In summer, there are daily ferries from Piraeus to Ios and Ios to Piraeus. Depending on the vessel type and the route, the trip lasts from 4 to 7 hours. Occasionally, there are also ferries from Rafina and Lavrion, the other two ports of Athens. Ios is also connected by ferry to other islands of Cyclades.
From Mainland to IosPiraeus to Ios
Rafina & Lavrion (occasionally) to Ios
From other islandsFolegandros, Sifnos, Milos, Santorini, Kythnos & Kimolos to Ios
Sikinos, Serifos, Tinos, Naxos, Paros, Mykono, Anafi & Amorgos to Ios
Heraklion (Crete) to Ios
About IosApart from endless beach parties, Ios is also known for its amazing beaches with fine sand, crystal waters and water sports clubs. Mylopotas and Manganari are the most famous beaches on the island. Every summer, thousands of visitors choose these beaches to swim in the clean water and relax under the hot sun.
The capital of the island in Chora, built on the slopes of a rocky mountain with nice view to the sea and the surrounding coasts. Narrow paths cross the village and small houses with beautiful garden can be seen in every corner. On the highest spot of the island, there stands a beautiful white church with blue dome and a tall palm tree next to it: this is the church of Panagia Gremiotissa, the protector of the island. On its name day, on August 15th, a great festival is held on Ios that includes a Holy Mass, local food and dancing by traditional dance groups.
The island is perfect to relax and feel the true Cycladic vibe. Very well developed in tourism facilities, Ios will offer you comfortable and nice vacations under the hot Greek sun.
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