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Galissas

Galissas

Galissas is located on the western side of the island and is just 7 km from the port of Syros. It has a small harbor with stone pier and palm trees. From the 80’s when started the tourism boom of the island, Galissas was always the most visited village. Galissas ... Read More »

 
Vari

Vari

V ari is one of the oldest and biggest villages of Syros. It is located at the southeastern side of the island, 9 kilometers from Hermoupolis. Roman tombs and remains of a prehistoric settlement (4000-3000 B.C.) were discovered here. Read More »

 
Azolimnos

Azolimnos

A zólimnos is the nearest seaside village of Syros. Located in the southeastern part of the island of Syros, and is just 4 km from the port and about 2 km from the airport. It is an under development tourist village that has many rooms, hotels, taverns and cafe. Access to ... Read More »

 
Hermoupolis

Hermoupolis

T he capital of Syros and the Cyclades Prefecture. Hermoupolis is located on the eastern side of the island and is known for its shipyard and its major port. The city was named in honor of the ancient god of commerce, Hermes(Mercury). Previously it was an industrial, shipping and cultural center of ... Read More »

 
Syros Town Hall

Syros Town Hall

The town hall of Syros is one of the biggest town halls in Greece. Read More »

 
The Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater

The Apollo Theater is located in Hermoupolis and is one of the most popular theaters in Greece. Founded in late 1862 by architect Pietro Sampo who at the time was working as an architect in the municipality of Hermoupolis. The building was conceived by Mich. Salvagos who was also present ... Read More »

 
Public Library of Hermoupolis

Public Library of Hermoupolis

The public library of Hermoupolis is found on the ground floor of the Cultural center, a beautiful neoclassical building of the 19th century (1863-1865). Read More »

 
Exhibition of Traditional Professions

Exhibition of Traditional Professions

EXHIBITION OF TRADITIONAL PROFESSIONS In Ano Syros, on Ioannis Stefanou street, there is the museum – exhibition of traditional professions. Visitors can see tools that were used from fishermen, bakers, barbers and carpenters. A big collection of agricultural tools is also exhibited. A lot of house objects are also displayed ... Read More »

 
Markos Vamvakaris museum

Markos Vamvakaris museum

Markos Vamvakaris museum was founded in 1995 in Ano Syros, the place where Markos was born. On Ag. Sevastianou street, on old two-story house was turned into the museum and hosted many personal items of the artist, his records and a lot of photographs. Read More »

 

History of Syros

Prehistory According to findings in the areas of Chalandriani and Castri, Syros has been inhabited since prehistoric years (3rd millennium B.C.). In Chalandriani, in particular, more than 600 tombs were found, while in Castri, a fortified residential area was discovered, with important civic and commercial activity. Also, certain findings prove ... Read More »