Travel to Ikaria island, Greece: Visitors can travel to Ikaria island by ferry or plane from Athens. Flights to Ikaria are available only in summer, while ferries run all year round. Here are travel information about the airport and flights, ferries but also useful numbers, pdf guide and information about our travel services.
The airport of Ikaria is located 10 km from Agios Kirikos, on the north eastern side of the island. This airport works only in summer. It receives flights from Athens 3 times per week. It also receives flights from Thessaloniki operated by the small air company Astra Airlines. Flight time from both Athens and Thessaloniki to Ikaria is 1 hour.
There are ferries to Ikaria from Piraeus, the largest port of Athens, 3 times a week. Due to the large distance and the many stopovers, the ferry trip is long and lasts about 11 hours. These ferries also connect Ikaria with other Greek islands, including Samos, Syros, Mykonos, Chios and more.
In summer, there are also ferries to Ikaria from Kavala, a port town in northern Greece, as well as daily local boats to Ikaria from Fourni island or Vathi port in Samos island. These boats carry only passengers (while normal ferries also carry motorbikes and cars) and the trip lasts about 1 hour.
Useful numbers in Ikaria: police station, hospital, taxis, bus services, museums and more
Download a pdf guide of Ikaria with information about all things to see and do.