I have written a travel book about nine Greek Islands. It’s available here – https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00DR300NY This is a journey through Mykonos, Rhodes, Symi, Patmos, Samos, Syros, Paros, Tinos, and Delos. It’s a short book, easy to read, giving the essential history of the islands and some of their sights.
The first historical mention of Syros is made by Homer, who named the island as “Syria” and then referred to it as “dipolis”, meaning it had two cities: Posidonia and Foinikas. The first known inhabitants were the Phoenicians during the second millennium BCE followed by the Minoans, Mycenaeans, and finally, in the early part ofContinue reading “Syros”