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Syros: A patchwork of Catholic and Orthodox sacred devotion

04.04.2019 in Travel

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…

Touring Syros

15.07.2017 in Travel

Touring Syros, A Cosmopolitan Queen of the Aegean  Syros and its picturesque port, Ermoupolis combine the dynamic character and the cosmopolitan grace of a queen. The capital of the Cycladic complex, lies in the heart of the Aegean Sea. With a history of more than 5000 years, it bears traits from both its ancient roots and Western European influence. From the impressive Town Hall in Miaoulis Square, inspired by Ernest Chiller, and the Apollon Theater – a miniature version of La Scala of Milan – the town of Ermoupolis is almost like an open-air museum. Visitors traveling the narrow streets of picturesque…