Ferry to Astypalea
HOW TO GET TO ASTYPALEA BY FERRY
We have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to get to Astypalea as easily and pleasantly as possible.
Find useful information on how to get to Astypalea, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel in Astypalea, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices for Astypalea ferry, and real-time departures and arrivals.
All year round there are ferries running to Astypalea from Athens and Piraeus, while from May to September there are frequent ferries from Paros, Naxos, Ios, Amorgos, Crete, Mykonos, Santorini, Kos and from some other Aegean islands.
Getting to Astypalea by ferry is the best option you have and it can be a very nice and exciting experience and especially if you are doing some island-hopping too. Greek islanders are seasoned ferry experts and they prefer to travel by ferry to Astypalea because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!
Cars are allowed on most ferries running to or from Astypalea, for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!
- There is a choice of Conventional and High-speed catamaran ferries with stops along the way.
Give a departure port and a date and find all possible ferry destinations!
Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES ON ASTYPALEA
Public Transportation and road network on Astypalea
Today the largest part of the road network in Astypalea, is consisted of an asphalt roadway and very soon the paving on the rest of the island will be completed. The main one goes from west of Livadi Beach to Analipsi (less than 10km). There are also a bunch of small winding roads that can take you to isolated beaches and to the main port of Agios Andreas.
Public Bus Services on Astypalea
- The little buses of Astypalea are as unique as the locals who drive them during the hot summer months! They climb up and down the steep uphill roads of the island picking up and setting down passengers at any point of the route they follow: from Maltezana to the Chora, and from Agios Andreas to Livadi with its large sandy beach.
- Local buses operate pretty regularly during the summer months; nearly every 30 minutes.
- Bus services run between Chora - Livadi – Pera Gialos - Analipsi (Maltezana) - New Port
- Tickets are purchased on the bus.
Taxis on Astypalea
There are only 2 taxis operating in Astypalea!
- 1st Taxi: Mrs. Kali Katholiki, phone +30 6975706365
- 2nd Taxi: +30 2243061204, +30 6976256461
Tip: Most of the hotels on Astypalea have their own minibus and will transfer you from the hotel to the port or vice versa. Try ringing them to find out if this service is available!
Note: All above information for Astypalea was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.
SCHEDULES, PRICES AND AVAILABILITY TO ASTYPALEA BY FERRY
Book your ferry tickets to Astypalea with any ferry company that suits you better and enjoy your journey in Greece! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-Ferry.com, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services for your ferry ticket to or from Astypalea.
With go-Ferry.com you are able to connect online with the reservation systems of the most Greek shipping companies, to compare prices, to find information about routes and vessels, to look for alternative routes and to print instantly your Astypalea ferry confirmation.
Ferry timetables may change by season, so take an optical canvassing via our search engine to receive the latest cull of dates, schedules, prices and availability. With so many accommodation options to cull from, you can be sure to find the best deal for the ferry to Astypalaia at a price that fits your budget.
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BOOK IN ADVANCE YOUR FERRY TO ASTYPALEA
Arrange your ferry journey in advance
It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Astypalea in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Astypalaia you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.
There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry to Astypalea. Here are some of the most important:
Pay for Hotel in Astypalea without using it!
During the high season in Greece, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Astypalea, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Astypalea without having booked the ferry pass to Astypalea. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to or from Astypalaia!
Save time in Astypalea!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings to your destination, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets to Astypalea but also to save time in Astypalaia; besides receiving a service and attention of first.
Have a bigger choice of Ferry Tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets to Astypalea, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to Astypalea is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.
Find more Ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations to or from Astypalea, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Astypalea and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Astypalea.
Get the best deal by Astypalea Ferry prices!
Ferry tickets to Astypalea can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking ferry tickets to or from Astypalea up to 3-6 months in advance.
Feeling Great having Astypalea ferry ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation to or from Astypalea in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your ferry to or from Astypalea, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS ON THE FERRY TO ASTYPALEA
Find out about the ferry types that are running to/from Astypalea, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Astypalea and get fresh and relaxed at your destination. Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ferry.
Astypalea or Astypalia (or Astropalia as it is called by the seamen) is the most westerly island of the Dodecanese. The island is 169 nautical miles from Piraeus, 94 n.m. from Rhodes, 57 n.m. from Kos and 44 n.m. from Kalymnos. The island's shape is one of a butterfly, the narrowest part being its isthmus of 100m. The total length of its coastline is 110km.
Archaeological finds show that the island was first settled by Carians, long before the age of written history and they experienced great prosperity in antiquity. In ancient Astypalaia there existed many archaic buildings: the sanctuaries of Athena, Asklepios, Apollo and Artemis.The Astypaleots worshipped Zeus, Dionysos and Dictyna as well as the heroes Achilles and Cleomides.
In 436 B.C., the island came under the hegemony of Athens and its annual financial contribution, according to the lists, amounted to 12,000 drachmas. Because of the position of the island in the Aegean sea, between Kos, Rhodes, Knidos and continental Greece, Astypalaia was a field of contest throughout 5th and 4th centuries BC, and it also experienced both Roman and Byzantine Rule. Claimed by Venice in 1207, it fell to the Turks in 1540 and then to Italians from 1912 to 1945. Finally, on 7th March 1948 it was united with Greece.
Astypalaia is an island with little tourism and has thus retained its genuine Greek atmosphere.The people are warm and hospitable. Its splendid beaches (and small taverns) and the uninhabited islets nearby, which can be reached by caique, are good reasons for choosing the island for a relaxing holiday.
According to mythology Astypalaia was the daughter of Phoenix and Perimede and the sister of Europe. Astypalaia and the God of the Seas, Poseidon, had two sons, Anceus who became king of Samos, and Eurypylos who became king of Kos.
WHAT TO SEE IN ASTYPALEA
The "Hora" (main village), the capital of the island, is built on a hill topped by the 13th century Venetian castle. At the castle entrance you can see the church "Our Lady of the Castle" and the church of "St.Goerge" on the other side of the castle. The white church of "Lady Portaitissa" (18th century) is situated below the castle.
The eight windmills of Astypalaia are located on the top of the hill in the most central part of the main village ,"Hora" .
For the island's nightlife you will be charmed by the live music, perfomed by the islanders playing lute,guitar and violin.
You can take the bus or rent a bike to visit the other side of the island. In Analipsi there are many beautiful historical churches: St. Barbara, Analipsi and the important monastery of "Our Lady Poulriani". At Agios Andreas and Vathi, you will find sandy beaches with clear shallow water and at the taverns you can enjoy fresh fish. A visit to Dragon's Cave (Vathi) , will give you the chance to see the stalactites and stalacmites.
USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT ASTYPALEA
Locomotions in the interior
Buses or small ships connect the villages, the beaches and the around islets.
Town Hall: 22430 61 206
Travel Agency - Municipal Information: 22430 61412
Tourist information:22430 61 778
Health Center: 22430 61 222
Pharmacy: 22430 61 444
Post Office: 22430 61 223
Police: 22430 61 207
Port Master's Office: 22430 61208
Bank with Bankomat: 22430 61 402
Customs: 22430 61 317
Airport: 22430 61 410 - 61665
Olympic Airways: 22430 61 588
Ferries Agency: 22430 61 588
Ferries Agency: 22430 61 224