The most famous spot of Syros is Ermoupolis, the capital town, which distinguishes for its Venetian architecture and the large port. The most interesting sightseeing in Syros are found in Ermoupolis and include the Town Hall, the Church of Resurrection and the Church of Agios Nikolaos. These two churches, one Catholic and the other Orthodox, are constructed on top of the two hills of Ermoupolis, one facing the other. Apart from the capital town, a very nice place to stroll around is Ano Syros, a settlement located on the slopes of a hill and offering fantastic view to the sea.
In this section, you can see the best Syros Sightseeing but also things to see by location.
You can also view all things to do in Syros by category: villages, beaches, museums and churches or view our suggested excursions.
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This impressive building houses the Town Hall of Ermoupolis and it is the trademark of the island. It was constructed in the Neoclassical architecture by Ernst Ziller, a famous architect in Greece. The Town Hall is located in Miaouli square.
The wonderful Church of Resurrection was built in 1870 on top of Vrodado Hill, above Ermoupolis and offers a terrific view of the neighbouring islands of Tinos and Mykonos.
Location: On the eastern side of the island
Description: Ermoupolis is the capital and main port of the island. The town distinguishes for its Neoclassical and Venetian architecture.
Location: In a walking distance from Ermoupolis
Description: Ano Syros is the highest quarter of Ermoupolis, the capital of the island. The two towns gradually expand to become one. Ano Syros distinguishes for its elegant architecture and the nice sea view.
Location: 9 km south west of Ermoupolis
Description: Among the most popular beaches on Syros, Galissas has sandy shore and shallow water. Many beach bars line the coast.
Location: 12 km south of Ermoupolis
Description: Megas Gialos is a lovely beach lined by many tourist facilities. It gets pretty popular in summer.
Location: 13 km south west of Ermoupolis
Description: This is a well organized beach with long sandy coast. It gets very busy in summer and offers a picturesque place to relax.
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