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Syros, Greece Voted Second Most Welcoming Destination in the World

The island of Syros in Greece has been voted the second most welcoming destination in the world, according to traveler reviews at Booking.com. The Brazilian city of Arraial d'Ajuda, famed for its azure blue beaches, was voted as the top...

Epiphany Spectacularly Celebrated Across Greece

Epiphany, also known as Theophania in Greek, one of the most important feasts of the Greek Orthodox Church, was celebrated across Greece on Saturday with a message of love and hope. President of the Hellenic Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou visited Rethymnon,...

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 Sheer Beauty and Rich Tradition of Syros Island, Greece

Syros Island has a long history that started millennias ago. This explains the differences in architecture and the buildings in the capital.

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, following the designs of a Greek architect named G. Metaxas. They...

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...

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...