Symi to Kalymnos Ferry

The Symi Kalymnos ferry route connects Dodecanese Islands with Dodecanese Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Blue Star Ferries service runs up to 3 times per week with a sailing duration of around 3 hours 45 minutes while the Dodekanisos Seaways service runs up to 5 times per week with a duration from 2 hr 10 min.

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.

Route and port details

Symi - Kalymnos Ferry Operators

  • Blue Star Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 3 hr 45 min
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  • Dodekanisos Seaways
    • 5 Sailings Weekly 2 hr 10 min
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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.