While visiting in the capital of Syros: – Check out one of Greece’s oldest bookshops, the Stathopoulos Bookstore at 5 Proiou Street. It’s been in the same family since 1912. – Nineta’s Confectionery for homemade soumada (almond liqueur) and sour cherry cordial, to the music of Manos Hadjidakis underneath the bougainvillea. – Try some ouzo and appetizers at the Apollon. – Go Italian and order pasta at the Dolce Vita and follow it up with ice cream at the Daidadi in the port. – Try Korres’s loukoumia. – Pay a visit to Mykoniatis’s traditional cafe opposite the cemetery. – Watch the sunset as you try traditional dishes at Plakostroto in the lovely, half-deserted village of San Michalis. – Stay at Apollon guest house at 8 Apollonos Street (tel 22810.81.387), once the home of King Otto.