how to reach Syros
Travelers from Athens and the neighboring islands of the Cyclades can reach the island of Syros in a short time.
There are daily flights connecting Syros and Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos” International Airport. The flight lasting no more than 35 minutes. For detailed information visit: http://www.skyexpress.gr/en-us/home.aspx
Depending on the period you can reach Syros from Thessaloniki also 3 or 4 times per week. For more information visit: http://www.astra-airlines.gr/
From Athens, frequent daily ferry services run to Syros from all ports located near the airport “El. Venizelos “.
· From the port of Piraeus to Syros, the journey lasts approximately 3.5 hours by ferry or 2 hours by speedboat.
· From the port of Lavrio to Syros the journey lasts approximately 5 hours.
· From the port of Rafina (during summer only) to Syros the journey lasts three hours.
Find the available routes here
Direct connection between airport and all ports is available, either by bus or by taxi. Piraieus port is also connected by metro (line 3) with a transit in Monastiraki station (line 1).
TOUR IN ATHENS
If you are travelling to Syros via Athens, we suggest that we organize a tour of the city on your behalf. Your stay in Athens may or may not include accommodation.
A private car with a driver can meet you at the airport and remain at your disposal in order to give you a tour of Athens, where you will have the opportunity to see the Constitution Square, the Parliament, the Presidential Palace, the Temple of Olympian Zeus and the Panathenaic Stadium (Kallimarmaro), where the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896.
The tour ends with a visit to the Acropolis and the new Acropolis Museum. Finally, before heading to Syros you can enjoy a traditional meal in one of the famous restaurants of Plaka. If you are interested in a stopover in Athens do not hesitate to contact us!
FROM/TO OTHER ISLANDS
Syros is directly connected by ferry to most of the Cycladic islands as well as Crete and the Dodecanese making it possible to traverse quickly for tourist or business purposes. More information on available services to and from Syros you can find here
On the island one can move comfortably and safely with the local transport network of Syros that connects Ermoupolis to most villages and beaches.
Regarding Hermoupolis, free routes with the Minibus serve those who want to move around the market and the shopping area.
Syros has a sufficient fleet of taxis equipped with GPS and Tablet for fast passenger service; furthermore a 24 hour call center ensures constant communication with the vehicles.
Rent a car from local agencies if you wish to be more independent during your stay. We can help you with the reservation if you inform us in advance.
The General Hospital of Syros is on call 365 days a year to service emergencies. It has the following sections: Pathology, Surgery, Cardiology, Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Urology, ENT, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics, Gynecology as well as a dialysis department to support residents and visitors.