Ermoupoli is a town on the island of Syros in Cyclades with a population of around 11.000 citizens. Ermoupoli is known for its shipyards and harbour. It has always been a significant port town, and during the 19th century it was even more significant than Piraeus. The city hall is in the center of the town, in Miaoulis Square, ringed with cafés, seating areas, and palm trees. Dubbed the “City of Hermes”, Syros has numerous churches, such as Metamorphosis, Koimisis, St. Demetrius, Three Hierarchs, Anastasis, Evangelistria, and St. Nicolas. There is an archaeological museum and a municipal library. The quarter of Vaporia is where sea captains traditionally lived. There are numerous neo-classical mansions along the quarter’s narrow streets.