Ano Syros
The Essential
The Catholic fief of Ermoupoli and the Cyclades, the medieval city of Ano Syros is made up of steep narrow streets, whitewashed houses, little squares and tiny gardens. Visit the small space dedicated to one of the masters of the rebetiko, Markos Vamvakaris. At the top of the hill is Agios Georgios Cathedral: built in 1598, it was destroyed several times by the Turks (the last time in 1830) but rebuilt each time.