The major beaches of the island are served by KTEL buses and well reachable from Ermoupoli even for those who do not have car or motor-bike.
The busiest beach we saw when we visited was Kini, on the western side of the island. There are many parasols and sun beds for rental. The famous taverna Allou Gialou is on this beach. It takes about 15 min. bus ride from Ermoupoli.
Kini Beach, Syros Kini Beach, Syros
Rental fee of parasol and sun bed was about 1.50 Euro p.p.
One of the closest beaches from Ermoupoli. Although it is small, there are several tavernas. If you take a clock-wise direction bus from Ermoupoli, you are here in 10 or so minutes. There are many tavernas and some beach bars.
A beach on the southern coast of the island. There are some tavernas and a beach bar. We did not enter into the water, but it looked shallow.
Megas Gialos (Big Beach)
Another beach on the southern coast. Despite its name, it is not quite big. The beach itself does not have any organized bathing facility (at least when we visited in June 2014), although there is a cafeteria just across the road. There is a chapel dedicated to Saint Antonios.
This is an isolated beach without facility, so bring your supplies.
A beach on the south west coast. There are tavernas and cafeterias. You can swim seeing Schinonisi and Strogyllo islets in front.
Finikas is a relatively large settlement, but the beach is small. There are restaurants and cafeterias.
Galissas (or Galissa) Beach
A beach on the south west coast of the island and quite large. There are many rental parasols. Strangely most of the restaurants are not by the sea.
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