Winter getaway in Syros

The perfect island for a quick winter trip!

Can’t wait till summer to visit the Greek islands? You don’t need to! The island of Syros is one of the top destinations to visit during the winter. It’s close to Athens, lively all year round and easily accessible by ferry.

Find out what to see and do in Syros this winter and book cheap ferry tickets to the beautiful island on Ferryhopper.

Colorful buildings in Ano Syros, Greece

Beautiful street with colorful buildings in Syros

How to get to Syros in 2023

Syros is connected to Athens by ferry with daily crossings, even during the winter. Ferry companies Blue Star Ferries and Seajets operate on the Athens – Syros ferry route throughout the year

You can get the Piraeus to Syros ferry 1-3 times per day in the off-season. The trip lasts around 3 to 4 hours and ferry tickets cost approximately €36.

You can also get from Lavrio to Syros by ferry. The route is usually active year-round with 2-3 daily crossings and the trip duration ranges from 3 hours to a bit over 5 hours.

Useful info: Seajets highspeed ferries make the crossing to Syros from Piraeus in less than 2.5 hours, but they operate from mid-April to mid-November .

Where to stay in Syros

In Syros, you will find plenty of accommodation options for all tastes and budgets! Ferryhopper suggests that you book an apartment or stay at one of the many hotels and hostels downtown. This is the best option if you enjoy walking around the capital of Syros, Ermoupoli

If you prefer peace and quiet, and you enjoy waking up to beautiful views, you can also stay in the area of Ano Syros, just above the capital. It is the best spot in Syros to enjoy the calm island lifestyle during the winter.

Good to know: Syros is one of the best islands in Greece for people with disabilities. There are ramps, modern lifts, parking spots for people with mobility challenges, and wheelchair-friendly beaches.

Stone church with red tiles in Syros, Greece

Winter landscape in Syros

What to do in Syros in the winter

The island of Syros is great to visit throughout the year. You can go there for a 3-day trip or over the weekend. You can even spend your Christmas vacation on the island! We recommend that you attend cultural performances, visit interesting museums and enjoy an exceptional gastronomic experience at the local restaurants.

Here’s what to do in Syros in winter 2023:

  • Visit the beautiful St George's Cathedral in Ano Syros
  • Take your photo at the impressive Town Hall of Ermoupoli
  • Pay a visit to the Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary
  • Catch a play at the Apollon Theater
  • Discover the Industrial Museum of Ermoupoli
  • Marvel at the neoclassical mansions downtown
  • Take a walk to the historical High School of Syros
  • Have fun at Miaoulis square
  • Learn about rebetiko music at the Markos Vamvakaris Museum
  • Enjoy sunset views at the Ai Michalis settlement

Tip: apart from Syros, there are more islands to visit for Christmas

Sunset over the port of Syros, Greece

Beautiful sunset over Syros port

Where to eat and drink in Syros during the winter

Syros is famous for its sweet treats, rich red wine and great variety of cheeses. There are many bars, tavernes and restaurants that are open off-season.

See where to go and what to try in Syros:

  • coffee and halvadopita (halva pie) at the port cafés
  • breakfast at the Town Hall café
  • mezze and rebetiko music at Laoutari
  • traditional cuisine at Plakostroto
  • souvlaki at Apolafsi
  • drinks at Peiramatiko, Chalandriani and Boheme del mar

Book ferry tickets to Syros online

So, are you ready to enjoy a perfect winter trip to the Greek island of Syros? Check all the available routes on our Map of Ferries and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.