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Syros: A patchwork of Catholic and Orthodox sacred devotion


Syros, the capital of the Cyclades is always high on the list of eclectic weekend outings during the early holiday season.


Mansions are spread along the island’s two hills overlooked by the Orthodox Byzantine temple of the Resurrection and the Catholic church of Saint George. In Ermoupolis, one must visit the stunning villa that houses the city hall and historic Apollo Theater. There are alsothe lovely streets around Miaouli Square, the Vaporia neighborhood with more gorgeous mansions (some of which have been turned into brilliant little hostels), and the industrial area around Neorio. Do not miss Ano Syros with its whitewashed alleys, the Markos Vamvakaris Museum, and the taverns of the San Michali area. It’s definitely worth renting a car to drive to the country villas on the slopes of Piskopi, Parakopi, Chroussa, and Posidonia.

Learn more: https://www.syrosisland.gr/en/

04 Apr 2019, by Athina Pantazatou in Travelx