Ermoupoli attractions

Church in Ermoupoli

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 minority. Call in to admire the pastel-hued interior and star-fret…
Church in Ermoupoli

Church of the Dormition

After being badly bombed during WWII, its a wonder anything survived in this stately 1820s Orthodox church – which made the discovery, in 1983, of a signed icon painted by El Greco even more extraordinary. The work …
Square in Ermoupoli

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 dominated by the dignified neoclassical town hall. Flanked by palm t…
Museum in Ermoupoli

Ermoupoli Industrial Museum

This excellent chronicle of Syros’ industrial and shipbuilding traditions occupies a restored factory packed with more than 300 well-labelled items relating to sewing, printing, spinning, engines, ships and more. As…
Church in Ermoupoli

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 1848) is loaded with fine frescoes, icons, gilt and chandelie…
Historic Building in Ermoupoli

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, internal courtyards and corridors, decorated with perspective a…
Museum in Ermoupoli

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 houses a modest collection of ceramic and marble vases, grave …
Theatre in Ermoupoli

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 fresco. Keep an eye out for regular theatre performances (in Greek…
Museum in Ermoupoli

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.