Syros Architecture

Syros architecture
About the architecture of Syros, Greece

Syros island is famous for its astonishing architecture which spreads throughout the capital of Ermoupolis including elements from the Cycladic layout, the medieval era and the neoclassical architecture. The impressive town consists of two settlements and counts on remarkable Venetian buildings, marble squares, neoclassical buildings and imposing churches that draw the attention.

A great number of architectural marvels are found in the town of Ermoupolis. Exquisite specimens of Neoclassical architecture, old mansions and whitewashed houses ascending the hill. In close distance lie the marvelous churches, known as the jewels of Syros architecture.

Ano Syros, the other settlement of Syros, has adopted many Venetian characteristics and still retains its medieval character. Countless marble stairs between the narrow paths lined by the lovely houses with the colored doors and windows that lead to the top of the town will fascinate you. Of high interest is the Catholic church of Agios Geogios that rests on top of the settlement.

Houses offer a panoramic view to the sea and characterize for their rich diversity. Built by the Venetians, Ano Syros is a perfect blend of Cycladic and Medieval features with wooden balconies, small courtyards, colorful doors, narrow and winding paths and numerous steps. Due to its defensive character, cars are not allowed in the area and visitors can discover the surrounding areas on foot. Beautiful churches known for their size and exterior decoration dominate the town, most of which were built during the Venetian rule and can all be seen within the town. The most picturesque area in the capital of Ermoupolis is Vaporia quarter which charms visitors with the architectural brilliance.

The mansions that were built by the sea belonged to the wealthy families of Syros. However, the most notable examples of Neoclassical architecture is the Town Hall and the Apollo Municipal Theatre, both located in Ermoupolis. Among the most elegant Greek islands, Syros is a sightseeing itself offering a wide choice of beautiful sites.

Visitors can enjoy their stay in many of the traditional hotels that have respected the traditional Cycladic architecture.

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