Beautiful Ano Syros, the hilltop settlement, was built around 1200 CE by the Venetians, and ranks at the top of our best things to do in Syros. Overlooking the port, it offers an amazing view over the deep blue waters of the Aegean Sea and gave the early settlers a clear view of in coming danger.
During the day, wander by foot through the old walled town, there are curiosities at every turn. In the evening you can eat in tiny tavernas, listen to live rembetika (island soul music) and look at the stars. Get there by taxi, or walk the hundreds of steps up hill through Ermoupoli.