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Ferry from Ios to Piraeus (Athens)

The Ios Piraeus ferry route connects the Cyclades Islands to Athens and is currently operated by 5 ferry companies. The Ios to Athens ferry is available for booking all year round, but most popular during the high season. Blue Star Ferries provide up to 7 weekly sailings, SeaJets provide up to 10 weekly sailings, Zante Ferries provide 2 weekly sailings, Golden Star Ferries provide up to 7 weekly sailings and Cyclades Fast Ferries provide 3 weekly sailings.

Fast Ferry Athens to Ios

Unfortunately, there is not a high speed ferry from Ios to Athens. However, conventional ferries are still able to transport passengers in a fast time, reaching speeds of up to 21 knots.

Choose between 29 ferries from Ios to Athens each week, with up to 5 sailings available per day. Passengers can currently bring their cars onboard this ferry route. However, please keep in mind that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

Prices for the ferry from Ios to Athens might change depending on the season you want to travel. The cheapest ferry tickets are typically available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry discounts.

Ios to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Alternatives

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Ios - Athens (Piraeus) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 5
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, SeaJets & Zante Ferries
Average Price $171*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 16
Average Sailing Duration 6h 40m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 0m
First Ferry 08:00
Last Ferry 21:50
Distance 118 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Ios to Athens (Piraeus)?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Ios to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 7h 20m. 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 Athens (Piraeus)?

    The average price of a ferry from Ios to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately $107. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Ios to Athens (Piraeus) can differ depending on the season.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Athens (Piraeus)?

    There are currently 5 popular ferry operators travelling from Ios to Athens (Piraeus). The following operators that provide this service are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • SeaJets
    • Zante Ferries
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
    • Aegean Sea Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Athens (Piraeus)?

    Ferries from Ios to Athens (Piraeus) 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.
  • How far is Athens (Piraeus) from Ios?

    Ios to Athens (Piraeus) is approximately 118 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.

Athens (Piraeus) Guide

The Greek city and port of Piraeus is one of the largest ports in the whole of the Mediterranean, and the third largest in the world, and has become a major hub for the ferry network that spans the Aegean Sea. Piraeus is an important city in its own right despite the fact that it is frequently considered to be a suburb of Athens, the Greek capital, which is only a very short distance away. Despite its proximity to Athens, Piraeus' waterfront has its own distinct appearance and visitors will see that the most appealing parts of the city are located around its eastern quarter, alongside both Mikrolimano Harbour and Zea Marina. A popular event in Piraeus is the Ecocinema International Film Festival which is held annually in late February and is where a number of films are screened at the Atticon Cinema and the Cineac Cinema, which are both located in the city's Town Hall Square.

Full of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the waterfront district was greatly redeveloped in time for the Athens Olympics and as a result a new harbour front promenade was created that is lined with trees and passes the medieval city walls. The walls serve as a reminder and as an insight into the city's rich past.

Ios to Athens (Piraeus) Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 10/2/2023 and 10/8/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 08:00 15:35 7 hours 35 minutes Fri
Zante Ferries 08:20 19:35 11 hours 15 minutes Mon
Zante Ferries 09:05 20:20 11 hours 15 minutes Wed, Fri
SeaJets 11:10 16:45 5 hours 35 minutes Fri, Sat, Sun
SeaJets 12:40 16:50 4 hours 10 minutes Mon, Thu
SeaJets 12:50 16:50 4 hours Tue
Blue Star Ferries 14:20 23:20 9 hours Mon, Wed, Fri
Blue Star Ferries 16:40 23:20 6 hours 40 minutes Thu, Sat

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