A brief history about Syros
The old quarter, Áno Síros, of Hermoúpolis, was founded in the 13th century by Venetians. Refugees from the War of Greek Independence (1821–29) founded the adjacent contemporary port, which became important in Greek coastal trade. The ensuing economic prosperity created a wealthy urban class, connected to the Western European culture lifestyle. As a result, they constructed a superb capital featuring a myriad of splendid mansions, marble squares, and municipal buildings, masterpieces of Romantic Classicism, a neoclassical European-type town but on a Greek island in the Aegean.