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Getting There & Away

There are several connections a week between Piraeus and the Small Cyclades via Naxos, and daily connections to/from Naxos to Koufonisia (less frequent to the other islands). For ferry schedules, visit http://ferries.gr.

Blue Star Ferries (www.bluestarferries.gr) serves the Small Cyclades year-round from Piraeus via Paros and Naxos. From Naxos, three times a week the ferry calls at Donousa, then Amorgos (Aegiali) and terminates at Astypalea (in the Dodecanese). Three times a week, from Naxos the ferry stops at Iraklia, Schinousa and Koufonisia before terminating at Amorgos (Katapola).

The Small Cyclades Line runs the mainstay service, weather permitting in winter. Its sturdy little Express Skopelitis leaves from Naxos in the afternoon daily Monday to Saturday, and calls at the Small Cyclades and Amorgos (often to both Aegiali and Katapola), returning to Naxos early the following morning.