Karpathos ferries connect Dodecanese Islands with Athens, Cyclades Islands & Crete with crossings available to Piraeus (in Athens), Rhodes, Kasos, Kalymnos, Kos, Leros, Lipsi, Patmos, Symi, Chalki & Diafani (in Dodecanese Islands), Thira, Anafi & Milos (in Cyclades Islands) & Heraklion & Sitia (in Crete). Sailings from Karpathos are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 19 ferry crossings daily from Karpathos with sailing durations starting from 1 hour. Our Karpathos ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
One of the smaller and quitter islands within the Dodecanese Islands, Karpathos is still just as beautiful as the many other islands within the Aegean Sea, thanks to its array of beaches, steep cliffs, rolling hills, and picturesque towns. Karpathos has a proud history that the locals still honour to this day, with the unique local dialect still active, as well as some of the traditional brightly coloured dress, which can be easily spotted all over the island.
There are many places on this island for you to visit, from the golden beaches that are a popular attraction all year round, to the ancient sites that have a rich history and have even been referenced in the Iliad. The port at Karpathos is one of the oldest in the Dodecanese Islands, and provides ferries to countless destinations, including other islands in the Dodecanese Islands, Crete, the mainland of Greece, and the Cyclades Islands.
With up to 32 ferries running per week, across 16 routes, and provided by 2 ferry operators, and with sail times of between 1 hour and 22 hours and 25 minutes, there is no shortage of ferries to choose from, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.
Karpathos sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
The ferry schedule for this ferry route has up to 32 ferries running per week, across 16 ferry routes, and provided by 2 ferry operators, Anek Lines and Blue Star Ferries, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for these ferry routes can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry routes, changes made by the ferry operators, and so on, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most up-to-date information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.
Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can taken between 1 hour, to 5 hours and 45 minutes, to 8 hours and 40 minutes, to 14 hours and 55 minutes, to 17 hours and 20 minutes, to 22 hours and 25 minutes, and this variation is due to numerous reasons. These can include changes to the ferry routes, changes made by the ferry operators, different ferry routes, different ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.
How much the ferry to Karpathos will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and other such factors, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend checking out our handy fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.
At Karpathos, there is not a ferry terminal, but there are many facilities that are scattered across the pier and around the harbour, as this is one of the main hubs for commerce. You can find many different restaurants and bars, as well as cafes, ATMs, and a small seating area for you to wait for your ferry, and there is easy access to the rest of the island, with a taxi rank and local buses running right beside the pier.
Karpathos 857 00, Greece
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Karpathos Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Karpathos Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!