Athens (Rafina)
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Ferry from Ios to Athens (Rafina)

On average there are 6 weekly sailings between Ios to Athens (Rafina). This ferry route is operated by Golden Star Ferries. Ios Athens (Rafina) ferries cost between £65 and £326, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Ios Athens (Rafina) ferries.

Ios Athens (Rafina) Ferry Times

The first Ios Athens (Rafina) ferry typically departs from Ios at around 15:15. The last ferry usually departs at 15:15.

How long is the ferry from Ios to Athens (Rafina)?

Ios Athens (Rafina) Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 5h 5m. The fastest sailings are approximately 5h 5m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Ios Athens (Rafina) Ferry Prices

Ios Athens (Rafina) ferry prices typically range between £65* and £326*. The average price is typically £164*. The cheapest Ios Athens (Rafina) ferry prices start from £66*. The average price for a foot passenger is £159*. The average price for a car is £343*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Ios to Athens (Rafina)?

The distance between Ios to Athens (Rafina) is approximately 119.4 miles (192.2km) or 103.8 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Ios Athens (Rafina) ferry?

Yes, Golden Star Ferries allow cars on board ferries between Ios and Athens (Rafina). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Ios and Athens (Rafina).

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Ios to Athens (Rafina)?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Golden Star Ferries between Ios and Athens (Rafina).

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Ios to Athens (Rafina)?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Ios to Athens (Rafina) with Golden Star Ferries. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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Ios - Athens (Rafina) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Golden Star Ferries
Average Price £164*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 5h 5m
First Ferry 15:15
Distance 103 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 Rafina?

The ferry crossing time from Ios to Rafina is approximately 5h 05m. 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 Rafina?

Ios to Rafina ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Ios to Rafina is £165. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Rafina?

There is 1 ferry operator for Ios to Rafina and this is
  • Golden Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Rafina?

Book ferries from Ios to Rafina 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 Rafina?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Ios to Rafina with
  • Golden Star Ferries

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

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Ios to Rafina with
  • Golden Star Ferries

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

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
  • Golden Star Ferries

How far is Rafina from Ios?

The distance between Ios to Rafina is approximately 103 nautical Miles.

Ios Guide

Forming one of the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Ios is located in the Aegean Sea and lies around mid way between the island of Naxos and the island of Santorini. The island's terrain is characterised by hills and cliffs that lead down to the sea on most sides of the island. Located on the north west coast is the island's port which is only a short distance from the village of Chora. The trip between Chora and the port can be made on foot which will take you along a steep donkey path, and takes around 15 minutes. The village is characterised by narrow paths and streets most of which have now been taken over by bars, restaurants, shops and night clubs to cater for tourists.

There are ferries from the island's port to Piraeus and Rafina with a crossing time of between 4 1/2 hours and 8 hours, depending on ferry type, route and destination. During the summer months Ios is also connected by ferry to the other islands of the Cyclades.

Athens (Rafina) Guide

The Greek town of Rafina lies on the east coast of the Attica region of mainland Greece, on the shores of the Aegean Sea. The town is close to the town's of Artemida and Nea Makri and also to the Greek capital, Athens, which is around 25 km to the west. because of its proximity to Athens Rafina is popular with many Athenians who visit to enjoy the town's many fish restaurants that can be found lining the harbour. It is not uncommon to see the day's catch lying on beds of ice outside each restaurant.

In ancient times Rafina was named Arafinidon Alon but its history dates back to prehistoric times, but more specifically to pre-Hellenic times. In Askitario, to the south of Rafina, archaeologists have found a unique vase with a dog painted on it which has been dated back to 2,800 BC. Another significant find was near the town's port where a bronze foundry was discovered and is thought to be one of the oldest in Europe, and dates back to 1800 BC.

After the Port of Piraeus, Rafina's port is the second largest in Attica. Ferry services operating from the port depart to the southern part of Euboea and to the Cyclades islands.

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