During the peak travel season in Greece, there is one daily ferry with an additional 4 ferries per week sailing from Naxos to Syros island. This travel guide explains the ferry options, schedules, and practical aspects of traveling from Naxos to Syros.
How to get from Naxos to Syros
The Greek islands of Naxos and Syros are two of the most important in the Cyclades. Naxos is the biggest island in the group, and Syros is the administrative capital. This means that you can expect regular Naxos Syros ferry services throughout the year.
During the summer season, when most people travel between the islands, there is a baseline of one ferry per day sailing from Naxos to Syros. This is supplemented by up to 4 additional ferries per week depending upon demand.
You should note that although both islands have airports, flying between them is not possible. The Naxos and Syros island airports only have flight connections with Athens.
Ferries to Syros from Naxos
Ferries to Syros from Naxos are operated by SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries. SeaJets ferries are the most frequent, as Blue Star Ferries only really run one vessel per week between Naxos and Syros.
The quickest crossing from Naxos going to Syros takes around 1 hour and 45 minutes. The slow ferry sailing to Syros from Naxos island takes around 2 hours and 55 minutes.
As might perhaps be expected, the faster ferry crossings are also normally more expensive. The best place to look at up to date schedules and book tickets online is Ferryhopper.
Syros Island Travel Tips
A few travel tips for visiting Syros island:
- Ferries depart from the port in Naxos Town (Chora) in Naxos. Ferries arrive at Ermoupoli port in Syros.
- For places to stay in Syros, I suggest looking at Booking. They have a great range of where to stay in Syros and areas to consider staying include Azolimnos, Galissas, Ano Syros, Poseidonia, Finikas, and Ermoupoli. If you are traveling to Syros in the busiest months for travel, I advise reserving hotels in Syros a month or so in advance.
- For some quality beach time, head to these beaches in Syros: Grammata, Komito, Azolimnos, Galissas, and Delfini. Delfini beach is a nice setting to enjoy the sunset.
- One of the best places to look at ferry schedules and to book tickets online is at Ferryhopper. Although I think it's better to book your Naxos to Syros ferry tickets in advance, especially during the the months of July, August, and September, you can also use travel and ferry ticket agencies in Athens and on the islands. There are normally places to buy tickets in and around the port areas, but don't leave it until the day you are due to leave, just in case the Naxos Syros ferry sells out!
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How to travel from Naxos to Syros FAQ
A few of the questions readers ask about traveling to Syros from Naxos include:
How can we get to Syros from Naxos?
The only way to travel from Naxos to Syros is by ferry. There are around 11 ferries per week, with at least 1 ferry per day sailing from Naxos to Syros in Greece.
Is there an airport on Syros?
The Greek island of Syros does have an airport, but currently it only has flight connections with Athens.
How long is the ferry crossing from Naxos to Syros?
The ferries to the Greek island of Syros from Naxos take between 1 hour and 45 minutes and 2 hours and 55 minutes. Ferry operators on the Naxos Syros route may include SeaJets and Blue Star Ferries.
How do I buy ferry tickets to Syros?
The easiest way to get hold of ferry tickets in Greece is by using Ferryhopper. Although I think it's better to book your Naxos to Syros ferry tickets in advance, you could also wait until you are in Greece, and use a travel agency.
Dave is a travel writer from the UK who lives in and writes about Greece As well as creating this island hopping guide to ferries from Naxos to Syros, he's written many more guides to Greece and the islands. Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond: