Syros has a long and rich history, as it has been inhabited since prehistoric times and has played a leading role in recent years as an industrial, shipping and cultural center of Greece. For this reason there are a variety of monuments and attractions all over the island. Some of these are:
- Miaoulis Square: The majestic square in the heart of Ermoupolis will take you back in time. The buildings that surround it stand proudly since the 19th century, displaying their wonderful architecture. The buildings that surround it, with their remarkable architecture, stand proudly since the 19th century. It is the meeting point of residents and visitors, ideal for a walk, coffee and excellent donuts.
- Ermoupolis Town HallThe town hall holds a dominant position in the center of Miaouli Square as one of the largest town halls in Greece, dating back to the 19th century.ο It dazzles with its grand staircase and imposing architecture inspired by three different hues.
- Apollo Theater: Built in 1864 by an Italian architect whose inspiration came from ‘La Scala di Milano’, the theatre is rightfully considered one of the architectural gems of Ermoupolis. The theatre functions normally and is open to the public, for them not only to admire one visit but to enjoy one of the exquisite performances that take place in it.
- Vaporia – Agios Nikolaos District: Located on the eastern part of Ermoupolis, this district is renowned for being the most aristocratic. It is a beautiful and picturesque area with the well-known, unique beach “Asteria”. In this area we can also find the majestic temple of “Saint Nicholas of the Rich” whose doors have been open since 1870.
- Ano Syros: It is the oldest settlement on the island and was founded by the Venetians in 1200. The castle city of Ano Syros takes you back in time with its unchanged medieval character that perfectly ties the past with the present. Visit the “Church of St. George” or “San George”, as it is known by the catholic metropolis of Syros, which dominates the top of the hill. Here you will also find the “Museum of Markos Vamvakaris”, where photographs and personal items of the great rebetiko singer shed light on unknown aspects of his life and work. Finally, do not forget to make a stop to taste local sweets, homemade lemonade or tsipouro and indulge in the assortment of luscious delicacies accompanied by a drink and the view of Ermoupolis from above.
- The Church of Resurrection of the Savior: The majestic church built in the classical Byzantine style and dedicated to the “Resurrection of the Nation” stands proudly on the opposite hill. It stands out because of its blue dome, the impressive bell towers, the special icons and the fantastic view of Ermoupolis.
- The Assumption of the Virgin: Here you will find, from 1850, the icon with the same name as the church, signed by the famous painter-sculptor-architect of the Spanish Renaissance, Dominic Theotokopoulos – “El Greco” (1541-1614).