Syros, Greece

Rent a boat in Syros, Greece in a few minutes!

Rent a boat in Syros, Greece in a few minutes!


Hiring a boat is the ideal way to explore the hidden beauty of Syros. Situated west of Mykonos and forming the cultural center of the Cyclades island complex, Syros is a wonderful destination to visit with a private yacht charter. Syros has a unique port and several other marinas where you can easily find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motor yacht or speedboat of your choice. You can directly contact the owners of the vessels for the ideal boat or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.

You have plenty of options:

You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Mykonos. With the option to rent a motorboat, you can access various beaches around the unique coastline in a short amount of time. If you book a catamaran, you will have plenty of space for fun, you may even throw a birthday party or celebrate a wedding anniversary onboard. Finally, you can hire a luxury yacht or sailboat and go island hopping in the Cyclades, making sure to include Syros in your week-long itinerary.

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Boats in Syros

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Syros is a scenic destination that belongs to the Cyclades islands in Greece. The island’s capital is Ermoupoli, a town of special beauty owing to its name to Hermes, the God of trade. In the 19th century, Ermoupolis became the most important commercial shipping center of Greece. As the biggest capital of all the Greek islands, Ermoupolis happily welcomes visitors from its main port. Syros offers an alternative day cruise from Mykonos. Here you will be part of everyday life where music, festivals, and concerts continue to take place throughout the year. In fact, the International Classical Music Festival of Cyclades and the Festival of the Aegean are renowned events hosted by Syros. The two settlements, known as Vaporia and Ano Syros, are worth exploring before your boat hire in Syros. The former occupies a church known as Agios Nikolaos, also considered to be the largest in the Balkans. You will also find that several wealthy shipowners live here. In the latter, you will find an enchanting path of narrow alleys, stonewalls, and a large lively square known as Platia Miaouli. Whether you are visiting Syros with a day trip from Mykonos or island-hopping the Cyclades, you will certainly have a wonderful experience with your family and friends.

Renting a boat in Syros is the perfect chance to enjoy the relaxation and tranquility you are looking for. When it comes to Syros beaches, Galissas is the most popular one. Not too far from Ermoupolis, Galissas has numerous amenities including beach bars along with the shore and water sports facilities. You may even stop to admire the sunset on the island by visiting the chapel of Agia Pakou. Some other organized beaches you can visit include Agathopes, Finikas, and Megalos Gialos, all situated on the island’s southern side. The beauty of sailing with a catamaran or motor yacht is that you can stop at any moment and even drop anchor in your favorite secluded beach. Departing from Kini, you can access the remote beaches of Syros with ease. The northern beaches include Lia, Aetos, and Varvarousa and they offer endless moments of relaxation. Interestingly, Varvarousa formes the beak and Aetos beach form the wings and neck of an eagle, together forming a unique landscape. Due to the lack of roads and crystal clear waters, swimming on the northern beaches of Syros is a wonderful experience.

Boat trips in Syros are not limited to circumnavigating the beaches of the island. You also have the option to enjoy a day cruise to Mykonos or combine your sailing holiday with Kythnos and Tinos. You can enjoy a week-long cruise to other Cycladic destinations. Serifos, Sifnos, and Paros are some exciting islands to visit on a sailboat. Finally, Syros is an island that impresses visitors with its different aspects. With easily accessible beaches, festivals, tavernas, and the unique culture Syros produces, you will have an unforgettable vacation.

Below you will find some useful information for your boat rentals in Syros.

Syros Port, Ermoupoli: Offers a berthing capacity of 100 vessels. The quay is about 260 m in length. All cruiser yachts and sailboats have the necessary facilities for their trip.

The airport of Syros is roughly km2 km away from Ermoupolis and there are daily flights from and to Athens. (30 min flight time). An alternative is Mykonos Airport, taking the ferry from there should take 50 min.

Finikas:  situated on the southwest side of the island and offers good shelter from the northern winds. Water and electricity are available for all vessels and there is a total capacity of 40 vessels. Around the bay of Finikas, you can anchor and swim in one of the most popular beaches of Syros.

The airport of Syros is roughly 12 km away from Finikas Marina.

Ahladi: Located on the north side of the island, forms a round bay that is ideal for anchorage. The bay is filled with fishing boats and there are traditional taverns by the sea. Ahladi is 8 km from Ermouoili and is an ideal choice for families with children.

Kini: A picturesque fishing port, 10 km away from the island’s capital. There are all the necessary facilities and provisions available for your boat.

 Syros is connected by ferry to all the islands in the Cyclades and several islands in the Aegean Sea such as Crete and Rhodes.