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Air

Olympic Air (www.olympicair.com) has three flights a week from Leros (€62, 25 minutes), Kalymnos (€62, one hour 40 minutes) and Kos (€74, one hour 40 minutes), and three per week from Athens (€134, one hour). Buy tickets online, or via Astypalea Tours.

Boat

Only two ferry operators serve Astypalea.

Blue Star Ferries arrive, inconveniently, in the dead of night at the isolated little port of Agios Andreas, 6.5km north of Skala. A bus is scheduled to meet each boat, but don’t bank on it. One ferry arrives four times weekly, having sailed from Piraeus via Paros, Naxos and Amorgos, and sets off back along the same route a couple of hours later. The other stops once in each direction en route between Piraeus and Rhodes, calling also at Kalymnos, Kos, Tilos and Nisyros.

Nisos Kalymnos (www.anekalymnou.gr) connects Skala's small harbour once weekly with Kalymnos.

Boat Services From Astypalea

Kalymnos

Port

Agios Andreas

Duration

2½hr

Fare (€)

12.50

Frequency

1 weekly

Kalymnos

Port

Skala

Duration

3½hr

Fare (€)

15

Frequency

1 weekly

Kos

Port

Agios Andreas

Duration

4hr

Fare (€)

15

Frequency

1 weekly

Naxos

Port

Agios Andreas

Duration

4hr

Fare (€)

20

Frequency

4 weekly

Paros

Port

Agios Andreas

Duration

5½hr

Fare (€)

34

Frequency

4 weekly

Piraeus

Port

Agios Andreas

Duration

8½hr

Fare (€)

35

Frequency

5 weekly

Rhodes

Port

Agios Andreas

Duration

9hr

Fare (€)

24

Frequency

1 weekly