You can easily travel between the Greek islands of Folegandros and Kimolos by ferry. This guide shows you how to get to Kimolos from Folegandros.
Folegandros to Kimolos ferry
The two neighbouring Cyclades islands of Folegandros and Kimolos are often included together in Greek island hopping itineraries. Their close proximity to one another means that very little vacation time is spent traveling between the two.
They are also quite different in nature. Visiting Kimolos and Folegandros on the same trip gives a great variety of experience when it comes to beaches, landscapes, food, and even the communities themselves.
The volcanic island of Kimolos is one of the best islands in the Cyclades group to visit after Folegandros.
Folegandros Kimolos Ferry Route
Whilst most foot passengers may be able to buy a ferry ticket the day before their departure, I always advise to reserve in advance whenever possible. This is especially so during August which is high season when there's more people using the Greek ferries.
I find that the best online Greek ferry booking website is Ferryhopper.
Here, you can see schedules and book tickets for ferries from Folegandros to Kimolos online.
Note: Some ferry operators will let you board with an e-ticket. Others will only allow a physical ticket. When booking online, you'll see clear instructions including where you should collect tickets if a physical one is required.
Ferry Operators and Ferry Tickets Info
- The ferry companies Blue Star Ferries and Zante Ferries offer ferry connections on this route
- There are about 11 crossings per week with travel times averaging 1 hour and 22 minutes
- You'll find predominantly conventional ferry vessels are used on the Folegandros Kimolos ferry route
- The cheapest price for a one way crossing by foot in the summer is about 6 euros, and for a car with one person about 26 euros
- I advise booking ferry tickets for routes in the Cyclades islands at least a few weeks in advance if traveling in the high season months of July and August.
How long does it take to get from Folegandros to Kimolos?
The larger ferries such as Zante Ferries and Blue Star take about 1 hour 15 minutes to sail from Folegandros to Kimolos. Smaller, faster boats which run during the summer may make the journey in under an hour.
How much does the Folegandros to Kimolos ferry cost?
Passenger tickets from Folegandros to Kimolos cost as little as 5.50 Euro one way. A medium sized car would cost an additional 20 Euro.
Which ferry services operate the Folegandros to Kimolos route?
In late summer 2020, Zante Ferries and Blue Star were operating the route between Kimolos and Folegandros. Seajets were also running the catamaran Caldera Vista along the route on some days. These ferries are all capabale of carrying vehicles.
How frequent is the Folegandros to Kimolos ferry?
During the summer months, there are 5-6 ferries per week sailing between Folegandros and Kimolos. During the off-season, this may reduce down to just 2-3 boats per week.
Where does the ferry to Kimolos leave from in Folegandros?
Ferries to Kimolos leave from Karavostasi port in Folegandros, which is about 3 km from Chora. There is only one port in Folegandros, and so it is the same one you will have arrived at.
Where does the ferry from Folegandros to Kimolos arrive?
Ferries from Folegandros to Kimolos arrive at Psathi port in Kimolos. Psathi is the only port in Kimolos that ferries arrive at.
Where to stay in Kimolos
There are a surprising amount of places to stay in Kimolos, including hotels, apartments and AirBnB's. Take a look at the map below to find accommodation and hotels in Kimolos.
Things to do in Kimolos
Although Folegandros has a slightly higher profile as a destination than Kimolos, many travelers prefer Kimolos out of the two. This is perhaps due to the fact that tourism is not the main industry on the island.
As a result, when sightseeing on the islands it feels a lot more authentic and less built for tourists than Folegandros. When planning your Kimolos itinerary, you could consider including the following:
- Explore Chorio (the main town)
- Check out all those great beaches
- Hike to Skadia (the Mushroom rock!)
- Take a boat trip around the island
- Enjoy the great food in Kimolos
I've a full guide here: Things to do in Kimolos island
Travel Tips for Greece
These travel resources will make your life a whole lot easier when planning your trip to Greece:
Ferryhopper – The easiest way to book ferry tickets in Greece online.
Booking.com – Check for and book hotels in Kimolos online.
Get Your Guide – Unique day trips, tours and experiences in Greece.
Revolut – Avoid bad exchange rates when you travel from the UK.
Transferwise – If you're from the US, this travel card will help you reduce exchange fees.
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