Kasos ferries connect Dodecanese Islands with Athens, Cyclades Islands & Crete with crossings available to Rhodes, Kalymnos, Kos, Leros, Lipsi, Patmos, Symi, Karpathos, Chalki & Diafani (in Dodecanese Islands), Piraeus (in Athens), Thira, Anafi & Milos (in Cyclades Islands) & Heraklion & Sitia (in Crete). Sailings from Kasos are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 17 ferry crossings daily from Kasos with sailing durations starting from 1 hour 35 minutes. Our Kasos ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
The tiny Greek island of Kasos on the southernmost edge of the Aegean Sea has remained largely untouched by the squeeze of tourism. Instead this roughly oval-shaped landmass, just a few miles from the eastern shores of Crete, is a peaceful region shaped by a sweep of rugged hills and a cliff-faced coastline pitted by bays and coves.
Most of the island is uninhabited too. The capital of Fry (pronounced “Free”), and the most populous village of Agia Marina are two of the five small communities clustered by the island’s northern shores. The rest of the island is Mother Nature’s domain; an arid, sun-kissed landscape covered in a sparse patchwork of shrubs that few have wandered since the beginning of time.
The port in Kasos is found along the coastal edge of Fry, where a dense knot of white-walled villas rise on the hills that climb away from the Carpathian Sea. A T-shaped pier juts from the eastern end of the port into a pocket of the sea sheltered by a long, arcing breakwater. Ferries dock at the end of this pier and on the much smaller jetty beside it. There are no passenger amenities here - not even a check-in terminal - meaning that food, drink and other supplies can only be bought from within the village.
Even though the Kasos’ airport is under a mile west from the port, travelling across the island can prove tricky. Only a few main roads tie the clutch of villages together before gradually thinning out as they snake into the rural south. There is no system of public transportation on the island either and many places, including the narrow village lanes, can only be traversed on foot.
A vast number of ferry routes currently operate from the port in Kasos throughout the week. Services hosted by Anek Lines branch away in all directions, mainly to ports on the neighbouring Dodecanese islands: Chalki, Anafi, Thira, Milos, Rhodes, the towns of Heraklion and Sitia on Crete, and those of Karpathos and Diafani on Karpathos island. Another service sails further north to the Greek mainland and the city of Piraeus.
Kasos, Fri, 858 00, Karpathos
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