October ferries

October ferries

To help those planning late season holidays, here is the combined ferry timetable for October 2019 As isalways the case, changes are quite probable between now and October. I certainly recommend that you do not book in advance as apart from the risk of changes, there’s no point in spending money now when you can keep it in your bank for a few months safely. These services aren’t going to be full in October!

9 thoughts on “October ferries

  1. Good morning Andy do you know if its possible to get a ferry from Kastellorizo to Symi or do we have to go into Rhodes and change

    1. On a Wednesday, yes, though it still goes via Rhodes, you don’t need to change boats. There are only three ferries a week between Kastellorizo and Rhodes and the other two don’t go to Symi.There are daily flights between Kastellorizo and Rhodes.

  2. Are you sure about that Andy, I couldn’t do it the week before last as the Dodecs are only running a day trip service to Kastllorhizo on Weds,. That docks at Rhodes at 1815 at Colonna and the Pireas boat leaves from the far end of Akandia at 1830 to get to Symi. I decided I couldn’t run that fast and had a night in Rhodes.

    1. You’re right, Biddy. That Dodekanisos Seaways boat changes arrival time into Rhodes depending on date. Early and late season it gets in a lot earlier

  3. Hi Andy, how warm is it in Symi in October? I m desperate to atempt a trip over from the UK with my family but hesitant with the transportation, having ever only travelled with them on packages deals that I haven’t had to organise! I be been looking at pedi beach hotel unless there are any other particularly family friendly places you know of? Thanks in advance Rebecca

    1. October sees a gradual cooling. Still decidedly hot at the beginning of the month, with the sea at its warmest for swimming, may get cooler in the evenings later in the month. There’s usually at least one day of rain sometimes towards the end of the month. Obviously the days get shorter too, but the sun is still hot.
      Pedi Beach Hotel is highly regarded and good for families – cross one dead-end road and you’re on the beach (fine shingle) and the local bus stops outside on request.

  4. hi Im travelling with Olympic Hols. Tried asking them re ferry but unable to get a answer from them. My flight arrives into Rhodes on the 2nd October just before 15.00 hrs. Do you know with ferry changes what time my ferry will be to Symi many thanks mj

    1. There is only one ferry you could ever catch on the day you arrive in Rhodes, given the flight arrival time – that’s the Blue Star Patmos at 18:30. The ferry time changes don’t affect you at all.
      Now whether Olympic Holidays will put you on it is more than I can say. Their utterly useless call centre won’t know, they probably don’t even know you need to catch a ferry.
      Assuming your flight arrives on time, the rather more competent staff on Rhodes will almost certainly send you off to the quayside, either with tickets or vouchers you can use to collect tickets from the ticket hut there. This may be via a stop somewhere to pick up other Symi bound passengers who have been parked there after arriving on earlier flights.
      Enjoy your stay on Symi!


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