Getting There

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By Boat

From Piraeus

Karpathos has two ports, the main port in Pigadia and a smaller port at the town of Diafani. The island is connected to the port of Piraeus in Athens 2-3 times a week and boats can arrive at both ports. The distance between the two ports is 227 nautical miles (420 km) and the trip by ferry from Athens can last between 20 and 26 hours. It is a very long trip, so we suggest to book a cabin if you want to travel more comfortably. The ticket cost depends on the seat or cabin type you choose as well as on reductions and offers. You can book your ticket online or through a travel agent. Ferries to Karpathos depart from Gate E1. Try to be there at least an hour before departure. If you go to the port by train or bus keep in mind that you will need some time to reach the departure gate. Gate E1 is about a 25-minute walk from the metro and suburban station but you can take the port’s free bus which runs all day to the departure gates.

Connection with other islands

If you are planning your island-hopping itinerary, remember that other islands are connected to Karpathos via ferry routes. There are frequent connections to Crete (Heraklion (8h) and Sitia) and ferries to Rhodes (6h), Kasos, Halki, Symi, Kos, Kalymnos, Lipsi, Leros, Anafi and Santorini.

By Aeroplane

Karpathos International Airport serves as the entry point for most of the visitors to Karpathos. It receives direct flights from Athens International Airport and charter flights from many European airports in summer. You may also get a flight from Rhodes and Crete. Flying to Karpathos is the quickest way to get to the island. The route Athens-Karpathos is served by Sky Express and Olympic Air and the flight time takes 1 hour and 10 minutes. The small airport is located in the southern part of the island, about 14 kilometers from Pigadia, the island’s capital. For more information click here.