Agios Nikolaos Church

One of the main attraction on the island, located within walking distance from Miaoulis Square. The magnificent Byzantine church was founded in 1848 and designed by G. Metaxas and inaugurated in 1870. It is known as Agios Nikolaos ‘the rich’, to distinguish it from Agios Nikolaos of the poor of Ano Syros.

This is a two-storied monumental temple with marble bell towers, an imposing marble staircase and marble propylaeums, ionic columns, archaic motifs, arcades, sculptured decorations, grey-blue slates and a unique iconostasis definitely worth seeing. The church’s icons were created by some of the best hagiographers of the time while many Greeks from abroad as well as ship-owners helped for the construction of the temple.

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