Dodekanisos Seaways April to September, perhaps.

Dodekanisos Seaways April to September, perhaps.

Dodekanisos Seaways website has just been loaded with timetables for April and May 2020April to the beginning of October 2020. These are generally similar to 2019, allowing for the changing date of Easter, though the positioning sailings from Rhodes to Samos and return seem to have lost their calls at Symi. The sailings aren’t bookable yet, which may just be that they haven’t had enough time to load them yet, or may be due to the view circulating in Rhodes that the Panagia Skiadeni has been sold, and might be going elsewhere. If that happens, obviously the timetables will need to be changed.

Now Dodekanisos Seaways have had Panagia Skiadeni available for sale through shipbrokers for several years, but either there were no offers, or these were too low. The death of George Spanos, the chairman of Dodekanisos Seaways, during the winter may have caused a change of direction, but we don’t know who has bought the ship (if indeed she has actually been sold and this isn’t a false rumour) or what she might be used for.

Still waiting for Blue Star timetables, ANES timetables, and any possible fourth operator.

9 thoughts on “Dodekanisos Seaways April to September, perhaps.

  1. Hi Andy. Looking to book a Blue Star Ferry from Pireaus to symi. Confused with cabin descriptions via the website.

    Wish for an outside cabin for 2 people.

    Do we book A2-2 Berth Out – as 2 Berth
    Or Lux-Double Bed- As 2 Berth?

    1. Either will work. The Lux-Double Bed is larger and as its name suggests, has a double bed. The A2 is smaller and has two narrowish berths. Depending on which ship is on the route these might be bunks or either side of a narrow walk space.

  2. Hi Andy, we’re planning on going to Symi the last 2 weeks of July. The last time, we took a morning flight from Brussels to Rhodes and then a ferry the late afternoon to Symi. In your opinion, what are the chances that the trip Rhodes- Symi will be organiseren by a Shipping Company in the late Afternoon? As far as I can see, only Blue Star does this, but only on a Monday.
    Greetings,
    Bart

    1. Hi Bart
      What you can see now is less than half of the total sailings that will happen in July. Blue Star’s timetable is incomplete, there’s at least one ship’s worth to be added, they will very likely have a Wednesday afternoon sailing. If they do not, ANES Ferries almost certainly will instead, and none of their timetables are available yet. There may even be a fourth operator this year, it all depends who wins the government contracts for subsidised services in the area. This will not be known until mid March at the earliest, and the actual timetables may be later appearing than that.
      Andy

  3. Hi Andy,
    We are travelling to Symi from Rhodes from Thursday the 28th of May to Thursday the 4th of June. will there be any issues do you think getting a ferry on these dates?
    Thanks, Mark

    1. Not a problem. Dodekanisos Seaways has already announced their timetable for May and there will be a sailing at 09:30 from Rhodes to Symi and 16:30 from Symi to Rhodes on the Thursdays you want to travel. ANES Ferries haven’t announced their timetable yet but last year they had two sailings in each direction on Thursdays.

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