Churches in Syros
Located near the wonderful cathedral of Agios Georgios, the Jesuit Monastery of Agios Ioannis (Saint-Jean) was founded in 1535 to help the poor. It obtained its present appearance in 1852. It houses some beautiful icons, ancient inscriptions, various objects of worship and an important library of 6000 old books and manuscripts.
The wonderful Church of Resurrection was built in 1870 on top of Vrodado Hill, above Ermoupolis and offers a terrific view of the neighboring islands of Tinos and Mykonos.
The church of Agios Nikolaos is located close to the port of Ermoupolis. This impressive church was built in the 19th century and it has two tall bell towers.
The church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary is among the most important churches of Ermoupolis. Inside, it has a holy icon of the Virgin Mary, made by the famous painter El Greco.
The Monastery of the Jesuits is located in Ano Syros and works since the 18th century. Today it hosts a valuable library and its two nuns are followers of Saint Clara.
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