Kalymnos
Symi
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Ferry from Kalymnos to Symi (Simi)

Typically ferry sailings run between Kalymnos and Symi (Simi) run once a day. 2 operators sail this route Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways and runs throughout the year. Kalymnos Symi (Simi) ferries cost between £26 and £102, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Kalymnos Symi (Simi) ferries.

Kalymnos Symi (Simi) Ferry Times

The earliest Kalymnos Symi (Simi) ferry sailings typically depart Kalymnos at around 01:20. The last ferry usually departs at 23:05.

How long is the ferry from Kalymnos to Symi (Simi)?

Kalymnos Symi (Simi) Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 2h 45m. The fastest sailings are approximately 1h 0m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Kalymnos Symi (Simi) Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 1 daily sailings and up to 7 weekly ferry sailings from Kalymnos to Symi (Simi). These sailings are provided by Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Kalymnos Symi (Simi) Ferry Prices

Kalymnos Symi (Simi) ferry prices typically range between £26* and £102*. The average price is typically £61*. The cheapest Kalymnos Symi (Simi) ferry prices start from £26*. The average price for a foot passenger is £61*. The average price for a car is £75*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Kalymnos to Symi (Simi)?

The distance between Kalymnos to Symi (Simi) is approximately 62.6 miles (100.7km) or 54.4 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Kalymnos Symi (Simi) ferry?

Yes, Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways allow cars on board ferries between Kalymnos and Symi (Simi). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Kalymnos and Symi (Simi).

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Kalymnos to Symi (Simi)?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways between Kalymnos and Symi (Simi).

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Kalymnos to Symi (Simi)?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Kalymnos to Symi (Simi) with Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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Kalymnos - Symi (Simi) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways
Average Price £61*
Average Weekly Sailings 7
Average Sailing Duration 2h 45m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 0m
First Ferry 01:20
Last Ferry 23:05
Distance 54 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Kalymnos to Symi?

The ferry crossing time from Kalymnos to Symi is approximately 3h. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Kalymnos to Symi?

Kalymnos to Symi ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Kalymnos to Symi is £61. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Kalymnos to Symi?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Kalymnos to Symi. These are
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Kalymnos to Symi?

Book ferries from Kalymnos to Symi through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

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

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

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

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

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

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How far is Symi from Kalymnos?

The distance between Kalymnos to Symi is approximately 54 nautical Miles.

Kalymnos Symi Ferry reviews

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    We just love these ferries, visiting various islands is possible with ease and comfort.

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  • "Tilos to Rhodes ferry - diagrams blue star ferry"

    Have got to say it was an enjoyable way to leave dream island. The ship and its facilities were first class.

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  • "Holiday"

    Perfect.

    'Diagoras' travelled on Diagoras

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  • "Great trip"

    The Diagoras is a large modern comfortable ferry. We were only on it for three and a half hours so cannot comment on cabins, but the corridors all looked immaculate. We had a lovely dinner in the dining room and a very pleasant trip from Rhodes to Tilos.

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Kalymnos Guide

Forming part of the Dodecanese group of islands, the Greek island of Kalymnos lies in the south east Aegean Sea, to the west of the Bodrum Peninsular between the Greek islands of Kos and Leros. Kos is around 12 km to the south of Kalymnos and Leros is around 2 km to the north. After the islands of Kos and Rhodes, Kalymnos is the third most populous island in the Dodecanese and is known for its affluent population.

The island's terrain is characterised by many mountains and a coastline littered with sheltered coves which make it the perfect destination for a sailing holiday. The island has also been referred to as the "Sponge divers island" because sponge diving has taken place in the islands crystal clear waters for many years. The trade in sponges has brought a significant amount of wealth to the island and has made it famous throughout the Mediterranean.

The island's capital is called Pothia and is also home to the island's port. It is a colourful town that is spread out over the foot and slopes of two hills and the valley between them. There are regular ferry services to Piraeus, Rhodes, Samos and to the other islands in the Dodecanese and the Cyclades.


Symi Guide

The Greek island of Symi is one of the Southern Dodecanese and is located to the north of the island of Rhodes and is close to the coast of south west Turkey. The island is around 13 km in length, north to south, and about 8 km east to west and has a total land area of around 70 sq. km. The four main areas on the island are Yialos, which is where the island's main harbour is located, Chorio is the top town, Pedi Bay is the valley that is located below Chorio and Nimborios is the bay and settlement that lies to the north of Yialos. Also on the island is the small village of Marathounda and the Monastery at Panormitis.

There are a number of popular sites across the island and includes a number of old churches and monasteries with one worth visiting being the Church of Constantinos and Eleni on the southern slopes of the Vigla which has lovely gardens and terraces. Also on the island, and built by the Knights of St. John in the 14th century, is the Monastery of the Archangel Michael at Roukouniotis which was built on the site of a 5th century monastery, which itself was built on the site of a pre-Christian temple.


Kalymnos to Symi Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 01:40 07:30 5 hours 50 minutes Sat
Blue Star Ferries 03:15 07:15 4 hours Thu
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:00 17:10 2 hours 10 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Sun
Dodekanisos Seaways 15:35 17:35 2 hours Fri, Sat
Blue Star Ferries 23:05 04:40 5 hours 35 minutes Mon

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