There are at least 2-3 ferries a week from the port of Piraeus to the island of Symi throughout the year. The route is served only by conventional ferries and the journey lasts 12-14 hours depending on the number of stops at other Aegean Islands. The route is normally operated by Blue Star Ferries. If you are travelling from abroad, you can get a direct flight to Rhodes, Kos or Athens and then take a ferry to Symi. There are frequent ferries from Rhodes to Symi and the crossing duration is from 1 to 1.5 hours.
Connection with other islands
Symi is an ideal destination for island hopping, as there are regular ferry routes to many islands of the Dodecanese and the North Aegean Sea. You can travel directly by ferry from Symi to the following islands: Agathonisi, Astypalaia, Ikaria (Agios Kirykos), Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kasos, Kastelorizo, Kos, Lipsi, Leros, Nisyros, Patmos, Rhodes, Samos (Pythagorio), Sandorini (Thira), Symi Panormitis, Tilos, Tinos, Fourni and Bodrum in Turkey.