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connection between small islands: Leros to Astipalaia

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connection between small islands: Leros to Astipalaia

hello,

we are spending one week in the dodecanese in July and would like to visit both Leros and Astipalaia.

Other than the olympic airways flight are there ferry connections between both or do we have to go through Kos?

Are there small boats that could be rented to make that 100km connection?

thank you

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1. Re: connection between small islands: Leros to Astipalaia

From Leros take the 'Nissos Kalimnos'(or the cat/hydrofoil) to Pothia(Kalimnos) then the same ferry next day early morning Pothia(Kalimnos) to Astypalaia.

Or you can take the local ferry from Xerokampos(Leros) to Myrties(Kalimnos) then to Pothia to get the early morning 'Nissos Kalimnos' to Astypalaia currently 07:00 Mon, Wed, Sat. with 1 Bluestar 23:00 Mon.

Both of those obviously require an overnight in Pothia(Kalimnos) for the ferry to Astypalaia.

There is also a 1 weekly Bluestar 23:00 Mon.

In July the Meltemi peaks, so not exactly a good idea in a small boat across what is open sea.

If you only have a week it is quite a diversion to Astypalaia it is easier to go up and down the 'line'.

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2. Re: connection between small islands: Leros to Astipalaia

Thanks

I guess the best way is the small plane...

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3. Re: connection between small islands: Leros to Astipalaia

Best does not always equate to speed. Personally the ferry way is more interesting, but it's up to you.

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4. Re: connection between small islands: Leros to Astipalaia

If you want to go by plane, you have to go via Athens. With one flight a day to each island, it may force you to stay over-night in Athens.

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5. Re: connection between small islands: Leros to Astipalaia

There is no need to go via Athens, there are direct flights between Leros and Astypalaia 3-4 days per week with Olympic Air.

Edited: 4:59 am, March 01, 2013
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6. Re: connection between small islands: Leros to Astipalaia

Great Ozzlem. There is always a time for learning something new. I am not very used to the existence of inter-island flights.

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