Kastelorizo ferries connect Dodecanese Islands with Athens with crossings available to Kos, Nisyros, Rhodes, Kalymnos, Symi & Astypalea (in Dodecanese Islands) & Piraeus (in Athens). Kastelorizo Ferry crossings are operated by Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 14 ferry crossings weekly.
There are up to 14 ferry crossings weekly from Kastelorizo with sailing durations starting from 2 hours 20 minutes. Our Kastelorizo ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
The small Greek island of Kastelorizo, found in a stretch of the Aegean Sea just a mile from the southern coast of Turkey, shot to fame after featuring in Gabriele Salvatores’ 1991 Oscar-winning flick Mediterraneo; a drama set in World War Two about a group of Italian soldiers who find themselves stranded on the island. Today it is a haven for holidaymakers looking for a pleasantly warm and secluded spot in the Mediterranean.
From the sky, Kastelorizo looks like a rough-edged triangle pointing south towards the distant shores of Africa. The island is sparsely populated and most of the landscape is dominated by Karst mountains, their slopes mottled dark green by a sparse covering of shrubs and pines. These mountains rise higher as they sweep west and consequently the only settlements on the island surround the cape that cuts into the much flatter eastern coastline.
The port in Kastelorizo is found in a town of the same name. It sits on the edge of a long and charming promenade that borders water so crystal-clear that the seabed is visible beneath the surface. A neat row of white-walled villas, their rooves tiled in red terracotta and their windows hidden behind multi-coloured shutters, line the waterside too. This magnificent tableau is what ferry-goers first see as they are taken into the town’s bay and are dropped off at the western side of the promenade.
Only a few paved roads cover Kastelorizo and most are cut short by the sharp climbs of the hills in the west. As such, the uninhabited western point of the island cannot be reached by car. There is no system of public transport either, though a shuttle bus runs flits between the town centre of Kastelorizo and the island’s small airport just under 2-miles away.
A range of ferry routes currently operate from the port in Kastelorizo a few times throughout the week. Services hosted by Blue Star Ferries sail out of the cape before heading west to a smattering of Dodecanese islands, namely Kos, Nisyros, Kalymnos, Symi, Astypalea.
If you need to spend a night at or near Kastelorizo ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Kastelorizo Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!