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Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Syros - Cycladic Islands.

Syros and the Cyclades in general are connected
to the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. From Syros
you can also visit the nearby Cycladic islands of Ios, Santorini, Kimolos, Naxos, Anafi, Amorgos etc.

In addition, there are ferry connection from Syros
ferry to the islands of Crete, Rhodes, and basically all Dodecanese and East Aegean Islands via a third island.

Your trip to Syros can be with a conventional ferry
boat, by Highspeed or Flying dolphin depending on
the day, the time and the ferry company you wish
to travel with.

If you select to visit Syros with the conventional
ferry your trip will take about 3-4.5 hours while with
a Highspeed ferry 1.5-2.5 hours depending on how
many ports the ferry will call at on the way.

Ferries from Piraeus to Syros run all year round
on a daily basis. In summer of course there are more departures to choose from.

1. Piraeus - Syros - Kos - Rhodes
2. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Agios Kirikos
(Ikaria) - Fourni - Karlovassi (Samos)
Vathi (Samos)
3. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Agios Kirikos
(Ikaria) - Karlovassi (Samos) - Vathi (Samos)
4. Piraeus - Syros - Paros - Naxos - Iraklia
Schinoussa - Koufonisi - Katapola (Amorgos)
5. Piraeus - Syros - Patmos - Leros - Kos
Rhodes
6. Piraeus - Syros - Tinos - Mykonos
7. Lavrion - Syros - Paros - Naxos
8. Milos - Kimolos - Sifnos - Serifos - Paros
Syros
9. Santorini - Ios - Naxos - Paros - Syros
Piraeus
10. Syros - Anafi - Santorini - Thirassia - Ios
Sikinos - Folegandros - Naxos - Paros
11. Vathi (Samos) - Karlovassi (Samos) - Evdilos
(Ikaria) - Mykonos - Syros - Piraeus

Attention !
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.

Syros Ferries Cycladic Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Syros in the Cyclades
Travel Information for ferries to Syros. Island of Syros Cyclades.

ON LINE Booking System for seats and tickets in real time.

Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.

We wish you a pleasant trip!

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

Travel Guide Syros Island Cyclades Greece

SYROS > HISTORY

History of Syros Island Cyclades Greece

Syros is located in the centre of the Cyclades and was first inhabited in the prehistoric period, 4000 BC and later during the early Cycladic period of 3000 BC as revealed by archaeological excavations.

The first historical reference was made by Homer that referred to it as Syrii, that is to say it had two cities: Posidonias and Foiniki. The first inhabitants on the island were Phoenecians and the name Syros emanates from Ousyra meaning ‘cheerful’ or Syr meaning ‘rock’.

Ancient Ermoupoli was built by the Iones and was later occupied by the Persian, Roman, Frank and Turkish conquerors; each left their own cultural stamp. Those that left the greatest mark with their presence on the island were the Venetians making Syros an important commercial centre of the eastern Mediterranean. The pirate invasions forced the residents to change the location for the capital onto a hill, where today its medieval settlement of Ano Syros, with its church of San Georgio, dominates.

When the island’s sovereignty passed to the French, Ano Syros was inhabited by Catholics who founded a small abbey that is still in operation today.

The major economic growth of Ermoupolis came after the revolution of 1821, when a group of refugees from Psaras, Chios, Crete and Asia Minor were installed here along with their naval and trading activities. This period of prosperity continued up to the beginning of the 20th century.

Today, the glamour of its past is reflected in the important architectural monuments of past centuries, but also in the rich cultural events of the Ermoupoleia Festival that is organised each year in June.