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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.

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,...

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...

Best Greek Islands for 2022: The Complete List

Famous and off-the-beaten-track Greek islands make the official list of the best for 2022 by leading Conde Nast Traveller magazine released earlier in December. Conde Nast Traveller, published in London, is a luxury travel magazine aimed at the upmarket, independent...