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Accessibility and transport in Astypalaia
Astypalea has its own airport and is directly connected almost daily with Athens and the capital of the prefecture, Rhodes, through Kos and Leros. By ferry, it is connected with Piraeus, the Cyclades and the Dodecanese. For information about how to reach Astypalaia, don't hesitate to contact us.
Astypalea is connected to Athens with direct flights 6 times a week (every day expect Wednesday). The flight lasts 45 minutes, and it is conducted by Sky Express. For information and reservations, www.skyexpress.gr or call +30 801 11 28 288.
Also, Astypalea is connected with Leros, Kos and Rhodes, 3 times a week, by a multi-stop single trip that begins and ends in Rhodes after stopping in Kos and Leros on the way to Astypalea (and vice versa). The flight takes 20 minutes to Leros, Kos for 60 minutes and 1 ½ hours to Rhodes (due to intermediate stops). It is conducted by Olympic Air, and for information and reservations please visit www.olympicair.com or call στο +30 210 3550500.
Astypalea has a ferry connection with Piraeus port 5 times a week (except Tuesday and Sunday). All trips which have stopovers in the ports of Syros, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Donousa, Amorgos, before arriving at the port of Agios Andreas in Astypalea (north side of the island). The journey takes around 10 hours. It is conducted by Blue Star Ferries, and for information and reservations please visit www.bluestarferries.com or call +30 210 8919800.
There is also a ferry connection with Rhodes port once per week. The trip has stopovers at the ports of Kalymnos, Kos, Nisyros, Tilos, Symi, before reaching up to Kastelorizo island, and then follow the same route back. The route to Rhodes takes about 8 hours (due to intermediate stops). It is conducted by Blue Star Ferries as well.
Astypalea is connected directly to Kalymnos 3 times per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday), with a local connection though the port of Pera Gialos (at Chora). The journey takes about 3 hours, it is conducted by ANEK Kalymnos and for information and reservations please call +30 22430 29612.
In case of distinguished services, we can arrange transfers by helicopter or private jet, from Athens, Kos, Rhodes and other nearby areas.