Ferries to Dodecanese Islands


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You can use AFerry to book ferries to the Dodecanese Islands including Kos, Rhodes, Symi, Kalymnos and Kaparthos. AFerry offers a variety of ferries to the Dodecanese Islands, see below for timetables and the latest special offers.

How much is the ferry to the Dodecanese Islands?

Route Price Fare Details
Rhodes - Tilos
(Blue Star Ferries)
  • Booked: Thursday, 8 August 2019
  • Travel: Monday, 2 September 2019 (One Way)
  • 2 Adults (Foot passenger)
Rhodes - Symi
(ANES Ferries)
  • Booked: Tuesday, 30 July 2019
  • Travel: Tuesday, 20 August 2019 (One Way)
  • 2 Adults (Foot passenger)
Rhodes - Tilos
(Dodekanisos Seaways)
  • Booked: Saturday, 20 July 2019
  • Travel: Tuesday, 17 September 2019 (One Way)
  • 2 Adults (Foot passenger)

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How to book your Dodecanese Island ferry

Booking a ferry to, in, or from the Dodecanese couldn't be easier with AFerry. You can either use the booking form at the top left of the page.

About the Dodecanese Islands

The twelve islands in the Dodecanese chain, including the islands of Kos, Rhodes, Symi, Kalymnos and Kaparthos, each have a different distinctive and are well worth a visit.

Perhaps you were looking for other islands in the Aegean, such as the Aegean Islands, the Cyclades Islands, the Ionian Islands or even to Crete.

Dodecanese Islands Travel Guide

Set on the far East of the Aegean sea, near to Turkey, our ancestors used to call these the South Sporades Islands. However, following an Italian occupation during the first half of the last century (during a phase in which Italy was desperate for some sense of Empire and would have occupied the local greengrocer if it had been sunny there), they became known as the Dodecanese Islands.

Why Dodecanese islands? That might be the first question that comes to your mind when you hear their name. Well - you need to cast your mind back to primary school maths lessons and playing with shapes. Remember the Dodecagon - it had 12 sides. The Dodecahedron was a ball made up of 12 twelve-sided shapes. I dare you to hazard a guess as to how many islands there are in the Dodecanese island chain.

The port of Rhodes
The port of Rhodes

Getting around the Dodecanese islands

Unless you have your own private yacht with which to travel between the islands, you are probably going to need to catch a ferry to travel from one island to the other. Fortunately, AFerry just happens to be the best place to book these ferries.

Once on the island, your methods of travel vary. Some islands are so small they can be easily walked or even cycled (though bear in mind these islands are made up of submerged mountains: they are not going to be a cycle through your local park!). Others are bigger and need a car or taxi to get around. Alternatively, you can take advantage of one of the busy local buses who are always scurrying around to ensure people get to the best place possible.

Enjoying the view in the Greek Islands
Enjoying the view in the Greek Islands

Things to see in the Dodecanese islands

Each island has its own charms, from Symi, which is reputed to be the most friendly island in the whole of Greece, through the island of Patmos where St John wrote the book of Revelation, to Karparthos' opportunities for scuba diving.

The island of Rhodes, being the biggest island in the chain, deserves a special mention here. This is a island full of quaint towns, golf courses and restaurants, all built on a foundation of stunning rose coloured rock. Rhodes was famous in prehistoric times for the islands of Lindos, Ialysos, and Kameiros, which were mentioned in Homer. The local dialect is a lyrical mix of Greek, Turkish and Italian, though English and German are also well spoken. Apparently, some of the locals even speak Finnish, though you may be hunting for a while to prove this theory.

Rhodes was famous in prehistoric times for the islands of Lindos, Ialysos, and Kameiros, which were mentioned in Homer.


  • 12 Jul 2019
    • embarking and disembarking could be easier as I have slight walking problems

      Review by CAROL BUSH

  • 01 Jul 2019
    Very easy check in and good value ticket
    • Very easy to book with Aferry and a well equipped ferry.

      Review by CLARE

  • 25 Jun 2019
    Ferry from Rhodes to Symi
    • Ferry terminal easy access from Rhodes Old Town, just a short walk. Ferry leaves on time and arrives at your destination on time. Impressed very much with the comfort of both the Fast Cat and the Transporter ferries. Will defiantly be using them again.

      Review by LES PILLING

  • 15 May 2019
    On time
    • Overall a positive journey.

      Review by Anon

  • 12 Sep 2018
    Rhodes to Symi
    • An efficient service. Just was unclear that you had to exchange your email confirmation for a ticket when you arrived at the port.

      Review by Richard Robinson

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