|Pronunciation||Seer - ohs|
|Transportation||Air, ferry, hydrofoil|
|Main Attractions||Cyclades capital, sophisticated island life|
|Food||Plentiful and excellent choices|
|Accommodations||Plentiful and excellent choices|
Capital of the Cyclades, Syros, population 20,000, lies 83 nautical miles from Piraeus. Syros' has 84 sq. km of predominantly barren land area and 87 km of rocky coastline which contain many small coves, nice sandy beaches and two large bays. The island of Syros is mountainous in its northern section while its southern end is flatter. The southern and western parts of Syros are the most densely inhabited.
Syros' natural harbor is large and deep with facilities to repair and build ships.
The prominent industrial facilities of the Neorion Shipyards mar a visitors first impression of this other wise very interesting and friendly island capital.
Syros provides a good mix of tourism with real Greeks going about their business. Many 'in the know' foreigners return devotedly year after year and many more have moved to the island. Syros has several charming villages including Dellagracia, Finikas, Vari, Chroussa, Faneromeni, Azolimnos and Gallisas.
The pretty white Church of Aghios Dimitrios greets your ferry as you round the point towards the harbor.