There is no airport in Ios. The closest airport is found in Santorini. This airport gets very busy in summer and receives many domestic as well as international flights. Many visitors arrive by plane in Athens or Santorini and then continue by ferry to Ios. Due to its convenient location in the Cyclades and the frequent ferry connection, Ios is also a nice stop for island hopping.
Travel to Ios
Travel to Ios island, Greece: Ios can be reached by ferry from Athens and other close islands, such as Santorini, Milos, Folegandros, Paros and more. There are ferries from Piraeus, the main port of Athens, to Ios 4-5 times per week, while in summer there are also ferries from Rafina port to Ios. Here is travel information about the nearest airport and flights, ferries but also useful numbers, pdf guide, and information about our travel services.
Ios is frequently connected by ferry to the port of Piraeus, the main port of Athens. In summer, there are also ferries to Ios from Rafina, the other port of Athens. These ferries connect Ios with other Cyclades islands, such as Santorini, Sifnos, Paros, and Milos. In high season, once per week, there is a ferry connecting Ios with Heraklion Crete. All this ferry connection makes Ios a nice stop for island hopping in the Aegean Sea.
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Useful numbers in Ios: police station, hospital, taxis, bus services, museums, and more