Syros lies in the middle of the Cyclades islands (Cyclades
means the circle islands, because they form a circle around
Delos) between Andros and Tinos to the North, Mykonos to the
East, Paros, Naxos and Amorgos to the SE, Sifnos and Milos
to the SW and Ios and Santorini to South. Syros is located
close to Piraeus port (the trip by ferry takes only 4 hours)
and there is a connection by ferry with Rafina, Paros, Naxos,
Tinos, Mykonos, Ios, Santorini, and other Cycladic islands.It
is also connected with Athens by plane.
It has an area of 86 sq. km., a coastline of 87 km., and
a population in excess of 20,000. There are two main bays,
of Ermoupoli to the east and Finikas to the west.
Ermoupolis is the capital of Syros and the cycladic state
(thanks to the island position in the midle of the Cyclades
cluster and close to Piraeus) and is considered to be one
of the most beautiful towns of Greece. .
Syros also has a great marine tradition.