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The charm of tiny Syros is inversely proportional to its size; search for cheap air tickets to Syros and you will soon realise that this is a Cycladic island like no other! Syros is the proud Queen of the Cyclades, boasting Ermoupoli, the capital of the Cycladic islands. Ermoupoli is more than a tourist destination to spend your holidays; it is the hub of administration, economics and transportation across the Aegean and has a long and diverse history to be proud of. Book your holidays and cheap accommodation in Syros and enjoy quality in every aspect of your stay, all-year-round. With a “taste of loukoumi powder”, as the loved Syrian poet and writer Manos Eleutheriou once said!
Ermoupoli, the dynamic capital of the Cyclades, stands out from the blue-and-white stereotype of a Cycladic Chora and gets the attention it deserves! Once Greece’s greatest port, even larger than Piraeus, Syros is still the most prominent maritime centre of the Aegean.
Ermoupoli was founded in 1820 by refugees from surrounding islands and Asia Minor; the city was named after God Ermis, protector of the merchants.
The central square of Ermoupoli, the Miaouli Square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Head a bit further up and you will come across the irresistible medieval charm of Ano Syros. Look North and you will see endless fields and farms, along the way that leads to some of the island’s best beaches. To the South, visit a beautiful bunch of traditional villages that will leave you utterly relaxed.
Whichever direction you go, one thing is for sure: you will love every bit of Syros!
The airport of Syros (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Σύρου “Δημήτριος Βικέλας”) is located 5 kilometres from Ermoupoli and is accessible by bus.
Getting around Syros
You can get around Syros using the island’s extensive bus network. Fares start from 1.30€ and taxi fares depend on the route.
Your day in Syros begins at the heart of Ermoupoli, capital of Syros Island; the central Miaouli Square is surrounded by elegant neoclassical buildings and palm trees and is lined with some of the island’s best museums:
- The Archaeological Museum of Syros owns a small but excellent collection of archaeological items, ceramics, Cycladic figurines and statues, along with artefacts from the prehistoric cities Chalandriani and Kastri. Collections also include items found in excavations at the ancient Greco-Roman city that stands below the foundations of modern Ermoupoli.
- The Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli focuses on the progress of the city as an industrial centre and examines the development of the island’s great shipbuilding heritage. Housed in a restored factory, the museum boasts over 300 exhibits, from old equipment and engines to historic vehicles and ships.
A few blocks northeast of the square, you will come across the historic theatre “Apollon”, also known as “La Piccola Scala”, referring to its resemblance to Milan’s Teatro alla Scala.
Continue to the Vaporia (Ship) Quarter, a wonderful and picturesque district of Ermoupoli that was named after a great historical event that defined the destiny of Syros.
In around 1800, refugees from Kasos, Psara, Chios, Smyrna, Crete and Asia Minor arrived in Syros, with their only qualification being their knowledge of shipbuilding. They eventually developed the world-renowned shipbuilding activity of the island and they arose to be the best in Greece. The lavish mansions you see across Vaporia were built by the wealthy captains and merchants of that time, as well as the iconic blue-domed Church of Saint Nicholas, protector of the sailors.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Church of Assumption of Mary and the icon of the Virgin Mary, a work by the great artist Domenikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco).
Ano Syros dominates the highest peak of the island and comprises the Catholic quarter of the island, founded by the Venetians during the 13th century. Ano Syros is an exceptionally idyllic neighbourhood, with a strong medieval element and charm. Some of the highlights there include:
- The Jesuit Monastery, founded in 1744, owns a splendid collection of books, historical documents and manuscripts
- The Capuchin Monastery, dating back to 1633, was once the epicentre of the religious and social life of Ano Syros
- The Church of Saint George is a catholic cathedral that features fabulous icons, statues and murals created by great Italian artists
The true beauty of Ano Syros though is to be found in the neighbourhood itself, around the cobblestone narrow streets, hidden alleys and atmospheric cafes you’ll discover as you’re wandering.
Finally, a must-see in Syros is the golden coasts of Galissa, the blue-flagged beaches of Agkathopes, Delfini and Kini.
The official language of Syros is Greek.