Travel Info

Syros dominates the heart of the Aegean with the dynamic character and the cosmopolitan grace. Sharing a story that unfolds through the winding alleys, the traditional villages that brilliantly orchestrate the medieval with the Cycladic architecture, the Orthodox and Catholic churches, the stunningly beautiful beaches, the azure sea and the magical natural scenery. The capital of Syros island, Ermoupoli, (meaning “the city of Hermes”), is considered one of the most picturesque Cyclades capitals, with legendary architecture, Venetian mansions, spectacular sunset views, narrow alleys, and neoclassical buildings. The island is one of the most serene destinations near Athens, as a ferry from Athens to Syros, will get you to Syros in just 2 hours.
Syros is connected to Piraeus and other Aegean ports.
The conventional ships make the route “Piraeus – Syros” in about 3.5 hours while the high-speed ones in about 2.
Syros is also connected with the ports of Thessaloniki, Lavrio and Rafina.
Syros is connected to Athens International Airport, the flight lasts 35 minutes but also to Macedonia International Airport (Thessaloniki), it is also connected to other airports in Greece.

It’s picturesque and very photogenic beauty as well as a range of stunning locations, makes it a thriving venue for conferences.


Accommodation information

It is recommended to book your accommodation early, to ensure availability due to high season.
You can find accomodation in a variety of websites, for example:


Travel information

The vantage location of Syros in the heart of the Cyclades and the short distance from Athens enables all travellers to go to the island in whatever way serves them best, either by air or by boat.

Syros is the ideal destination for long vacations, short breaks or island hopping plus it is connected to Athens with daily ferries and with other Islands on a regular basis.

The cruise is also an option for a short visit, as more and more cruise ships anchor at the port of Syros.

Yachting enthusiasts can sail to the island of Syros and anchor their yachts in the port of Ermoupolis or one of the marinas and smaller ports of the island.

By plane
With daily flights from and to the airport of Syros in Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos.

Flight duration: 25 minutes

Syros Island, Tel.: 0030 22810 819000030 22810 87025


By boat
With daily trips to and from several ports:

  • Piraeus-duration: 4 hours by ferry line, 2.5 hours with high-speed
  • Rafina-duration: 1.5 hour
  • Cyclades
  • Dodecanese
  • Kavalas
  • North Aegean


Travel agencies for more information and services:



Within Syros transportation can be made with private cars, local buses, taxis and boats.

Private Vehicle/Car
In case anyone wants to choose a private car for transport to the island, one car hire from local car rental companies or through a travel agency.

Local Buses
The local bus service covers most of the island especially during the summer months. The local buses connect Ermoupoli with Galissas, Finikas, Posidonia, Megas Gialos, Vari, Azolimnos, Kini, Anno Mana, Chroussa, Parakopi and Vissa while municipal buses are also available, free of charge.
Tel. 0030 22810 82575

A taxi service is available to transport visitors. A taxi station can be found in front of the monument of National Resistance in Ermoupoli.
Τel. 0030 22810 842220030 22810 86222

The island has boats for hire to transport visitors into private and rugged beaches and points specifically chosen for diving. More information can be requested from the travel agencies on the island.