Kimolos is part of the coastal connection of the port of Piraeus and Lavrion, with the Cycladic islands. The crossing to Kimolos by boat is the best-known way to get to the island. The trip takes about 3 to 7 hours, depending on the type of boat you choose.
The trip with conventional ships takes about 6 to 7 hours, while high speed ferries take about 3 to 4 hours. During the winter season, itineraries are usually performed with closed-type conventional ships. During the summer months, however, during the tourist season of the island, we find more frequent ferries and high speed ferries.
What are the Piraeus-Kimolos routes?
The ferry routes from Piraeus port and Athens are shaped according to the period. Unfortunately, Kimolos is part of the arid Cycladic coastline. As a result, during the winter the routes are limited by a fair amount. The strong winds that blow in the Aegean Sea during the Winter season are also contributing to this. This phenomenon has resulted in a number of routes being cancelled.
In summer, however, the itineraries are almost daily and the Piraeus-Kimolos ferry connection remains constant. The ships approach the main harbor of Kimolos either directly or as an intermediate stop for those routes that are destined for the other Cycladic islands.
Kimolos is the intermediate stop for ferry services to Kea, Kythnos, Sifnos, Serifos, Milos, Folegandros, Santorini, Paros, Syros and Mykonos. The intercyclical routes of the ships are often routes that do not have connections with major ports such as Piraeus and Lavrion.
The large conventional ships tie to the main harbor of Kimolos. The main harbor of the island, Psathi, is located in the southeastern part of the island. A basic piece of information that might be useful to you is that your ferry tickets, especially during the summer months, should be bought from a travel agency or booked online in advance.