Photo by Myrto Tzima
Photo by Myrto Tzima

(By Plane)

The island is accessible with daily flights from and to the airport of Syros in Athens International Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos (AIA). (Flight duration: 25 minutes)

Syros Airport (JSY), which was established in 1992, is located approx. 3 km from the center of Syros.
It was named “Dimitrios Vikelas” after the Greek poet, novelist, and writer Dimitris Vikelas, who was born in Syros Island.

Syros Airport: +30 22810 81900, +30 22810 87025

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Photo by Myrto Tzima

(By Boat)

The island is accessible by sea with daily trips to and from several ports:

Piraeus (duration: 4 hours by ferry line, 2.5 hours with high-speed)
Rafina (duration: 1.5 hour)
Cyclades islands (various ports)
Dodecanese islands (various ports)
North Aegean islands (various ports)

Travel agencies for more information and services:

Hellenic Seaways:
Blue Star Ferries: +30 210 8919800
NEL Lines: +30 210 4115015

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Photo by Myrto Tzima

Within Syros, transportation can be made with private cars, local buses, taxis, and boats.

Private Vehicle/Car
In case anyone wants to choose a private car for transport to the island, one car hire from local car rental companies or through a travel agency.

Local Buses
The local bus service covers most of the island especially during the summer months. The local buses connect Ermoupoli with Galissas, Finikas, Posidonia, Megas Gialos, Vari, Azolimnos, Kini, Anno Mana, Chroussa, Parakopi, and Vissa, while municipal buses are also available, free of charge.
T. +30 22810 82575

A taxi service is available to transport visitors. A taxi station can be found in front of the monument of National Resistance in Ermoupoli.
T. +30 22810 84222, +30 22810 86222

The island has boats for hire to transport visitors into private and rugged beaches and points specifically chosen for diving. More information can be requested from the travel agencies on the island.
Syros adventures – Perla1 cruises

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Photo by Myrto Tzima

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Postal Address
Syros International Film Festival (SIFF)
P.O. Box 19
84100 Syros, Cyclades, Greece