Getting Around

Regular buses loop from Ermoupoli bus station beside the ferry quay, taking in Galissas, Finikas, Posidonia, Megas Gialos and Vari. The full loop takes about an hour, and buses run hourly in both directions, with a maximum fare of €1.70. About five buses go to Kini (€1.60, 35 minutes) or to Ano Syros (€1.60, 15 minutes) every day except Sunday. Schedules are posted at the waterfront bus station.

A free bus traverses the harbour between the car parks at the northern and southern ends of Ermoupoli (half-hourly 7am to 10pm Monday to Friday, to 4pm Saturday and Sunday).

You can hire cars (from €40 per day) and scooters (from €15) at waterfront agencies. Avoid driving in central Ermoupoli, as it’s mostly stairs or pedestrianised ways.

From the port, taxis charge around €4 to Ano Syros, €12 to Galissas and €12 to Vari.

Several rental agencies along the waterfront rent scooters (€18) and cars (€35).