Syros Tourguide

Syros, often called the “Lady of the Cyclades” and the “nymph of the Aegean Sea,” boasts a rich historical legacy from the Neolithic Age, flourishing during the Cycladic civilization and later under Venetian rule in the 13th century. Its capital, Ermoupoli, named after the ancient Greek god Hermes, serves as the administrative center of the Cyclades, renowned for its neoclassical architecture and vibrant artistic scene.

Highlights include landmarks such as Miaouli Square, Apollon Municipal Theatre, and the churches of Anastaseos and Metamorfosis tou Sotira. Ano Syros, or Epano Chora, offers a glimpse into the island’s medieval past with its labyrinthine alleys and historic churches, while seaside villages like Azolimnos, Galissas, and Kini provide relaxation and recreation opportunities with their charming beaches and outdoor activities.