Syros

Though it belongs to the Cyclades islands group, Syros is different and anyone who has been on the island would agree. Its architecture is dominated more by the neoclassical architecture than the Cycladic, and being on Syros feels like being in Greece, Italy and France at the same time. The island can be reached both by ferry and by plane.

The capital of Syros, Ermoupoli, is called "Queen of the Cyclades" and it is also the administrative capital of the Cyclades group. Ermoupoli offers very diverse and rich cultural, social and night life with abundance of museums, churches, shops, cafes, etc. The old village of Ano Syra located on a high hill above Ermoupoli is now a quarter of Ermoupoli and is a must-see.

Compared to the busy and cultural capital, the rest settlements of Syros are small and calm. Almost all beaches are sandy and some of them have developed as resorts:
- Azolimnos
- Vari
- Megas Gialos
- Poseidonia
- Finikas
- Galissas
- Kini

The main road encircles the entire south half of Syros, making it very easy to travel. On many beaches the municipality of the island has placed parasols which visitors can use free of charge. The north half is mountainous and uninhabited although there are some roads, and all north beaches are accessible only by boat.

highlights: а different Cycladic island, island in Cyclades Islands, Greece

SyrosAno Syros and the catholic church hillThe port customs and parkingFruit and vegetable shop at the market streetMain street shops closing for siestaThe City Hall and the Miaoulis squareView to Ermoupoli port customs from the old townView to Ermoupoli gulf and Neorion docksStairway crossroadThe stairs to the churchStairways labyrinthFlower tree, sign and picturesque streetPeople enjoying the warp blue seaThe island main road near Abela beachHouses and villas near the island main roadPebbles and tree shade on the beachImpressive big houseHouse like a castleRoad, flowers and big stone housePeople sunbathing and playingYellow fishing nets spread on the groundFishing boats and pierSandy beach with orange and yellow sunbedsBeach taverna with white tables and blue chairsThe road to GalissasThe main island road enters GalissasBeach view through tree branchesStuffed calamari local dishIpovrichio (submarine) desertSyros
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Syros photo gallery

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