An easy guide for how to get to Syros by Ferry, schedules and prices for the Ferry to Syros and recommendations for public transportation and services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the Ferry to Syros; Connected Routes with departures and frequency, Accommodation options with real-time Availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Syros!
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Find useful information on how to get to Syros by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel in Syros, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices for Syros ferry, and real-time departures and arrivals with the ferry to Syros.
- The port of Syros is connected daily with Piraeus and Rafina by at least two ferry routes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
- Itineraries are executed by modern and comfortable conventional and high-speed passenger-car ferries.
- The port is also frequently connected with the rest of Cyclades, North Aegean and Dodecanese islands.
Getting to Syros by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry to Syros because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
- Cars are allowed on most ferries running to or from Syros, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
Give a departure port and a date and find all possible ferry destinations!
Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules to and from Syros by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
Public transportation services in Syros
Public Transportation on Syros
- Syros is very well-developed with a good road network and safe paths to walk.
- The public bus transportation of Syros is good with frequent bus schedules to and from the popular beaches and lovely villages.
- A small boat set off from the village of Kini to the most isolated beaches on the northwest side of the island.
Public Bus Service on Syros
- 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.
- Bus terminal in Hermoupolis is right next to the harbor and the passenger terminal.
- Phone: +30 2281082575
Urban buses on Syros
- In 2003, the urban transport in the island develops more, with the cooperation of the Ktel of Syros and the municipality of Ermoupolis and used the so called "MiniBus", which cover with their itineraries the main points of Ermoupolis giving thus a small " Breath "in the circulatory problem especially in the summer months.
Taxis on Syros
- Taxi drivers of Syros are distinguished for their helpfulness, courtesy and impeccable professionalism.
- Drivers are aware of each region and will lead you from the shortest route to the place you want to go.
- Most often they simultaneously act as a tour guide!
There are two taxi terminals on Syros:
- The central one next to the port
- The second one in Platea Heroon Square
TAXI phone numbers in Syros
- Radio Taxi Hermes: +30 2281084222, +30 2281080000
- Radio Taxi Syros: +30 2281084222, +30 2281086222
Bike sharing system on Syros
- Syros awarded a new project for the supply of bike sharing system.
- The project includes 3 automatic bike rental stations, 60 bikes specially designed for movement in the Syros island, the back office software and the user interface software.
- One of the stations will include automatic pay stations with credit card reader, which allows the local user registration and the payment of a bike.
- The system is fully automated and allows the bike rental either by using personal code or by using a credit card.
Tip: Most of the hotels on Syros have their own minibus and will transfer you from the hotel to the port or vice versa. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!
Note: All above information for Syros was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
Schedules, prices and availability to Syros by ferry
Book your ferry to Syros with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your journey in Greece! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-ferry.com, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services for your ferry ticket to or from Syros.
With go-ferry.com you are able to connect online with the reservation systems of the most Greek shipping companies, to compare prices, to find information about routes and vessels, to look for alternative routes and to print instantly your Syros ferry confirmation.
Ferry timetables may change by season, so take an optical canvassing via our search engine to receive the latest cull of dates, schedules, prices and availability. With so many accommodation options to cull from, you can be sure to find the best deal for the ferry to or from Syros at a price that fits your budget.
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Book in advance your ferry to Syros
Arrange your ferry journey to Syros in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Syros in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Syros you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry to Syros. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Syros without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Syros, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Syros without having booked the ferry pass to Syros. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Syros!
Save time in Syros!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings to Syros, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets to Syros but also to save time in Syros; besides receiving a service and attention of first.
Have a bigger choice of Syros Ferry Tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to Syros, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to Syros is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.
Find more Ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations to or from Syros, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Syros and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Syros.
Get the best deal by Syros Ferry prices!
Ferry tickets to Syros can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking ferry tickets to or from Syros up to 3-6 months in advance.
Feeling Great having Syros ferry ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation to or from Syros in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your ferry to or from Syros, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!
Accommodation options on the ferry to Syros
Find out about the ferry types that are running to Syros, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Syros and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry to or from Syros.
Siros was also called “Lady of Cyclades” and “Nymph of Aegean Sea” and was the home place of Pythagoras’ teacher Ferekidis. During the Neolithic period Siros was one of the most important islands of Cycladic civilization. In the 13th century it was occupied by the Venetians. The establishment and life of the medieval city, which was built on a hill above the port, left their marks to the island until now. Many runaways from other islands came to Siros during Ottoman occupation. In the end of the 19th century the island had an unprecedented development and was full of shipyards, commercial centers and factories. Having Ermoupoli as its center it became one of the most cosmopolitan places in Aegean Sea. The island extends over a surface of 84 km2, its coastline is 87 km long and it has 19,800 inhabitants.
Website of Siros: www.hermoupolis.gr
The most ancient traces of habitation belong to the end of the Neolithic Age, between 4000 and 3000 B.C. During the period of prosperity of Cycladic civilization (3200-2000 B.C.) the famous civilization of Syros-Keros developed. In the 13th century the island was taken over by the Venetians who founded the medieval city on a hill above the port. During Turkish rule it kept important privileges and during the Revolution of 1821 it was under French protection. At the end of the 19th century, the island with Ermopolis as its center, experienced unprecedented growth which formed the present day profile of the island.
Travelling to Syros
Syros island is ideal for hiking on routes that combine natural beauties with culture and tradition. Some of these routes are:
Walking in Ano Syros, which dominates above Ermoupoli. It is the medieval town of the island inhabited mainly by Catholics.
Walking in Poseidonia or Delagracia. It is a coastal settlement with neoclassic mansions. On the hill above Poseidonia dominates Aghios Petros catholic church built in 1860.
Walking in Chroussa. It is a lush green village of the up-country regions with running waters, old mansions and beautiful view. Panagia Faneromeni Catholic church dominates the settlement.
Hiking in Ano Meria through a network of signed pathways passing through a protected area incorporated to the network Natura 2000. The area has many springs, steep rocky coasts and unexplored caves (such as Ferekidis caves etc) and constitutes shelter for many rare bird species.
Hiking in Eklogites. Many signed pathways lead to the rare rocks of north Syros. The most remarkable rock is eklogites, round rocks beetling impressively in the scenery.
What to see in Syros
Museums in Syros
Remarkable museums can be found in Syros, the most important ones being:
The Pancycladic Archaeological Museum, housed in the town hall of Ermoupoli. Its major collection comprises inscriptions gathered in 1834 by Ioannis Kokkonis. Later, Prehistoric findings of Chalandriani archaeological site were added to the collection.
The Art Gallery of the Cyclades, with permanent collections and periodical exhibitions.
The Industrial Museum in Ermoupoli has an old machinery collection originating from the factories of this town as well as an archive of oral testimonies.
The Museum of Cycladic Art, housed in the Municipal cultural Center, next to the town hall exhibits replicas of works exhibited in the Goulandris Cycladic Art Museum.
In the Cemetery of Aghios Georgios, essentially an open-air museum, you can observe headstones and works of Greek and foreign artists.
The Museum of the Ano Syros Municipality houses a collection of instruments and household accesories.
The Markos Vamvakaris Museum, housed in the residence of the great rebetiko composer of Syros, renovated in 1995. The Museum's collection comprises personal items and testimonies concerning the life of the composer.
The Ecclesiastical Museum of Ermoupolis is housed in the church of Metamorfosi.
Churches in Syros
Syros has important churches from which the main ones are:
The Metamorphosis;the Metropolis of Syros, which was built in 1824; St. Nicholas (the wealthy); in the area of Vaporia, the Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary; in the area of Psariana, the Evaggelistria, which is the Metropolis of the Catholics on the island; and other.
Traditional Cuisine - Syros
Syros island cuisine is well known in all Cyclades complex. Some of its most famous recipes are octopus cooked with sun dried tomato, roasted fish with caper, marathopita (pie with cheese and dill) and strapatsada (omelet with fresh tomato sauce).
Syros is famous for its traditional products and especially for San Michali cheese. It is a hard, slightly yellow cheese made of cow milk and produced exclusively in Syros. Since 1996 it has been officially registered as product with designation of origin.
Syros island also produces a top quality “Kopanisti” made of fresh milk (mainly cow milk or a mixture with goat or ovine milk), “skordoloukanika” (sausages with garlic), sweets such as chalvadopita (sweets made of semolina and syrop), loukoumia (Turkish delight) and amigdalota (sweets made of almonds).
Firefighting: 199, 22810-87383
HERMOUPOLIS: 22810-96100, 96112, 96127
MUNICIPAL POLICE: 22810- 82525
G. PAPANDREOU-HEROES SQUARE : 22810-96500, 86666, 96523
I.K.A.: 22810-82340, 82440
PORT AUTHORITY ERMOYPOLIS: 22810-88888, 82690
TAXI STATION: 22810-84222, 86222
BUS STATION: 22810-82575
POST OFFICE: 22810-82590, 82596
O.T.E.: 22810-95509, 86099
ARCHAEOLOGICAL: 22810- 88487
ART OF CYCLADES - MIAOULI SQUARE: 22810- 85300
INDUSTRIAL - G. PAPANDREOU: 22810- 84764, 81243
HERMOUPOLIS: 22810-82500, 88992
ANO SYROU: 22810-82934, 86386
HISTORICAL FILE ERMOYPOLIS : 22810- 86891
ART GALLERY: 22810- 80918
THEATRE APOLLO: 22810-85192, 85193
INTELLECTUAL CENTRE: 22810-82118
PLACE OF ART ERMOYPOLI: 22810- 84157
AIRPORT: 22810- 81900, 87025
UNION OF HOTELS: 22810-80356
RENTED ROOMS CENTER: 22810- 84356, 86452
TOURIST OFFICE: 22810-82375