This is the island where Greek tradition and Western influence have come to a harmonious marriage. Ermoupoli (which means "the town of Hermes") is the capital of the island and is situated beautifully down at the water's edge. Here is the fortress-like St George's Cathedral, which is located on the St George hill, which is also called in Ano Syros (meaning Upper Syros). In Ermoupoli you walk up the stairs to the top of the hill through the narrow streets with traditional whitewashed houses, beautiful archways and open spaces with a fantastic view of the island. There are many beautiful beaches to the delight of anyone who loves sun and swimming. Syros is essentially a holiday island for Greeks. Foreign tourists are in the minority. If you go to Syros you go to the real Greece where tourism has not taken over. Many nice tavernas in Ermoupoli where you are offered traditional Greek food in a nice atmosphere with Greek music in the background.
Holy Church of the Resurrection of Christ Walk to the Holy Church of the Resurrection of Christ to see the lavish decor and breathtaking views. Ano Syros Visit Ano Syros and the Catholic Cathedral Agios Georgios. Take the bus or a taxi to Ano Syros and walk down through the medieval town. Ermoupoli Walk the narrow back streets and discover the city's charm. Ano Media Go north of Ano Syros and hike the hills around Ano Media. The trails are excellent, keep an eye out for the red dots.