The Aegiali Astypalea ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Dodecanese Islands. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Blue Star Ferries. The crossing operates up to 4 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 25 minutes.
Aegiali Astypalea sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Part of the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Amorgos is the eastern most Cycladic island and has many ancient ruins for visitors to see. The island's ancient walls that surround the city of Arkesini are a popular feature on the island. The island also has a number of ancient towers and other remains located throughout the island.
The Panagia Hozoviotissa, a monastery located on a cliff to the north east of Chora was built in the second millennium to protect a religious icon from intruders. The icon remains on public display.
The island is connected with the port of Piraeus on the mainland and has ferry connections with the islands of Crete, Naxos, Syros, Paros, Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Donoussa and Astypalea. The two ports on Amorgos where the ferries come in are Katapola and Aegiali (changes on even and odd days). The journey from port of Piraeus to one of these ports will last around seven hours and thirty minutes.
The Greek island of Astypalea lies in the eastern Aegean Sea and is one of the 12 islands that make up the Dodecanese group of islands. The island, which sits at the point where the Dodecanese meet the Cyclades islands, has a long history and is characterised by typically Greek whitewashed villages and lovely beaches. Astypalaia is also the westernmost island of the Dodecanese and is naturally separated into Mesa Nisi (the inner island, western part) and Exo Nisi (the outer island, eastern part) by a thin strip of land less than 100 m wide.
The island's capital, and home to its port, is Chora and is regarded as one of the most picturesque towns in the Aegean. The town sits atop a rock that protrudes into the sea, forming two bays. Towering above Chora is a castle with the white domes of Evangelistria and Agios Georgios churches visible above its walls. Around the castle lie Chora’s houses with whitewashed walls, blue doors and windows, and wooden balconies.
The island is connected to the port of Piraeus and also to the other islands in the Dodecanese, the Cycladic islands and to Crete.