Blue Star have decided to continue the summer pattern of 3 ferries in each direction per week at least until after New Year. In the summer there were the now traditional calls on Wednesdays and Fridays each way, these continue, using the Blue Star Patmos, though times vary slightly. Also in summer one of the Piraeus -Santorini-Kos-Rhodes ferries called in each direction on a Monday. As this service doesn’t run in winter, instead the third weekly set of Blue Star Patmos sailings will also call at Symi, southbound on Sundays, northbound on Mondays.
For some unknown reason you can’t see this on the Blue Star website’s timetable page. It is visible on the online booking part though, and on various timetable sites such as www.gtp.gr.
It is excellent news that Blue Star are sticking with three sailings, as the government subsidy has only ever covered two per week, and the third must be at their own expense. The investment in the new harbour extension has paid off.
Note that the times/days of the week vary in the week before Christmas and the week after.