Photographer's Note

panorama from Syros island

Syros is found almost in the centre of Cyclades, 83 naval miles from Piraeus and 62 naval miles from Rafina. The travel with ferry-boat lasts roughly four hours, while with the modern speedboats it lasts least from thrice hours.

She is gone around Easterly from islands Andro, Tino, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, westwards from Siphnos, Serifos, Kythnos, Kea and from north the Gyaro. From the hill of Ano Syra the visitor can see all these islands and immediately he will understand why Syros developed in administrative, commercial, intellectual and cultural centre of Cyclades.

It has population roughly 25 thousands residents, orthodox and Catholics and her capital is Ermoupolis "The Sovereign of Aegean" built in the hills that surround the harbor. You will charm immediately by her impressive architecture which is perhaps the unique classic city that has remained in Greece. An architecture of that witness the history of Syros that begins from the ancient years and leads in today. A combination of old with the new, classic with the modern.

The northern part of island is named Apano Meria (Above Side) and is mountainous, while in the southern part that is flat we find most settlements, villages and beaches of Syros. Apano Meria with her picturesqueness and her calm calls you to explore her while the streets and the paths are minimal but you lead through a astonishing landscape with rocks, caves, bridges in the virgin beaches of the island. On the contrary the southern part of Syros has excellent roads that connect all the villages between them but also with Ermoupoli. The cities here are developed tourist with modern Hotels installations and organized beaches.

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  • Copyright: Costantino Topas (COSTANTINO) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6457 W: 22 N: 11053] (75868)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-08-13
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/320 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-12-04 11:24
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