During the revolution, refugees in the northern Aegean and Crete settled on the island of Syros. There they built some unique high-ceiling mansions by the sea with striking paintings, woodcut doors, marble balconies, wooden floors and unparalleled details soon creating a stunning neighborhood of captains mansions, of marvelous home-boats “vaporia” that seemed to hover above the rocks.
Therefore from the 19th century and onwards the district was named after this incredible boat-habitats also known as Vaporia and continues to be renowned as the most prestigious district in the eastern part of Syros.
This is a beautiful and picturesque area with small beaches suitable for swimming and tranquil escapes. While in the area, it is worth visiting the Church of St. Nicholas the rich dominating with its bell towers.