Symi
Kalymnos
Ferries to Dodecanese Islands
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Symi Kalymnos Ferry

The Symi Kalymnos ferry route connects Dodecanese Islands with Dodecanese Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Dodekanisos Seaways service runs up to 6 times per week with a sailing duration of around 2 hours 5 minutes while the Blue Star Ferries service runs up to 2 times per week with a duration from 4 hours.

So that’s a combined 8 sailings on offer per week on the Symi Kalymnos route between Dodecanese Islands and Dodecanese Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Symi to Kalymnos?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Symi to Kalymnos is approximately 3h 02m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Symi to Kalymnos?

The average price of a ferry from Symi to Kalymnos is approximately 39 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Symi to Kalymnos can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Symi to Kalymnos?

There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Symi to Kalymnos. The following operators that provide this service are
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Symi to Kalymnos?

Ferries from Symi to Kalymnos are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Symi to Kalymnos?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Symi to Kalymnos with
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Symi to Kalymnos?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Symi to Kalymnos with the following operators
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Symi to Kalymnos?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How far is Kalymnos from Symi?

Symi to Kalymnos is approximately 54 nautical miles distance apart.

Symi Guide

The Greek island of Symi is one of the Dodecanese Islands and is located around 40 km to the north west of the island of Rhodes and 420 km from the Port of Piraeus. Symi's closest neighbours are the Datca and Bozburun peninsulars of Mugla Province in Turkey. The island's terrain is mainly mountainous and its coastline is made up of either beaches and secluded coves, or rocky cliffs. Located on the north east coast of the island is its main town, also called Symi. The lower town is the area around the harbour, called Yialos, and the upper town is called Horio or Ano Symi. There isn't a great deal to see or do on the island, and this is perhaps where its charm is. Apart from lazing on the beach or swimming in its crystal clear waters the Monastery of the Archangel Panormitis, which is an early 18th century Greek Orthodox monastery built on the coast in the south west of the country, is worth visiting. Overlooking Ano Symi is the Kastro which was built by the Knights of St. John as an expansion of a Byzantine castle on the same site. Quite a bit of the structure remains and there are also signs of an ancient citadel on which two later castles were built.


Kalymnos Guide

The Greek island of Kalymnos lies in the south east Aegean Sea and is located between the islands of Kos and Leros, and is one of the Dodecanese group of islands. The island is quite small with a land area of just over 100 sq. km but despite this it is the fourth largest of all the Dodecanese islands. The island's name has changed over its history. It was first named Kalynda, then Kalymna and then finally, Kalymnos. The island's capital is Pothis, although the most of the island's residents live in Chora, and is the island's second largest town.

Kalymnos is known for its sponge divers and sponge fisheries and it's inland terrain is steep and rocky and is popular with climbers. There are over 1,300 different climbing routes on the island that range in difficulty and terrain. Some routes are on slabs, some on big walls or on overhangs. The landscape used to be a curse for the island's residents but as it attracts visitors to the island it is now a blessing, certainly in terms of tourism.

There is a frequent ferry service to Piraeus, Rhodes and to the other Dodecanese islands. There are also ferry routes operating to the Cyclades islands, Samos and, during the summer season, to Chios, Mytilini, and Thessaloniki.


Symi to Kalymnos Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-06-17 and 2024-06-23


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:55 11:00 2 hours 5 minutes Fri, Sat
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:55 11:05 2 hours 10 minutes Tue
Dodekanisos Seaways 09:00 11:15 2 hours 15 minutes Mon, Thu, Sun
Blue Star Ferries 17:20 22:20 5 hours Sat
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 21:30 4 hours Thu

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