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|The northern part of Syros is mountainous and the island stands
out in general for the variety of the landscape in its hinterland, where
hills alternate with low-lying farming areas. The coastline is indented
with inlets of all sizes between capes. There are two large bays, of
Ermoupoli to the east and Finikas to the west. Archaeological excavations
have shown that Syros was inhabited in Neolithic times. Digs at Kastri and
Halandriani have revealed a prehistoric acropolis, a settlement and a
burial ground, and yielded artefacts of the Early Cycladic period.
On the north-east side of the island are Halandriani and Kastri hill, where important prehistoric finds have been made. The beaches of north-west Syros are difficult to reach. Among places of interest here is Gramata, where inscriptions dating from the Roman and Byzantine periods are to be found carved on the rocks.
The southern and western parts of Syros are the most densley-inhabited. The best beaches are also here, including Galissas, a fine, large resort with a long sandy beach; Possidonia or Delagratsia, a coastal area with a good beach at Agathopes and neo-classical houses of great architectural interest; Vari, with an attractive beach, Finikas bay, Kini and Gialos.
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