Syros Vaporia Quarter

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Location: Ermoupolis

The Vaporia Quarter in Syros is a wonderful neighborhood located adjacent to the port of Ermoupolis. It used to be the most important trading quarter of the island in the 19th century, as most deals on the island were closed in the neighborhood's shops and products were loaded on the ships to be exported.

Nowadays, this quarter is an architectural splendor with beautiful mansions constructed in the neoclassical style, paved paths, and beautiful arches, which make it the most picturesque area in Ermoupolis. Just in front of Vaporia stands the church of Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas), one of the two churches that you see as the ferry approaches the island, with its distinguishing blue dome.

The elegant buildings of Vaporia have marble carvings on their balcony supports and are built one attached to the other. Some have quite outstanding wall paintings or frescoes adorning the ceilings and walls of the houses, built right at the edge of the port. These houses used to belong to rich ship owners and captains of Syros, which is why Vaporia was the richest area in the town.

Most mansions of Vaporia have been recently renovated without much damage to their architectural beauty. Some of the residential mansions have also been transformed into accommodations, where visitors can book their stay!

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