Hermoupolis

Hermoupolis

Hermoupolis is the capital and main city of the island of Syros and the Cyclades prefecture.
A town at the middle of Aigeon sea, a city of elegance and nobleness In the Greek entirety and particularly in the Cyclades, Hermoupolis enjoys the greatest density in the neoclassical history of architecture.
Built in an amphithetrical way, comprises of neoclassical buildings, old mansions, marble paved streets, squares, churches, white washed houses on the surrounding hills and mausoleums.

Town history

Hermoupolis was founded within the blaze of the Greek Revolution in 1821, as an extension to the existing Ano Syros township, by refugees who fled from Chios, Psara, Kydonia, Kassos and elsewhere to save their lives from the Turkish massacre.

"Greece was reborn in Hermoupolis..." Eleftherios Venizelos said.