Hermoupolis city hall

No other building has ever been so inextricably linked to a town’s history, architecture, art, administration, and visitor interest as Hermoupolis’ City Hall towering over Miaouli Square. The construction of that ambitious project back in 1876 would not have been possible without the invaluable contribution offered by architect Ernst Ziller and Mayor D. Vafiadakis.

In terms of architecture, the City Hall’s design combines three classical orders on its exterior as well as in its interior: the Tuscan, the Ionic, and the Corinthian. Its stately, 15.5-meter wide staircase; its two wings flanked to the right and left by five vertical window axes; its overhangs and towers; its marble pediment, and the portraits of former Syros mayors, all compose an awe-inspiring workplace for the municipality’s administrative staff and beckon visitors to explore every nook and cranny of that majestic building.