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Syros is located in the Cyclades and is connected by ferry to and from Athens, the Aegean islands, other ports in the Cyclades, the Dodecanese and the Greek Mainland.

There are 5 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Syros. Blue Star Ferries, Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, Saos Ferries and Seajets all operate ferries to and from Syros. In the summer season, there are a total of 194 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Naxos to Syros with 48 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Syros is Tinos with a distance of just 22 kilometres - that's 14 miles or 12 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Kavala at a distance of 391 kilometres - that's about 243 miles or about 211 nautical miles.

Syros, also known or spelled as 'Siros' or 'Syra' is the capital of the Cyclades prefecture. The port for the island is situated in the island's capital - Ermoupoli which is located on the east of the island. The port is a very big port and is generally very busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Syros are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter.

You can travel to or from Syros with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Why visit Syros?

  • Check out the archaeological and industrial museums before you leave Ermoupoli
  • Accompany a Greek coffee with the famous, multicoloured aromatic delights ("loukoumia") and local nougat pie ("halvadopita")
  • The Customs Office, Catholic Cathedral and last but not least the emblematic Apollon Theatre are all proof of the multicultural island's past
  • Even the townhall is worth visiting here, as it is the work of the famous architect Ernst Ziller

Island hopping around  Syros

As Syros is the capital and centre of the Cyclades it is the ideal base if you want to hop from island to island. You can easily book quick ferries to Santorini, Naxos, Mykonos and other islands in the Cyclades.

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Syros port address & GPS

Syros Port
Port of Syros, Ermoupoli, 84100, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22810 88888
Fax: +30 22810 82633
GPS Co-ordinates
24.9433 ° N, 37.4433 ° E

Syros port facilities

Syros port is located directly in the capital town of the island. You can find covered seating areas and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby.

There are parking facilities For mere information about parking in Syros, you can visit Parking

In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if travelling by car. For more information about Syros, you can visit Wikipedia

Getting to and from the port

car

By car

The main port in Ermoupoli - the capital of Syros - is easy to find as it is centrally located.
taxi

By Taxi

About 100 metres from the port you will find a taxi rank. As available taxis might be hard to find in August, it may be wise to pre-book or organise a transfer with your hotel.
bus

By Bus

There are public busses from the port connecting the town with all the villages.
on foot

On Foot

The port is located in the main town (Ermoupoli) so it is very easy to reach the port on foot.

Frequently asked questions for Syros ferries

Flights to Syros There are daily flights from Athens to Syros airport (JSY) and the flight duration is 35 minutes. Ferries to Syros The most popular way to get to Syros is by ferry. There are daily depatrures from Piraeus port and also from Lavrion two times a week.
Syros port is served by Blue Star Ferries, Seajets and Golden Star Ferries companies.
Route Piraeus (Athens) to Syros: Average oneßway cost per person travelling on foot in July:€44.
All the travel agencies are located opposite the port or a few meters further in the seafront of Ermoupoli (the town and capital).
Yes. If you travel with Blue Star Ferries or Seajets you can travel with an e-ticket. We will give you a web page address where you just have to input your booking confirmation code. You can then either print your ticket or save it to your phone.
To get your ticket printed make sure you have a print out or a copy of your reservation on your phone and a valid form of photographic ID - for example your passport or ID card.
Our tips to get a cheap ticket to Syros:
  • Book in advance Prices always go up the closer you book to your departure date.
  • Compare ferry companies side by side using a service like Zas Ferries
  • Don't take a fast ferry Fast ferries to Syros can save hours of your journey time, but if you want to take it easy and save money then avoid fast ferries.
  • Choose an inside cabin If you want travel in a cabin and don't need a view, inside cabins are always cheaper.
You can travel to Syros from these mainland ports:
  • Piraeus: Runs all year every day with a duration of around 3.5 hours.
  • Lavrio: Departures every Monday and Friday with a duration of around 7 hours.
  • On foot: Please arrive at least one hour before you travel.
  • By car: Please arrive at least two hours before you travel and in July and August allow for traffic jams on your journey.
Yes, you can take your dog or other pet on the ferry but it isn't possible to book a space in the kennel in advance. All Greek ships by law must have some kennel space.
  • On conventional ferries

    If you are travelling on conventional ferry (not a fast ferry or catamaran) there is normally space available in the kennels and you should also be able to have your dog on all deck areas (but not inside) with you. Strictly speaking, this at the discretion of the ferry company but in general you should have no issues - though please take a muzzle with you just in case and keep your dog on a leash at all times. Small sized dogs and cats can travel in the ship as long as they stay inside a special travel box.

    The other option, for absolute peace of mind, is to book a pet cabin. These are like normal cabins but have linoleum flooring. They are also available for day crossings at reasonable prices. This way you don't have to worry about finding space in the kennels and you and your dog or cat can relax. In July and August ferries can get very busy with people and other dogs.

  • On fast ferries or catamarans

    Fast ferries and catamarans will also have kennels but these will be limited in number. In addition, the majority of fast ferries (though there are exceptions) don't have open deck space accessible throughout the journey, so you will not be able to stay out with your pet during your crossing. However, if your pet is small and inside a travel box you will be able to keep him or her inside.

Yes, we accept PayPal and if your debit card is issued by Visa or MasterCard then you should have no issues paying by debit card.
Syros is most popular in the summer but good weather normally lasts until the end of September and the first weeks of October. There are also plenty of places to visit and things to do in the winter.
You can take your bike with you for free to or from Syros if you travel on large ships such as those of Blue Star Ferries company. However, on ships without a garage, bicycles are normally not allowed inside. You'll see if the ship has a garage when making your reservation. Syros can be busy in the summer so it is a good idea to tell a member of the port staff that you have a bike in case you might need extra assistance.

Latest prices for Syros ferries

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  • Booked: 24th June, 2021
  • Travel: 25th June - 15th July
  • People: One foot passenger
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  • Booked: 22nd March, 2021
  • Travel: 19th July - 23rd July
  • People: Two foot passengers

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