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GlobalPost's Twitter feed is showcasing the voices and personal experiences of our network of correspondents. In a project called "A Friday In ...," a different correspondent based internationally takes over the GlobalPost @AFridayIn account and tweets about his or her travels and daily activities.

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Ermoupolis, the quiet, seaside capitol of the Greek island Syros. (Alexander Besant/Courtesy)

A Friday on the Greek island of Syros

Forget anything you’ve heard about Greece’s economic malaise. @AFridayIn shows us that the island of Syros is still as sunny and appealing as ever.

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.

If you missed this week's @AFridayIn live, catch up with Alex's trip in the tweets below. To see the rest of GlobalPost's adventures, follow along on Twitter at @AFridayIn, or check out our series page here.

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/traveltourism/130712/afridayin-greek-island-syros-tourism