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How to get to Syros
Syros is easily reached by plane or ferry. There are several flights from Athens. The airline company is the Sky Express (https://www.skyexpress.gr). Check out their websites for special prices especially if you book early.
During summer there is a frequent daily schedule of ferries leaving from Piraeus and the trip takes between 2-4 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 you can visit:
www.ferriesingreece.com, www.openseas.gr, www.bluestarferries.gr, www.hellenicseaways.gr.
How to get to the University
The Department of Product & Systems Design Engineering is located in different traditional buildings 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. The university buildings are in walking distance from the port. You can easily find directions through Google Maps.
There are plenty hotels and 'rooms to let' in Hermoupolis with variable prices. The school has achieved special prices for the attendees, which will be known upon registration.
You can find information and reviews of Syros's restaurants on tripadvisor. Also traditional greek souvlaki is a popular and affordable solution.
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 through www.Meteo.gr.
What to bring
- Walking shoes
- Swimming clothes