Syros in detail

Flights & getting there

Air

Sky Express (www.skyexpress.gr) flies from Athens (€109, 35 minutes) to Syros Island National Airport, 5km south of Ermoupoli. There's no public transport but taxis congregate around flight times.

Boat

As the island group’s capital, Syros theoretically has fair to good year-round ferry links with all the Cyclades islands, and to Piraeus on the mainland. High season services to Ermoupoli include Piraeus (€27 to €33, two to 3¾ hours, three daily), Kythnos (€9, 2¼ hours, three daily), Naxos (€29 to €35, 1¼ hours to 2¾ hours, two daily), Mykonos (€20, 40 minutes, three daily) and Tinos (€4.50 to €8.50, 50 minutes, two daily); see www.ferries.gr for details.