Hermoupolis Cultural Center

Built next to the City Hall on Miaouli Square, the Cultural Center of Hermoupolis is a fine example of romantic neoclassical architecture. It was built in 1863 under the supervision of Italian architect Pietro Sampo and assumes monumental proportions by means of its outstanding marble parapet, balcony, expert masonry work, Tuscan columns, jointed stone masonry, and cornices.

Its interior is equally awe-inspiring: its painted decorations, diligently restored by Anna Vassilaki, are still striking today. Having once served as the iconic headquarters of the “Hellas” Club, it later became the venue for various cultural events organized by the Municipality. Today, it doubles as Hermoupolis’ conference center. Its garden is home to marble busts of some of Syros’ renowned intellectuals and artists.