Syros is a little-known to foreign visitors, but it is a favorite domestic vacation destination particularly for former Greek shipowners. The island is home to numerous lavish mansions and is known for its beautiful neoclassical architecture.
What makes the island even more quaint is its commitment to preserving its heritage. The capital of Syros is Ermoupolis, a town established by the Venetians in the during the 13th century CE. It is a vital Greek center for trade and industry that boasts lovely villas and huge, ornate churches. It also has an impressive town hall and a network of labyrinthine stairways and streets.