Must-see attractions in Syros

  • Syros, Agios Nikolaos Church

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Ermoupoli Industrial Museum


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

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

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