Ios to Kimolos Ferry

The Ios Kimolos ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Zante Ferries service runs up to 2 times per week with a sailing duration of around 3 hours while the Hellenic Seaways service runs up to 2 times per week with a duration from 2 hr 55 min.

So that’s a combined 4 sailings on offer per week on the Ios Kimolos route between Cyclades Islands and Cyclades Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Ios - Kimolos Ferry Operators

  • Zante Ferries
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 3 hr
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  • Hellenic Seaways
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 2 hr 55 min
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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.

Kimolos Guide

Kimolos is a Greek island that lies in the Aegean Sea and is part of the Cyclades group of islands and is separated from the island of Milos by the Strait of Kimolos. According to legend, the island takes its name from the island's first resident. During ancient times, the island was called Echinousa, probably after the snake Echidna (viper) which was, and remains, common on the island. Since ancient times the island has been a battlefield between Ancient Athens, the ruler of the island, and Sparta, the ruler of nearby Milos.

Kimolos actually belongs to the Western Cyclades and is connected to nearby islands and the port of Piraeus, Athens, via a year-round ferry service with a catamaran ferry running only during the busy summer tourist season. During the tourist period, the island usually has daily connection to Piraeus and other islands. Also, transport via Milos is possible, because of the frequent connection of the two islands with local ferry services.