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Syros (/ˈsaɪrɒs, -roʊs/; Greek: Σύρος), or Siros or Syra is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. It is located 78 nautical miles (144 km) south-east of Athens. The area of the island is 83.6 km2 (32 sq mi) and it has 21,507 inhabitants (2011 census). The largest towns are Ermoupoli, Ano Syros, and Vari. Ermoupoli is the capital of the island and of the Cyclades. It has always been a significant port town, and during the 19th century it was even more significant than Piraeus. Other villages are Galissas, Foinikas, Pagos, Manna, Kini and Poseidonia. Syros (Greek: ΣΥΡΟΣ) also refers to USS LST-325, which is an American made World War II-era tank landing ship that was sent to Greece on 1 September 1964, as part of the grant-in-aid program. She served in the Hellenic Navy as RHS Syros (L-144) from 1964 to 1999. It is now decommissioned and docked in Evansville, Indiana.


This warm abode of Syros is a delightful place to visit in Greece. The nearest major city to Syros is Mykonos. Attractions in Mykonos include Acropolis, Parthenon, Acropolis Museum. To reach Syros, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Mykonos Island National Airport. A holiday in Syros can generally be of 1-2 days.

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