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Syros

Trip Planner Europe  /  Greece  /  South Aegean  /  Cyclades  /  Syros
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Things to do: sightseeing, beaches, museums
Syros, or Siros or Syra is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. It is located 78nmi south-east of Athens. The area of the island is 83.6km² and it has 21,507 inhabitants .The largest towns are Ermoupoli, Ano Syros, and. Ermoupoli is the capital of the island and of the Cyclades. It has always been a significant port town, and during the 19th century it was even more significant than Piraeus. Other villages are Galissas, Foinikas, Pagos, Manna, Kini and Poseidonia.ErmoupoliErmoupoli stands on a naturally amphitheatrical site, with neo-classical buildings, old mansions and white houses cascading down to the harbour. The City Hall, where Miaoulis Square lies ringed with cafes and with seating areas under palm trees. The "City of Hermes" has numerous churches, including Metamorphosis, Koimisis, St. Demetrius, Three Hierarchs, Anastasis, Evangelistria and St. Nicolas. The Archaeological Museum has many finds and the Municipal Library contains numerous editions. The quarter of the town known as Vaporia is where the sea captains lived. Along its narrow streets, stand numerous neo-classical mansions.
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