Syros

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Syros, the Lady of Cyclades

Syros is geographically located in the centre of the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Cyclades group of islands.

Its name roots from the word Sour or Sur, which means “rocky” as the island emerges from the sea in the form of bare and precipitous rocks. Another version of name origin suggests that it derives from the ousyra or ousoura, Phoenician for happy.

The island flourished during the ancient times, this is evident due to many archaeological findings that came to light at the end of the last century. And so, on this “happy rock”, one of the most important civilisations was born 3,000 years ago. Although archaeologists baptized it Keros-Syros Civilisation (Keros is a small uninhabited island near Amorgos), yet it became known as Cycladic Civilisation.

Today, Syros is a popular holiday destination due to its geographical position and wild beauty, its history and unique atmosphere, its sights and  festivals, cultural events and of course its nightlife.