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Syros

Getting there & away

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Water

Ferry

There are at least four ferries departing daily from Syros to Piraeus (€24, four hours), with two going to Tinos every day except Tuesday (€5.60, two hours), and four heading to Mykonos (€8, 1¼ hours).

There are two daily ferries to Paros (€8.50, 1¾ hours) and Naxos (€11.50, three hours). There are daily connections to Andros via Tinos (€11, 2¾ hours) and two direct connections weekly (€7.40, 4¼ hours).

At least four ferries weekly go to Amorgos (€19, 4½ hours), Ios (€19.50, 2¾ hours), Milos (€11.70, six hours) and Santorini (€23, 5¼ hours), and one weekly ferry serves Crete (€23.40, 8½ hours).

At least twice weekly there are boats to Andros (€7.40, 1¾ hours), Kea (€9.40, three hours), Kythnos (€7.50, two hours), Sifnos (€8.20, four hours), Serifos (€7.50, two to four hours), Kimolos (€11.70, five hours) and Anafi (€16.80, eight hours).

Five ferries weekly go to Patmos in the ­Dodecanese (€26, 4½ hours).

Each week, three ferries head to Sikinos (€11.10, five hours), Folegandros (€11.70, six hours), Lavrio (€14.30, 3½ hours), and Leros in the Dodecanese (€28, seven hours).

Two ferries a week go to Kos (in the Dodecanese; €32, nine hours) and Rhodes (€38.50, 15½ hours), and one goes to Thessaloniki (€35.20, 15 hours).

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Boat

Fast boat & catamaran

Services depart daily for Piraeus (€40, 2½ hours), Lavrio (€35, 1¾ hours), Paros (€16, 45 minutes), Naxos (€21, 1¼ hours), Mykonos (€15, 30 minutes), Tinos (€11, 30 minutes) and Santorini (€42.50, 3¾ hours).

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Air

Olympic Airlines (22810 88018; www.olympicairlines.com) operates at least one flight daily, except Thursday and Saturday, to and from Athens (€60, 35 minutes). The Olympic Airlines office is at the airport, but you can buy tickets at tourist agencies.

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