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Whether a 'new visitor or addicted 'old hand' Kosmos welcomes you back
for the 2017 season.
As is usually the case ferry information is hard to come by - even the Kosmos captives have problems accessing schedules and elusive timetables.
However we shall try to give accurate and up-to-date information throughout the year and really would like you to visit our beautiful island - it's worth the effort!
 

The ferry schedules below were last updated 15/02/2017

FERRY SERVICES
Rhodes-Tilos and Tilos-Rhodes

Dodecanese Express
(www.12ne.gr)

Blue Star Patmos
(www.bluestarferries.com)

 RHODES - TILOS                      (February, 2017)

      Depart Arrive
 

SHIP

  Rhodes Tilos

Monday

Blue Star Patmos

FB

1600 1820

Tuesday

Dodecanese Express

C

0830 1030
Wednesday

 

 

   
Thursday

Dodecanese Express

C

0830 1030
Friday Blue Star Patmos

FB

1900

2230

Saturday

 

 

   
Sunday

 

 

   

C: Catamaran              FB: Ferry Boat

 TILOS - RHODES                       (February, 2017)
      Depart Arrive
  SHIP   Tilos Rhodes
Monday        
Tuesday Dodecanese Express C 1515 1720
Wednesday

 

 

   
Thursday Dodecanese Express C 1515 1720
Friday

Blue Star Patmos

FB

0550 0915
Saturday

 

     
Sunday

Blue Star Patmos

FB

0850 1115


PLEASE NOTE: The Dodecanese Express/Dodecanese Pride
depart from Kolona Harbour (Commercial Harbour) in Rhodes town centre and sail via Halki to Tilos on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 


The 'Blue Star Patmos' (Blue Star Lines) departs from the Main Harbour
in Rhodes.

The departure point for the above ferry has changed (still in the Main harbour). Allow plenty of time from the centre of Rhodes to reach the boat. It is recommended you take a taxi to the ferry - it is too far to walk, especially with luggage!
 


Currently there is one 'big' ferry, the 'Blue Star Patmos' (Blue Star Lines), operating on the Piraeus/Rhodes route which departs Piraeus, Athens arriving at Tilos the following morning.

There are twice-weekly connections to and from Rhodes via, Halki, Nisyros, Kos, Kalymnos with the '
Dodecanese Express' (Dodekanisos Seaways).


TIPS ON TRAVELLING
TO TILOS

Situated within the Dodecanese chain of islands, 65 kilometres north-west of Rhodes, Tilos is visited by several ferries on a regular basis in the main summer season.
 

Tilos is easily accessed from two main airports, those of Rhodes to the south and Kos to the north. A large number of visitors use these hub airports for their onward journey to Tilos. Rhodes and Kos are well-served by Charter airlines with direct flights from the UK and other European countries, as well as scheduled services from Athens and abroad.
Bear in mind when booking flights that there are more ferry options from Rhodes to Tilos than from Kos.

Domestic connections from Athens to Rhodes and Kos are available with Aegean Airlines (www.aegeanair.com) and Ryanair (www.ryanair.com). The two companies offer several options of daily flights, starting around 6.30am (check relevant websites for current details), to Kos and Rhodes.
Aegean Airlines now fly from Athens to London, Manchester and Birmingham with connecting flights to Rhodes.

As more people are being tempted to travel to Tilos independently, flights may be viewed and in many cases, purchased on-line.
Some of the many flight-only websites are:
www.flythomascook.com, www.flights.thomson.co.uk, www.cheapflights.co.uk  and www.lowfareflights.co.uk  www.Jet2.com
which give good selections of flights to Greece.
There is, of course,
EasyJet which flies from Gatwick and Luton airports into Athens.
EasyJet now flies from Gatwick and Liverpool direct to Rhodes www.EasyJet.com
Ryanair now flies from London Stansted, Liverpool, East Midlands and Bournemouth direct to Rhodes www.ryanair.com

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For those visitors wishing to travel to Tilos by ferry from Athens there is an express bus (E96) from Athens airport to Piraeus. This is a 24-hour service, the journey takes from 45 minutes up to two hours, depending on time of day and traffic density. The cost of a single ticket is approximately 10.00(euro), tickets can be bought from a kiosk at the airport or from the driver. 

Alternatively, travellers can now use the new Metro system which runs from the Airport through to Piraeus.
Take the Metro train, Line Three (there are two different lines - Metro and Suburban), from the airport and change trains to Line One at Monistiraki for Piraeus. The journey takes around 80 minutes at a cost of 10euro per person.

* Currently  (February, 2017) the cost of a taxi ride from Rhodes Airport to Rhodes Harbour is approximately 25.00 *

 

PIRAEUS (Athens) - TILOS

 

KOS - TILOS

 

Dep. Arrive  

 

Dep.

Arrive
 Thursday

Blue Star Patmos

FB 1500 *0540    Monday    

----

----

 Saturday

Blue Star Patmos

FB

1700

0850    

 

     

NISYROS - TILOS

   Tuesday Dodecanese Express

C

1340 1515
     

Dep.

Arrive

     

 

   
 Monday

 

  ---- ----    Wednesday     ---- ----
 Tuesday

Dodecanese Express

C

1435 1515    

 

     
 Wednesday     ---- ----    Thursday

Dodecanese Express

C

1340 1515
 Thursday

Dodecanese Express

C

1435 1515    Friday

Blue Star Patmos

FB 0220 0540
 Friday

Blue Star Patmos

FB 0410 0540            
 Saturday

 

  ---- ----    Saturday

 

  ---- ----
 Sunday 

Blue Star Patmos

FB

0720

0850    Sunday

Blue Star Patmos

FB 0540 0850

 * Arrives Tilos following day       Note: Arrival times above are for Tilos        FB: Ferry Boat     C: Catamaran

PLEASE NOTE: THE ABOVE TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE.
The timings of the ferries serving Tilos may be affected by inclement weather conditions and also due to the long distances travelled.
 

 


General Information

Tickets for all ferries can be bought at many of the travel shops and ticket agencies in the centre of Rhodes town.

Travellers using the 'Blue Star Patmos' may purchase tickets from kiosks on the harbour alongside the ferries (usually open one hour
before departure).
There is also a ticket kiosk on Colona Harbour for those using the 'Dodecanese Express'.

Contact numbers for HOTELS on Rhodes:
Lydia: (0030) 22410 22871
Savoy: (0030) 22410 20721
Hermes: (0030) 22410 27677 
Agla: (0030) 22410 22061
 
Some useful links to help you travel around the Dodecanese islands:

    Blue Star Patmos  Dodek   


USEFUL TIPS TO EASE YOUR
JOURNEY TO TILOS


On arrival at either Kos or Rhodes, the traveller would be well advised to check the ferry times as even in the summer months, the connections with Tilos can be erratic. 

A top tip to remember is: Always ask at more than one ferry office as the staff in each office may only offer advice on their particular ferry routes. There may well be other ferry companies feeding the different islands - if in doubt, always ask around.

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Connections to Symi

Currently (15/02/17) there is a direct connection
with Symi on Fridays with the 'Blue Star Patmos' .

For those wishing to obtain more information on Symi, visit the excellent website:
www.Symivisitor.com.
 

Visiting Tilos in 2017? 
Why not consider our spacious, quietly-situated Studios in the centre of Livadia Bay?

For more information visit our Info & Rates page or email us at pnut@otenet.gr
Speak to Helen or Paul direct on 0030 22460 44164

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