Ios
Rethymno
Ferry to Crete
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Ios Rethymno Ferry

The Ios Rethymno ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Crete. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, SeaJets. The crossing operates up to 3 times each week with sailing durations from around 4 hours 20 minutes.

Ios Rethymno sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season 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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Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Ios to Rethymno?

The ferry crossing time from Ios to Rethymno is approximately 4h 20m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Rethymno?

There is 1 ferry operator for Ios to Rethymno and this is
  • SeaJets

How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Rethymno?

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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.


Rethymno Guide

Located between the popular regions of Heraklion and Chania is the beautiful historic town of Rethymno, the third largest town on the island of Crete in Greece.

Rethymno is a place of outstanding natural wealth and a variation of landscapes, with flourishing valleys, harsh mountains and rocky shores following long sandy beaches. The east side of the region is mostly mountainous while the northern and southern coasts are dotted with fabulous beaches which are pretty popular in summer.

The city of Rethymno is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Greece, with Venetian fortification works, orthodox and catholic churches, mosques, grand Venetian mansions, arches and cobbled streets all together, creating this wondrous traditional atmosphere.

The Venetian port is probably one of the most popular spots of the Town. This small port was of great strategic importance during the Venetian period and has undergone numerous constructions since 1300. Nowadays, the port is lined up by cafes and delicious restaurants where you can enjoy the secrets of the Cretan cuisine.


Ios to Rethymno Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 17/06/2024 and 23/06/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 11:15 19:30 8 hours 15 minutes Sun
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