Ano Syros

Ano Syros

Originally a capital of Syros, the former village of Ano Syros is now a quarter of Ermoupoli known as the "Catholic quarter" because in the past its population was Catholic. If you are watching Ermoupoli from the sea, Ano Syros is the left (higher) hill with the Roman Catholic church on the top.

The settlement was established in 12 century by the Venetians, with those small narrow streets which do not allow cars, and Ano Syros can be examined only on foot. There is a road which goes from Ermoupoli to the foot of the hill and you have to leave you car there. Once inside Ano Syros, you will find yourself in a maze of cobbled streets, steep steps and mini squares. The church of San Giorgio on the top of the hill provides a spectacular view of Ermoupoli and its port. There is also one museum, a couple of other churches, two small cafes and a tavern.

highlights: old village above Ermoupoli, village in Syros, Cyclades Islands, Greece

Photos from Ano Syros
Ano SyrosFlowers at the walk-pathThe view and the cobbled walk path to the seaCobbled street with flowersThe walk path to the harborSmall walkway leading down to the seaStairway between the housesOne of the tunnel entrancesPros Agio Nikola - to Sait Nicholas chirchThe stairs to the churchThe blue dorrsDoor hidden behind curtainCorridor going through the housesSmall monumentStreet lamp or what is left from itFlower potsBlue wooden door and white stairsTightly packed houses and stairsSneak peak at somebody`s blue doorTable and chairs hidden in a narrow streetThe usual old town streetWhite chairs and green tableWondering at the cobbled narrow streetsAno SyrosThe catholic church from 1640The catholic church from 1640 at the heart of the old townOld wooden doorAno SyrosAno SyrosThe laundry - thing from the daily lifeThe laundry - even the towel can enjoy the viewView of Ermoupoli and St. Nicholas orthodox churchView of Ermoupoli, St. Nicholas orthodox church and the seaThe path to the pink houseFlowers and white houseAno SyrosAt the church yardChurch from 1686 year at the heart of the old townStairways with white vases and flowersStreet near the top of the old townNarrow passageway in the old townView to Ermoupoli port customs from the old townView to the orthodox church from the old townStairsStairways labyrinthAno SyrosThe path to the centerStairway crossroadOld sings on a church entranceChurch at the heart of the old townChurch back sideNarrow cobbled stairway adorned with flowerWall signFlowers and blue staircaseFlowers and old earthen jugThe corner lightLone wandererLone chairs and tables covered with flower shadeStairways covered with flowersStairway crossroadTwo chairs and a tableFlower tree, sign and picturesque streetStairway passing through a houseNarrow picturesque streetThe tiny private spaces are luxuryTraditional taverna during noon siestaGreen leafs over stone stairwayThe half table and chairsThe magic half table and chairsFlower tree and cobbled stairwayBack streetAno SyrosCharming tiny streetView to Ermoupoli gulf and Neorion docksView to the sea and orthodox church hillAno SyrosThe blue doorChoose wisely your path in the old townDirection signs just after entering the quarterAno SyrosFirst glimpsesInside the corridorThe tunnel corridor that leads into the old townView to the houses and catholic churchView to the old town and the catholic church
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