Only 12 km. from Ermoupoli you will find Dellagracia, one of the most beautiful coastal areas of the island. It took its name from the Italian Madonna della Gratsia, one of the many Italian names that have survived from the period of Venetian domination. Of course, most Greeks know the name from the lyrics of "Frangosyriani" by Markos Vamvakaris. The area has always been the holiday resort for wealthy residents of Syros. You will see many neoclassical mansions, with interesting architecture and impressive gardens. These villas are kept in perfect condition giving visitors the opportunity to experience the atmosphere of a bygone era of Syros.