Syros has the advantageous position in the heart of the Cyclades and its proximity to Athens makes it possible for all travelers to visit the island in a way it suits them, either by air or by ship.
It is the ideal destination for long holidays, short escapes or island hopping as it connects daily with Athens and with frequent destinations to the islands.
A cruise is also an option for a short visit as more and more cruise ships tie up at Syros’s favorite harbor. Yachting enthusiasts can come to the island and tie at the port of Hermoupolis or at one of the marinas and harbors of the island.
Skyexpress and Astra-Airlines are the airlines that offer flights to Syros with scheduled air services from Athens and Thessaloniki. Flights to Syros can be purchased either online or through various travel agencies, but also from the airport of Syros.
Flight to and from airports: Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos (Flight Duration: 40 minutes) Thessaloniki Airport, Macedonia (Flight Duration: 1 hour and 10 minutes) Syros Airport, tel .: +30 22810 82255, +30 22810 87025
Syros is connected to daily ferry routes to and from ports:
- Piraeus (duration: 4 hours by ship, 3 hours with high-speed)
- Dodecanese Islands
- North Aegean
Visitors can be informed about the prices and the ferry connection/schedules at the travel agencies in Syros.
Travel agencies for destination and price information:
Transportation is possible by private cars, local buses, taxis and boats.
Rent a car
If someone wishes to rent a private car for their transportation, they can arrange for their rental either by local car rental companies or through a travel agency.
Local transport covers most of the island especially during the summer months. The local bus schedule connects Hermoupolis with Galissas, Phoenix, Posidonia, Megas Gialos, Vari, Azolimnos, Kini, Ano Mana, Chroussa, Parokopi and Vissa. Bus routes in Hermoupoli are free of change Tel. +30 22810 82575
Tel +30 22810 82575
Taxis are available for visitors, which are parked at the square in front of the Town Hall of Hermoupolis.
Tel. +30 22810 84222, +30 22810 86222
There are boats to rent for the transportation of visitors to private beaches, as well as diving spots. Information is available at the travel agencies of the island.