Ermoupolis, Greece - one of 10 recommended charming island towns. Once the busiest shipping port in Greece, this is the place to go if you want to take a break from the beaches and see elegant, opulent architecture. According to Frommer's, Syros "is one island where the capital town's pleasures are so considerable that I don't mind neglecting the island itself." Neoclassical mansions and Venetian-style marble buildings, rather than Greece's typical whitewashed houses, crowd this seaside…

10 Charming Island Towns Around the World

The loukoumia are the trademark of Syros island. #syros

Loukoumia from Syros

Syros island speciality: sun dried tomato fritters

I usually stay away from fried food as much as I can, but it was impossible not to try these: whole sun dried tomatoes (but not packed in oil, just dried) in a yummy batter with aromatic herbs serv…

Bougainvillea flower petals naturally collecting on the steps of Syros in the Cyclades Islands of Greece.  Such a perfect scene.

Greece Travel Diary Part 5 - Syros and the Little Big City of the Cyclades

Bougainvillea flower petals naturally collecting on the steps of Syros in the Cyclades Islands of Greece. Such a perfect scene.

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Ermoypoli is the capital of Syros, a beautiful "outdoor museum" with sights and museums in every step.

Vari beach - one of the most popular beaches of Syros, located to the south of the island and just one kilometer from the homonymous settlement with the 1,200 residents. #Greece #Syros #Terrabook #GreekIslands #Travel #Aegean #GreeceTravel #GreecePhotografy #GreekPhotos #AegeanSea #Traveling #Travelling #Holiday #Summer

Vari is one of the most organized beaches of Syros, ideal for children.

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