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Athens to Ios FERRY

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The Athens to Ios ferry is operated by four ferry companies: Blue Star Ferries, Seajets, Zante Ferries and Golden Star Ferries. This route connects Athens to the Cyclades group of islands and you can take your car on this route or travel as a foot passenger. This route is offered by fast craft and conventional ferries.

From Athens you can travel from the port of Piraeus as well as the ports of Rafina and Lavrio.

From Rafina the average sailing time is 5 hours and 20 minutes, from Piraeus the average sailing time is 7 hours and 13 minutes. while from Lavrio there is only one service with a sailing time of 10 hours and 55 minutes.

Crossings from Athens to Ios, from Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio, are available throughout the whole year. In the high season there are about 24 crossings per week.

From Rafina, the distance is 183 kilometres, that's about 114 miles or 99 nautical miles. From Piraeus, the distance is 200 kilometres, that's about 124 miles or 108 nautical miles. From Lavrio the distance is 153 kilometres, that's about 95 miles or 83 nautical miles. However, the exact distance may depend on the route you take. You can travel with your pet (cat or dog) but as the route operates with fast ferries restrictions may apply for some sailings, see the FAQ section details.

The average price is for one person by foot in the summer is about 61 euros. For foot passengers travelling one way the the cheapest average price is from Lavrio at 23.50 euros. From Piraeus the average price is 36.50 euros and from Rafina the average price is about 61 euros.

If you are taking your car one way the cheapest average price is from Lavrio at 90.50 euros. From Rafina the price is 135 euros and from Piraeus the price is about 120 euros

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Athens - Ios ferry schedules

Lavrio to Ios Ferry

  • Blue Star Ferries Logo
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 10 hrs 55 mins
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Piraeus to Ios Ferry

  • Blue Star Ferries Logo
    • 6 Sailings Weekly 8 hrs 30 mins
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Piraeus to Ios Ferry

  • Seajets Logo
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 4 hrs 5 mins
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Piraeus to Ios Ferry

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    • 3 Sailings Weekly 9 hrs 5 mins
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Rafina to Ios Ferry

  • Golden Star Ferries Logo
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 5 hrs 20 mins
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Why visit Athens?


  • Visit the archeological museum of Lavrion
  • Visit the temple of Poseidon in Sounio
  • Visit the technological cultural park of Lavrio
  • Visit the archaeological site of Thoriko
  • Visit the Lavrio Mineralogical museum
  • You can enjoy your coffee with a view of the sea
  • You can eat in a traditional fish tavern


  • You can travel to almost all the major island groups in Greece
  • You can eat in traditional fish taverns
  • You can go shopping of Piraeus
  • You can enjoy your coffee with a view of sea
  • Visit a Piraeus Museum
  • Visit the Churches of Piraeus
  • See a Show at the Municipal Theatre


  • In Rafina there are many shops if you want to have a look
  • There are many taverns and grill houses where you can have a delicious meal
  • If you want to swim you can visit the Marikes beach, just 1.5 km south of the port
  • Visit Agios Nikolaos church for the best view of the Aegean Sea

Why visit Ios?

  • Greek poet Homer's grave and the remains of ancient aquaduct at Plakoto area
  • The remains of the Venetian castle in Paliokastro
  • Visit the Folklore Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Modern Art

Athens address & GPS

Rafina Port
Port of Rafina, Rafina Town, Athens, 19009, Greece.
Telephone: +30 2294321200
Fax: +30 2294321203
GPS Co-ordinates
24.01 ° N, 38.0252 ° E
Piraeus Port
Port of Piraeus, Piraeus, Athens, 18537, Greece.
Telephone: +30 210 4147800
Fax: +30 210 4511121
GPS Co-ordinates
23.633 ° N, 37.9411 ° E
Lavrio Port
Port of Lavrio , Lavrio, Attica, 19500, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22923 20400
Fax: +30 22920 60188
GPS Co-ordinates
24.0632 ° N, 37.7126 ° E

Ios address & GPS

Ios Port
Port of Ios, Ios Town, Cyclades, 84001, Greece.
Telephone: +30 22860 91264
Fax: +30 22860 92264
GPS Co-ordinates
25.2728 ° N, 36.7221 ° E

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  • Booked: 12/01/2022
  • Travel: 22/06/2022 - 06/07/2022
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  • Travel: 20/05/2021 - 18/08/2021
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  • Travel: 30/05/2021 - 15/09/2021
  • People: Two foot passengers

Average price chart

Prices from Athens to Ios can vary throughout the year, to help you make your mind up when might be the best time to travel, take a look at our average price chart of fares throughout the year. The prices are based on one person travelling as a foot-passenger.

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