Centred on its elegant Neoclassical port, Ermoúpolis (the only true city in the Cyclades), Syros has a feel quite different from other Cycladic islands. Outside town, the resorts of the mild southern part of the island and the dramatic panoramas of the north, with its important Bronze Age remains, provide some of the most evocative sights in the Cyclades.
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