How to move around Ios?

Below, you can find information about transportation in Ios and how to move around.

You can move around Ios by using a:
Public Bus (KTEL)Rental CarTaxi • FAQ

In brief, the local bus service (KTEL) is the most affordable way to move around Ios, but a rental vehicle allows visitors to be unstressed about timetables and destinations. Some taxis also exist on the island.

Don't forget to get informed about how to get to Ios in order to optimize your travel.

Public Buses (KTEL)

Public transportation is much preferred by both locals and visitors, as it is the less expensive means of transport and, at the same time, an amusing way to explore the region. Local buses transfer visitors to the tourist places, as well as to a few secluded beaches like Manganari and Agia Theodoti. For more information about routes and timetables, travelers can visit their official website.

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Car rental

With a car or motorcycle, you can explore the island at your own pace and access the most secluded spots! In case you don't have your own vehicle, renting one is an excellent idea for your sightseeing and beach trips! There are car rental offices at the port and in Chora.


A taxi might be an expensive option, compared to buses, for instance, however, it is definitely a choice that offers you an easy and fast transfer to your destination. Many taxis can be found in every central spot.
You can book a taxi by calling any of the following phone numbers: 0030 697 776 0570, 0030 695 568 9849, or 0030 697 703 1708.


Frequently Asked Questions

We have gathered the most common questions regarding transportation in Ios and answered them for you.
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• How can I get to Chora from the Port?

The port of Ios is located in a two-kilometer distance from Chora and you can get there by all the aforementioned means of transportation. More specifically, you can board a public bus, take a taxi, rent a car, or use the shuttle service offered by your accommodation (if available).

• How can I get to the beaches?

A rental car allows you to visit all the beaches of the island - not only the busy and organized ones. Ios is praised for its beaches and some of them are secluded, so it is recommended to rent a vehicle if you are interested in exploring them.
Public buses serve the most well-known beaches on the island (Mylopotas, Manganari, Agia Theodoti, Psathi, and Koumbara).
Alternatively, you can take a taxi. Bear in mind, though, that it may be challenging to find an available one during the high season.

• Can I rely on public means of transport?

Ios buses accommodate thousands of people every summer, as the island is among the top destinations of the youth. During the high season, routes to busy areas like Mylopotas are very frequent.
Note that the local bus routes approach the most lively places on the island. If you want to explore more secluded areas and beaches, the bus is incapable of serving you.

• Are the distances between the main town and the tourist spots long?

Ios is an island that is not particularly large in size and the distances between the tourist points are not considered long. The most remote spot is probably Manganari Beach, which is located approximately 19 km away from Chora.



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