Size: 84,069 km2
Accessibility: By plane or ferry from Piraeus or Rafina port
Cultural offerings, top-notch festivals, art exhibitions and concerts/performances, characterize Syros. The capital, the inviting port city of Ermoupolis, boasts a distinct style, greatly a result of the Venetian occupation in the 13th century. Ano Syros is the only village with a traditional Cycladic style. Named after Hermes, the god of merchants, the nearby settlements feature a number of 19th century villas belonging to the island\'s shipping magnates. Northern Syros is peppered with dispersed farms, terraced fields and charming villages. Tranquil beaches, wellness activities such as archery and yoga, as well as a vibrant food scene complete this perfect neoclassical experience.