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PESTHOUSE

The Pesthouse constitutes a milestone in the island’s history as it has been used both as a refuge and a quarantine station over the years. Built in 1839, under the supervision of Weiler, it was initially used as a quarantine facility for travelers who were forced to remain within its walls for at least 7 days in order to avoid any possible spread of infection or infectious disease. During the Cretan revolution of 1866 it was used as a shelter for the refugees of Crete while during the 19th century until the early years after the war the Pesthouse functioned as a prison for detainees. In 1908 it turned into a lunatic asylum, while after the civil war it was used for the detention of political prisoners. The Pesthouse was originally built in the Neorion area but the shortage of space and facilities could not accommodate the growing needs of the city soon resulting to a full reconstruction.

The Pesthouse was fully equipped so as to meet all the needs of its guests. The Pesthouse consisted of 32 apartments with fireplace that offered a separate kitchen and bathroom, the eating house and the several offices covering all administrative needs. Today the Pesthouse of Syros is an abandoned stone building complex at the southern end of the port with various buildings known as “Lazaretta” that testify the habits and hardships of a bygone era.

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  • PESTHOUSE

    The Pesthouse of Syros played a significant role in the island’s history as a place of quarantine, a foundation and a prison.
  • AGIOS ELEFTHERIOS

    In the area of Lazaretta near the pesthouse and the old prison of Syros, the Church of Saint Eleftherios was built in 1900 to offer hope to the prisoners. It is a small, single-aisle church that was reconstructed in 1988 welcoming guests with a shrine at the entrance of the temple bearing the icon of Saint Eleftherios. Another characteristic of the temple are the offerings depicting infants as the Church of St. Eleftherios is associated with pregnancy and childbirth. It is customary also for women who are bearing a child to visit the temple while holding white ribbons that the laywoman would bless by crossing them over the icon of the Saint for the…
  • MICHALIS (POUGGIS)

  • SHIPYARD OR BOATYARD

    With a long tradition in the construction and repairs of vessels and merchant ships the Shipyard of Syros still applies the traditional art of wooden shipbuilding even to the day.
  • CRYSTAL POOL BAR

    The most beautiful pool of Syros, at the unique location of Kato Mana, turns into the absolute summer hot spot, offering alternative entertainment with loud music, refreshing swims and exotic cocktails. Τηλ.: +30 698 005 5890 email: [email protected]
  • SYROS THEATER-CULTURAL ASSOCIATION APOLLON

    The first amateur theater troupe of the island was formed in 1977 with the name "Apollon" and it is now known as the Syros Theater-Cultural Association Apollon. It is a non-profit group based in Ermoupoli that organizes theatrical plays, exhibitions, literary and musical events while also working towards the recognition of artists and the organization…
  • MAISTRALI CAR RENTAL

  • MIKRAKI

    Mikraki is a traditional tavern with live folk music in a picturesque cobblestone alley of Ermoupoli, welcoming guests all day long to unwind in its courtyard under the shadow of its bougainvillea. Visitors are welcome to relish the essence of authenticity with a Greek coffee in the morning, enjoy authentic homemade dishes, fresh fish delights…
  • EPIROTES ASSOCIATION

    The Epirotic tradition lies in the heart of the Aegean with the Epirotes Association of Syros. The Club was founded in 2006 to preserve and spread its rich cultural heritage to the residents of the island through traditional dances and songs presented at various events held on the island and beyond. Today the Club has…
  • DIOSKOUROI

  • MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY

    The Merchant Marine Academy stands out for its role in the country's Maritime Trade and its architectural identity
  • DIOGENIS

    Hotel Diogenis is an A class hotel that is hosted in an impressive neoclassical building of the 19th century bearing great history and Venetian influences. A building previously used as a warehouse, tannery, cabaret and housing space for the Italian-police administration during the occupation. In 2015 the building was renovated with respect to the neo-classical…
  • CAR-MOTO-BIKE RENT

  • THE ASSOCIATION OF THE PONTIACS & NORTHERN GREEKS OF SYROS

    The cultural and Athletic Club of the Northern Greeks of Syros "Megas Alexandros" was established in 2003 and its name changed in 2012 into The Association of the Pontiacs & Northern Greeks, an organization made by inhabitants of the island originating from the Black Sea, Macedonia and Thrace. Today the Association organizes local championships, theatrical workshops, book presentations, events, seminars, creative workshops, dance workshops, concerts, lyre lessons, theatrical performances for adults and children, exhibitions, social events and sporting activities all reflecting the distinctive character of Northern Greece.
  • NISAKI

    The Nisaki Hotel is hosted in a 70’s building by the coastal road of Ermoupolis and reflects the classical refinement of that era. This is a beautiful hotel with airy and bright rooms that offer all the modern amenities for a truly comfortable stay. All rooms have a private balcony with views of the Aegean…
  • CUSTOMS OFFICE – TRANSIT WAREHOUSE

    The Customs office of Syros could be regarded as the historical and commercial center of the island.
  • NISIOTISSA

  • AIOLIA

    Nested in the heart of Ermoupolis, the apartments AIOLIA enable guests to enjoy their holidays in a highly sophisticated environment that combines island tradition with hospitality warmth. The white and blue decorative details and modern comforts invite visitors to relax before a ride to the cosmopolitan capital of the island, or enjoy a cool cocktail in the roof garden whilst taking in the magnificent views. Open all year round Build in: 2000, Last Renovation: 2014 Apartments-5 5 apartments Contact: Manager: LIZA DALEZIOU Tel.: 22810 86414 Fax: 22810 84213 Mob : 6972094254 E-mail reservations: [email protected] Manager e-mail: [email protected] website: www.aioliastudios.gr  
  • GALERA TRAVEL

  • AMVYX

  • INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM ΟF ERMOUPOLI

    The industrial Museum of Ermoupoli is a beautiful Museum with impressive exhibits from the Golden industrial age of Syros.
  • GALERA RENT A CAR

  • TEAMWORK HOLIDAYS

  • SYROS RENT A CAR

  • ARIES

    In the heart of Ermoupolis, Aries rooms offer a comfortable and hospitable accommodation in their elegantly appointed environs. All rooms are equipped with modern furnishings and modern amenities ensuring a stay of great relaxation while some of them also boast unobstructed views to the azure of the sea. Contact: Tel.: 2281087274 Fax: 2281087274 e-mail: [email protected]
  • GAVIOTIS TRAVEL

  • VASSILIKOS

  • PARISSI VIRGINIA

  • VASILIKOS

  • GAVIOTIS SYROS RENT A CAR