Travel to Syros

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It is easy to travel to Syros since the island has excellent communications. The island has both an airport and a busy port.

From some countries it is possible to go to Syros on a package holiday. Check with a package-tour operator in your country. Most likely the plane will land on the neighbouring island of Mykonos, and from there you travel on by ferry, a trip that takes about one and a half hours.

To Athens or Mykonos. From Athens, you can choose to fly on, or travel on by ferry, to Syros. If you continue with domestic flight it departs from the same terminal as you land. If you choose to go by ferry, there are three ports to choose from: Lavrio, Piraeus and Rafina. Bus X96 runs to Piraeus, the journey takes 1½ to 2 hours depending on how much traffic there is. The bus stop is outside the arrival terminal. Tickets are purchased at a kiosk next to the bus stop. The buses to Lavrio and Rafina departs from a bus stop opposite Hotel Sofitel outside the arrival terminal. The buses to Lavrio and Rafina takes between 30-45 minutes. Tickets are purchased on board. You can go by international flights to Mykonos, it is easiest to take a taxi to the port, which is just outside Mykonos town.

There are several flights a week to and from Athens. The airport of Syros is located just south of Ermoupolis.

It seems like all ferries go to Syros, there are few islands that have such good ferry connections as Syros. You can travel to Syros from almost all of the Cycladic islands, and from many of the Dodecanese islands and the Aegean islands. In other words, Syros is a good starting point for an island hopping since it is easy to put up a nice route from Syros. Syros is like a hub for ferry service and it is not unusual that you come here whether you want it or not.

Ferry timetable for Syros »

The port in Ermoupolis.

The port in Ermoupolis.

The port of Ermoupolis

Beautiful view of the port of Ermoupolis from the ferry.

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