Ios Ferries


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Ios Routes

Book a ferry to Ios with AFerry. You can use Ios to take ferries around the Cyclades and also to Crete and Greece. Domestic services in the Cyclades are available from Ios to 9 ferry ports:

  • Andros
  • Folegandros
  • Milos
  • Mykonos
  • Naxos
  • Paros
  • Santorini
  • Sifnos
  • Sikinos

Ferries away from the Cyclades sail from Ios to Heraklion, Katapola, Piraeus and Rafina.

Ios Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Ios are operated by Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, Minoan Lines, Sea Jets and Zante Ferries. Because 6 ferry companies operate in and out of Ios, comparing can be very useful to help you find the best price at the best time for you. When you search for a ferry to Ios, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select.

Ferries with Blue Star Ferries and other companies operating to and from Ios are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Ios will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

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About Ios

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.

Ferries to and from Ios

Anek's fleet of 11 magnificent modern air-conditioned ships all offer a full range of facilities on board. You can choose from a range of inner or outer ship cabins with two, three or four beds and on Anek Lines Italy-Greece routes you can even choose a deluxe cabins featuring a sitting room and TV and Internet access.

On board a LANE Lines ferry you will find a full range of facilities. In addition to comfortable seating and cabins you will find a la carte and self service restaurants, bars, a cafe, disco, television and video facilities and a shop.

On board Blue Star Ferries, as well as a range of cabins and seating including airline style seats, you will find an a la carte restaurant, cafe, bar, shops, internet access, ATM machine and night club. All Blue Star Ferries also now feature Goody's fast food restaurants which are Greece's equivalent of McDonalds or Burger King.

Hellenic Seaways is one the best known Greek ferry companies. In addition to conventional ferries, the company also runs catamaran type vessels and fast ferries which can often be up to 50% faster than conventional ferries. This means that you can island-hop across the Greek islands and have even more time to enjoy your destination. You will find their ferries are modern and provide a full range of facilities on board.

Zante Ferries operates three conventional ferries, all fully equipped with modern facilities. Relax in the bar, take in the sights out on deck or simply rest in the airline style seats.

Whichever route you take to reach Ios, you are certain to have a great journey with any one of these well known Greek ferry companies.

Ios Port

The island of Ios is situated between the Cycladic Islands of Naxos and Santorini and is approximately 100 miles from the mainland port of Piraeus. Like many Greek island ports, the port of Ios is only basic but functional. The small size of the island means the port is very easy to find.

Ios port facilities

The Ios ferry port, also known as Gialos harbour, is quite a lively and bustling port in the summer months with a number of ferries arriving daily from mainland Greece and other popular Cycladic Islands.

From there the bus or a 15-minute walk up the steep donkey path takes you to the village, known as Chora. This is a white and very picturesque cycladic village, full of stairs and narrow walks making it inaccessible for cars of any kind.

The port does not have many facilities on offer, however Gialos itself has a nice sandy beach and there are many tavernas and bars along the seafront, allowing you to relax and enjoy a cold drink, whilst waiting for the ferry.

Getting to Ios port

The port on Ios is easily found from the whole island - just follow the signposts.

Ios Map

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Port Addresses

Blue Star Ferries

Ios Port, Pros Io (Chora), Ios, Cyclades 84001, Greece

Golden Star Ferries

Ios Port, Pros Io (Chora), Ios, Cyclades 84001, Greece

Hellenic Seaways

Ios Port, Pros Io (Chora), Ios, Cyclades 84001, Greece

Sea Jets

Ios Port, Pros Io (Chora), Ios, Cyclades 84001, Greece

Zante Ferries

Ios Port, Pros Io (Chora), Ios, Cyclades 84001, Greece


  • 25 Sep 2019
    • EXCELLENT from start to finish! Thank you!

      Review by JOHN HUBSZER

  • 24 Sep 2019
    Santorini to Ios With Sea Jets
    • On time service and friendly staff.

      Review by MARK SCOTT MILES

  • 14 Sep 2019
    Great Service
    • This is the first time that my husband and I have done island hopping and we were very impressed at how quick we were all boarded and on our way. So much so that we are looking to book another trip next year visiting more islands. Thank you.

      Review by ASHLEY HUDSON

  • 11 Sep 2018
    Nice service
    • Very satisfactory Highly recommended

      Review by Anon

  • 22 Oct 2017
    not great
    • over all it was not a great trip as ferry was very late lack of staff and poor service

      Review by martin

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