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The port of Ios is well connected with the Islands of Naxos, Paros, Mykonos, Santorini, as well as Heraklion in Crete, Piraeus and many others by the ferry operators ANEK Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Hellenic Seaways and Lane Sea Lines. Below, you can find a list of the latest timetables for ferries from Ios, alongside a list of our best prices.

Ios Routes

Ferries to and from Ios

Anek's fleet of 11 magnificent modern air-conditioned ships all offer a full range of facilities on board. You can choose from a range of inner or outer ship cabins with two, three or four beds and on Anek Lines Italy-Greece routes you can even choose a deluxe cabins featuring a sitting room and TV and Internet access.

On board a LANE Lines ferry you will find a full range of facilities. In addition to comfortable seating and cabins you will find a la carte and self service restaurants, bars, a cafe, disco, television and video facilities and a shop.

On board Blue Star Ferries, as well as a range of cabins and seating including airline style seats, you will find an a la carte restaurant, cafe, bar, shops, internet access, ATM machine and night club. All Blue Star Ferries also now feature Goody's fast food restaurants which are Greece's equivalent of McDonalds or Burger King.

Hellenic Seaways is one the best known Greek ferry companies. In addition to conventional ferries, the company also runs catamaran type vessels and fast ferries which can often be up to 50% faster than conventional ferries. This means that you can island-hop across the Greek islands and have even more time to enjoy your destination. You will find their ferries are modern and provide a full range of facilities on board.

Zante Ferries operates three conventional ferries, all fully equipped with modern facilities. Relax in the bar, take in the sights out on deck or simply rest in the airline style seats.


Whichever route you take to reach Ios, you are certain to have a great journey with any one of these well known Greek ferry companies.

About Ios

Ios island is situated in the Greek Cyclades Islands and is a famous tourist destination, attracting visitors with its golden beaches and the characteristic Aegean architecture. The island is just 18km long and 10km wide with a small population of 1,820 people.

Ios is also well known as one of the top Greek party islands alongside Mykonos, with its wealth of discos and bars in the main town; Chora and the various beaches. Most tourists either stay in the many hotels within the main village of Chora or head to the package beach areas of Theodoti, Kalamos and Manganari.

Ios, however, also caters for people looking for a quieter, more relaxing holiday, with its long stretches of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

Ios Port

The island of Ios is situated between the Cycladic Islands of Naxos and Santorini and is approximately 100 miles from the mainland port of Piraeus. Like many Greek island ports, the port of Ios is only basic but functional. The small size of the island means the port is very easy to find.

Ios port facilities

The Ios ferry port, also known as Gialos harbour, is quite a lively and bustling port in the summer months with a number of ferries arriving daily from mainland Greece and other popular Cycladic Islands.

From there the bus or a 15-minute walk up the steep donkey path takes you to the village, known as Chora. This is a white and very picturesque cycladic village, full of stairs and narrow walks making it inaccessible for cars of any kind.

The port does not have many facilities on offer, however Gialos itself has a nice sandy beach and there are many tavernas and bars along the seafront, allowing you to relax and enjoy a cold drink, whilst waiting for the ferry.

Getting to Ios port

The port on Ios is easily found from the whole island - just follow the signposts.

Ios Map

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