Walking the narrow streets of Hermoupolis, I fell in love with the port town’s architectural beauty: Neoclassical mansions and traditional Cycladic houses cascading down to the busy harbor. Visitors can reach Hermoupolis, the capital of Syros Island, by air and by sea.
(Photo Credit: Maria Delis)
When visiting “The City of Hermes,” you must try the island’s signature sweets: Loukoumia and halvadopites. Loukoumia are jelly squares flavored with assorted flavors like rose water, and covered in confectioner’s sugar. The halvadopita, a nougat filled cookie with whole almonds, is equally delicious. I found several specialty shops in downtown Hermoupolis offering freshly made samples, which made it hard to leave without buying a box or two of their goods. My favorite shop is the well-known Korres, located in the town’s beautiful Miaouli Square.
(Photo Credit: Korres-Syros.gr)
For more information on Hermoupolis and Syros, check out www.syros.com.gr