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  Syros is the administrative centre of the Cycladic islands. A large part of its population is employed in public services. The Prefectural Administration of the Cyclades and the Administration of the northern Aegean Region are located in Hermoupolis.
  Another significant part of its population is involved in agricultural production. Numerous greenhouses cover every corner of southern Syros and produce fresh vegetables (even out of season) such as zucchinis, eggplants, tomatoes, cucumbers...). They supply not only the market of Hermoupolis, but are also exported to Athens and other Greek cities.
  Stock breeding is also highly developed on Syros.The Union of Agricultural Companies of Syros processes and packs fresh milk, as well as a range of dairy products, such as the "San Michali" cheese and other Syriot varieties. Apiculture is also developed in "Apano Meria".
  Many Syriots are employed in the shipbuilding wharves of "Neorio", which is one of the important economic resources of the island. As a matter of fact, Syros preserves old traditions in shipbuilding. Syriot shipyards were once world-famous and some of them are still operational.   Old commercial traditions are maintained in the modern market of Syros. Due to these traditions, this market offers an abundance of shops selling all kinds of goods. The marble-paved narrow streets of that part of the town, right at the port, are lined with one shop after another, meeting the demand of Syriots and visitors alike. Hardly any visitor leaves the island without having tasted its famous loukoum and halvadopita.   During the last years, Syros experienced a wave of tourism. It is being discovered by more and more people. Hotels, beaches and tourist services have been developed . Numerous neoclassical buildings have been restored to their former glory and are often turned into splendid hotels.
  Many taverns and small restaurants offer live music (bouzouki, guitar and accordeon). One can enjoy the atmosphere while sampling delicious local specialities (pichti, louza, syriano loukaniko, etc.).

This text is cited Apr 2003 from the University of Patras' XENIOS DIAS website URL below.


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