Heraklion
Ios
Ferries to Cyclades Islands
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Heraklion Ios Ferry

The Heraklion Ios ferry route connects Crete with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The SeaJets service runs up to 12 times per week with a sailing duration of around 2 hours 50 minutes while the Cyclades Fast Ferries service runs up to 3 times per week with a duration from 3 hours 5 minutes.

So that’s a combined 15 sailings on offer per week on the Heraklion Ios route between Crete and Cyclades Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Crete to Cyclades Islands page.
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Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Ios?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Heraklion to Ios is approximately 2h 57m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Heraklion to Ios?

The average price of a ferry from Heraklion to Ios is approximately 179 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Heraklion to Ios can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Ios?

There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Heraklion to Ios. The following operators that provide this service are
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Ios?

Ferries from Heraklion to Ios are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Heraklion to Ios?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Heraklion to Ios with
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

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

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Heraklion to Ios with the following operators
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

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

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • SeaJets

How far is Ios from Heraklion?

Heraklion to Ios is approximately 75 nautical miles distance apart.

Heraklion Guide

The Greek city of Heraklion is the capital and largest city on the island of Crete. A popular visitor attraction near the city is Knossos, which is around 5 km from Heraklion. This important archaeological site was the Palace of King Minos and home to the Minotaur, if legend is to be believed. The palace was built over the remains of a former Neolithic settlement in around 1900 BC.

An important attraction in the city itself is the Archaeological Museum which can be found on one corner of the central Eleftherias Square, in a converted power station. The museum collects and displays many artefacts from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other important archaeological sites on the island. The museum's collection spans several thousand years and includes the Phaestos disc, classic Hellenic and Roman sculptures, frescos, jewellery, wall paintings and pottery.

Visitors to Heraklion can take a ferry from the port, which is important for both passenger services and cargo, to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also daily sailings to the mainland port of Piraeus.


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.


Heraklion to Ios Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-06-10 and 2024-06-16


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Cyclades Fast Ferries 07:30 10:35 3 hours 5 minutes Tue, Fri, Sun
SeaJets 08:00 10:50 2 hours 50 minutes Fri, Sun
SeaJets 08:00 12:40 4 hours 40 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat
SeaJets 08:20 12:40 4 hours 20 minutes Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat

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