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    Preventing sea sickness

    by om_212 Written Oct 2, 2007

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    Favorite thing: if you are planning to do island hopping in September-October, when the Aegean Sea is quite restless, make sure to take some pills against sea sickness. My friend has recommended to buy Drimen (Dimenhydrinate 50mg) while in Greece. it worked great. just take one pill (instead of two) an hour before your board a boat to keep you well and ready to explore the next destination.

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    Decline

    by mardaska Written Apr 13, 2004

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    Old tannery

    Favorite thing: From the end of the 19th c Ermoupoli started to loose its power.

    The increasing importance of the port of Pireas nad the progress of rail transportation made Syros's economy weaker.

    Strikes started, many factories closed and the wealthy people of Ermoupoli moved to Athens.

    The final disaster came by the Nazi occupation in WWII. Hundreds of people died out of hunger. Lots of buildings and the port were bombed by Nazi.

    Recently the development of tourism gave a real push to the local economy.

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    Ano Syros

    by mardaska Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    Ano Syros

    Favorite thing: In the 13th c. Syros was captured by Franks who build a little medieval town on the high hill above the port. They named it Ano Syros (upper Syros).

    The island later came under the Venetians who disseminated Catholism.

    Gradually Ano Syros and neoclassical Orthodox Ermoupoli became one.

    After the disaster in Smirna (Izmir) in 1922 a new wave of refugees came to Ermoupoli and increased the population of greek orthodox. Today the numbers of Catholics and orthodox are about equal.

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    Architecture

    by mardaska Written Apr 13, 2004

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    Entrance of a mansion

    Favorite thing: Ermoupoli is totally different from the towns of other islands.

    Greek and foreigh engineers and architects worked here to make Ermoupoli grand and aristocratic.

    Each building has its own history....

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    Commerce and industries

    by mardaska Written Apr 13, 2004

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    Ladopoulos tannery

    Favorite thing: From 1826 industries started to make their appearance to the city.

    Tanneries (about 10), flour mills, cotton mills (more than 20), silvesmiths, iron works and soap manufactures, glassware and loukoum (tourkish delight) factories made Ermoupoli more powerful.

    In 1845 there were ten private banks and insurance companies in operation!!

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    The shipyards of Neorio

    by mardaska Written Apr 13, 2004

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    Neorio shiyards

    Favorite thing: At the shipyards of Neorio thousands of ships were built and Ermoupoli became the largest port of the new Greek nation.

    The shipyards were instituded in 1846 and in 1856 the first shipping company was established.

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    Ermoupoli

    by mardaska Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    Old houses in Ermoupoli

    Favorite thing: Ermoupoli, the capital of the island and also the capital of Cyclades islands, is one of the most interesting cities in Greece.

    It was built in 1826 by wealthy refugees who came there after the destruction of Chios in 1822 and Psara in 1824.

    The Turks left the island alone because of the Austrian presence and the French protection.

    Soon the town became the new nation's largest financial centre.

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    The port...

    by zindara Written Aug 7, 2003

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    Syros

    Fondest memory: My only memory of Syros is its port... I just arrive there and left... but I loved the view... The churches look much bigger than other churches in the Cyclades...
    I would really like to come back and explore...

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    The entrance of the Town Hall

    by Christianne Updated May 24, 2003

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    Entrance

    Favorite thing: The construction was financed by the state and the city .
    Nowadays, the building houses offices of the Municipality of Ermoupolis, Courts and other public services.
    By a Ministerial Decree of 1980, the building was considered to be a work of art.

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    Galissas

    by Christianne Written May 19, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The most touristic village of Syros is located is the western part of the island.
    Important points: The church of Agia Pakou, the cave of Agios Stefanos with the small church and the running water, the harbour with the stone wharf, the beach of Armeos and the small churches of Agios Mamas and Agios Kirikos.

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    Poseidonia (Della Grazia)

    by Christianne Updated May 19, 2003

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    Flowers

    Favorite thing: The distance from Ermoupoli is 12km via Parakopi and 2300m via Megas Gyalos.
    It's an area full of new and old villas betweeen the pine andpalm trees.
    The 2 names come from the ancient Poseidonia and from Madonna della Grazia.
    The Catholic church of Saint Peter, the orthodox church of Saint John are 2 of the interesting points of Della Grazia.

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    interesting points

    by Christianne Updated May 19, 2003

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    Cycladic colour

    Favorite thing: At the higest point, stands the bust of the ancient philosopher Ferekydis and after Kyperoussa, in Apano Meria, is the cave of his winter residence.
    The only Orthodox churches in Ano Syros are the churches of the Saint Trinity (Agia Triada) and of Saint Nicolas the poor.
    In the square with the same name stand the Museum and the bust of our popular compositor Markos Vamvakaris.
    The Monastery of Capuchins and the Monastery of Jesuits are some of the interesting points in Ano Syra.

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    Ano Syra

    by Christianne Written May 18, 2003

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    Ano Syra

    Favorite thing: The Municipality of Ano Syra is one of the oldest (dates back to the ancient time) hellenic Municipalities.
    Consists of the settlements of Ano Syros, Piskopeio, Alithini, Malia, Kini, Agios Dimitrios, Foinikia, Mytakas, Papouri, Chalandriani, Platy Vouni and Ai- Mihali.

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    Your stay

    by Christianne Written May 18, 2003

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    Square

    Favorite thing: The taverns, restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, pastry shops, souvenir shops, night clubs are open all the year. Consequently, you will not have any problem if you visit the island during winter time.

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    Ermoupoli

    by Christianne Written May 17, 2003

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    Ermoupolis

    Favorite thing: The shopping centre of Ermoupoli is big with numerous shops shich are open daily from 8.30 to 13.30 (except Sunday) and from 18.00 to 21.00 during summer time (17.00-20.00 during winter time) on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
    We were in Syros the 1st of May which is a holiday. Consequently, most of the shops were closed.

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