How to get to Ios?

Over the past few years, Ios has become one of the most preferred destinations around the Cyclades!
The island can be easily reached by ferry from Athens (Piraeus Port).
The closest airport is located in Santorini and from there, you can also get to Ios by ferry

You will find below all the needed information to travel to Ios!
By Ferry from Athens & the islands
By Plane via nearby islands
With an island-hopping package

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Don't forget to get informed about the local transportation options you have, in order to organize your transfer to your hotel and explore each and every spot of Ios easily!

By Plane to nearby islands

There is no airport on the island of Ios. The closest one is spotted on Santorini. Santorini International Airport (JTR), also known as Thira Airport, serves domestic flights between Athens and Santorini but is also connected with many international airports around Europe.
More specifically, there are direct flights to Santorini from France, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and more.
The airport is located on the northern side of Kamari village, near Monolithos, Perivolia and Exo Gonia villages. From this point, you can reach the port of Santorini by public bus or by taxi, so as to take the ferry to Ios.
You can prebook online your transfer from/to Santorini airport.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to get to Ios from Athens?
Thre is no airport on Ios island. The most popular way to get from Athens to Ios is by ferry. Alternatively, you can fly to the closest airport (Santorini) and take a ferry to Ios from there. There is a daily boat from Santorini to Ios.

How to get to Ios from Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Naxos, and other islands?
The only way to get to Ios from these islands of the Aegean sea is with a ferry ride. There are no flight connections between the islands.

How to get to Ios from abroad (London, Paris, and other capitals)?
You can reach Athens and then take a ferry or you can reach Santorini island, the closest airport. There are direct flights to Sanorini from London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Prague, Venice, Rome and more. If no direct flights are available, you can reach Athens and then take a domestic flight to Santorini or take the ferry.



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