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Syros Town Hall

Hall Syros Ermoupolis

The history of Syros goes through the steps and the offices of the Municipality of Ermoupolis. One of the great jewel of architecture architect Ernst Ziller, standing imposingly in Miaouli square in the center of Syros.

The building was constructed during 1876-1891 and a study by Ernst Ziller. The problems that appeared during the course of construction led to changes in original plans, however, made ​​by Schiller himself who managed to give the Hall a uniform format.

Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater

The Municipal Theater "Apollon", an emblem of economic and cultural development of Syros was built in 1864 and designed by the Italian architect Pietro Sampo. The two-storey building located at the end of the road Melina Mercouri on the square I Vardaka is simple externally marble the central part of the main side.

The European standard layout of the interior is attractive and charming: the Square, the venue for the orchestra, the three rows of wooden boxes and the gallery, the magnificent painted ceiling reminiscent of Italian and French theaters. The "Apollo" is associated with four Italian standards: La Scala, the renovated theater San Carlo in Naples, the Theatre of Castelfranco and the Teatro della Pergola in Florence. Instead support the roof following the French system of the 19th century.

Industrial museum in Syros

Museums

Syros has remarkable museums. Syros, administrative and largely economic center of the Cyclades, has many major museums, the visitor should visit during their stay on the island.

The most important of these are:

  • The Industrial Museum in Ermoupoli has an old machinery collection originating from the factories of this town as well as an archive of oral testimonies.
  • The Art Gallery of the Cyclades, with permanent collections and periodical exhibitions.
  • In the Cemetery of Aghios Georgios, essentially an open-air museum, you can observe headstones and works of Greek and foreign artists.
  • The Ecclesiastical Museum of Ermoupolis is housed in the church of Metamorfosi.
  • The Museum of Cycladic Art, housed in the Municipal cultural Center, next to the town hall exhibits replicas of works exhibited in the Goulandris Cycladic Art Museum.
  • The Museum of the Ano Syros Municipality houses a collection of instruments and household accesories.
  • The Pancycladic Archaeological Museum, housed in the town hall of Ermoupoli. Its major collection comprises inscriptions gathered in 1834 by Ioannis Kokkonis. Later, Prehistoric findings of Chalandriani archaeological site were added to the collection.
  • The Markos Vamvakaris Museum, housed in the residence of the great rebetiko composer of Syros, renovated in 1995. The Museum's collection comprises personal items and testimonies concerning the life of the composer.

Churches

St. Nikolas

S yros has churches, of which the main ones are:

Metamorphosis, the Metropolis of Syros, which was built in 1824.
Agios Nikolaos (the rich), the district Vaporia, the Assumption, the district Psariana, Evanyelistria is the cathedral of the Catholics of the island and others.
Churches will find also all villages.

Activities in the Island of Siros

  • Windsurfing
  • Water ski
  • Canoe
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  •  Water sports
  •  Swimming
  • view Syros beaches on the map

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