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The Greek island of Syros belongs to the Cyclades archipelago, situated in the Aegean Sea. The island has about 25,000 inhabitants, and the main industry is shipping, fishing and agriculture. Syros is the administrative, commercial and cultural center of the Cyclades. The highest mountain is Pyrgos – located 442 meters above sea level
The main town Hermoupolis (Ermoupolis) is located on the east coast and has 13,400 inhabitants. Hermoupolis is a major port with ferry services to many other Greek cities.
The main town has several historical sites, including City Hall from 1876, The Archaeological Museum – with finds from the Bronze Age, Metamorphosis Cathedral from 1824, the beautiful Ayios Nikolaos church from 1850 with a blue dome, and the manor Velissaropoulos – an impressive building with wall paintings.
Approx. 10 km from the main town (on a hill) is Ano Syros – medieval city built by the Venetians in the 1300s. From here one has great views of Hermoupolis.
Otherwise, the city has good swimming with sandy beaches and great nightlife.
Syros has 12 villages and seaside resorts, where the most famous on the island are: Megas Gialos, Agathopes, Galissas, Kini, Kastri, Finikas and Chalandriana. The best beaches are in the west, south and east of the island.
The small airport Syros Island National Airport – located just south of Hermoupolis – has daily flights to / from Athens.