Syrus Island, Cycladic Islands
Size: 84 km²
Syros, with an area of 84 sq. km. and a coastline of 87 km., lies in the middle of the Cycladic islands complex. It is the administrative center of the Cyclades, and its permanent population is about 20,000 inhabitants. Ermoupolis, the capital of Syros, is home to about 65% of the island's population, as well as all of the administrative structures for the Cycladic prefecture. The island presents a rugged terrain with sloped grounds and ravines; the northern part is mountainous and barren, with altitudes of 300-400 m above sea level, as opposed to the low-altitude south.