Diafani ferries connect Dodecanese Islands with Athens, Cyclades Islands & Crete with crossings available to Piraeus (in Athens), Thira, Anafi & Milos (in Cyclades Islands), Kasos, Karpathos, Chalki & Rhodes (in Dodecanese Islands) & Heraklion & Sitia (in Crete). Sailings from Diafani are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 10 ferry crossings daily from Diafani with sailing durations starting from 1 hour. Our Diafani ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Located on the thin north-eastern tip of the island of Karpathos, one of the landmasses that form the Greek Dodecanese islands near the coast of mainland Turkey, is the village of Diafani. This quaint fishing community, defined by its narrow streets and the locals’ use of a traditional Greek dialect, sits at the foot of the island’s undulating landscape of low inland hills that descend towards a deep-blue bay lining the village’s eastern border. It’s a spot that can boast to be one Greece’s warmest spots too, with average yearly temperatures topping the country’s leaderboard.
The port of Diafani is found to the south of the village, on a curved pier that juts into the Aegean Sea. A twisting rural road leads directly from the harbour side to the larger town of Olympos built atop a hill just 5-miles away on the opposite coast. A bus route runs from the village towards other towns and villages across the entirety of Karpathos, though these services run on a limited schedule.
The ferry terminal in Diafani consists of nothing more than a departure point at the end of the pier. There are no facilities at the terminal either meaning that passengers looking to buy food or drink before their journey must use the shops in the village.
Currently one ferry operator sails from the port, destined for a multitude of locations across the southern Greek stretch of the Aegean Sea. Anek Lines services offer routes throughout the week to other Dodecanese Islands, including Kasos, Chalki and Rhodes, as well as the long trip to the district of Piraeus on the mainland.