Piraeus to Ios Ferry

The Piraeus Ios ferry route connects Athens with the Cyclades Islands and is fully operational all year round. There are 2 ferry companies that operate this service from Athens to Ios right now. Blue Star Ferries provide 1 weekly sailing, while SeaJets provide 2 weekly sailings throughout the whole year. The distance between the Piraeus port and the Ios port is about 108 nautical miles altogether, with SeaJets completing this journey in a crossing time of 4 hours and 5 minutes.

Despite being the busiest passenger port in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Piraeus ferry port is easily accessible from Athens city centre by car and public transport. The 040 bus departing from Syntagma Square operates regularly and drops passengers within walking distance of the port. Alternatively, you can follow Line 1 (Green Line) on the metro for 30 minutes until you reach Monastiraki station. All ferries leaving for the Greek Islands depart from gates E1 to E10. This will be clearly signposted upon arrival.

Please keep in mind that SeaJets only allow car transfers onboard their ferries from Ios to Athens during the high season. Therefore, we suggest that you book with Blue Star Ferries if you are bringing your own vehicle. Alternatively, you can book a ferry from Rafina to Ios, which has a similar crossing time.

Piraeus - Ios Ferry Operators

  • Blue Star Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 6 hr 55 min
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  • Zante Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Weekly 9 hr 5 min
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  • SeaJets
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 4 hr 5 min
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Piraeus Ios Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Piraeus Ios route is a car and 2 passengers.

Piraeus Ios Ferry reviews

  • "Good trip but Check in time misleading "

    The 8hr ferry ride to Ios went fast enough. Plenty of room to stretch or lay down for a little snooze with the early morning ferry (7am). We were annoyed however at the misleading information on the confirmation email which urged us to be at the ticket office a minimum of 120minutes before our departure. Based on that we needed to be at the port before 5am. When we got there at 4.30 nothing was open and we discovered it wouldn’t be until 5am... and that we could have easily picked up tickets until 6.30 when we had to board the ferry. We were half an hour late arriving to Ios.

    'Hannah' travelled Piraeus Ios with Zante Ferries

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  • "iOS to pireas"

    Antastic ship and journey. Ship was new , clean and fast

    'Adrian' travelled Piraeus Ios with Hellenic Seaways

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  • "05Sep17 review "

    See below

    'Thomas' travelled Piraeus Ios with Hellenic Seaways

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  • "Very enjoyable "

    Spacious seats , clean toilets and little kiosk

    'Rachael' travelled Piraeus Ios with Hellenic Seaways

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Piraeus Guide

The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.

Ios Guide

The Greek island of Ios is part of the Cyclades group of islands and lies in the Aegean Sea between the islands of Santorini and Naxos. The island has a popular night economy, lovely beaches and a number of historical monuments which are popular with visitors. The island has been popular with tourists from around the world for many years and is definitely one of the most popular of the Cyclades islands. Chora is a typical Greek village on the island with traditional whitewashed buildings, winding streets and many colourful flowers. However, at night the sleepy village comes alive with many places to socialise.

Around the island there are many beaches with soft white sand just waiting to be explored, all of which are blessed with crystal clear waters. Perhaps the island's most popular beach is Mylopotas which is lined with bars, restaurants and places to hire water sport related equipment, and is over 1 km long. However, if you require a more secluded beach experience then Valmas or Kolitsani beaches are a good choice.