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Karpathos Ferries: Ferry and Ships to Karpathos Island - Greek Islands Dodecanese Greece

Ferries and Boats to Karpathos island Dodecanese greek islands Greece

Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Karpathos - Dodecanese Islands.

Karpathos and the Dodecanese in general are connected to the port of Piraeus. From Karpathos
you can also visit the nearby Dodecanese islands,
the Cycladic islands and Crete through other ports.

Your trip to Karpathos can be with a conventional
ferry boat or Highspeed depending on the day, the
time and the ferry company you wish to travel with.

If you select to visit Karpathos with the conventional ferry your trip will take about 7-10 hours while with
a Highspeed ferry 5.50-8.50 hours depending on
how many ports the ferry will call at on the way.

Ferries from Piraeus to Karpathos run all year
round on a daily basis. In summer of course there
are more departures to choose from.

1. Piraeus - Patmos - Leros - Kasos - Karpathos
Kalymnos - Kos - Rhodes
2. Piraeus - Syros - Patmos - Leros - Kalymnos
Kasos - Karpathos - Rhodes
3. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Patmos - Leros
Kalymnos - Kasos - Karpathos - Rhodes
4. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Patmos - Leros
Kasos - Kalymnos - Karpathos - Rhodes
5. Karpathos - Kalymnos - Leros - Lipsi
Patmos - Arki - Agathonissi - Pythagorion
6. Rhodes - Symi - Karpathos - Kalymnos
Leros - Patmos

Attention !
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.

Karpathos Ferries Dodecanese Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Karpathos in the Dodecanese
Travel Information for ferries to Karpathos. Island of Karpathos Dodecanese.

ON LINE Booking System for seats and tickets in real time.

Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.

We wish you a pleasant trip!

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

Travel Guide Karpathos Island Dodecanese Greece


History of Karpathos Dodecanese Greek Islands Greece

Karpathos, due to its important geographic location, was the bone of contention between conquerors since ancient times. Like a natural bridge between three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa, it had an important role in the movement of people from East to West and vice versa. Karpathos has been inhabited since neolithic times and has a long history.

It has been known since Homer’s time. It participated to the war of Troy. In the hymn to Apollo, Homer calls Karpathos “Inamoessa” that means ‘windswept’.

Karpathos was later inhabited by the Minoans who came to the island from Crete.

The Dorians followed in the 5th B.C. Four towns were established then on the island. Posidio or Potideo, Arkesia, Vrikounta and Nysiros.

In classic times the island became part of the Athenaeum Coalition and flourished financially and spiritually.

During the times of Roman dominance, Karpathos’ port was used as a refuge for the Roman fleet.

In Byzantine times, it met many pirate invasions and suffered many catastrophes. In 1206 the Venetians conquered the island followed by the Knights of Saint John’s Tagma. In 1538 Turkish domination came to Karpathos as with all the Dodecanese. This lasted for almost four centuries.

In 1821 Karpathos took part in the Greek Revolution, but, followed the fate of the rest Dodecanese islands and stayed under the Turkish possession until 1912. The Italians take control at this point in the island’s history.

Karpathos officially became part of Greece in 1948.