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Who we are

Our story  ‘Apano Meria’ SCE was established in 2015 through an open assembly of citizens of Syros, which recognised the need to prevent overdevelopment by encouraging low impact economic activities, especially inside the areas of the island protected through the Natura 2000 framework. It was officially founded in 2017, with the aim of promoting, protecting […]

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The Singing Walls

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 […]

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Syros: A trip to space-time

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 […]

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Human Activity

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, […]

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