Ermoúpoli will be a popular travel destination for visitors with a passion for ecclesiastical architecture, with some outstanding examples of Orthodox religious monuments, while the mediaeval quarter is a treasure trove of Roman Catholic buildings and monuments. These include St. George’s Cathedral on St. George’s hill in the area know as Áno Sýros (meaning upper Sýros). The top of the hill here offers great views of Ermoúpoli’s whitewashed houses and archways.
Syros offers a large number of beautiful sandy beaches including Vári, Foínikas, Yalissás and Kíni, One such beach, Possidonia (or Della Grazia) is close to a pretty village with many neoclassical mansions with colorful orchards. Like many of the Cyclades islands, Sýros is also famous for its Greek culinary tradition. Halva pie (a pie made of thyme honey and roasted almonds), loukoúmi (a sweet dessert like a Turkish delight made from water, starch and sugar), “loosa” ham, fennel sausages and the San Mihalis spicy cheese are some of the mouth watering treats Sýros offers tourists and travellers!