By Mara Papatheodorou, your Tastes & Traditions Expert
Syros is a picturesque rocky Greek island filled with unexpected treasures and tastes. In the 1800’s, it was the prosperous industrial hub of Greek imports and exports as well as the shining star of shipbuilding. Still the capital of the 56 Cycladic isles that dot this section of the Mediterranean, it is now a quiet island rich in cultural and religious history that makes it well worth a visit.
Hermes the Greek God of Commerce would be proud of the capital Ermoupolis “the city of Hermes” named to honor him and acknowledge the port’s commercial success. Its former grandeur still illuminates with impressive neoclassical architecture lining streets paved with marble in the Old Town. There is also a magnificent Town Hall and many appealing cafes on beautiful PlateiaMiaouli (Square Miaouli) as well as the amazing Apollo Theater built to imitate…
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