Dodekanisos Seaways was established in 1999 in Rhodes with the vision to offer regular connection between the main islands of the Dodecanese and the mainland of Greece. Very soon, George and Yiannis Spanos, who are the owners of the company, realized that there was greater need to connect the smallest islands of the Dodecanese such as Nisyros, Chalki and Kastelorizo to the bigger islands like Rhodos and Kos which were daily connected to the mainland by other ferry companies already.
Nowadays its fleet consists of 3 vessels, 2 catamarans and one conventional ferry that offer regular routes between most the Dodecanese islands thus supporting their economy, by giving them the possibility to develop within the tourism sector. Furthermore it gives the chance to permanent residents and visitors to move from one island to the other in a single day, comfortably and quickly.
Dodekanisos Seaways has been awarded many times for its great consideration towards the environment and for its social policy.
OfficesDodekanissos Seaways Central OfficeAGATHONISILEROS TRAVEL
Agathonisi port, Port kiosk on Agathonisi port, Greece
Post Code: 85003
Phone: 0030 22470 29028ASTYPALEAELEMENTI TRAVEL
Astypalaia, Pera Gialos, over the beach, next to National Bank of Greece ATM , GREECE
Post Code: 85900
Fax: 30 22430 59868CHALKIZIFOS TRAVEL
Chalki, Port of Chalki, Greece
Post Code: 85110
Fax: 2246045082FOURNIKARLA IRENE
Fourni, Fourni, Greece
Post Code: 83400
Phone: 0030 22750 51481
Fax: 0030 22750 51481IKARIA, AG.KIRIKOSIKARIADA TRAVEL -TSAKALOFAS EVAGELOS
Ag. Kirikos, On the central square of Agios Kirikos, Greece
Phone: 0030 22750 23322
Fax: 0030 22750 23708IKARIA, EVDILOSIKARIADA TRAVEL
Evdilos, Central Square of Evdilos, Greece
Phone: 0030 22750 33008
Fax: 0030 22750 33008KALYMNOSMAGKOU SINDAGGELOU NOMIKI
Kalymnos, Enoria Christou, Greece
Post Code: 85200
Phone: 0030 22430 23700
Fax: 0030 22430 23700MAGOS TOURS
Kalymnos, Aghios Nikolaos, Greece
Post Code: 85200
Phone: 0030 22430 28777
Fax: 0030 22430 22608KASTELORIZOPAPOUTSIS TRAVEL
Kastelorizo, Megisti, Greece
Post Code: 85111
Phone: 0030 22460 70630
Fax: 0030 22460 49286KOS, PORTEXAS TRAVEL SERVICE
Kos, 4, Ant. Ioannidi Str., Greece
Post Code: 85300
Phone: 0030 22420 29900
Fax: 0030 22420 24864EXAS TRAVEL SERVICE - PORT KIOSK
KOS, INSIDE PORT OF KOS, Greece
Post Code: 85300
Phone: 0030 22420 44970
Fax: 0030 22420 24864LEROSAEGEAN TRAVEL
Leros, Laki, Greece
Post Code: 85400
Phone: 0030 22470 26000
Fax: 0030 22470 23364LEROS TRAVEL
Leros, Lakki, Greece
Post Code: 85400
Phone: 0030 22470 24000
Fax: 0030 22470 28023LIPSIAEGEAN TRAVEL
Lipsi, Port of Lipsi, Greece
Post Code: 85001
Phone: 0030 22470 26700
Fax: 0030 22470 23364NISYROSDIAKOMICHALIS TRAVEL
Nisyros, Nisyros, Greece
Post Code: 85303
Phone: 0030 22420 31459
Fax: 0030 22420 31527PATMOSAPOLLON TRAVEL
Patmos, Skala, Greece
Post Code: 85500
Phone: 0030 22470 31324
Fax: 0030 22470 31819RHODESDODEKANISOS CENTRAL AGENCY RHODOS
Rodos, Kolona Harbour, Greece
Post Code: 85100
Phone: 0030 22410 70590
Fax: 0030 22410 70591SAMOS, PYTHAGORIOBY SHIP TRAVEL PORT KIOSK
Pythagorio, Inside Pythagorio port, opposite the ferry departure point., Greece
Post Code: 83103
Phone: 0030 27302 22116
Fax: 0030 22730 80447SAMOS, VATHIBY SHIP TRAVEL
Samos, Themistokli Sofouli 5, Vathy, Greece
Post Code: 83100
Phone: 0030 22730 22118
Fax: 0030 22730 80447SYMI, PORTSYMI TOURS TOURIST AND TRAVEL AGENCY
Symi, Ypolohagou Menikidi, Paralia, Greece
Post Code: 85600
Phone: 0030 22460 71307
Fax: 0030 22460 70011TILOSSTEFANAKIS TRAVEL
Tilos, Port of Tilos, Greece
Post Code: 85002
Phone: 0030 22460 44360
Fax: 0030 22460 44315TURKEY, MARMARISNICE TOURS
Marmaris , Kiosk-desk on Marmaris Cruise port, Gunnucek Yolu Marmaris Limani, Turkey
Post Code: 48700
Phone: 0090 252 4129610
Policy of the company
In case the ticket is cancelled more than 7 full days prior to departure date, then it is 100% refunded.
The ticket can be cancelled with 50% refund if it is cancelled from 7 days to 1 hour before the departure time.
Up till 1 hour before departure time there is a choice of changing the tickets into Open Dated tickets in order for them to be used for another trip.
The ticket is personal. It cannot be transmitted to another person or changed for another route.
In case you lose your ticket, you have to issue a new one. The lost ticket is not refunded
Children up to 5 years old do not pay a ticket fare, while children from 5 to 10 years old pay half of the ticket.
If you have issued a whole ticket, you are allowed to carry a luggage of 40kg with you
Open date tickets are valid for one year after their issue date. If the ticket fare has changed within this year, passengers must pay the difference. Passengers should communicate with their travel agent to make a reservation.
Alteration of ship schedule
The company is not responsible for any delay or cancellation of departure in case of bad weather conditions, force majeure and order of the Marine Merchandise Ministry or the Port Authorities. If the trip is cancelled by the Company, then the passenger is entitled to full refund of the ticket. The company has no other obligation to the passenger.
The company has the right to change the trip schedule, after the passengers are notified and the Ministry of the Merchandise Marine approves this change.
Traveling to Turkey
Passengers traveling between Turkey and Greece will be requested to pay port taxes before their embarkation. The amount for the port taxes is 15.30€ per person.
Cars to Turkey
Passengers who want to travel with their car from Turkey to Greece or from Greece to Turkey must have, upon boarding control, the car license with their name on it and international car insurance that includes Turkey/Greece. If they do not have these two elements, they will not be able to travel with their car to Turkey/Greece.
If a passenger travels with a pet, this should be mentioned when issuing the ticket. Passengers are the sole responsible for the hygiene and the safety of their pets on board and also for any conduct of their pets towards other passengers.
The passenger should be at the port at least 30 minutes before the departure time. If they have a car, they should be there at least one hour before.
Passengers should comply with the instructions of the captain, the crew, the Ministry of Merchandise Marine and the port authorities.
Passengers are responsible for their personal items while on board. The company is not responsible for any loss or damage of them. Valuable personal belongings can be given to officers for storage.
Passengers Ticket Conditions
Approved by the Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine
The ticket is issued in the passengers name, is personal and non-transferable. It is valid only for the class and the trip for which it was issued.
The fare does not include catering.
Passengers should be at the embarkation area of the ship one (1) hour before departure. If the passenger is not in time for sailing, he/she is not entitled to a refund of the fare.
Children up to 4 years old travel free of charge and are not entitled to bed, while children over 4 and up to 10 years old pay a reduced fare and are entitled to bed.
The bearer of a full ticket is allowed to carry free of charge luggage up to 40 kilos or 1 cubic meter.
In case of loss of the ticket, it will not be replaced nor the fare will be refunded. The shipping company is not responsible for any damage or loss of the passengers luggage that is under the personal care of him/her during the trip.
Jewellery, money and valuable objects may be delivered to the ships accounting office for safekeeping.
The shipping company will not be responsible for any delay in sailing, deviation and not keeping normal route, due to bad weather conditions or orders of the Ministry of Mercantile Marine or the Harbor Authorities or due to force major.
It is forbidden to the passengers to carry explosives, inflammable, incendiary and dangerous in general materials.
The passengers are responsible for the observance of the Harbor, Sanitary and Custom regulations. The passengers should comply with the captains and the crew orders regarding the maintenance of order and the safety of the ship.
The passenger should address any complaint during the trip to the ships captain or first mate and after the arrival, to the shipping company or to the Harbor Authorities.
If for any reason the travel is cancelled due to the ships responsibility, the fare is refunded without any further obligation of the shipping company towards the passenger.
The shipping company has the right, after approval of the Ministry of Mercantile Marine, to replace the vessel for which the ticket was issued with another vessel.
Vehicle Transport receipt Conditions
Approved by the Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine
The drivers are obligated to load and unload their vehicle.
The vehicles should be at the waiting for shipment area one (1) hour before departure and in any case on the time prescribed by the Port Regulation in force.
The driver is not entitled to refund of the fare if he is not in time for sailing, while if he states before sailing his intention not to ship his vehicle, he is entitled to a refund of half of the fare.
In case of loss of vehicle transport receipt, the fare is not refunded.
The vehicles passengers have to get out of them before their shipment aboard.
The passengers should carry with them objects that they need during the travel. After sailing the entrance to the vehicle station is forbidden.
The transportation of explosives, incendiary and dangerous in general materials is forbidden. The priority order is determined by the Port Regulations of each Harbor Authorities, where the vehicles are shipped.
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Dodekanissos Seaways reviews
Not so good
Ferry over an hour late. No one in the office knew about it.
[Translated from French]
Very good organization for our trip which lasted 5 hours. It went very well and it was very comfortable. We did not see the time passed.
The weather was good and the sea was calm.
Late and too crowded
I paid online and could not change it to the ferry one hour earlier although I was at the port. That ferry was cheaper my ferry I thought better because it was more expensive online was more crowded and 45 minutes late and no information or announcements about the delay time. So frustrating.
Answer by Ferriesingreece.com
We would like to inform you that we contacted Dodekanisos Seaways to check about this delay and as they informed us there has never been a delay over 20 minutes, and whenever there has been a small delay this had to do with the strong winds which cannot be predicted and thus cannot be announced earlier than the trip date.
It is normal that you could not change your tickets at the port to depart with Anes that was departing earlier as this is a different ferry company and tickets can only be changed to other tickets of the same ferry company. This is not because you booked the tickets online. Even if you had bought your tickets locally at any travel agency you would not be able to change them to a different ferry company.
Kindly also note that the duration of the trips of both companies is almost the same (only five minutes difference) and the ticket rate difference between them was clearly stated on the booking form before you proceeded to the booking.
[Translated from Italian]
We used this company / ferry for the transfer from Rhodes to Symi and I have to say that already from the moment of the purchase of the tickets we have found the competent and capable staff. Excellent ferry, clean and functional.
Perhaps a little complicated when looking for the company that had to do this route.
Everything is ok, but what a cold!
[Translated from Italian]
Overall, everything worked, but it would be a good energy saving if at least some rooms were also thermally accessible to normal people and not only to frozen foods.
Icaria to Patmos
Great journey, very fast, nice seats, good views from sun deck.
I love this company. I have traveled with them many times and their vessels are superb. They are pretty good at punctuality too. Highly recommended. No hassle boarding/disembarking too. Very helpful crew if you're towing cases!
I was satisfied with the service over all. My suggestion would be the issue of luggage organization and storage in the entry of the ferry. I found the job of those guys who place the luggages laborous and hard on their body. They need to deal with many passangers at once, they need to pick and place heavy luggages, it is hot, and they are exposed to car exhaust fumes. Would it be possible to institute a line before entry where each passanger/family is admitted one by one and they they need to place their luggage in a reserved and build site on the left or right? There must be a more humane solution to this than the existing practice. best, Ceren