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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Itineraries with Hermoupolis Walking Tour on Syros

Luxury Cyclades Yacht Cruise - 9 Days

Cruise like a celebrity through the glittering waters of the Cyclades on this nine-day itinerary.  The Cyclades are some of the most quintessential Greek islands, and you'll see seven of them from the decks of your yacht, along with plenty of time to explore onshore. From lesser-known spots like beach-lined Milos and petite Antiparos to favorites like bustling Naxos and cosmopolitan Mykonos, you'll scope out this island chain in style.

Sailing Holiday in the Aegean - 9 Days

Channel the spirit of some of Greece's most famous tales as you sail through the Aegean on this nine-day itinerary. Start off by paying the proper tribute at the Temple of Poseidon before you start on your way to Kea, followed by the villages of Kythnos. Visit the capital of the Cyclades on Syros and the home of the Cyclops on Serifos, then search for the Venus de Milo's cousin on Milos before you end your trip on the double beach of Kolona.

Sailing the Greek Cyclades: Paros, Mykonos, Serifos - 8 Days

As the ultimate sailing adventure through Greece's coveted Cyclades Islands, this tour combines bustling city life with tranquil villages nestled in the Aegean Sea. From some of Europe's best nightlife to humble fishing towns and secluded beaches, travelers will enjoy Greece's rich and varied heritage. Enjoy sunsets and local seafood while discovering important and ancient archeological sites, all from the comfort of a private yacht.

Relaxing Secret Cyclades - 12 Days

Take 12 days to explore some of the lesser-known islands of the Cyclades. Start by sampling street food in Athens before venturing out to sea. You'll stop on Syros, Tinos, Naxos, and Ios, with enough stately homes, savory food tours, and sunny beaches to keep you in serenity long after your trip is over.

Gastronomy and Culture of the Cyclades - 12 Days

Discover Greece's distinct culture and gastronomy, starting in Athens with a private tour of the Acropolis and a hands-on cooking class, followed by a transition to some of the most beautiful islands of the Cyclades. Begin in Syros for food tours and explorations of medieval cities, then head to the hidden gem of Tinos for some of Greece's best cuisine, plus a visit to marble villages, an art workshop, and an afternoon swimming in the Aegean Sea. End your trip in Naxos where you'll discover ancient sites, historic streets, medieval monasteries, and, of course, delicious, locally-sourced cuisines, the pride of the Greek Islands.