Syros is a beautiful island of the Cyclades, famous for its incomparable culture and civilization, offering an abundance of sights and historical attractions that testify the island’s cultural flourishing over the centuries.
From its beautiful squares and aristocratic mansions, the splendid municipal buildings and picturesque chapels all the way to the Orthodox and Catholic churches, the museums, the historical monuments and fabulous neighborhoods, Syros is rightfully considered the hub of culture for the insular complex of the Cyclades.
Syros’ cultural and archaeological attractions keep visitor’s interest undimmed in every step on the island.
Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros and the entire Cycladic island complex, is a city built in the 19th century and features a large number of old buildings, with neoclassical style and romantic influences from western European architecture. Among the main sights of Ermoupolis are the Town Hall, the Cultural Center, Miaoulis Square, the church of Agios Nikolaos, the port and the Municipal Theater "Apollo".
Ano Syros (upper Syros), the old town of the island, stands there since the Middle Ages and is one of the most worth seeing sights of the island. The medieval gates lead to the narrow alleys of the settlement with the countless, mostly Catholic, churches.
But also on the suburbs of Syros, cities and villages are in themselves important cultural sights. Villages such as Posidonia, Finikas (Phoenix), and the small villages of Apano Meria (Upper Side) along with the most famous southern Syros, host many of the sights of culture that a visitor must see.