Syros: The Lady of the Aegean Islands
Most tourists flock to famous Aegean islands like Mykonos, Paros, and Santorini, but overlook some truly spectacular destinations like Syros. This island contains the former capital of the Cyclades, Hermoupolis. Visitors who want a different cultural experience and island atmosphere,...
Child’s Body Sighted at Port of Syros Island
A body, presumed to be that of a child, was spotted in the waters around Ermoupolis Port on Syros Island, Greece. The body of the child was sighted on Thursday afternoon. The body was located by a recovery team on...
The Electric Car Produced in Greece Decades Before Elon Musk’s Tesla
An electric car that was built on Greece's island of Syros in the 1970s was one of the world's first mass-produced electric cars. Decades before Elon Musk’s Tesla, the Enfield 8000, built at Neorio, Syros, was the brainchild of the...
The Magnificent Church of Saint Nicholas on Syros, Greece
The Church of Saint Nicholas, a magnificent church in Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros, took twenty-two years to build. Overlooking the Cycladic island, Saint Nicholas' construction began in 1848, according to the designs of a Greek architect named G. Metaxas....
Stavros Xarchakos’ School Aims to Make Syros a Music Hub in Greece
A pioneering music school opened on the Greek island of Syros following an initiative to preserve folk and rebetiko music by composer Stavros Xarchakos. Thanks to a donation by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the contribution of sponsors and...
The Anglo-Danish Couple Who Devote their Lives to Saving Greek Cats
Richard and Joan Bowell left everything they had ever known to establish a cat sanctuary on the Greek island of Syros.
Greek Composer Stavros Xarchakos Gives Impromptu Concert in Taverna
Greek composer Stavros Xarchakos stunned diners at a Greek taverna on the island of Syros at the weekend when he conducted a group of young musicians. 83-year-old Xarchakos displayed amazing energy and youthful spirit in directing the young group playing...
The Sheer Beauty and Rich Tradition of Syros Island
Syros Island has a long history that started millennias ago. This explains the differences in architecture and the buildings in the capital.
Majestic Neoclassical Buildings Of Syros, Greece Under Threat
Syros neoclassical buildings are in imminent danger of ruination, as a result of chronically unsuccessful preservation policies. Lengthy bureaucratic procedures and the lack of restoration funding incentives are posing a threat to over a thousand decaying, privately-owned neoclassical listed buildings...
Greek Islands Are Covered in Snow in Rare Weather Event
The Greek islands have been completely covered in snow since Sunday in a once-in-a-lifetime weather event. Locals say that the last time this amount of snow fell on the Cyclades was decades ago. Syros, Naxos, Tinos, Andros, Mykonos, Santorini, and...