Hermoupolis Walking Tour on Syros

Explore the city of Hermoupolis (Ermoupolis) and discover its fascinating and significant history. You'll start with a visit to “El Greco,” a treasured and famous painting in the Church of Dormition of the Virgin Mary. Then, walk along the marble streets and visit Municipality Hall and the Archaeological Museum.

Next, dig deeper into the city's religious history and stop at the Church of Metamorphosis, a basilica and the first church built on Syros, and the St. Nicolas Orthodox Church. Your guide will help you understand the differences between these two religions that famously live in harmony in Syros.

Then, admire the true beauty of Hermoupolis by strolling through its picturesque marbled streets. Enjoy the architecture of the Vaporia neighborhood, which hosts numerous neoclassical mansions and historic captain houses. Here, you'll find charming squares, like Tsiropina Square and Miaouli Square, one of Greece's oldest and biggest plateia. Enjoy following the town's quintessential narrow and twisting alleys, many lined with vibrant bougainvillea, as you sneak glimpses of the sea.

Your last stop is the Apollo Municipal Theatre, where you can view a miniature replica of La Scala di Milano made of white marble and limestone. The building is home to the first Opera House in Greece, but the Germans nearly destroyed it in WWII. Restoration started in the 70s, and now it hosts some of the most important events and festivals in the world. To end your tour, enjoy a traditional Greek lunch.

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