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Air

The airport at the very southern tip of Karpathos is linked by Olympic Air (www.olympicair.com) two to four times daily with Athens (€70, one hour).

Sky Express (www.skyexpress.gr) has daily links between Karpathos and Rhodes (€68, 40 minutes), and once daily with Kasos (€56, 15 minutes) and Sitia (€87, one hour) on Crete.

Transport Options

The airport is 14km south of Pigadia. From late July to September, an 11.30am bus on Thursday and a 10.30am bus on Saturday go to the airport (€2.50), making the return journey on both days at 5pm. A taxi will cost €22. Given the size of the island it makes sense to rent a car. All major car-rental chains have outlets at the airport.

Boat

The island’s main port, Pigadia, is served by Blue Star Ferries, with all sailings also calling at the northern village of Diafani either before Pigadia (when southbound) or after it (when northbound). Ferries head three times weekly to Halki and Rhodes, and three times weekly to Kasos, with two continuing to Crete and one to Santorini.

Boat Services From Karpathos

Halki

Port

Pigadia

Duration

4hr

Fare

€13

Frequency

3 weekly

Kasos

Port

Pigadia

Duration

1½hr

Fare

€8

Frequency

3 weekly

Milos

Port

Pigadia

Duration

16hr

Fare

€38

Frequency

1 weekly

Piraeus

Port

Pigadia

Duration

17hr

Fare

€44

Frequency

2 weekly

Rhodes

Port

Pigadia

Duration

5hr 40min

Fare

€21

Frequency

3 weekly

Santorini (Thira)

Port

Pigadia

Duration

8hr

Fare

€27

Frequency

1 weekly

Sitia

Port

Pigadia

Duration

4hr

Fare

€19

Frequency

2 weekly