Carnival in Syros

Carnival in Syros is one of the biggest events on the island, while the locals revive a series of traditional customs.

The party during the Carnival in Syros starts even the day before: Last Saturday of the Mardi Gras takes place the first parade in Ano Syros. Right after the parade the dance starts and the party lasts till next morning in the alleys and taverns of this medieval city. Next day, it is time for Hermoupolis and the center of the island with the main parade of the Carnival. Groups of masqueraded people start from the port and finish in Miaoulis square, where there are prizes awarded to the best groups of the Carnival.

But it is not over. It goes for a second day –actually night- in the center and the streets of Hermoupolis with dancing, music and delicacies that local Commercial Cooperative hands out. Carnival in Syros is one of the most famous not only in Cyclades but also in the whole Greece.