Ermoupoli, Syros Travel Blog› entry 13 of 18 › view all entries
We arrived in Ermoupoli at noon on the ferry for a stay of four days. One of the coolest things we found was a great old bookstore in Ermoupoli, where we found some amazing books. Ermoupoli has more than its fair share of bookstores, which was fine by us. (By the time I left Greece, I had bought about 30 books.)
We had amazing food in Syros. Syros has a far more unique cuisine than the other Cycladic islands that I have spent a good amount of time in (such as Paros, Antiparos, Naxos, Santorini, Milos, and others). Since it was pretty cold (mostly because of the high winds) we did spend more time indoors than we would have if we were visiting in August. Of course, we didn't just sit around -- we tried new foods with every meal, and it was well worth it. I collected a few business cards from the best places so I can find them easily the next time I'm in Ermoupoli.
Because it's winter, wandering around Ermoupoli was a wonderful way to pass time. We burned off all the great Syriot food by walking for many miles per day through all the little tiny streets of the capital. We did go out to the other villages as well, but it was very quiet so we preferred Ermoupoli, which was not deserted, but certainly was not full of people!