Syros, Greece

Exploring Historic Syros, Greece

Syros from the ship – our first look.

We docked right in the center of town in Ermoupoli on the island of Syros. We did an afternoon walk, starting in the main part of town and then heading uphill and out of the crowds to the more residential area. We zig-zagged roads, paths, and stairs all the way up to the Church of the Resurrection, an impressive Greek Orthodox cathedral on the top of the hill.

Big blue domed church.


Tiny blue domed church.

We enjoyed great views and, on the way down, found a small beach area overlooking a picturesque coast with clear blue water. There were lots of small restaurants and shops; I’ve always been a fan of small oceanside towns, and this was no exception.

Like everywhere in Greece, there were cats lurking everywhere.

On our second day, we joined a tour that included a brief walk through the main market street and town square, and then had lunch with a cooking demonstration. The food was great and included fried cheese, an interesting whipped parsley and bread salad, and homemade wine.

Our lunch involved a cooking demonstration.

We spent some more time walking around town to walk off the big lunch, and headed back to the ship in the late afternoon. We enjoyed Syros.

After walking to the top of town and back, the water looked inviting.

Photography courtesy of Mike F.

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