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Ferry from Ios to Crete (Heraklion)

There are approximately 5 weekly sailings between Ios to Crete (Heraklion). 3 operators sail this route Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets. Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Ios Crete (Heraklion) ferries.

Ferry times from Ios to Crete (Heraklion)

Ios Crete (Heraklion) ferry sailings typically depart from Ios at around 11:00. The average sailing time is approximately 2h 54m.

Ferry prices from Ios to Crete (Heraklion)

Ios Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices typically range between $81* and $330*. The average price is typically $197*. The cheapest Ios Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices start from $79*. The average price for a foot passenger is $194*. The average price for a car is $389*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times.

How far is Ios to Crete (Heraklion)?

The distance between Ios to Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 86.7 miles (139.6km) or 75.4 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Ios Crete (Heraklion) ferry?

Yes, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets allow cars on board for ferries between Ios and Crete (Heraklion). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Ios and Crete (Heraklion).

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Ios to Crete (Heraklion)?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets between Ios and Crete (Heraklion).

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Cyclades Islands to Crete page.
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Ios - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price $197*
Average Weekly Sailings 5
Average Sailing Duration 2h 54m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 35m
First Ferry 11:00
Last Ferry 15:10
Distance 75 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Ios to Heraklion?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Ios to Heraklion is approximately 2h 52m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Ios to Heraklion?

The average price of a ferry from Ios to Heraklion is approximately $197. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Ios to Heraklion can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Heraklion?

There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Ios to Heraklion. The following operators that provide this service are
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Heraklion?

Ferries from Ios to Heraklion are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Ios to Heraklion?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Ios to Heraklion with
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Ios to Heraklion?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Ios to Heraklion with the following operators
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Ios to Heraklion?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • SeaJets

How far is Heraklion from Ios?

Ios to Heraklion is approximately 75 nautical miles distance apart.

Ios Guide

Forming one of the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Ios is located in the Aegean Sea and lies around mid way between the island of Naxos and the island of Santorini. The island's terrain is characterised by hills and cliffs that lead down to the sea on most sides of the island. Located on the north west coast is the island's port which is only a short distance from the village of Chora. The trip between Chora and the port can be made on foot which will take you along a steep donkey path, and takes around 15 minutes. The village is characterised by narrow paths and streets most of which have now been taken over by bars, restaurants, shops and night clubs to cater for tourists.

There are ferries from the island's port to Piraeus and Rafina with a crossing time of between 4 1/2 hours and 8 hours, depending on ferry type, route and destination. During the summer months Ios is also connected by ferry to the other islands of the Cyclades.


Heraklion Guide

Located on the Greek island of Crete, Heraklion is the island's largest city and is one of the main urban centres in Greece. The city can trace its history back to at least the 9th century AD when its development began and then later came under the influence of the Arabs, the Venetians and the Ottomans. Popular sites in the city with tourists include the fortification walls that are essentially the boundary of the old city. These were first built by the Arabs and then reinforced by the Venetians. From the seven bastions, only the Martinengo bastion survives to this day and is where visitors will find the tomb of the renowned writer N. Kazantzakis, overlooking the city. The city was also a venue during the 2004 Olympic Games, and hosted games of the football tournament.

Located in the city's old port, visitors can still see the vaulted tarsanades where ships used to be built and also the 16th century Koule Fortress. From the port, ferries depart to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also ferry services to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus.


Ios to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 5/20/2024 and 5/26/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 11:15 17:45 6 hours 30 minutes Mon, Sat
SeaJets 11:55 17:45 5 hours 50 minutes Wed
Cyclades Fast Ferries 14:55 18:05 3 hours 10 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
SeaJets 15:10 17:45 2 hours 35 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat

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