The Monastery of Santa Barbara was founded in 1900. The complex includes one of the best organized orphanages for girls. Visitors can admire icons representing the life of Santa Barbara and an exhibition of hand-made embroideries. The walls of the church are covered by hagiographies which show the tortures of Agia Barbara.
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Edition: June 2009
It is the first map of Syros where the island’s entire coastline is mapped.
The industrial museum of Syros is located next to the neoclassical buildings of Ermoupoli, close to the industrial zone. Visitors can see pictures of local painters depicting the island in the 19th century, products of the women’s association from the early 20th century and a digital representation of public and industrial buildings.
The sandy beach of Santorinioi is found at a distance of 5-6 kilometers southern to Hermoupolis, at the eastern coast of the island, on a deviation from the way from Azolimnos to Vari. Facilities for accommodation and other services are available in the neighboring resorts of Azolimnos or Vari.
The long sandy beach of Galissas is extended in front of the homonymous popular and cosmopolitan resort situated at a distance of 9 kilometers southwestern to Hermoupolis. The settlement offers many alternatives for accommodation and high level facilities to the visitors and swimmers.
The beach of Poseidonia or Della Grazia is situated in front of the homonymous famous summer resort, at a distance of approximately 13 kilometers southwestern to Hermoupolis. Several alternatives for accommodation and other facilities are available in the settlement and swimming within a lovely environment is really a pleasure.
The sandy beach of Delfini (“dolphin” in Greek) is a wonderful beach with a unique exotic atmosphere, situated almost at the middle of the western coast of the island, northern to Kini, from which it is some 2 kilometers far away. The distance from Hermoupolis is some 11 kilometers to the Northwest.
The sandy beach of Ambela is situated within a small cove close to Megas Gialos, at a distance of 12,5 kilometers far from Hermoupolis at the Southwest. It is a pretty secluded beach with nice sand and shade from trees, well protected from the northern winds.
The tiny beach of Fabrika is found at a distance of 9 kilometers southern to Hermoupolis, within the well protected cove at the southeast of Vari. The place has been named after the old industry that operated there during the period of the industrial flourish of the island.
The beach of Kini is extended along the homonymous tourist resort situated at a distance of 9 kilometers western to Hermoupolis. The settlement offers many alternatives for accommodation and other high quality services and a wonderful environment to those who choose the place for swimming or for a longer staying.
The tiny beach of Lotos, in front of the small homonymous settlement southern to Kini, is situated at a distance of 10 kilometers western to Hermoupolis. This sandy and pebbly beach is not organized at all, but is very close to Kini which offers any kind of facilities.
Going northwards from Delfini you will find the beach of Grammata, an ideal place for solitary swimmers and for those wishing to relax in an atmosphere of calmness and discretion. Of course is not organized; no umbrellas, no taverns, only the sea and the sun.