The Cyclades

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  • 1. Church of Paraportiani

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Mykonians claim that exactly 365 churches and chapels dot their landscape, one for each day of the year. The most famous of these is the Church...Read More

  • 2. Delos Archaeological Site


    This tiny, sacred place—the fabled birthplace of Apollo—is a testament to Greece’s glorious ancient civilization, home to one of the most fascinating...Read More

  • 3. Koutsoyannopoulos Wine Museum


    Founded in 1870, the Koutsoyannopoulos Winery offers a tour of its old facility, now a multiroom museum that is picturesque, authentic, and...Read More

  • 4. Little Venice


    Many of the early ships' captains built distinguished houses directly on the seafront here, with elaborate buttressed wooden balconies hanging...Read More

  • 5. Museum of Marble Crafts


    In the highest building on Pirgos hill, the Museum of Marble Crafts is part of the Piraeus Bank Cultural Foundation's network of high-tech museums...Read More

  • 6. Old Town


    A bewildering maze of twisting cobblestone streets, arched porticoes, and towering doorways, the Old Town plunges you alternatively into cool...Read More

  • 7. Panayia Ekatontapyliani

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The square above the port, to the northwest, was built to celebrate the church's 1,700th anniversary. From there note a white wall with two...Read More

  • 8. Panayia Evangelistria

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Tinians built the splended Church of the Annunciate Virgin on this site in 1823 to commemorate finding a buried icon of the Annunciation...Read More

  • 9. "Double Church" of St. John

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The unusual 13th-century "double church" of St. John exemplifies Venetian tolerance. On the left side is the Catholic chapel, on the right the...Read More

  • 10. Aegean Maritime Museum


    The charming Aegean Maritime Museum contains a collection of model ships, navigational instruments, old maps, prints, coins, and nautical memorabilia...Read More

  • 11. Agathopes Beach


    Considered one of Syros's most beautiful beaches, Agathopes gets packed in peak season due to its shallow waters and fine sand. If you're there...Read More

  • 12. Agora of the Competialists


    The first monument you'll see, on the left from the harbor, is the Agora of the Competialists (circa 150 BC). The competialists were members...Read More

  • 13. Agrari Beach


    Agrari is a low-key beach with yellow pebble sand flanked by a low hill of small whitewashed buildings to the left and a rocky island hill to...Read More

  • 14. Ancient Theater and Residential Quarter

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Beyond the path that leads to the southern part of the island is this ancient theater, built in the early 3rd century BC. It once sat 5,500...Read More

  • 15. Ancient Thira

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    A Dorian city—with 9th-century BC tombs, an engraved phallus, Hellenistic houses, and traces of Byzantine fortifications and churches—floats...Read More

  • 16. Apollo Theater

    Arts/Performance Venue

    Built in 1861 as a small-scale version of Milan’s La Scala, the Apollo Theater is another example of Syros's wealth. Severely damaged during...Read More

  • 17. Archaeological Museum


    A very small Archaeological Museum, established by a local mathematician, Michael Bardanis, displays Cycladic finds, including statues and earthen...Read More

  • 18. Archaeological Museum


    Syros's Archaeological Museum is located on the left side of the town hall. The small space features artifacts from the island’s rich history...Read More

  • 19. Archaeological Museum


    This dusty collection of bits and pieces from island's millennia of history includes pottery, statues, and grave artifacts found mostly at...Read More

  • 20. Archaeological Museum of Delos


    This museum is on the road south of the Gymnasium. It contains most of the antiquities found during excavations on the island: monumental statues...Read More

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