Greek and foreign scholars in Syros in October to talk about the geological value of Apano Meria. At a systematic pace, actions and efforts are being promoted to help achieve the great goal of creating a Geopark in Syros with the aim of integrating it into the Geoparks of UNESCO, with human resources rallying around […]
Documentary – A wander through the housing culture of Ano Syros Greece The Fortress – settlement of Upper Syros, build in the Middle Ages up on a hill, is unique in the Greek state. The fascinating medieval atmosphere keeps till our days, with the small houses build side by side, the convents of the Jesuits […]
by Dimitris Kostopoulos, Professor of Petrology, University of Athens The beginning Approximately 170 years ago, in 1845, the German geologist Hausman discovered in Syros a mineral with a striking blue color that he called glaucophanis (from the glauca + phanis: it looks like blue). Since then, the cracked stones of the island, containing glaucophanis, have […]
Two years ago, we gathered for the first time in an open assembly a few dozen citizens, inhabitants of Syros, to discuss the problems of our island. Through this first meeting, the idea sprang up that, in order not to destroy the island from an endless development that has no limits, a way of mild […]
Human interference in Apano Meria (Upper Place) is both a thoughtful and necessary intervention. For many years, many generations, the workers of that land, hunched over the soil, tracking its moisture and other properties, examining the flora and fauna, listening to the wind and observing its every twist, calculating the sun’s trajectory through the sky, […]
Anna Maria Christopoulou-Maragou and Melina Darzenda, high school students, talk about Apano Meria and their participation in the struggle to preserve it.