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An easy guide for how to get to Kalymnos by Ferry, schedules and prices for the Ferry to/from Kalymnos and recommendations for public transportation and services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the Ferry to Kalymnos; Connected Routes with departures and frequency, Accommodation options with real-time Availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Kalymnos!


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We have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to get to Kalymnos as easily and pleasantly as possible.

Find useful information on how to get to Kalymnos by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel in Kalymnos, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices, and real-time departures and arrivals.

There are some good options available if you choose to reach to Kalymnos by ferry.

  • From Athens / Piraeus: Ferries run almost daily and last 9 to 12 hours, depending on stops and the weather conditions.
  • From Kos and Rhodes: Daily departures from Kos and/or Rhodes to Pothia port with modern regular and Catamaran ferries (45 min.).
  • From other islands: Leros, Patmos, Lipsi, Samos, Tilos and Astypalaia

Getting to Kalymnos 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 because of the convenience and flexibility it affords!

Cars are allowed on most ferries for an additional fee and children usually travel for half price!

  • There is a choice of Conventional and High-speed catamaran ferries running frequently to Kalymnos 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!


Kalymnos ferry ports

  • Pothia is the main town on the island and it is there you will arrive/depart with the ferry.

The road network on Kalymnos

  • There are two main roads on Kalymnos that run along the south coast through Pothia and north-west from Pothia to the west coast villages. Another small road runs from Vathi (east coast village) to Stimenia.

Public Bus Services on Kalymnos

  • The Municipal Bus Service runs 3 buses and 2 small ones to everywhere on the island.
  • Buses from Pothia harbour serving Myrties, Masouri and Armeos (1,50 Euro), Emporio (2,00 Euro) and Vathis (2,00 Euro). Buy tickets before you get on the bus.
  • Timetables

Taxis on Kalymnos

The taxi stand (known locally as 'Taxi Plateias') is in Pothia port, a few blocks north of the harbour, front at the end of the main shopping street.

Taxi phones

  • Radio Taxi Kalymnos: +30 2243022000
  • Taxi stand: +30 2243050300
  • Mr. Giorgos Tezaris: +30 6942844597

Note: All above information for Kalymnos was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.


Book your ferry tickets 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.

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 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 at a price that fits your budget.

Complete the under bellow fields and click on SHOW to compare the prices of all operators that run to and from Kalymnos!


Arrange your ferry journey in advance

It is very important that you have organized your ferry ride 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 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 tickets to Kalymnos. Here are some of the most important:

Pay for Hotel in Kalymnos 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, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel on Kalymnos without having booked the ferry pass. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry to your destination!

Save time in Kalymnos!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring ferry bookings, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets but also to save time; 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, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to Kalymnos is interrupted by not finding available ferry departures, but it is possible.

Find more Ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Kalymnos 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 Kalymnos.

Get the best deal !
Ferry tickets to your destination 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 up to 3-6 months in advance.

Feeling Great having your ferry ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your ferry tickets, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!


Find out about the ferry types, choose the ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Kalymnos 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.


This is the fourth largest island of Dodecanese complex, extends over a surface of 111 km2, its coastline is 96 km and counts 17,000 inhabitants. It is the capital of a broader municipality, under which come Leros, Leipsoi, Patmos, Astypalaia, Arkoi and Agathonisi islands. It is known as the «sponge-divers island» due to the great growth of sponge-fishing, during 19th century. After the WWII, Kalymnos remained the only Greek sponge-fishing force,…

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