One of the most aristocratic Greek islands, Syros, the capital of the Cyclades, has a unique architectural and cultural legacy, attracting sophisticated visitors throughout the year. The beautiful image of the two hills with the orthodox and catholic towns and churches on the top, and colorful traditional houses, welcome the visitor in an island with a special aura.
The neoclassical Town Hall and the Apollo Theatre, both works of famous architect Ernst Ziller, stand out in the main town, Ermoupolis, while the Vaporia district with the impressive old captain mansions testify to the glory of the past of a rich and important port and island. Ano Syra, the upper town on the hill, with its traditional island flair and amazing sunsets is ideal for an evening stroll. The traditional rebeticomusic has strong roots here and you can still hear it in the tavernas.
The classical music festival in the summer and the animation film festival in the autumn along with other cultural events, in beautiful locations in Ermoupolis, will please the art lovers. The gourmet travelers will enjoy the rich local food tradition with special products, especially cheeses like the famous San Mihali (the local version of parmesan) and sweets like halvadopites (sesame and almond pies) and loukoumia(turkish
Around the island you will find nice villages with impressive old villas, as well as beautiful beaches for every taste. Families will love Agkathopes beach, in Komito andDelfini beaches t