The Astypalea Aegiali ferry route connects Dodecanese Islands with Cyclades 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.
Astypalea Aegiali 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.
Forming one of the Dodecanese group of islands, the Greek island of Astypalea is located in the south eastern Aegean Sea. It is one of 12 islands that make up the Dodecanese and is around 18 km long and 13 km wide, at its widest point. The island's coast is rather rocky with a number of pebble beaches. The island it separated into two sections by a narrow strip of land, roughly 100 m wide, at Sterno. The island's capital and main harbour is the town of Astypalea, or Chora as the locals call it. A new harbour has been constructed at Agios Andreas where ferry connections to Piraeus and the other islands of the Dodecanese can be found.
The island is connected to the port of Piraeus and also to the other islands in the Dodecanese, the Cycladic islands and to Crete. The journey to the island will either be by a conventional ferry of by Highspeed ferry depending on the day of travel and the ferry company you choose to travel with. Journey times to the island are between 10-12 hours by conventional ferry or 6-9 hours by Highspeed ferry.
The Greek island of Amorgos is located in the Cyclades group of islands and has many popular visitor attractions which includes the Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa, to the north east of Chora. Located on the edge of a cliff, the monastery was built in the early part of the second millennium in order to protect a religious icon that dates back to 812 from intruders. The icon is on display inside the monastery.
There are many ancient remains dotted around the island and includes ancient towers, ancient tombs, stone tools, vases and by the walls that surround the city of Arkesini.
The island has two ports. One is in the town of Katapola, which is the main port, and the other in the town of Aegiali which is located close to the island's camp site and therefore it is popular with young people. From the ports ferries depart to the port of Piraeus on the Greek mainland, and has a crossing time of around 7 hours and 30 minutes. Amorgos is also connected to the islands of Crete, Naxos, Paros, Koufonissi, Schinoussa, Donoussa and Astypalea.