The small island and Yacht Charter destination Syros (also Syra or Siros = the rocky island) is located in the Yacht Charter area of the Cyclades – to Delos distance is only 15 miles to the east, to Paros 23 nautical miles towards the south-southeast – and to sail to Lavrion on the mainland, Yacht Charter sailors only have to sail about 50 miles. The main town Ermoupolis (from the messenger of the gods: Hermes) on the east coast was once the largest commercial port in Greece. Today, the inhabitants live mainly from the shipyards, tourism plays only a minor role. However, Syros is a popular holiday destination for the Greeks themselves.
There is one Yacht Charter base in Syros, some Yacht Charter companies offer Yacht Charter cruises from Syros as an option. Yacht Charter crews come to Syros either by ferry or by plane from Athens. Ports for Yacht Charter crews at Syros: the city port in Ermoupolis with taverns, cafes and waves from the ferries, a small marina near the airport – the options for Yacht Charter crews to buy provisioning in the capital are very good. In the southwest of the of Syros, the port Phoinikos is recommended for a stopover on the Yacht Charter cruise especially when the Meltemi is blowing.
Sightseeing highlights in Ermoupolis, which in terms of population is the largest city of the Yacht Charter area Cyclades: the Apollo Theater and one of the oldest archaeological museums in Greece.
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