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

Ferries and Boats to Agathonisi island Dodecanese greek islands Greece

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

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

Your trip to Agathonisi 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 Agathonisi with the conventional ferry your trip will take about 8-11 hours while with
a Highspeed ferry 6.5-8.5 hours depending on how
many ports the ferry will call at on the way.

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

1. Piraeus - Mykonos - Patmos - Agathonisi
Leros - Kos - Rhodes
2. Piraeus - Naxos - Patmos - Agathonisi
3. Piraeus - Patmos - Agathonisi - Leros
Kos - Rhodes
4. Piraeus - Patmos - Agathonisi - Leros
Kalymnos - Kos - Rhodes
5. Piraeus - Syros - Patmos - Agathonisi
Leros - Kos - Rhodes
6. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Patmos
Agathonisi - Kalymnos - Kos - Rhodes
7. Piraeus - Syros - Mykonos - Patmos
Agathonisi - Leros - Kos - Rhodes
8. Kalymnos - Leros - Lipsi - Patmos - Arki
Agathonisi - Pythagorion (Samos)
9. Rhodes - Symi - Kos - Kalymnos - Leros
Agathonisi - 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.

Agathonisi Ferries Dodecanese Islands

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


History of Agathonisi Dodecanese Greek Islands Greece

Agathonisi was first called Tragea or Tragia. Its name was given by a teacher priest, who came from the island of Fourni and had taught in the island during the second and third decade of our century.

The name as it stands today reflects the good nature of its inhabitants. "Agatho" means ‘good’. In antiquity, Tragea was inhabited by the Dorians and later by the lonians of Militos. This was revealed in the ancient ruins excavated dating from those times. The colloquialisms of the islanders, who tend to speak the genuine Hellenic language, as well as their traditions, lead us to conclude that the inhabitants are descendants of political refugees from the Byzantine area. As we learn from Plutarch in 74 P.C. Julius Caesar, emperor of Rome, was sailing from Italy to Asia Minor, when he was caught by pirates from Tragea and was transferred to the island of Farmako where he was held prisoner.

On the 6th of August 1824 the defeated Ottoman - Egyptian fleet temporarily found refuge there after the naval battle of Mikali. According to a decision signed by the Duke Agelos Komnenos dating from 1294, Agathonisi along with the islands of Patmos, Arki, Lipsi, some parts of Ko, Leros, Meandros and Pirgos of Asia Minor were granted to the Monastery of Patmos.

In 1522, Agathonisi, along with other islands, was subjugated by the Ottoman Turks. In the early 19th century inhabitants from Patmos and Fournoi settled on the island.

On the 29th April 1912 the Italians conquered the Ottoman-Turks and the treaty of Lozanne in 1923 validated this concession. It is worth mentioning that after so many conquerors no further military settlement occurred on the island. Only in 1938, the Italian, De Vechi Di Valcisman, general commander of the Dodecanese, installed two guardhouses.

On the 8th of September '43 the Germans took control of the Dodecanese, by force, from the Italians.

On the 7th of March 1948 the Dodecanese was officially incorporated into the Hellenic territory and Agathonisi joined the municipality of Patmos, a province of Kalimnos. However, the inhabitants had many problems because of distance and because of the lack of transportation means. So on the 18th of February, 1959, the island was granted local administrative authority.