The Mykonos Syros ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 4 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 7 times per week, Sea Jets 1 times per week, Nel Lines 5 times per week & the Hellenic Seaways service is available up to 6 times per week.
There are a combined 19 sailings available per week on the Mykonos Syros crossing between Cyclades Islands and Cyclades Islands and with 4 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
The Blue Star ferries are wonderful. They are clean and comfortable and the food and drink available are of good quality and reasonable prices, especially when compared to those on British travel services. Seating can be difficult to find on busy crossing but that is the case the world over unless travelling first class. A great, cheap way to travel throughout the Greek islands. Friendly and helpful staff are easy to find.
'Donna Crookes' travelled Mykonos Syros with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star 2Read More Read Less
"a pleasant journey on board Blue Star 2 from Mykonos to Syros"
the ship was enormous, very clean, and quite comfortable. On-time departure and arrival. Highly recommend!
'Anonymous' travelled Mykonos Syros with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star 2Read More Read Less
Nervous sea traveller. Booked business class and was very impressed with facilities.i could put my feet up in quiet atmosphere when the sea was rough. The experience has changed my thoughts for the better on sailing.the only downside was the crush on disembarking especially with a suitcase to carry. Thank for a pleasant trip Blue Star.
'Susan' travelled Mykonos Syros with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star PatmosRead More Read Less
"mykonos to syros"
fantastic trip. great staff. ferry was on time and made a great start to our holiday.
'Gillian' travelled Mykonos Syros with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star NaxosRead More Read Less
Forming one of the Cyclades group of islands, the island of Mykonos lies between the islands of Tinos, Paros and Naxos. The main town on the island, also called Mykonos (or Chora to the locals), has typically Cycladic architecture on display with its white washed houses with painted blue windows, pretty narrow streets and pebble-stoned pavements and small white chapels with sky blue cupolas. Many visitors choose to simply take a stroll through Chora, the old port, Little Venice and the Castle to take in the charm of the town. The island in general has a lively nightlife and is sometimes referred to as the "Ibiza of Greece" as a result of its summer club scene which is a major draw for thousands of tourists each year.
The island has two ports. The old Mykonos harbour is where passenger ferries arrive and the New Port of Tourlos is where mostly cruise ships dock. Ferry services from Mykonos depart to Piraeus and Rafina on the Greek mainland and to the other islands in the Cyclades, the Dodecanese islands and to Crete. Conventional and high speed ferries operate to and from the island.
The Greek island of Syros is one of the Cyclades group of islands and is unusual in that the island's architecture is more medieval rather than the more typical Cycladic. The island's capital is Ermoupolis and has some fine examples of Venetian mansions to see. In the Vaporia quarter of the capital visitors will find some lovely large churches and impressive neoclassical buildings, such as the Town Hall and Apollo Theatre in the central square. Also popular with visitors are the island's beaches which are well equipped for tourists and have a good range of facilities.
The island can trace its history back to the 3rd millennium BC where signs of inhabitation have been found in the Halandriani and Kastri parts of the island. Artefacts found indicate that there was some kind of metal workshop on the island which possibly had a trading relationship with Asia Minor. The Samians occupied the island in the 6th century BC and is when many of the island's inhabitants moved to the island. At that time, the important physician and philosopher Pherecydis was born in Syros and some years later he went to Samos and became the teacher of Pythagoras.