Ferry to Cyclades Islands
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Heraklion (Crete) to Ios Ferry

The Heraklion to Ios ferry route is available with 3 operators and runs all year round. The ferry crossing from Heraklion to Ios takes approximately 4 hours and 17 minutes on most ferries servicing this route. The duration for the Heraklion to Ios ferry can range between 2 hours 50 minutes and 6 hours 55 minutes depending on weather conditions and the operator that you choose to book with.

Crete to Ios Ferry Schedules

There are around 8 weekly sailings from Crete to Ios. SeaJets provide up to 6 weekly sailings, Cyclades Fast Ferries provide up to 3 weekly sailings and Minoan Lines provide 1 weekly sailing. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables usually increase during the high season.

Crete to Ios Ferry Time

The earliest ferry leaves at approximately 07:00 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 08:00. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

Fast Ferry Crete to Ios

The fastest ferry from Crete to Ios is with SeaJets in 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Crete to Ios?

Yes, you can book cabins on ferries that sail from Crete to Ios.

Can I bring pets on the Heraklion to Ios ferry?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Heraklion to Ios with SeaJets.

Crete to Ios Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Heraklion - Ios can vary between £80 and £443 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £160, prices can range from £80 and £443. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

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Crete (Heraklion) - Ios Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price £153*
Average Weekly Sailings 4
Average Sailing Duration 2h 57m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 50m
First Ferry 07:30
Last Ferry 08:00
Distance 75 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Ios?

The ferry crossing time from Heraklion to Ios is approximately 2h 57m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Heraklion to Ios?

Heraklion to Ios ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Heraklion to Ios is £153. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Ios?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Heraklion to Ios. These are
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Ios?

Book ferries from Heraklion to Ios through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Heraklion to Ios?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Heraklion to Ios with
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Heraklion to Ios?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Heraklion to Ios with
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Heraklion to Ios?

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • SeaJets

How far is Ios from Heraklion?

The distance between Heraklion to Ios is approximately 75 nautical Miles.

Heraklion Guide

The Greek city of Heraklion is the capital and largest city on the island of Crete. A popular visitor attraction near the city is Knossos, which is around 5 km from Heraklion. This important archaeological site was the Palace of King Minos and home to the Minotaur, if legend is to be believed. The palace was built over the remains of a former Neolithic settlement in around 1900 BC.

An important attraction in the city itself is the Archaeological Museum which can be found on one corner of the central Eleftherias Square, in a converted power station. The museum collects and displays many artefacts from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other important archaeological sites on the island. The museum's collection spans several thousand years and includes the Phaestos disc, classic Hellenic and Roman sculptures, frescos, jewellery, wall paintings and pottery.

Visitors to Heraklion can take a ferry from the port, which is important for both passenger services and cargo, to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also daily sailings to the mainland port of Piraeus.

Ios Guide

The Greek island of Ios is part of the Cyclades group of islands and lies in the Aegean Sea between the islands of Santorini and Naxos. The island has a popular night economy, lovely beaches and a number of historical monuments which are popular with visitors. The island has been popular with tourists from around the world for many years and is definitely one of the most popular of the Cyclades islands. Chora is a typical Greek village on the island with traditional whitewashed buildings, winding streets and many colourful flowers. However, at night the sleepy village comes alive with many places to socialise.

Around the island there are many beaches with soft white sand just waiting to be explored, all of which are blessed with crystal clear waters. Perhaps the island's most popular beach is Mylopotas which is lined with bars, restaurants and places to hire water sport related equipment, and is over 1 km long. However, if you require a more secluded beach experience then Valmas or Kolitsani beaches are a good choice.

Heraklion to Ios Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Cyclades Fast Ferries 07:30 10:35 3 hours 5 minutes Tue, Fri, Sun
SeaJets 08:00 10:50 2 hours 50 minutes Tue, Fri, Sun

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