Cyclades, Greece

Ferry schedules and tickets to Syros

Syros is a beatiful and aristocrtatic island located in the center of the Cyclades and is connected with a lot of ferry connections with lots of destinations. The ferry schedules are quite frequent, thus, making Syros one of the hub islands in the Aegean. Syros is connected with Athens via the ports of Piraeus and Lavrion, with daily ferries during the whole year. During summer the ferry timetables between Athens and Syros get quite dense, as Syros is served by several of the main ferry lines connecting the Greek islands. The most known islands that you can reach from Syros with direct routes is Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Paros and Milos.

Apart from the aforementioned well-known islands, Syros is also connected to other smaller islands. There are ferry routes from Syros to Amorgos, Folegandros, Astypalaia, Anafi and to the Small Cyclades (Donousa, Schoinoussa, Koufonisia and Irakleia). As it was mentioned before, Syros acts as a hub for ferry connections, thus is an ideal island to use a base for your island-hoping experience. And this is the case if you want to combine the Cyclades with the Greek islands of the North Aegean as Lesvos, Chios, Samos and Ikaria. In the same way, Syros is connected to the Dodekanese islands, with direct ferries to Rhodes, Kos, Karpathos, Kalymnos and other smaller islands of the region as Nisyros, Symi, Tilos, Leros and Patmos. Finally, for travellers that started their trip from the islands close to Athens there are weekly routes between Syros, Kea and Kythnos.

Conclusively, if you are visiting Syros, you have a lot of options. But do not get confused! Find your preferred island, search in Ferryhopper, choose your itinerary and here you go!

Holidays in Syros...

I have visited Syros in July 2016 with four other girls. We stayed in a budget hotel in Hermoupolis that was very clean and hospitable. During our vacations we didn't hire a car. And in fact, I didn't miss it at all, as there were a lot of activities to do around Hermoupolis within walking distance. In order to reach the impressive neighbourhood of Ano Syros, located up on the hill of Saint George, you can either hike up the hill or take the local taxi. To get to the beautiful beaches that lay on the other side of the island we have used the public buses...  

During our stay we have enjoyed the several artistic events, a luscious cup of coffee in Vaporia, handmade products, fresh pies and delicious sweets at Maison de Meze. During the night, we have enjoyed a nice drink at Boheme, an alternative and not-at-all boring bar!

To sum up, Syros is an aristocratic, artistic and beautiful island that after my visit has filled me up with an incredibly sweet taste from the heart of the Aegean.

A brief description of Lesvos from Matt Barrett

Lovers of the elusive 'real Greece' pretty much all agree that the island of Syros is a special place. The town of Hermoupolis is the capital of the Cyclades and one of the most architecturally fascinating ports in the Mediterranean, a living museum with some of the most beautiful 19th Century buildings in Greece. It is also one of the most cosmopolitan towns in the Greek islands. Seaside villages like Kini offer low-key holidays on beautiful beaches without the lines of beach chairs and umbrellas, nor the throbbing endless disco beat you will find blasting at the over-exploited beaches on some of the more popular islands. Syros is a real Greek Island, fun to visit any time of the year.

You can find more details by visiting Matt's webpage for Syros

Syros has direct ferry connections with 50 ports:

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