This Friday, GlobalPost’s Alexander Besant explored the historic capital of the Cyclades chain of Greek islands. Like the rest of the Greek archipelago, Syros was a relative backwater in the Aegean for much of its history. Tourism struck in the latter half of the 20th century, but the island's quiet streets appear more populated by wide-eyed cats and curious dogs than humans.
Sun-filled alleys, fresh seafood, and some beautiful coastal views are in store for those visitors who may want some respite from Mykonos, its raucous party-island neighbor.
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