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Air

Kalymnos’s airport, 6km northwest of Pothia, is served by daily Olympic Air (www.olympicair.com) flights to and from Athens (€140, one hour), Leros (€55, 15 minutes) and Kos (€55, 20 minutes). Connecting buses meet flights in summer.

Boat

Kalymnos’s main ferry port, Pothia, is linked by daily Dodekanisos Seaways catamarans with Kos, Rhodes, Leros, Patmos and other nearby islands. Blue Star Ferries connects Pothia with Piraeus, Kos and Rhodes three times weekly, and with Astypalea and Symi once or twice weekly.

Nisos Kalymnos (www.anekalymnou.gr) runs three to four times weekly to and from Leros, Lipsi, Patmos and the islets to the north, and also connects Kalymnos once weekly with Skala on Astypalea.

The Kalymnos Star and Kalymnos Dolphin (www.anekalymnou.gr) run several times daily between Pothia and Mastihari on the north shore of Kos, as does ANEM (www.anemferries.gr). Several excursion boats offer day trips from Kos Town to Pothia.

In addition, the little resort of Myrties on Kalymnos’ west coast is connected three times weekly with Lipsi and Agia Marina on Leros by Anna Express (www.annaexpress.eu), and five times weekly with either Xirokambos (€10) or Pandeli (€15) on Leros by Captain Yiannis.

Boat Services From Kalymnos

Astypalea

Port

Pothia

Duration

2hr 40min

Fare (€)

12

Frequency

2 weekly

Kos

Port

Pothia

Duration

1hr 20min

Fare (€)

6.50

Frequency

3 daily

Kos*

Port

Pothia

Duration

35min

Fare (€)

16

Frequency

1-2 daily

Leros

Port

Myrties

Duration

35min

Fare (€)

10-15

Frequency

18 weekly

Leros

Port

Pothia

Duration

1½hr

Fare (€)

9

Frequency

4 weekly

Leros*

Port

Pothia

Duration

45min

Fare (€)

20

Frequency

1-2 daily

Lipsi

Port

Myrties

Duration

1¼hr

Fare (€)

9

Frequency

3 weekly

Lipsi*

Port

Pothia

Duration

1hr

Fare (€)

20

Frequency

1 daily

Patmos

Port

Pothia

Duration

4hr

Fare (€)

12

Frequency

4 weekly

Patmos*

Port

Pothia

Duration

1hr 40min

Fare (€)

28

Frequency

6 weekly

Piraeus

Port

Pothia

Duration

11hr

Fare (€)

52

Frequency

3 weekly

Rhodes

Port

Pothia

Duration

6hr

Fare (€)

20.50

Frequency

3 weekly

Rhodes*

Port

Pothia

Duration

3hr

Fare (€)

39

Frequency

1-2 daily

Samos*

Port

Pothia

Duration

3¾hr

Fare (€)

39

Frequency

5 weekly

*high-speed services