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Mansion in Hermoupolis
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Arion Boutique Hotel is in Vaporia district in Hermoupolis, the capital city of Syros Island. Long the aristocratic quarter of Hermoupolis, Vaporia hosts many magnificent neoclassical buildings of architectural importance. The most prestigious families of the island built outstanding residences there, hanging above the sea, as if about to sail – thus the name “Vaporia” meaning “Ships”. Shipowners, businessmen and manufacturers created impressive manors with high ceilings adorned with frescoes, marble balconies, wooden floors and carved wooden doors, as well as the imposing church of St.Nicholas.

Built with unique elegance on a naturally amphitheatrical site, Hermoupolis is a town brimming with imposing neoclassical mansions. Famous for its architecture, the capital of Syros and Cyclades island complex was created in 1822, during the Greek War of Independence from the Ottomans. Quickly, it became an important trade center between East and West. The remarkable economic boom, accompanied by cultural flowering, created the first genuine Greek bourgeoisie.

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