Syros Resurrection Church

Location: Ermoupolis

The Orthodox Church of Resurrection is located on the top of Vrodados Hill, overlooking the Aegean sea and the city of Hermoupolis unfolding beneath. The church was built in 1870, on the spot where a memorial of the Greek Revolution of 1821 was supposed to be erected and was designed by the architect Dimitris Eleftheriadis. Being at the same height as the church of St. George in the neighbouring hill of Ano Syros, makes this edifice one of Syros’ iconic landmarks.

The imposing temple is a cruciform basilica with a majestic blue dome and two impressive bell towers (the bells constitute a donation by the Pangalos family, in 1905). The church has many neo-classical architectonic elements, which are apparent especially in its exterior, while the interior is rather wonderful, with marble being the dominant material. The church has numerous, magnificent icons, many of which are of major artistic and historic significance.

Visitors can reach the church either by car or on feet, while the view to the neighboring islands and the horizon is simply breathtaking.

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