Syros is a marvellous island of the Cyclades group of islands that dominates the heart of the Aegean with a dynamic character and cosmopolitan charm. Sharing a story that unfolds through the cobblestone alleys, the scenic traditional villages combining the Medieval and the Cycladic architecture, the impressive Orthodox and Catholic churches, the stunningly beautiful sandy beaches and the magical natural scenery. The capital of the island and the Cyclades is Ermoupoli which is characterised by the magnificent Venetian architecture, narrow alleys, neoclassical mansions, museums and marble squares offering a Medieval atmosphere. Built amphitheatrically around the natural harbour, it is one of the most picturesque towns in the Cyclades continuing to preserve and enhance the aristocratic past and the Belle Epoque of Syros. During the 19th century it was the main industrial, commercial and cultural centre of Greece. Easily accessible from Athens with a plane or a ferry, it is a top choice for families and couples who seek a romantic, yet laid-back holiday destination to enjoy the beautiful Cycladic landscape and culture, minus the crowds of other islands. The elegant and nostalgic vibe of the island will enchant every visitor!