Ios
Heraklion
Ferry to Crete
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Ios Heraklion Ferry

Connecting the island of Ios within the Cyclades Islands with the city of Heraklion on the island of Crete, this ferry route provides a connection between the quieter island of Ios, and the bustling island of Crete.

The island of Ios is primarily characterised by its steep terrain and picturesque towns, featuring the whitewashed buildings and cobbled streets, as well as the narrow walking trails and isolated beaches that have made it so popular for many years now. The city of Heraklion is the largest city on the island of Crete, and has a beautiful array of different architectures and historical landmarks that have made this city such a popular stop for visitors to Crete, as well as the beautiful beaches and friendly locals that you can expect from the Greek islands, and is perfectly located not only to give you access to the rest of the island, but also provides ferries to countless destinations including the mainland of Greece, the Cyclades Islands, and the Dodecanese Islands.

With up to 13 ferries running per week, provided by 3 ferry operators, and with sail times of between 2 hours and 45 minutes, and 6 hours and 5 minutes, there are plenty of ferries to choose from, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

Ios to Heraklion sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Cyclades Islands to Crete page.
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Ios - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price £155*
Average Weekly Sailings 5
Average Sailing Duration 2h 54m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 35m
First Ferry 11:00
Last Ferry 15:10
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 Ios to Heraklion?

The ferry crossing time from Ios to Heraklion is approximately 2h 52m. 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 Ios to Heraklion?

Ios to Heraklion ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Ios to Heraklion is £155. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Heraklion?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Heraklion?

Book ferries from Ios to Heraklion 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 Ios to Heraklion?

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

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

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

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

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 Heraklion from Ios?

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

Ios to Heraklion Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this ferry route has up to 13 ferries running per week, provided by 3 ferry operators, with 5 ferries per week provided by Seajets, 7 ferries per week provided by Golden Star Ferries, and 1 ferry per week provided by Minoan Lines, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this ferry route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, and so on, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most up-to-date information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry sailing at the best time for you.


How long does the Ferry to Heraklion from Ios take?

Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take between 2 hours and 45 minutes, to 3 hours, to 6 hours and 5 minutes, and this variation is due to numerous reasons, such as changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, different ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail. This means that all sail times that are given here are to be taken as estimates only, and be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.


Ios to Heraklion Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Heraklion from Ios will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and other such factors, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend checking out our useful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.


Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Heraklion from Ios?

You are currently able to take your car with you on this ferry route.


Ios to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

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


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 11:15 17:45 6 hours 30 minutes Mon, Sat
SeaJets 11:55 17:45 5 hours 50 minutes Wed
Cyclades Fast Ferries 14:55 18:05 3 hours 10 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
SeaJets 15:10 17:45 2 hours 35 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat

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