Syros in detail

Getting Around


KTEL Syros buses loop from Ermoupoli bus station beside the ferry quay, taking in Galissas, Finikas, Posidonia, Megas Gialos, Vari and Azolimnos. The full loop takes an hour, and buses run in both directions (at least three daily, increasing to hourly in the peak season), with a maximum fare of €1.70.

Three to five buses also go to Kini (€1.60, 20 minutes), some of which join the main island loop.

There are also regular minibuses to Ano Syros (€1.60, 15 minutes) from the waterfront end of El Vanizelou street.

Car & Motorcycle

You can hire cars and scooters at agencies such as Vassilikos on the Ermoupoli waterfront. Avoid driving in central Ermoupoli, as there are lots of stairs, pedestrian-only lanes and one-way streets.


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