Ios to Greece Ferry
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There are currently 3 ferry routes connecting Ios and Greece, with services from Ios to Lavrio, Piraeus and Rafina. On average, there are a combined number of 5 crossings each day between Ios and Greece, which are operated by Blue Star Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways, Sea Jets and Zante Ferries. The shortest crossing between Ios and Greece is to Piraeus with Hellenic Seaways and takes around 4 hours 30 minutes, while the longest crossing is to Piraeus with Zante Ferries and takes approximately 9 hours 25 minutes.
The above information is a basic summary on the services between Ios and Greece. 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.
Greece is a popular tourist destination that boasts beautiful beaches, picturesque traditional villages, stunning landscapes and numerous sites of historical and archaeological interest.
Visit the Acropolis of Athens, the Minoan Palace of Knossos in Crete or the ancient monasteries of Meteora. Experience true cosmopolitan life in Athens or Thessaloniki, or explore the forests and coastal walks of one of the many Greek islands.
There are more beautiful and historic sites in Greece than it is possible to list. Special mention should of course be given to the Parthenon, the largest temple in Athens which is known the world over for its columns. Entry to here, and many other historic sites in Greece, is free to students of EU universities.