Kois Mansion – Kois Optics
Kois Mansion – Kois Optics. Built in 1860, the Mansion, residence of Kois family, is located in the heart of Hermoupolis, the capital town of Syros Island. Expressing the classicism prevailing in the architecture of Europe at the time, is adorned with an imposing pediment, which occupies the entire facade. Decorated with an elaborate marble staircase in the interior and beautiful frescoes, the mansion is famous for its ceiling fresco, representing eight of the gods of ancient Greeks – Zeus, Hermes, Themis, Apollo, Dimitra, Athena and four leading features of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottomans back in the 1821; Rigas Feraios, Georgios Karaiskakis, Theodoros Kolokotronis and Constantine Kanaris. The fresco is completed by a frieze painting, crowned with a brim which leads to an ornamentation typical of the Ionic order.
His studies to qualify as an optician and his love for innovation motivated Stavros Kois to open his first optical store in 1985, in the ground floor of his mansion, located on the commercial street of Hermoupolis. With an affinity for fashion, Stavros Kois has been providing the finest in vision care and eyewear.
In 2005, Kois Optics launched its eyewear line named “Orofografia” to mark its 30th anniversary. The first of the limited sunglasses designed and crafted exclusively for Kois Optics is adorned with details from the ceiling fresco in the Kois Mansion.