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Syros



Introduction of Syros
The major island of the Cyclades group, in theAegean Sea, with its capital at Hermoupolis. Heldby Venice in the Middle Ages, it was taken from theVenetians by the Turks in 1537 and was part of theOttoman Empire until 1832. During the war ofGreek independence from 1821 to 1829, the island was protected by the French and maintained its neutrality,becoming a haven and home for many Greekrefugees and of a large Roman Catholic populationhere since the Middle Ages. Thereafter it became acommercial center of some importance. Hermoupolisis the capital of the island and of the Cyclades nome.The major island of the Cyclades group, in theAegean Sea, with its capital at Hermoupolis. Heldby Venice in the Middle Ages, it was taken from theVenetians by the Turks in 1537 and was part of theOttoman Empire until 1832. During the war ofGreek independence from 1821 to 1829, the island was protected by the French and maintained its neutrality,becoming a haven and home for many Greekrefugees and of a large Roman Catholic populationhere since the Middle Ages. Thereafter it became acommercial center of some importance. Hermoupolisis the capital of the island and of the Cyclades nome.

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