Ermoupoli, 'Queen of the Cyclades', is the
capital and main harbour of Siros. It is also without doubt the capital of
all the Cyclades. Ermoupoli stands on a naturally amphitheatrically site,
with neo-classical buildings, old mansions and white houses in the island
style cascading down to the harbor.
The centre of the town, where Miaouli Square stands ringed with cafes, has a
grandeur all its own. Ringed by high palm trees & facing the imposing Town
hall, Plateia Miaoulis is the center of civic life in Ermoupolis. Outoor
theatrical and musical events are often put on here.
|Buildings-Architecture: Ermoupoli, Syros Island
Among the most important buildings in Ermoupolis are the Town Hall
(to plans by Ziller) and the Apollo Municipal Theatre, which is a
copy in miniature of La Scala, Milan. There is also a statue of Admiral
Churches: Ermoupoli, Syros Island Churches
Ermoupoli has numerous magnificent churches, the most interesting of
which are those dedicated to the Transfiguration, the Dormition of Our Lady,
St Demetrius, the Three Hierarchs, and Nt. Nicholas.
Museums: Ermoupoli, Syros Island Museums
The Archaeological Museum has a collection of notable finds, and the
Municipal Library contains numerous interesting and rare editions. The
quarter of the town known as Vaporia, where the sea-captains lived, is of
special interest. Along its narrow streets stand neo-classical mansions.
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