Thira (Santorini)
Ferries to Cyclades Islands
Open Ticket??

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Open Ticket?

Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

Trip Details
Return Trip
Ios - Thira (Santorini) is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
Tip: Don’t wait until it’s too late! Book now to secure your choice of departure time

Tips & Information for Ios - Thira (Santorini)

Latest offers for Ios - Thira (Santorini)

Ios to Thira Ferry

The Ios Thira ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 5 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 7 times per week, SeaJets 13 times per week, Zante Ferries 2 times per week, Golden Star Ferries 7 times per week & the Minoan Lines service is available up to 1 times per week.

There are a combined 30 sailings available per week on the Ios Thira crossing between Cyclades Islands and Cyclades Islands and with 5 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Why use Direct Ferries?
Ferries from 3325 routes and 764 ports worldwide
Trusted by over 2.5 million customers
We arrange over 1.2 million ferry crossings / year
We check up to 1 million prices for our customers daily

Ios Thira Ferry reviews

  • "excellent ship"

    Fast service, good quality also during problems procedure (door locked) at the docking.

    'Highspeed' travelled on Highspeed

    Read More Read Less
  • "Smooth trip "

    my trip was one day from Ios to Thira and back . Everything was clean and seats nicely arranged . The bar offered a variety of food and drinks . Definitely suggest it

    '' travelled on

    Read More Read Less
  • "Very comfortable journey"

    We sailed on the 7.35 ferry from Ios to Santorini with Seajet. The journey only takes 40 minutes and we arrived in Santorini before the port gets too busy. I would highly recommend this route, time and particular ferry for anyone wishing to travel between these two islands. The boat docks in Ios the night before so you are guaranteed that this boat will depart on time in the morning! It was immaculately clean and comfortable and the staff were very helpful and friendly. My only negative point is that we were two couples travelling together and we booked all our ferries as soon as they came out but yet we were all split up on each journey we made with seajet! Surely when booking so early, we should have been seated together?? Despite this, we will continue to choose seajet for our island hopping holidays

    'Naxos Jet' travelled on Naxos Jet

    Read More Read Less
  • "Lovely experience. "

    This was the best little cruise we took to island hop. Their stops are super fast (which is what I loved) So I had a whole incident where we were in the waiting area and the ship came me and my friends got on put our luggage in the luggage area and I find out that I left my backpack in the waiting area (stupid irresponsible mistake) and all our passports and important stuff was in that backpack. I panicked and ran to the staff and they didn’t let me get off but their communication was so fast the other man off shore ran to the room got my backpack I see him running towards the ship to hand us the backpack, as the ship is sailing away the gates are going up and the man running with my backpack slowly disappears as the gates going up is covering him and my heart sinks. Within the next second all I see is my backpack flying from above and it was like a scene out of a movie. He threw my backpack so high up pass the gates and just flew down. If he was 0.5 seconds late my backpack would’ve ended up in the ocean and gone. But it was just amazing. How fast they communicated and helped me out. Highly highly recommend this ship.

    'Champion Jet 2' travelled on Champion Jet 2

    Read More Read Less

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.

Thira Guide

Thira (Santorini) Route Guide 2

The quickest way to make & manage your booking

Download the Direct Ferries app or manage your booking online through My Account


Customer Service

Visit our customer service page to find useful information on travelling by ferry, our FAQs, and how to contact us for help with your booking