Symi
Kalymnos
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Symi Kalymnos Ferries

Typically, 1 daily ferry sailings operate between Symi (Simi) to Kalymnos. 2 ferry operators sail between Symi (Simi) to Kalymnos, these include Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways. Symi (Simi) Kalymnos Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Symi (Simi) to Kalymnos Ferry Times

Ferries from Symi (Simi) to Kalymnos typically depart from Symi (Simi) at around 05:45. The average sailing time of a Kalymnos Symi (Simi) ferry is approximately 2h 51m.

Symi (Simi) Kalymnos Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Symi (Simi) Kalymnos ferries typically range between €30* and €67*. The average price is around €43*. The cheapest ferry prices from Symi (Simi) to Kalymnos start from €16*. The average price for a foot passenger is €43*. The average price for a car ferry is €206*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

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

The distance between Symi (Simi) to Kalymnos is approximately 62.3 miles (100.2km), or 54.1 nautical miles.

Is there a Symi (Simi) Kalymnos car ferry?

No ferry operators currently provide a car ferry between Symi (Simi) and Kalymnos

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

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

Symi (Simi) Kalymnos Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Blue Star Ferries - 2 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Dodekanisos Seaways - 6 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Symi (Simi) - Kalymnos Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 2
Operators Blue Star Ferries & Dodekanisos Seaways
Average Price 48 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 7
Average Sailing Duration 2h 56m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 5m
First Ferry 05:45
Last Ferry 19:45
Distance 54 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Symi to Kalymnos?

The approximate duration for ferries from Symi to Kalymnos is 3h 02m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

Which ferry companies operate between Symi to Kalymnos?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Symi to Kalymnos?

Book Symi to Kalymnos 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 Kalymnos?

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

Can you take your car on the ferry from Symi to Kalymnos?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Symi to Kalymnos with the following operators
  • Dodekanisos Seaways
  • Blue Star Ferries

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

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

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.


Kalymnos Guide

The Greek island of Kalymnos lies in the south east Aegean Sea and is located between the islands of Kos and Leros, and is one of the Dodecanese group of islands. The island is quite small with a land area of just over 100 sq. km but despite this it is the fourth largest of all the Dodecanese islands. The island's name has changed over its history. It was first named Kalynda, then Kalymna and then finally, Kalymnos. The island's capital is Pothis, although the most of the island's residents live in Chora, and is the island's second largest town.

Kalymnos is known for its sponge divers and sponge fisheries and it's inland terrain is steep and rocky and is popular with climbers. There are over 1,300 different climbing routes on the island that range in difficulty and terrain. Some routes are on slabs, some on big walls or on overhangs. The landscape used to be a curse for the island's residents but as it attracts visitors to the island it is now a blessing, certainly in terms of tourism.

There is a frequent ferry service to Piraeus, Rhodes and to the other Dodecanese islands. There are also ferry routes operating to the Cyclades islands, Samos and, during the summer season, to Chios, Mytilini, and Thessaloniki.


Symi to Kalymnos Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:55 11:00 2 hours 5 minutes Sat, Sun
Dodekanisos Seaways 08:55 11:05 2 hours 10 minutes Tue
Dodekanisos Seaways 09:00 11:15 2 hours 15 minutes Mon, Thu
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 21:30 4 hours Thu
Blue Star Ferries 17:30 23:10 5 hours 40 minutes Tue
Blue Star Ferries 19:40 01:10 5 hours 30 minutes Sat

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