Syros  is found almost in the centre of the Cyclades. It is East from islands Andro, Tino, Mykonos
, Naxos, Paros, westwards from Siphnos, Serifos, Kythnos, Kea and north from Gyaro. From the hill of Ano Syra the visitor can see all these islands and immediately he will understand why Syros developed into the administrative, commercial, intellectual and cultural centre of Cyclades. The combination of natural beauty, the culture that it exudes and the hospitality of her residents is unique and it will make your vacation in Syros unforgettable. The travel with ferry-boat lasts roughly four hours, and with the modern speedboats it takes less than three hours. The population of roughly 25 thousands residents are Orthodox and Catholics. The capital Ermoupolis is called "The Sovereign of Aegean" and it is built in the hills that surround the harbor. You will be charmed immediately by her impressive architecture which is perhaps the uniquely classical city that has remained in Greece. An architecture that has witnessed the history of Syros that began from ancient times and leads to today -A combination of old with the new, classical with the modern. The northern part of the island is named Apano Meria (Above Side) and is mountainous, while the southern part is flat and we find most settlements, villages and beaches of Syros here. Apano Meria with her picturesque views and her calmness calls you to explore her. While streets and paths are minimal you nonetheless lead through a astonishing landscape with rocks, caves, and bridges to the virgin beaches of the island. In contrast the southern part of Syros has excellent roads that connect all the villages as well as with Ermoupoli. The towns and villages here are well developed tourism sites with modern hotels and organized beaches.

Chalva-pie  Chalva-pie is the other product of Syros loykoymi creators, with honey from Syros and fresh almond. 
Loukoumi  Delight of Syros - Loukoumi, "A SWEET HISTORY IN SALTY WATERS OF AEGEAN" Origin: from Small Asia-Istamboul. Name: Loukoumi from the Turkish word lokum and is characterized, pastry from sugar and starch. In the Syra reached the art of his creation with the first refugees from Chios, is said, that the first cauldrons entered the 1832. The first official seal of Loukoumi creator presents in 1837, the Stamatelaki. For components of turkish delights few and simply: water, sugar, starch.  
San Michalis Cheese "San Michalis" cheese is another local product made ​​from local milk from animals that graze in the northern side and specifically in San Michalis. Sausage Traditional Syriano sausage, pork, salt, pepper, herbs and fennel.
FOLKS    June: 24 Reenactment of the custom of Kleidonas and burning of the May wreath - Former Elementary School of Faneromeni at Chroussa.  July: 9-10 August Moons is two days of rebetika music performed by local musicians at tavernas and on the streets of Ano Syros. 14 Reenactment of the custom of the Fotarides is an evening of live island folk music on Kini beach. 
Cultural Activities organized by the Municipality of Ermoupolis
Ermoupoleia: Program of cultural activities (July-September) organized by Ermoupolis, including concerts, theater performance, and visual arts exhibits. Vikeleia: Sports competition in memory of Dimitrios Vikelas, president of the first modern Olympics. Cultural Activities organized by the Municipality of Ano Syros
Karnavali: Carnival festivities organized in Ano Syros feature the recreation of olds traditions, costume balls, and music. Koulouma: Flying the kat, with traditional dances, local tastes and orchestras.
Plateia Miaouli is marked by a bust of the revolutionary hero Andreas Miaoulis (1889) and a marble bandstand (1907) with depictions of Apollo and Muses in relief.
Ermoupolis City Hall is one of the largest municipal seats in Greece. This architectural gem was designed by the Bavarian court architect Ernst Ziller. Groundbreaking for the building was held in 1876 and construction was completed in 1898.
The Ermoupolis Archaeological Museum features a collection of Early Cycladic and Byzantine finds.
The Ecclesiastical Museum of the Metropolis, witch is house within the church of Agios Nikolaos, while the bookstore of the Holy Metropolis, "Theognosia", is located close to the church, opposite to the Memorial for the Tomb-less Fighter in the smalla garden.
The Ermoupolis Industry Museum, featuring a trully unique collection of more than 300 articles and exhibits. The Cyclades Historical Archive dates from 1821 and is an important resource for scholars and visitors. The Municipal Cultural Center (formerly the Hellas Club) is housed on the first floor of a building next to city hall that was designed by the Italian architect Pietro Sampo (1862-63). The Museum of Cycladic Art Replicas is housed here and its collection features Protocycladic finds from around the island. The center's Ballroom is decorated with ceiling and wall murals. The Municipal Library in the cultural center's basement counts 35,000 volumes of rare and old books in its collection. The library's forecourt is marked by busts of Emmanuil Roidis, Yoryos Souris, Eleftherios Venizelos, Petros Protopapadakis, Konstantinos Volanakis, Andreas Syngros and other distinguished Greeks. 
Metamorphosis Sotiros, the Orthodox cathedral, is an imposing triple-apsed domed basilica built in 1824, chronologically the first modern church built on the island.
The Church of the Koimissis Theotokou (Orthodox) was built in 1828-29 and houses the famed icon of the Dormition of the Virgin painted by El Greco.
The Merchant Marine Academy is an impressive rectangular building with marble façade at Nisaki. Greece's first telegraph station was set up in this building in 1858. The Customs and Transit Warehouses dominate the Old Harbor. Built in 1834, these facilities now house the customs office and the Cyclades Art Gallery which was established in 1994.
The Evangelistria church (Catholic) is a triple-apsed basilica built in the early 19th century. It serves as the main parish for Ermoupolis's Catholic population. The Apollo Municipal Theatre was built in 1864 but designed earlier by the Italian architect Pietro Sampo and displays strong Italian and French influences. The Church of Ayios Nikolaos (Orthodox) rises on the edge of the Vaporia quarter and was finally completed in 1905, sixty-one years after ground was broken. This imposing structure ranks among the five largest churches of Greece. On the grounds there is a sculpture by Y. Vitalis of the Unburied Fighter (1888), the first monument dedicated to those who took part in the Greek independence revolt, and busts of the Rethymni brothers, two noted benefactors from the island of Kassos.
The Vaporia quarter is considered one of the city's sights because of the striking architecture and grandeur of its 19th-century neoclassical mansions and former residences of the island's wealthy merchants. The Orthodox Cemetery of Ayios Yoryios in the Neapoli district is noted for its marble graves and monuments, including a number of chapels, sculptures, and busts. The Catholic and Commonwealth cemeteries nearby are also worth visiting. The Anastasi Sotiros church is a cruciform domed structure in the Byzantine style. Built in 1879 and completed in 1909, it dominates Dili Hill as it rises over the Ermoupolis harbor. The Boatyards or Τarzanas, adjacent to the Neorio shipyards.
The Loimokathartirio, an abandoned complex at the southern end of the port in the Lazaretta district dates from 1834 and was used as a temporary quarantine for new arrivals. From the late 19th century through the early postwar years, it was used as a prison and asylum, while earlier, during the Cretan revolt in 1866 it had been used to house Cretan refugees.

Syros has excellent beaches and coastal villages. It has beaches even in Ermoupolis as strange as this sounds.
Agathopes: organized, cosmopolitan shaded beach, with water sports facilities.
Azolimnos: organized, shaded sand beach on the eastern coast with tavernas and bars.
Ampela: sand and pebble beach on southern coast.
Armeos or Ayia Pakou: secluded off the left cove at Galissas beneath Ayia Pakou hill, is preferred by naturists.
Ahladi: organized, shaded beach on southern coast.
Galissas: largest beach with most extensive facilities, shaded, offers water sports.
                                                     Delfini: idyllic beach on western coast, sand and pebble, with tavernas and bars.
Ermoupolis: there are pebble beaches at Ayios Nikolaos off the Vaporia quarter and at Taliro, Vangelidi, and Kymata.
Kini: picturesque sand beach noted for its sunsets, with tavernas and bars.
Kokkina: small sheltered sand and pebble beach on southwestern coast near Foinikas.
Komito: small sheltered and shaded sand and pebble beach.
Lotos: small sheltered bay with shaded sand beach next to the Lotos village, about 1 km south of Kini.
Megas Yialos: large, organized sand and pebble beach comprised of small shaded coves.
Megali Aggali: remote beach on Gaidouri (or Fanari) islet, site of ancient Didymi; the islet lies off Ermoupolis and is accessible by boat.
Dellagrazia: small, cosmopolitan organized sand and pebble beach.
Santorinioi: small remote sand and pebble beach on the island's southern coast.
Fabrika: small, peaceful beach of sand and pebble on the island's southern coast.
Foinikas: well-organized sand and pebble beach on the southwestern coast with tavernas, bars, and marina.
Fokiotrypes: remote rocky beach accessible by footpath (15 mins) from Azolimnos.
Northwest Syros: Beaches are only accessible by boat or guided hike from Apano
Meria toVarvaroussa, Aetos, Leia, Grammata, Megas Lakos, Marmari, and Avlaki.