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Posidonia (Della Grazia)

Posidonia is the old aristocratic resort of the island. Its name is rooted in the ancient Posidonia a place dedicated to Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea.

The second name Della Grazia comes from an earlier time when the small cathedral church of Madonna della Grazia was built right next to where the cemetery was later situated.

This settlement is full of resorts of recognized neoclassical architectural style, with castles and great gardens with pines but also palm trees. These villas where built by the end of the 19th century. The most recognizable one is Tsiropina Villa, which has been characterized as a historical and preservative monument. It used to function as the Town Hall of Posidonia, where now it is used mainly for cultural activities and events in collaboration with the cultural society of Posidonia and the Syros Municipality.

At Posidonia you will find the orthodox church of Agios Ioannis (St. John), whereas on the 29th of August a local religious feast takes place in honor of the Saint. Also you can’t miss the catholic church of St. Peter, which is situated on the top of the hill since 1860.

Very close to the village lays the popular for its crystal blue water beach of Agathopes. This beautiful heaven is fulfilled with the two uninhabited islands of Stroggilo and Schenonissi.

Gazing at the sunset from Komito beach, then dinning at a tavern or a restaurant of the area, with the sea view could be a perfect closure for your day.