Syros: A Walk to Remember

Syros: A Walk to Remember

Highlights

  • Neoclassic Mansion Showcase: Marvel at the mansion's artful interiors, celebrating Greece's rich history.
  • Hermoupolis Town Hall: Explore the iconic Miaouli square landmark, a testament to architectural grandeur.
  • Theater of Apollon: Experience the historic theater's artistry, mirroring Italy's renowned architectural gems.
  • Kyveli’s Residence: Dive into the captivating life story of Kyveli, a celebrated 1920s actress.
  • St. Nicholas Church Experience: Witness Byzantine brilliance at St. Nicholas Church, enriched with history and panoramic vistas.
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Description

This is a private tour for travelers who want to travel back to time, to follow the narrow streets through the picturesque neighborhoods, discover images and experiences of a bygone era and encounter monuments along with neoclassical buildings from the imperious history. We will set a meeting point in Hermoupolis.
You will walk the narrow streets of Hermoupolis with our experienced guide, to smell Syros aromas, meet locals, see their everyday life, discover images and experiences of a bygone era and encounter monuments and neoclassical buildings from the imperious history. Small groceries, shops, traditional stores located in the heart of Syros, the Neoclassical capital of Cyclades.

We will get a glimpse of the glory of another era, as we will visit an old neoclassic mansion. Decorated with an elaborate marble staircase in the interior and beautiful frescoes, the mansion is famous for its ceiling fresco, representing eight of the gods of Ancient Greece -Zeus, Hermes, Themis, Apollo, Dimitra, Athena and four leading features of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottomans back in the 1821. Expressing the classicism prevailing in the architecture of Europe at the time, is adorned with an imposing pediment, which occupies the entire facade.

Our next stop will be the Town Hall of Hermoupolis in Miaouli square, which is one of the most impressive Town Halls in Greece. Noteworthy elements of the Town Hall are the ladder at the entrance, the boardroom, the portraits of former mayors, the carriage of Princess Sissy, its architecture and of course its history since 1876. Walking up the main square, we will make a stop to Apollon Theatre, one of the major attractions of Syros that constitutes an emblem of the island’s cultural heritage. The historic Theater Apollon was built in 1864 by the design of the Italian architect Pietro Sampo who was inspired by 4 Italian standards including the Scala di Milano.

Next stop is the Resident of Kyveli, one of the most famous actresses of the 1920's in Greece. Hermoupolis was chosen as the seat of the “Kyveli Institute” because it was here that 16 years old Kyveli appeared for the first time alongside her husband, and accomplished actor, Mitsos Myrat at the theatre “Apollon”.  A life full of theatre, romance and a love affair which changed her life, are the main ingredients of Kyveli’s life story which will seduce you.

Our last stop will be the Church of St. Nicholas which is a magnificent Byzantine Church. The patron saint of Hermoupolis stands out for its lavish interiors and impressive architectural structure. The church’s icons were created by some of the best artists of the time while many Greeks from abroad as well as ship-owners helped for the construction of the temple. The Church located to Vaporia where refugees in the northern Aegean and Crete settled on the island of Syros, during the revolution. The marvelous home-boats “vaporia” that seemed to hover above the sea create a beautiful and picturesque area. The view is breathtaking.
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What's Included

Included
  • Pickup - Drop off at your location
  • A guided tour with experienced guide
  • Entrance fees
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Additional Information

Children under 4 years old can join for free.
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