Agios Georgios Church
Agios Georgios Church
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Brianngog
Cyprus10,764 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
When in Syros, specifically Hermoupolis it’s well worth a trip to Ano Syros to experience the terrific views over the city and the Aegean as well as the Chuches that are either en route or at Ano itself. A good Giorgios Church is a fine example and restored to some of the former glory it held all those years ago. Great sight and a must if you are fit enough to walk to Giorgios.
Written August 4, 2022
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland28,643 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
When walking from Ermoupolis towards Ano Syros a visitor will usually go all the way to the top of the 188m high hill, where Agios Georgios, the main Catholic Church of the island, often called a cathedral, is located. The edifice dates from the 1830's, the decade after the Greek Revolution, when most of the big churches also down in Ermoupolis were built.

The architect of the church was a marble sculptor from Tinos, an island famous all over Greece for this type of profession. It is a basilica with a vaulted ceiling and three naves, separated by thin marble columns. The floor consists of black and white flagstones, arranged like a chessboard. That it is not an orthodox church one will see from the many benches, the organ above the entrance, the confessional box, the sculptures and the Western style paintings.

My eye got caught by an unusual painting of a standing Saint George with the white horse, he is usually seen riding, behind him, and next to him the princess he saved from the dragon. In the vestibule it was interesting to look at a marble plaque with the list of the churches bishops. Apart from two early mentions the list goes pretty continuously from 1246 till today. In the old days the majority of the clerics bore French or Italian names, after 1825 mostly Greek ones.

Outside the church are several other buildings, which were closed, when I visited.

Written May 28, 2023
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michael c
Stockholm, Sweden1,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
lovely view overlooking Ermopolis and the harbour area. the alleys and small streets are worth exploring.
Written June 22, 2021
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young2322
London, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
Ano Syros is beuitiful, you can drive most of the way up and then there is a lovely walk up steps and winding paths with magnificent views of Ermpoulis and the port. The quant houses and building on the walk are lovely. The church is grand and looks amazing inside and out. There is such a lovely tranquil feeling there.
Written August 30, 2019
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Nzgk
New Zealand87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Worthwhile visiting. Take a taxi up to church then walk down. Interesting catholic church and stunning views. Walk down the steps through the ancient walkways, greeting locals sitting on their wee balconies that you pass by very closely, through the narrow alleyways, and the very small village, maybe stop for a coffee and admire the scenery and views, before carrying on down to the town centre. It’s an interesting and pleasurable walk of about 1.5 km (downhill) in the early evening when it’s not quite so hot.
Written July 22, 2018
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AthinaM_Al
Athens, Greece354 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Visited Ano Siros and local kids had been voluntarily trained to give tours; super sweet and super helpful. St George church is the biggest Catholic church in the village. It's beautiful and has been redecorated 3 times. Local folklore says that it was meant to be built on the other side, but every night, the building materials would be magically transferred to the hill it is now, showing that it was St George's will to be built there and not across the hill. Definitely worth visiting, the sculptures and the images are breathtaking and it's at a very nice location.
Written July 4, 2018
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William Landmark
Syros, Greece4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Lovely! Located on top of Ani Syra this is the Catholic Cathedral of the island. Needs restoration but still enjoyed the visit. Spectacular view!
Written August 10, 2020
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LeeLou64
Perth, Australia1,458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
We walked to the church from the harbour front. Lovely church and distinctly different from the Greek Orthodox Churches. Well worth a visit if you are in Syros.
Written September 15, 2018
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Steve Buckley
London, UK8,876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
My wife and myself are currently visiting the lovely Island of Syros - staying at the the Boutique Brazzera Hotel in Finikas (Review to follow) - and earlier today we took the bus (Euros 2 per adult) to the Capital Ermoupolis.

Whilst there we took a taxi (Euros 6) from the rank outside impressive Town Hall to AnoSyrus to visit Saint Georges Church which towers over the Capital providing panoramic views. The Church itself is well worth a visit although there were very few visitors during the time we were there.

Afterwards, we walked back through the Old Town which is fascinating in itself and although the stairs are quite steep in parts there are some nice Cafes and shops to take a break if necessary.

All in all, well worth a visit.
Written June 1, 2023
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Spiderdog
Cheshire, UK7,889 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The walk from the harbour is worth it for the views you get from outside this beautiful church.
The church has been restored and is a "must see" when visiting Ano Syros.
Written June 28, 2022
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