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The island of Patmos, the birthplace of the Aegean Film Festival, is a remote and beautiful island in the south Aegean sea. The journey might be long, but allows the traveller to disconnect and get into the festival mood. It is all part of the Patmos Experience as we used to call it.

We are here to help you make it to the island. Festival pass holders will receive discounts with our hospitality and travel partners. So make sure to check out our passes here before you book your tickets.

Three of the most convenient ways of getting to the island are:

A. Fly to Athens – arrive before 12.00 – cross the city with train, bus or taxi to Piraeus (1h) – take the Blue Star Ferry to Patmos (7-8h). A cabin, a good book or a deck of cards are highly recommended… especially for the overnight return journey.

B. Fly to Kos, Kalymnos, Leros or Ikaria – arrive early to catch the Dodekanisos Seaways (1-3h) or the evening Blue Star Ferry. Please check Open Ferry  before booking your flights for more information on the connections.

C. Fly direct to Kos or Myconos, have a cocktail, charter a Sailing Boat and arrive in style. This is also one of the most sustainable ways to travel.

Please keep in mind that our travels have a big impact on the environment and a substantial carbon footprint. We advise to use less polluting vessels and soon we will offer options for offsetting some of this carbon by restoring the ecosystems of the Aegean.


We suggest to use one of the following trustworthy business and platforms below. Soon we will update this page with direct booking options.

For boat tickets : Open Ferry

For domestic flights: Aegean Airways & Sky Express

If you need assistance on your travel arrangements, please write at [email protected]

If you have requested accommodation or hospitality services and you need to pay for the expenses please click Here

For extra help and tips on travel: Astoria Travel +30 22470 31205 – [email protected]

Sailing Boats Marina on Port Skala, 85500 Patmos, Dodecanese
VHF: Channel 12
Port Authority Tel: (+30) 22470 31231
Medical Centre Tel: (+30) 22470 31211

Looking forward to seeing you on the islands!

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