Water taxis lined up along the inner side of Gialos harbour run regular trips to the island’s beaches. Most head either north to Nimborios (€6) or south to Agia Marina, Agios Nikolaos, Nanou and Marathounda (€6 to €14). In high season there’s at least one departure an hour, from 9am onwards, with the last boat back usually at 5pm or 6pm.

Larger boats offer day trips further afield to remote west-coast beaches, the monastery at Panormitis, or complete island-circuit tours (up to €40) that include a barbecue lunch.

Bus & Taxi

The island bus makes hourly runs between the south side of Gialos harbour and Pedi Beach, via Horio (flat fare €1.50). There’s also a service to Panormitis two to three times daily (€1.50). Taxis depart from a rank 100m west of the bus stop, and cost €25 (each way) to Panormitis.


Glaros, near the clock tower, rents cars and scooters.