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How to get to Syros

Syros can be reached by plane or ferry, or combination of both.

By Air
There are several flights from Athens. The airline company is the Olympic Airlines Check out their websites for special prices especially if you book early.

By Sea
During summer there is a frequent daily schedule of ferries leaving from Piraeus and the trip takes between 3-4 hours depending on the ferry. Several companies go to Syros, the most known are Blue Star Ferries και Hellenic Seaways. For more travel information about ferries:,,,, and

DSC 0042How to get to the University
The Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering is located in different traditional buildings which are located either in the Historical Center or in the region of Hermoupolis. From airport, you can reach the University main building (1st High School of Syros) by taxi. You can easily find directions through Google Maps.


For your convenience, we advise that you stay within the town of Hermoupolis, where you will be within walking distance of the Summer School venue.

For people who are accompanied by partners and families, there are many activities in Hermoupolis, including the possiblity to swim. This is an island city!

Special deals with hotels are being negotiated. Please check back here.

Hotel Nisaki   

1 E. Papadam street,
84100 Hermoupolis, Syros.
Tel. +30 22810 88200
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30 € single room / double bed (with breakfast)
50 € double bed / two singles (with breakfast) 
60 € tripple bed / three singles (with breakfast)

You can find information and reviews of Syros's restaurants on tripadvisor. Also traditional greek souvlaki is a popular and affordable solution.

Public Transportation
Local Public transportation is free and you can access the timetables here.

Transportation outside of Hermoupolis (KTEL) costs up to 2 euros and you can find the timetables here.


Weather in Syros
The climate in Syros is a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters during which the temperatures rarely drop below 0 degrees. It is characterized by with rainfalls and dry summers with high temperatures, cooled by the "meltemia", the north wind blowing from the end of July until the middle of August. You can access a seven day weather forecast as well as statistics through 

What kind of weather to expect in early October

The weather in early October is still summer weather, but the nights are cooler.

What to bring 

  • Walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Swimming clothes
  • Sunblock
  • Light windproof type jacket for the evenings


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