, the island of tradition and of modern times, the administrative and transport center of Cyclades attracts us with its charm and invites us to visit the medieval village of Ano Syros, the excellent architecture of urban Hermoupolis; we shall whisper the famous rebetiko song “Frangosyriani”, we will taste its savory cuisine, a fascinating mixture of Orient and West, and enjoy gorgeous sweets: the Turkish delights and the nougats. Nice hotels and a crystal clear sea are there, for long holidays or for just a short excursion.
Syros is an island situated at the center of the Cyclades complex; its extent is 84 square kilometers and the coastline some 90 kilometers. It is the most populated island of Cyclades and the capital Hermoupolis is the biggest town of the island, the seat of the Prefecture of Cyclades and the administrative, commercial and transport center.
Syros is a very original island and not a typical island of Cyclades. It is very scenic, noble and stylish, features that still preserves today. It has lovely beaches with nice sea and good tourist facilities, but the economic life is not based exclusively on tourism as it happens in most of the islands of Cyclades. The history of the island is long, going back to the early days of Cycladic Civilization, at the beginning of the 3rd millennium b.C.