Ermoupoli and Ano Syros
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The beautiful church of Agia Paraskevi, overlooking Ermoupoli
Built in 1600, renovated in 1792 and enlarged in 1873, the church Agia Paraskevi is private but it is possible to visit it. Nestled in the greenery in the mountains above Ermoupoli, it belongs to a shipowner. Curiously enough, it is not very well known but it is worth a visit.
The church of Agios Dimitrios, which greets the ships arriving at the port
In 1936, a resident of Ermoupoli had a vision that led to the discovery of an icon of Saint Dimitrios. The beautiful Byzantine style church of Agios Dimitrios was built on the site of the discovery, to welcome the boats arriving on the island. Since then, the ships arriving or leaving the port sound their siren when passing by and the priest answers them by ringing the bells.
Agios Georgios, the big Catholic church crowning the hill of Ano Syros
Seen from afar, Agios Georgios looks like a fortress but inside it is magnificent. These panoramas will undoubtedly feed a desire to visit this Catholic church in the real world!
Agios Nikolaos Ploussios, one of the most beautiful Orthodox churches in all Cyclades, Ermoupoli
Entering this church always provokes a shock. Its colors and lights create a simply magical atmosphere. If you only have to visit one church in Syros, it will be that one.
Alithini and its spectacular view of Ermoupoli and Ano Syros
There is nothing special about the village of Alithini, except that it offers extraordinary plunging views to Ermoupoli and Ano Syros. It is also the starting point of the road leading up to the beautiful church of Agia Paraskevi.
The Church of the Resurrection at the top of Anastasi Hill
To crown this virtual stroll in Anastasi, we go around the esplanade to admire the church from different angles and enjoy the panoramic view. Unfortunately, we were not able to shoot panoramas in the church, closed probably for security reasons (these panoramas were shot in October 2020, between two pandemic waves).
The amazing Miaoulis Square, in front of the majestic townhall of Ermoupoli
Andreas "Miaoulis" Vokos (1769-1835), born in a family of shipowners, was an admiral and politician who commanded Greek naval forces during the Greek War of Independence. His nickname comes from "Miaoul", the name of the merchant ship he bought after selling the family ship.
The Apollon Theater in Ermoupoli, a real architectural gem
Apollon Theater is a true jewel. When we made these shots, we saw tourists who were reluctant to pay 2 euros to visit this beautiful building. They were wrong. Some panoramic proofs...
The tiny Archaeological Museum of Syros in Ermoupoli
The tiny Archaeological Museum of Syros has only four small rooms but it is worth a visit. It is very interesting despite the small number of exhibits.
Kimisis tis Theotokou, the beautiful church where you can admire an authentic icon painted by El Greco
The icon painted in 1562 by El Greco attracts many visitors, but it is not the only asset of this superb church, which is definitely worth a visit.
Kioura tis Plakas, Ano Syros, the oldest Catholic church in Syros
A simple church, unpretentious, which invites to meditation or contemplation. It is the oldest Catholic church in Syros, built in 1686. Kioura is a distortion of the word kyria (the lady) and the name of the church means Our Lady of Plaka.
The Church of the Transfiguration, which resembles Our Lady of Tinos
Built in 1824 by refugees from Psara and Chios, the Church of the Transfiguration is the diocese of Syros. It is a three-aisled basilica with a dome and two bell towers that resembles the Panagia Evangelistria of Tinos.
The beautiful sea promenade of Ermoupoli
The statue of the National Resistance stands proudly facing the port. Behind the statue, Eleftherios Venizelos Street leads to beautiful Miaoulis Square and its monumental city hall.
The port of Ermoupoli, a permanent spectacle
On the seafront, our virtual stroll starts at the port of Syros, while a ferry loads the trucks and the passengers wait patiently.
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