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The town of Ios


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A beach in Ios

Ios is located in the Cyclades and is connected by ferry to and from Athens, Crete and other ports in the Cyclades.

There are 6 ferry companies operating ferries to and from Ios. Blue Star Ferries, Boatman Union of Santorini (Maistros Santorini), Golden Star Ferries, Seajets, Small Cyclades Lines and Zante Ferries all operate ferries to and from Ios. In the summer season, there are a total of 174 sailings per week.

The most popular route in terms of sailings is the route from Santorini to Ios with 28 sailings per week.

The port or island closest to Ios is Sikinos with a distance of just 19 kilometres - that's 12 miles or 10 nautical miles. While the port or island furthest away is Piraeus at a distance of 200 kilometres - that's about 124 miles or about 108 nautical miles.

Ios port is located about 2.4 kilometers away from the capital of the island known as 'Hora' or 'Chora'. However, today the port area is possibly more populated and busy than the island's capital especially in the summer. The port is a medium sized port and is generally very busy but is busiest in the summer.

Ferries to Ios are normally available throughout the year but there are fewer sailings in the winter. Ios is served by a mix of fast and conventional ferries.

You can travel to or from Ios with your vehicle or on foot. And normally you can take a bike with you or a pet.

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Ios ferry schedules

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

Island hopping around  Ios

Ios is ideal for "island hopping" because you can find direct ferries for all the islands nearby. You can easily book quick ferries to Sikinos,Tinos, Mykonos, Kea, Naxos, Paros, Santorini, Anafi, Heraklion and other islands.

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Ios port address & GPS

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

Ios port facilities

Ios port is located directly in the capital town of the island. You can find covered seating areas and there are many cafes and restaurants nearby.

No parking facilities, long or short term, are available.

In the summer months the port can become quite chaotic with long queues for cars. So please arrive at least one hour in advance if traveling by car. For more information about Ios, you can visit Wikipedia

Getting to and from the port


By car

Ios is a small island and you will have no problems finding anything by car. There are four gas stations on the island.

By Taxi

To our best knoweldge, there are currently five taxis on the island. In August you should not rely on finding a taxi if you need one quickly to get to or from the port.

By Bus

The port is located at Ios, 2 km from Ios capital, Chora. It is a 10' ride on the local bus. The bus runs until late at night.
on foot

On Foot

The port of Ios is located 2 km from the island's capital, Chora. You can reach the port on foot through the paved road.

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  • Booked: 18th March, 2021
  • Travel: 12th June - 15th June
  • People: Two foot passengers
Fare details
  • Booked: 18th March, 2021
  • Travel: 17th August - 20th August
  • People: Two foot passengers

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