Iraklia is a small yet beautiful island between Naxos and Ios. It’s an ideal destination for relaxing holidays in the Cyclades because of its idyllic little bays and hills. Some of the most worth-visiting places on Iraklia island are the Cave of Saint John, the Church of Panagia, and the Chapel of Prophet Elias. This island is also connected by ferry to Naxos, Amorgos, Paros, Koufonisia, Schinoussa, and Donoussa.
Below, you will find information on how to get to Iraklia by ferry, where to buy your tickets, and information about Iraklia, and its port, along with many photos.
Ferries to Iraklia depart from Piraeus port in Athens. The ferry trip to Iraklia lasts for about 9 hours. Iraklia is also connected by ferry with several islands of the Cyclades, like Naxos, Amorgos, Paros, Koufonisia, Schinoussa, and Donoussa.
Ferry schedules to Iraklia
Ferries to Iraklia depart every week from Athens and every day from the islands of the Cyclades and the Small Cyclades.
Ferry from Athens (Piraeus) to Iraklia
Ferries from Piraeus to Iraklia usually depart 3 times per week. The duration of the ferry trip from Athens to Iraklia is approximately 6.5 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '34' 'EUR' (34 Euros)..
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Ferry from Naxos to Iraklia
During peak season, there are usually 1-2 daily ferry connections between Naxos and Iraklia. The duration of the ferry trip from Naxos to Iraklia is 45 minutes-1.5 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '6' 'EUR' (6 Euros) - '7' 'EUR' (7 Euros).
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Ferry from Amorgos (Katapola) to Iraklia
In the summer, there are 1-2 ferries from Katapola port in Amorgos to Iraklia every day. The ferry trip from Amorgos to Katapola lasts for 1.5-4.5 hours and a ferry ticket costs about '7.5' 'EUR' (7.5 Euros).
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Ferry from Paros to Iraklia
There are several ferries from Paros to Iraklia every week in the summer. The ferry trip from Paros to Iraklia lasts for about 1.5-2 hours and the cost of a ferry ticket is '10' 'EUR' (10 Euros) - '16' 'EUR' (16 Euros).
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Ferry from Koufonissi to Iraklia
There are ferries from Koufonissi to Iraklia every day throughout the summer. The duration of the ferry trip from Koufonisia to Iraklia is 50 minutes and the cost of a ferry ticket is '3.5' 'EUR' (3.5 Euros) - '5.5' 'EUR' (5.5 Euros).
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The types of ferries that travel to/from Iraklia?
Island hopping from Iraklia
Iraklia is directly connected by ferry with many islands of the Cyclades and the Small Cyclades. Some of the most popular island-hopping itineraries from Iraklia are from Iraklia to Donoussa, from Iraklia to Koufonissi, and from Iraklia to Paros.
Travel tips to organize your travel:
- Iraklia is a perfect base for island-hopping around the Small Cyclades.
- The best way to plan your trip to Iraklia is to book your ferry tickets in advance, as Greek ferries may be fully booked, especially in July and August.
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INFORMATION ABOUT IRAKLIA
Iraklia belongs to the complex of Small Cyclades (along with Donoussa, Schinoussa and Koufonissia) and constitutes an alternative destination for summer holidays. Iraklia has two small villages: Agios Georgios, which is also the main port, and Panagia.
The lack of cosmopolitan life makes Iraklia an ideal place for calm vacations. The island has small beautiful bays and hills with low greenery, ideal for trekking. Beaches in Iraklia are quiet and offer crystal water.
Why visit Iraklia?
Hop on a ferry to Iraklia for quiet holidays on a secluded island, with direct access to some of the most popular islands of the Cyclades.
- Iraklia belongs to the complex of Small Cyclades (along with Donoussa, Schinoussa and Koufonisia).
- Iraklia has two small villages: Agios Georgios, which is also the main port, and Panagia.
- The island has beautiful little bays and hills carpeted with greenery, ideal for trekking.
The best season to visit Iraklia
The best season to visit Iraklia is the summer. Even during peak season, the island doesn’t get overcrowded.
Is Iraklia for you?
Iraklia is an ideal destination for you if you want to escape the crowds and find your zen surrounded by nature.
Sightseeing in Iraklia
Some beautiful places to visit in Iraklia are the Church of Panagia, the Cave of Saint John, the Church of Agios Georgios, and the Chapel of Prophet Elias.
More about Iraklia
Discover more online resources about Iraklia:
- Iraklia by Wikipedia: Iraklia by the most famous online Encyclopedia.
Photos of Iraklia
About Iraklia Port
Connected ports to Iraklia
Athens, Piraeus - Amorgos, Aegiali - Amorgos, Katapola - Donoussa - Koufonissi - Mykonos - Naxos - Paros - Schinoussa - Syros
Iraklia is a small island between Naxos and Ios, in the central Cyclades. Totally secluded even in high season, the small port of Iraklia receives ferries from Piraeus, Naxos, and other islands of Cyclades.
There are no buses or taxis in Iraklia. All transport is done on foot or private means.