There are two athletic clubs in Syros, the Athletic Club of Hermoupolis and the Aris Syros. They both participate in the cycladic championship with great success. But the best part for locals who prefer basketball is having two very strong and organized teams in the island.
The Athletic Club Hermoupolis was established in 1999 and since then it takes part in the cycladic basketball championship with two teams, one children’s team and one for adults. However, under the Club there are also basketball academies, for boys, girls and women. The total number of athletes is 130.
Aris Syros is the most ancient Club of the island. It was established in 1898, initially as a football team. The basketball part of the club was established about a century later, in 1997. Three years later, in 2000, Aris Syros won the cycladic basketball championship, while having only locals in its team.
But that was not enough, since every team has experienced some great victories. During summers, Aris Syros organizes a fortnight camp with famous basketball coaches as guests.