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Traditional Medieval Stone house in "Ano Syros"

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Cycladic home
hosted by Yannis
  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1.5 baths
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A private room with wifi that’s well-suited for working.
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Unique, stone traditional house, (43sqm) within a medieval settlement of Ano Syros. The residence is licensed by GNTO as a tourist accommodation.
It dates back to the late 16th century. Fully renovated without changing its traditional character. Upstairs is the living room (with a sofa double bed) as well as the kitchen (outdoor). On the lower floor is the bedroom, with a double bed, and the bathroom. Ideal for two people and can accommodate up to four.

The space
Detached house in a quite peaceful location, sited in the old traditional medieval settlement of the "fortified" Hill city of Ano Syros.
A unique, stone-built, traditional house (43 sqm), sited within the medieval town of "Ano Syros",(1.200-now). The House building is dated back to the late16th century! It is completely renovated, using its original materials!! with not a slight alternation of its traditional character. The residence is spread over two floors. On the upper floor there is a living room (with a double sofa bed) and the kitchen (outdoor). On the lower floor you will find the bedroom, with a double bed and a bathroom. Ideal for two people, while accommodates up to four.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Luggage dropoff allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Where you’ll be

Siros, Greece

The Traditional Settlement of Ano Syros:
Ano Syros (seat of the Municipality) is a medieval settlement built on rocks. It is a natural fortress, while some of the gates of the old castle are still preserved. The city was gradually created from the 8th century onwards, on a hill far from the sea and took its present form in the 13th century.
The settlement of Ano Syros is a typical example of the era in which it was created. For practical reasons related to their protection from the raids, its residents built their houses in such a way that the exterior walls constitute a natural fortification. The narrow cobblestone streets and roofs, apart from the economy of space, enabled residents to hide and protect themselves more easily from the imminent danger.
Built amphitheatrically by the Venetians on the hill of St. George (St. George), which is the northwestern continuation of Ermoupolis, Ano Syros maintains its entire medieval charming atmosphere. Countless steps rise to the top, through narrow streets with whitewashed houses with colorful doors making up another state. Inside the medieval settlement of Ano Syros, there are no vehicles, since the alleys are very narrow and there are stairs everywhere.
The distance from the port to the main entrance of the city is 3500 meters and the road leading there is paved. The hill is dominated by the Catholic church of St. George, built in the Medieval Age. The breathtaking view of the sea is unique giving the visitor the opportunity to see the neighboring islands of Tinos, Delos, Paros and Naxos.

The large gates, which until today constitute the main entrances of the settlement (Portara, Persianos, Upper and Lower Terminal, Skalakia, Sa-Bastias) were closed with wooden doors that ensured the residents from a possible night raid.
- Attractions of the settlement
* The gates of the old Castle of Ano Syros
* The Heroes Monument
* The Cathedral of Agios Georgios (Cathedral of the Catholics of Syros)
* The churches and chapels: Agios Antonios, Agios Nikolaos, Kiura (Kira) of Plaka, Kiura (Kira) of Carlos, Nativity of Christ, Agios Nikolaos (poor), Agios Athanasios, Agia Triada
= = References = = = = External links = = * The Centre for Historical Studies of the Catholic Diocese of Syros
* The Monastery of Kapukini Fathers
* The Monastery of Jesuit Fathers (now the Clarissa Sisters)
* The Municipality of Ano Syros
* The Marcos Vamvakaris Museum
* The Historical Archive of the Municipality of Ano Syros
* The exhibition of traditional professions and tools
* Markos Vamvakaris Square, where the bust of the composer is
* The bust of the writer Velissarios Freris near the Church of Saint Anthony
* The bust of the Syrian National Martyr, priest Don Ioannis Dalezios, near the Metropolis
* The bust of the philosopher Ferekides in Kiura, Plaka
* The Ano Syros Elementary School
* The Ano Syros Elementary Gymnasium
* The spring of Agios Athanasios

Ano Syros is a medieval settlement built like a fortress, to avoid pirates’ attacks, from 8th-13th century. There used to be gates that locked (for example “Kamara”). Here were living the first inhabitants of the island. They were under Frankish and then Venetian occupation for many years. Therefore the majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

Sightseeing:
1. St. George Cathedral: is a catholic church on top of the hill, built in 1200 a.c.
Enjoy the view from the top of the hill). Just walk up the stairs till you find a yellow big wall on your left hand.

2. Piazza: is the main street where all the local activity is taking place. You may find shops with traditional products, restaurants, local museums, exhibitions for ceramics, jewelry, painting are hosted there occasionally.
(in order to go from the house down to piazza, just look at the steps on your right hand. Follow the steps that have a marble in the middle- it is the guide that will take you to the main streets and piazza).

3. Marcos Vamvakaris museum at Piazza: M. Vamvakaris was born and lived in Ano Syros. He started singing and composing in the Tavern of Lilis. He is the founder of Rebetico, the traditional folkloric music (bouzouki). He composed the famous song “Fragosyriani”.

4. Exhibition of traditional occupations (Piazza)

5. Monasteries: Capuchin Monastery of St. John. The first church on your way from home to Piazza. In its basements, there are crypts that served as shelters from pirate raids.
Convent of the Jesuits our Lady Carmel. The first church on your way from home to St. George Cathedral. Both were created around 1635 during Turkish occupation. Ano Syros was protected by Roman Catholic Church, at that period.

Other Info:
You may find a mini market in the middle of Piazza and a pharmacy in the Kamara entrance.

7 nights in Siros

Nov 22, 2022 - Nov 29, 2022

4.90 out of 5 stars from 108 reviews

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