Must-see attractions in Syros

  • St Nicholas' Church

    Known locally as St Nicholas of the Rich, referencing the shipowners from the surrounding Vaporia neighbourhood, this beautiful Orthodox church (built in…

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    St George's Cathedral

    Proudly capping the medieval hilltop settlement of Ano Syros, this pretty cathedral is the mother church of the Cyclades' significant Roman Catholic…

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    Church of the Dormition

    After being badly bombed during WWII, it's a wonder anything survived in this stately 1820s Orthodox church – which made the discovery, in 1983, of a…

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    Plateia Miaouli

    This great square is perhaps the finest urban space in the Cyclades. Once situated immediately upon the seashore, today it sits well inland and is…

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    Ermoupoli Industrial Museum

    This excellent chronicle of Syros’ industrial and shipbuilding traditions occupies a restored factory packed with more than 300 well-labelled items…

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    Town Hall

    Designed by German architect Franz Ziller, this grand 1889 building is one of the largest town halls in Greece. Visitors are free to explore the foyer,…

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    Syros Archaeological Museum

    The town’s small archaeological museum is housed in the rear of the town hall (enter from the side). Founded in 1834 and one of the oldest in Greece, it…

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    Apollon Theater

    Built in the 1860s, this venerable but intimate theatre was partly modelled on La Scala in Milan, with four layers of boxes and an elaborate ceiling…

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    Markos Vamvakaris Museum

    This museum celebrates the locally born patriarch of rembetika, a popular style of urban Greek music usually played on bouzouki and guitars.