Passengers who are using the ferry to Syros are heading to the capital of the Cyclades with its sandy beaches, large bays and interesting archeological sites!
Syros or Syra is situated exactly in the middle of the Cyclades Islands, surrounded by Andros, Tinos, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Sifnos, Serifos, Kythnos and Kea (Tzia). It is the capital of the complex despite not being as big as the other islands and has surely lots to offer to its visitors. Long sandy beaches with beach bars and restaurants around, graphical settlements containing beautiful and alluring sites with the main town Ermoupoli, being the busiest one and of course, the Cycladic architecture everywhere with the narrow alleys full of stores and cafeterias. In addition, there are lovely hotels, restaurants, bars, taverns and a lot of sports facilities. Nightlife on the island is also very vivid. Syros in Greece, has nothing to be jealous of its other sister islands. Tourists should also not miss visiting the Archaeological Museum, the mansion Velissaropoulos and the Metamorphosis Church. Vacation on Syros Island is worthwhile because the island has plenty to offer suiting everyone’s taste.
Make your Syros booking with the ferry in advance for the reason that tickets sell out rapidly and it is likely that you will not find any at your preferred dates.
Athens to Syros ferry
The Athens to Syros ferry routes are highly developed with many connections starting from the ports of Piraeus and occasionally Lavrio. The Piraeus to Syros ferry departs 3-4 times per day and needs approx 2 hours to arrive. From Lavrio to Syros, there are 2 crossings weekly and the average time required to reach the island is 5 hours since most of them are conventional vessels.
You are also able to get to Syros from another island like Tinos, Mykonos and many more. Please check our online booking engine for schedules and routes to Syros.
Syros port is located on the eastern side of the island, in Syros’ capital, Ermoupoli, it used to be the largest commercial port in Greece and is very busy throughout the year since it is a junction among the Cyclades. The port area includes offices and facilities for the convenience of the travelers. Around, you are able to find all that you need, including café-bars, eating places and markets, making it the busiest region on the island.
Getting Around Syros
After the ship drops anchor at the port, you can get around Syros by taking advantage of the following means of transportation:
There is a public bus transfer service with daily connections to and from Syros port (Hermoupolis). For more information, please visit the Syros Bus or call +30 22813 61002.
Note, that most accommodations provide their own minivans that transfer you from the ferry port to your accommodation and vice versa. Please, call them in order to ask for availability.
In order to schedule a taxi transfer, please, visit the Syros Taxis or call +30 22810 88222.
Syros Airport to Syros Port
Syros National Airport "Demetrius Vikelas" is located only a few kilometers southern of the ferry port. By the time you get out of the airport's building, it will be easy to find a grab a taxi since there are many waiting just outside the arrivals terminals. Otherwise, you can always book one in Syros Airport Taxis.
Holidays in Syros
Your Syros holidays will be one of a kind for the reason that Syros is a Greek island that combines everything. Impressive beaches like all in the Aegean, beautiful Cycladic architecture, Greek culture and hospitality along with dazzling places and sceneries.
During your vacation, make sure you visit as many settlements as possible since they are all unique and have a lot of different things to offer. Some examples are Galissos, Kastri, Chalandriani, Posidonia, Kini, Azolimnos, Finikas and Ano Syros.
The beaches of Galissas, Finikas, Klisoura, Gria Spilia, Vari Kini, Megas Gialos and Vari are only some of the beaches you should definitely pay a visit, with some of them being organized and some more private and secluded.
As for the Syros hotels, you can find everything, from luxurious to budget-friendly ones while also airbnb apartments and villas.
Island hopping from Syros
Syros’ central location makes it a perfect place to start your journeys in the Aegean. It is well connected with all the islands of the Cyclades but also with some others like Rhodes, Kos, Ikaria, Samos and Chios. The most common routes with the ferries from Syros though, are: