Ermoupolis, Greece

Ermoupoli is the capital and main city of the island of Syros and lies at the centre of the Cyclades prefecture, Greece. Ermoupoli was founded during the Greek Revolution in the 1820s and soon became the leading commercial and industrial center of Greece, as well as its main port. It was eclipsed by Piraeus in the late 19th century.

The town extends around a large, natural harbour and it is distinguished for its imposing neoclassical architecture, making Ermoupolis stand out from the other Cyclades. There are two distinct communities living on two hills on Syros. Ermoupoli is the lower town and on the taller hill is the intricate medieval quarter of Áno Syros.

Things to See & Do

* Ano Syros Settlement
* Archaeological Museum of Syros
* Velissaropoulos Mansion
* Cappuchin monastery of St Jean
* Platía Miaoúli

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language – Greek
Land Area - 11.3 km²
Population – 13,400
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus two hours
International Country Telephone Code – 0030

Port Location – The port of Syros is located in downtown Ermoupolis, within easy walking distance of the town centre.

Transport Links – Syros is located close to Piraeus port (the trip by ferry takes only 4 hours)and there is a connection by ferry with Rafina, Paros, Naxos, Tinos, Mykonos, Ios, Santorini, and other Cycladic islands. It is also connected with Athens by plane.

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