Syros Island, Greece
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syros history

Syros History

Apollon theatre

The Lady of the Cyclades

The key position of Syros was the one that contributed to the emergence of the island as one of the most important ports of the eastern Mediterranean during the 19th century, being the commercial, administrative and cultural center of the Cyclades. Hermoupolis still looks like an open-air museum, a living monument of neoclassical architecture with relics and cultural treasures worth discovering. From the medieval city of Ano Syros, the ancient monuments of the Early Cycladic period in Kastri, the Municipality of Syros - Hermoupolis, the Apollo Theater which is a miniature of Scala di Milano, the Orthodox and Catholic coexistence as well as the various influences from Asia Minor and all the way to the machine center in Neorion operating since 1861, Syros is a unique place of endless historical tradition and culture.

The privileged position of the island, its advanced tourist infrastructure and its special character, make it an ideal destination for authentic and alternative holidays in the Cyclades. Syros is a pole of attraction throughout the year, as each season dresses the already enchanting setting with its own colors and aromas, with its own beauties and contrasts, always offering a special and unique experience for all visitors.