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

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

Your trip to Astypalea 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 Astypalea with the conventional ferry your trip will take about 10-12 hours while with
a Highspeed ferry 6-9 hours depending on how many
ports the ferry will call at on the way.

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

1. Piraeus - Astypalea - Kalymnos - Kos
Nisyros - Tilos - Rhodes
2. Piraeus - Naxos - Astypalea - Rhodes
3. Piraeus - Mykonos - Astypalea - Rhodes
4. Piraeus - Patmos - Leros - Astypalea
Rhodes
5. Piraeus - Santorini - Katapola (Amorgos)
Astypalea - Rhodes
6. Piraeus - Syros - Astypalea - Rhodes
7. Astypalea - Kalymnos - Kos - Nisyros
Tilos - Symi - Rhodes
8. Astypalea - Leros - Kalymnos - Kos
Symi - Rhodes
9. Astypalea - Kos - Rhodes

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.

Astypalea Ferries Dodecanese Islands

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

ASTYPALEA > HISTORY

History of Astypalea Dodecanese Greek Islands Greece

Astypalea has been settled from prehistoric years. Its first inhabitants were probably Kares, who called it Pyrra. It was then conquered by Minoans from Crete and later by Achaeans from Megara. Settlers from Epidavros must also have set foot on the island, influencing the local dialect. Today’s name Astypalea ("palaion asty" = "old city") seems to derive from the period when it was used as a commercial station by Phoenicians or, according to mythology, by the daughter of Phoenix and Perimede.

In 105 B.C., Astypalea allied with the Romans, who considered it of crucial importance in the struggle against pirates due to its central location. During Frankish rule, it was part of the Naxos duchy under Markos Sanoudos. After the fall of Constantinople, Astypalea was conquered by Venetians in 1207, and more specifically by the families of Querini and Grimani, who built the Castle at the top of Hora, in the position where a Byzantine castle and before that the ancient acropolis used to be.

In October 2, 1540 it was conquered by the Turks. In 1830 in the London Convention that determined the borders of the infant Greek state, it was decided that the island should remain under Turkish rule. In 1912 it was taken over by the Italians. Italian rule lasted until 1943 and in 1948 Astypalea was annexed to Greece along with the rest of the Dodecanese.