Athens (Rafina)
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Athens (Rafina) Ios Ferry

There are approximately 6 weekly sailings between Athens (Rafina) to Ios. This ferry route is operated by Golden Star Ferries. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Athens (Rafina) Ios ferries.

Athens (Rafina) Ios Ferry Times

Athens (Rafina) Ios ferry sailings typically depart from Athens (Rafina) at around 07:15. The average sailing time is approximately 5h 15m.

Athens (Rafina) Ios Ferry Prices

Athens (Rafina) Ios ferry prices typically range between £65* and £520*. The average price is typically £226*. The cheapest Athens (Rafina) Ios ferry prices start from £65*. The average price for a foot passenger is £212*. The average price for a car is £437*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

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

The distance between Athens (Rafina) to Ios is approximately 119.4 miles (192.2km) or 103.8 nautical miles for the mariners!

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

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

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

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

Athens (Rafina) Ios Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Golden Star Ferries - 6 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

Athens (Rafina) to Ios Ferry Alternatives

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Athens (Rafina) - Ios Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Golden Star Ferries
Average Price £191*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 5h 15m
First Ferry 07:15
Distance 103 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Rafina to Ios?

    The ferry crossing time from Rafina to Ios is approximately 5h 15m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Rafina to Ios?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Rafina to Ios and this is
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Rafina to Ios?

    Book ferries from Rafina 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 Rafina to Ios?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Rafina to Ios with
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Rafina to Ios?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Rafina to Ios with
    • Golden Star Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Rafina 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
    • Golden Star Ferries

Athens (Rafina) Guide

The Greek town of Rafina lies on the east coast of the Attica region of Greece. The town, and its port, is on the Aegean Sea coast, to the east of the Penteli Mountains and to the north east of the Mesogaia Plain. The Greek capital, Athens, is 25 km to the west of Rafina which is close to the towns of Artemida and Nea Makri. It is a popular destination for Athenians, due to its proximity to Athens, who drive out of the city to Rafina to eat in one of the town's many fish restaurants that line the harbour. It is common to see the day's catch on display on beds of ice outside each restaurant.

Rafina's port is the second largest in the Attica region, after Piraeus, although this is likely to change by the port at Lavrio which is currently being expanded. ferries from Rafina's port depart to the southern part of Euboea and to most of the Cyclades Islands. Both conventional and high speed ferries operate to the islands with most departing Rafina in the morning.

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.

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