Ferries to Syros
Syros is very close to Athens. It takes about three hours and forty five minutes by ferry boat (Blue Star Ferries) from Piraeus port (Gates E6 or E7) in order to be dazzled by this relatively small but interesting island culture-wise.
Elegant Syros has a Roman Catholic tradition which has strongly influenced its life style and architecture, quite visible in the way many significant churches and monasteries of the island have been built and decorated. The port is located on the main village of the island, which is also the capital and is called “Ermoupoli”. Ermoupoli is probably one of the best preserved Greek cities in neo-classical style. Book your accommodation at one of the restored traditional mansions, which have been turned into romantic hotels. Walk around the beautifully preserved buildings. Look the main square where the town hall majestically presides. Continue your exploration up to “Ano Syros” (aka upper part of the city) to enjoy the view, hear about the notorious residents of this neighborhood (Greek musicians, major representatives of “rebetiko” music such as Markos Vamvakaris), and make sure you dine at a flourished yard of a local restaurant.
Most of Syros beaches are sandy and well-organized (access through public transportation, restaurants, cafes, hotel accommodation). We recommend Azolimnos, Varvaroussa, Agathopes, Ahladi, Foinikas, and Kini beach. Also, Galissas beach is quite close to Ermoupoli.
Syros produces fine delicacies worthy tasting: The traditionally homemade sausage mixed with local herbs, the famous San Michalis cheese and the “loukoumi”, a pastry of Turkish origin (named loukoum) made of sugar and starch.
Book cheap ferry tickets to Syros and visit an unforgettable destination. You may combine Syros with neighboring islands of Cyclades such as the notorious Mykonos and Tinos. Blue Star Ferries provides you with this option through daily scheduled itineraries.