Symi
Astypalea
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Symi Astypalea Ferries

The Symi Astypalea ferry route connects Dodecanese Islands with Dodecanese Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Blue Star Ferries. The crossing operates up to 1 times each week with sailing durations from around 8 hours 30 minutes.

Symi Astypalea sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Symi to Astypalea?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Symi to Astypalea is 8h 30m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Symi to Astypalea?

    There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Symi to Astypalea and this is
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Symi to Astypalea?

    Book Symi to Astypalea 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 Symi to Astypalea?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Symi to Astypalea with
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Symi to Astypalea?

    Yes, you can travel with a car from Symi to Astypalea with the following operators
    • Blue Star Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Symi to Astypalea?

    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
    • Blue Star Ferries

Symi Guide

The Greek island of Symi is one of the Dodecanese Islands and is located around 40 km to the north west of the island of Rhodes and 420 km from the Port of Piraeus. Symi's closest neighbours are the Datca and Bozburun peninsulars of Mugla Province in Turkey. The island's terrain is mainly mountainous and its coastline is made up of either beaches and secluded coves, or rocky cliffs. Located on the north east coast of the island is its main town, also called Symi. The lower town is the area around the harbour, called Yialos, and the upper town is called Horio or Ano Symi. There isn't a great deal to see or do on the island, and this is perhaps where its charm is. Apart from lazing on the beach or swimming in its crystal clear waters the Monastery of the Archangel Panormitis, which is an early 18th century Greek Orthodox monastery built on the coast in the south west of the country, is worth visiting. Overlooking Ano Symi is the Kastro which was built by the Knights of St. John as an expansion of a Byzantine castle on the same site. Quite a bit of the structure remains and there are also signs of an ancient citadel on which two later castles were built.


Astypalea Guide

The Greek island of Astypalea lies in the eastern Aegean Sea and is one of the 12 islands that make up the Dodecanese group of islands. The island, which sits at the point where the Dodecanese meet the Cyclades islands, has a long history and is characterised by typically Greek whitewashed villages and lovely beaches. Astypalaia is also the westernmost island of the Dodecanese and is naturally separated into Mesa Nisi (the inner island, western part) and Exo Nisi (the outer island, eastern part) by a thin strip of land less than 100 m wide.

The island's capital, and home to its port, is Chora and is regarded as one of the most picturesque towns in the Aegean. The town sits atop a rock that protrudes into the sea, forming two bays. Towering above Chora is a castle with the white domes of Evangelistria and Agios Georgios churches visible above its walls. Around the castle lie Chora’s houses with whitewashed walls, blue doors and windows, and wooden balconies.

The island is connected to the port of Piraeus and also to the other islands in the Dodecanese, the Cycladic islands and to Crete.


Symi to Astypalea Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 19/02/2024 and 25/02/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 03:00 9 hours 30 minutes Tue
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