Kalymnos in detail

Flights & getting there

Air

Kalymnos’s airport, 6km northwest of Pothia, is served by daily Sky Express flights to and from Athens (€133, one hour), Leros (€75, 15 minutes) and Kos (€75, 20 minutes). Connecting buses meet flights in summer.

Boat

Kalymnos’s main ferry port, Pothia, is linked by daily Dodekanisos Seaways catamarans running the route between Samos (€39, 3¼ hours), Ikaria (€32, 2¾ hours), Patmos (€28, 1¾ hours), Lipsi (€22, 1¼ hours), Leros (€20, 45 minutes), Kalymnos and Kos (€16, 35 minutes). A second route runs between Rhodes, Symi, Kos, Kalymnos, Leros, Lipsi and Patmos.

Blue Star Ferries connects Pothia with Piraeus (€54, 10¾ hours), plus Kos (€7.50, 45 minutes) and Rhodes (€53 to €65, 11 to 18 hours) five times weekly, and once weekly with Astypalea (€20, 3½ hours) and Symi (€29, two hours).

Anek (www.anekalymnou.gr) runs the passenger-only Kalymnos Star and Kalymnos Dolphin between Mastihari on the north shore of Kos (six daily, 45 minutes). Anem (www.anemferries.gr) offers the same trip three times a day. Several excursion boats offer day trips from Kos Town to Pothia.

In addition, the little resort of Myrties on Kalymnos’ west coast is connected twice weekly with Agia Marina on Leros by Leros Express.