Syros - Area guide
Syros is the capital of the Cyclades and is located in the centre of the Cyclades. Thanks to its advantageous geographical position, Syros has become one of the most important Greek ports in the eastern Mediterranean. The island's capital, Ermoupolis, quickly became an important industrial, commercial and maritime centre.
Neorio, a major shipbuilding site that has been in operation since 1861, is one of the largest industrial complexes in Greece.
The early 19th century saw many improvements to the city, with magnificent public structures by famous architects, beautiful neoclassical houses and magnificent town houses. The Town Hall, which was built in 1894 by the German architect E. Stiller, is located in the middle of the settlement and has a picturesque architecture. The Apollo Theatre, built in 1864 by Pietro Sabo, has become an important cultural attraction for the area.
The island also has a long religious heritage, with a large Catholic population and notable sacred monuments such as the Transfiguration of Jesus and the Dormition of the Mother of God. The interior of the church is filled with murals depicting Saints Nicholas and Domenikos Theotokopoulos, painted by Domenikos Theotokopoulos and Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of the town.
Finikas beach is a large natural harbour sheltered by the beaches of Galissas and Delphini, both of which are among the most beautiful beaches in Syros.