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Syros is the administrative centre of Cyclades, thanks to the advantageous, natural port, fact that has rendered Syros in the past as the main harbour of Greece. Syros is very close to Athens and the combination of culture and relaxation that offers make it the ideal destination. Syros has a unique landscape with the biggest town Ermoupoli built amphitheatrically with neoclassical buildings and old mansions.

Geography of SyrosSyros spans an area of 102,4 sq. km. with a total population of 19.782 residents. The islands closer to Syros are Tinos on the northeast and Mykonos on the east.

History of Syros
Syros has been settled for first time during the 3rd millennium BC. Syros has known a period of prosperity in Hellenistic and Roman era as it is proved by the coins that were found in excavations that took place mainly at the 19th century. In the 13th century, Syros devolves to the Venetians, who found the settlement of Ano Syra, on one of the two hills of current Ermoupoli. Since then, Ano Syra was distinguished as one of the Roman Catholic settlements of Greece. During the Greek Revolution Syros gave asylum to the refugees from other parts of Greece who settled on the foothills of Ano Syra, near the harbour, where they founded the city of Ermoupoli.