In a 19th century building, carefully renovated to maintain its neoclassical style, the Diogenis Hotel was designed.
The island of Syros, situated in the Aegean Sea, is proud of its capital, Ermoupolis, the ancient capital of the Cyclades Prefecture and now the seat of the South Aegean Region. Ermoupolis, an exceptional city with a stately theme, was built by island refugees during the Greek Revolution against the Ottoman Empire.
Named after the ancient Greek god Hermes, the town quickly developed into an important manufacturing, commercial and shipping hub, a "gem town" with impressive public buildings built by great architects such as Ziller, Sampo and Erlacher, thanks to its key location and the broad natural harbor. "The Town Hall of Hermoupolis, the Hellas Club and the Apollo Theatre, influenced by Milan's" Teatro alla Scala, "are just some of the highlights of the island.
Highlights: Church of St. Nicholas with the Ecclesiastical Museum, Ermoupolis Industrial Museum, Historical Archive of the Cyclades, Municipal Library, Church of the Assumption, the section "Vaporia".
Ano Syros, an medieval settlement built in 300 AD, up one of the two hills over Ermoupolis.
The larger villages of Syros are Galissas, Kini, Chroussa, Poseidonia, Vari, Phoinikas, Manna.
Beaches: Agathopes, Galissas, Azolimnos, Ampela, Ahladi, Delphini, Kini, Kokkina, Komito, Lotos, Megas Gyalos, Santorinioi, Fabrica, Phoinikas, and to the north, Varvarousa, Aetos, Leia, Grammata, Marmari, Avlaki.