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Syros is a real pole of attraction for tourists thanks to its great history, its brilliant architecture and its incredible cultural wealth.

The magnificent Town Hall of Ermoupolis is one of the key attractions on the island and it was designed by Ernst Ziller in 1898. It is a 19th century building that impresses with its grandiose architecture and it even houses the Archaeological Museum of Syros which has on display findings from Syros, Amorgos and Kythnos. Make sure that you get inside the Town Hall to marvel at the outstanding city council chamber and the lovely carriage of the famous princess Sissi (Empress Elisabeth of Austria) on the ground floor.

The Industrial Museum is yet another important place to visit as there are on display exhibits that depict the economic and architectural growth of the island from the 18th to the mid-20th century. For those who want to become acquainted with the culture of the island, it is advisable to visit the Textile Museum and see from up close interesting exhibits such as knitting machines and looms.

The Apollo Municipal Theatre will impress you with its splendor as it is a majestic building that hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year. It was built by the Italian architect Pietro Sampo in Miaouli square in 1864 and it is a replica of La Scala di Milan.

If you want to admire the architectural grandeur of the island, you can walk down the port of Ermoupolis and watch the neoclassical buildings in the quarter of Vaporia. In close proximity, you will also see the magnificent Church of AgiosNikolaos which stands out with its remarkable blue dome. This is one of the most impressive churches on the island but there are many more that you could visit such as the church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, where you can see a byzantine icon that was made by DominikosTheotokopoulos (aka El Greco),or the orthodox church of Resurrection,where you can also take in a spectacular view of the neighboring islands.Both of these churches were built by refugees from Chios and Psara after the destruction of Psara.

In the Medieval town of Ano Syros, you will also find the Catholic Cathedral of Saint George that was built in the early 13th century and above its entrance you will see the oldest Greek church organ in Greece . Admire a panoramic view from the top of the hill and take in the natural beauty of the area.
Syros is one of the most picturesque islands in the Cyclades and you should definitely take the chance to discover its long history and culture.
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