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Places of worship (10)


Church of Agios Georgios

ANO SYROS (Small town) SYROS
  The church of Agios Georgios, "Saint Georges", is situated on top of the hill of Ano Syros. It has been the cathedral ("mitropolis") of the island’s catholic community since 1652.
  It was built in about 1200 A.D. and since then has been restored more than 3 times. In 1617, it was destroyed by the Turks. It acquired its present appearance after 1834.
  It boasts an impressive organ as well as exquisite frescoes and statues.
  The icons of Agios Georgios and the Panagia tis Elpidas are well-known and treated with great reverence. The portrait of bishop Andreas Kargas, who was hung by the Turks, is worth a mention.
  The Centre of Historical Studies is situated at the back of the church.

Church of Agios Antonios

Near to this church, one comes across the bust of the literary figure Velisarios Freris.

Church of Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos is one of the two orthodox churches on the hill of Ano Syros. The second one is Agia Triada.

Church of Agios Sevastianos

The historical church of Agios Sevastianos is situated at the foot of the hill of Ano Syros.

Naos Faneromenis ( catholic church)

The impressive catholic church of Faneromenis, on a hill in Chroussa, attracts many worshippers during religious holidays.

Church of Agias Ipakois (orthodox church)

The snow-white church of Agias Pakous (or Ipakos) is situated in a hollow of the hills of Galissas. Remains of an ancient citadel were found here.

Country churches

Chapel of Agios Stefanos

Galissas presents a pretty picture. Its sandy beach can get quite crowded during the summer. In the evenings, its pier offers delightful moments, either sightseeing or just strolling. If you are romantically inclined, you can walk to the chapel of Agios Stefanos, built on the rocks just above the sea.


Monastery of the Jesuit Fathers of Syros

Tel: +30 22810 88546
Fax: +30 22810 82343
  Descending the dazzling white steps from the church of Agios Georgios, one comes upon the Jesuit monastery, which overlooks the church of Panagia tou Karmilou. The unmanned today monastery was founded in 1744 and obtained its present form in 1852-53. It is a monument of particular historical significance, with its ancient inscriptions, icons and ecclesiastical heirlooms, but also with an important library of 6.000 volumes.

Monastery of St. Barbara at Syros

KINI (Settlement) SYROS
Tel: +30 22810 71150

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