Syros: Getting There
In summer, there's at least one flight daily from Athens. Contact Olympic Airways in Athens (tel.
+30 210 966-6666 or +30 210 936-9111; www.olympic-airways.gr) or at their office in Ermoupolis, 100m (328 ft.)
from the port in the direction of Hotel Hermes (tel. +30 22810 88-018 or
+30 2281082-634). Also you can contact Olympic Airways at their
office on the Syros Airport : +30 22810 87025
There are Daily Connections with Piraeus Port by High-Speed ferries or
standard Ferries. There are at least one ferry connection with high
speed ferry, travel time 2h 30 minutes (2 1/2h) and by standard ferry
4h 30minutes (4 1/2h). Also there ferry connections with the other
- Naxos (1 1/2 hr. by high-speed ferry or hydrofoil, 2 1/2 hr. by
- Mykonos (30 min. by high-speed ferry, 1 1/2 hr. by ferry)
- Paros (45 min. by high-speed ferry, 1 1/2 hr. by ferry)
- Tinos (1 hr.)
- Santorini (4-7 hr.).
ferries connect once or twice weekly with
- Folegandros (5-6 hr.)
- Sifnos (3 hr.)
- Iraklion (5-10 hr.)
- Samos (7-9 hr. to Vathi)
There are also daily catamarans from Rafina (2 hr.).
You'll find numerous ferry-ticket offices at the pier. We recommend
you to book your ferry ticket to Siros & other Greek Islands, or
your ferry tickets to Greece or Italy with Greek Ferries Center (www.hellas-ferries.gr).
Contact Greek Ferries Center +30 2103315905 - 07.
Ferry information can be verified with the local port
authority (tel. 22810/88-888 or 22810/82-690). Piraeus ferry schedules
can be confirmed with the Greek Ferries Center
in Athens (tel. +30 2103315905 - 07) or with Piraeus Port Authority (tel. 210/459-3223 or
210/422-6000; phone seldom answered). For Rafina schedules, call Rafina
Port Authority (tel. 22940/28-888).
IMPORTANT NOTE: The ferries sail when the weather is considered suitable and stable conditions are predicted. If the weather is bad, sailings will be cancelled (not often - but there are a few such days every year), and you should be accommodated on the next available sailing.
ADVICE: Allow flexibility in your schedule when
traveling by ferry as part of an ongoing journey. If delayed, see some of the sights of interest you may have missed! The shipping companies are prone to changing which ships they use on any given route - so as always, call to check if you want to book on a particular ship.