Ios to Crete Ferry
Ios is connected to Crete via the port of Heraklion. On average, there are 2 crossings each day between Ios and Crete, which are operated by Golden Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, Minoan Lines and Sea Jets. Crossings from Ios to Heraklion usually take around 3 hours.
The above information is a basic summary on the services between Ios and Crete. We recommend using our Ferry Search to find live ferry information and the latest prices.
Ios island is situated in the Greek Cyclades Islands and is a famous tourist destination, attracting visitors with its golden beaches and the characteristic Aegean architecture. The island is just 18km long and 10km wide with a small population of 1,820 people.
Ios is also well known as one of the top Greek party islands alongside Mykonos, with its wealth of discos and bars in the main town; Chora and the various beaches. Most tourists either stay in the many hotels within the main village of Chora or head to the package beach areas of Theodoti, Kalamos and Manganari.
Ios, however, also caters for people looking for a quieter, more relaxing holiday, with its long stretches of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.
Crete, the southernmost of the Greek islands, is popular with tourists from across the globe for its rugged mountainous scenery inland, its beautiful coastal towns and beaches, and typical Greek culture.
Visitors are drawn to Crete year-round. Because of its southerly position Crete benefits from a warm, temperate climate - you can comfortably lay on Crete's beaches and sunbathe from April until October!
Enjoy the splendid scenery Crete has to offer, explore the tiny traditional villages inland or visit the ancient Minoan palace of Knossos - whatever you decide to do with your stay in Crete, you are sure to have a memorable and enjoyable time!