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Ferry from Kalymnos to Symi (Simi)

Ferries run between Kalymnos and Symi (Simi) run once a day. 2 ferry operators sail between Kalymnos to Symi (Simi), these include Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways. Kalymnos Symi (Simi) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Kalymnos to Symi (Simi) Ferry Times

Ferries from Kalymnos to Symi (Simi) typically depart from Kalymnos at around 01:20. The average sailing time of a Symi (Simi) Kalymnos ferry is approximately 2h 45m.

Kalymnos Symi (Simi) Ferry Prices

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

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Kalymnos and Symi (Simi)?

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

Is there a Kalymnos Symi (Simi) car ferry?

Yes, Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways offer a car ferry from Kalymnos to Symi (Simi). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Kalymnos and Symi (Simi).

Are foot passengers allowed on the Kalymnos Symi (Simi) ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Kalymnos to Symi (Simi) with Blue Star Ferries, Dodekanisos Seaways.

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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 77 €*
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 approximate duration for ferries from Kalymnos to Symi is 3h. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Kalymnos to Symi?

Kalymnos to Symi is approximately 72 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Kalymnos to Symi?

2 popular ferry companies travel from Kalymnos to Symi. These ferry companies are
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Kalymnos to Symi?

Book Kalymnos to Symi tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

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

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries 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 car from Kalymnos to Symi with the following operators
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

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

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

How far is Symi from Kalymnos?

Kalymnos to Symi is approximately 54 nautical miles distance apart.

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

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

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 00:25 05:40 5 hours 15 minutes Sat
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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