Ermoupolis or Hermoupolis is a large commercial harbor part of a sizable town. The harbor has an uncomfortable swell during the meltemi (the Etesians) (the Etesians) season and there are always the annoying wakes of the ferries.
You can moor stern-to or alongside the quay clockwise from the statue of Hermes in the north of the harbor. The bottom is mud and provides good holding.
The clean marble streets and shops around the north end of the harbor are beautiful. A walk from the harbor to the Town Hall to the Apollon Theater to Saint Nicholas Church then down the steps to the Vaporia district where you look back on the harbor from the waterside swimming docks is recommended.
The industrial museum of Syros is located next to the neoclassical buildings of Ermoupoli, close to the industrial zone. Visitors can see pictures of local painters depicting the island in the 19th century, products of the women’s association from the early 20th century and a digital representation of public and industrial buildings.
The tiny beach of Fabrika is found at a distance of 9 kilometers southern to Hermoupolis, within the well protected cove at the southeast of Vari. The place has been named after the old industry that operated there during the period of the industrial flourish of the island.
The sandy beach of Delfini (“dolphin” in Greek) is a wonderful beach with a unique exotic atmosphere, situated almost at the middle of the western coast of the island, northern to Kini, from which it is some 2 kilometers far away. The distance from Hermoupolis is some 11 kilometers to the Northwest.
The sandy beach of Santorinioi is found at a distance of 5-6 kilometers southern to Hermoupolis, at the eastern coast of the island, on a deviation from the way from Azolimnos to Vari. Facilities for accommodation and other services are available in the neighboring resorts of Azolimnos or Vari.
The beach of Kini is extended along the homonymous tourist resort situated at a distance of 9 kilometers western to Hermoupolis. The settlement offers many alternatives for accommodation and other high quality services and a wonderful environment to those who choose the place for swimming or for a longer staying.