Nostalgic for the refinements of yesteryear, looking for a holiday with the quality and elegance of the good old days? Then Syros is the island for you. Built on two hills, the main town has a dual identity. Ermoupoli – Hermes’ town – is stately and grand, topped by an Orthodox church. Ano (Upper) Syros, on the other hand, is a typically Cycladic village, but crowned with Catholic monasteries and churches.The contrasts blend attractively, from the marble-paved squares in the port to the fairy-tale mansions of Dellagratsia. This is a place you could live in year round, so much is there to do, and many people have chosen to since this is the capital of the Cyclades.