Travel to Ios from Athens & the islands

Travel to Ios island, Greece: Over the past few years, Ios has become one of the most preferred destinations around the Cyclades! On this page, you will find out in which ways you can reach and explore this wonderful destination!

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You will find below all the needed information about how to get to Ios:
By Ferry from Athens & the islands
By Plane from Athens & other capitals
With an island-hopping package

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In brief:
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.

Discover below in which ways you can get to Ios, as well as useful information about flights and ferries!
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!

Flights 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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