronomist Paul Cooper arrived at Pagos in 1963, after an intervention by the Catholic Church, in order to give a different breath to the then-fixed agricultural production. With his help he developed the greenhouse cultivation in the area. They gradually expanded to the rest of Syros. In the center of the settlement, there is today a marble statue in honor of the agronomist.