Syros is the queen of Cyclades. It is the capital of prefecture, the biggest in population island assembling above 20.000 permanent residents. It covers an area of 84 square kilometres and is comprised of three municipalities—Ermoupolis, Ano Syros, and Poseidonia. The island with the imposing beauty, charms the visitors. The alternations of landscapes, the fertile plains that pop up from abrupt mountainous volumes and her natural wealth are elements composing the magic of the island.
Thousands of tourists arrive each year, not only for their summer vacation but also winter holidays. The small distance from the harbour of Piraeus and the choices that the island offers seated as the busiest and most popular island of Cyclades.
Ermoypoli is the capital of the island. When you reach the harbour, you can see the imposingly neoclassic buildings, the splendid churches and the traditional settlements. Ermoupoli is the administrative seat of Cyclades and home to a range of public services such as courts, prefecture office, fire department, chamber of commerce, customs, tax service, and regional subdivisions of the state agriculture, forestry, education, fishing, and commerce departments. The big municipality of Syros has an extent of 3750 acres, only Ermoupoli has an extent of 1.ooo acres and a population of 13.000 residents; its area include the Manna district.
The second big municipality of Syros is Ano Syros. It is constituted by three Municipalities; Galissas, Pagos and Chroussos. It has a population of 1.700 residents engaged primarily in trade, agriculture, stockbreeding, bee-keeping, tourism, and the merchant marine.
The Municipality of Posidonia embraces Poseidonia, Vari, and Foinikas. Poseidonia is marked by stately mansions built in the 19th century as the summer homes of the rich merchants who comprised Greece’s first urban class.