Kalymnos Info – FAQ

Some useful information and links to organize your climbing trip to Kalymnos

How to get to Kalymnos?

1. Fly to Kos and take a ferry to Kalymnos There are many charter flights to Kos (Ryan Air, Easyjet,…). From the airport, it is 10 minutes drive to the port of Mastichari (by taxi or bus). Fast and slow ferries cross to Kalymnos every 2h more or less. It takes 20 to 50 minutes to get to Pothia (Kalymnos main port).

2. Fly to Kalymnos via Athens (Olympic Air) Kalymnos airport is only 15 minutes drive from the main touristic villages. There is one to two flights a day. Make sure your reserve in advance to get low fares.

Ferries from Kos to Kalymnos?

When arriving to Kos airport, the most common is to take the first ferry from Mastichari. There, you will find cafés and restaurant to wait the next ferry. There are also hotels and studios if you missed the last ferry or if you want to sleep over to take an early morning flight. There is no need to reserve the ferry in advance, a small ticket desk will open on the harbour just before departure.

From Mastichari port

  • Fast ferry: 20-30 minutes, 6€, click here for timetable (Many thanks to Katie Roussou from ClimbKalymnos for her work!)
  • Slow ferry: 40-50 minutes, 5€, click here for timetable

From Kos town

Bus timetable Kos

Valid from 01/04/2015

Price: 2 euros. Buy your ticket on the bus

More info:  Ktel Kos  

From Mastichari port to Kos airport

Monday: 13:25 – 20:55

Tuesday: 13:25 – 17:55 – 20:55

Wednesday: 13:25 – 20:55

Thursday: 13:25 – 16:55 – 20:55

Friday: 13:25 – 20:55

Saturday: 13:25 – 20:55

Sunday: 9:25 – 13:25 – 16:55

From Kos airport to Mastichari port

Monday: 7:55 – 15:45

Tuesday: 7:55 – 15:45 – 20:05

Wednesday: 7:55 – 15:45

Thursday:7:55 – 15:45 – 19:10

Friday: 7:55 – 15:45

Saturday: 8:30 – 20:50

Sunday: 8:30 – 19:10

Bus timetable on Kalymnos

*No bus on Sunday

From Pothia to Armeos (Panormos, Elies, Kantouni, Myrties)

6:40 – 9:00 – 11:15 – 13:45 – 15:00 – 19:00 – 21:00

From Pothia to Emborios (Argninonta, Skalia)

9:00 – 15:00

From Armeos to Pothia

7:10 – 10:10 – 11:45 – 14:15 – 16:10 – 19:30 – 21:30

From Emborios to Pothia

9:50 – 15:50