How to visit Ios:
A traveler can reach Ios island by sea with high speed or regular boats from Piraeus port as well as from all the ports of nearby Greek islands (Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Paros etc.)
- Piraeus (3.5 hours)
- Mykonos (1 hour and 45 mins)
- Santorini (45 min.)
- Heraklion Crete (2.5 hours)
Distances from Major Islands:
- Santorini 20 Miles
- Mykonos 40 Miles
- Piraeus 110 Miles
There is no airport in Ios island. The closest airports are in Santorini and Mykonos which have direct daily flights from Athens and many of the major European cities
Arriving by air to Santorini or Mykonos you can transfer to Athinios port in Santorini and the port in Mykonos and connect with regular high speed ferries to Ios island.
Private transportation options to IOS
Boat (from www.luxurios.com)
11m Scorpion Rib : One of the fastest boats in the Aegean geared for people that love the sea, ideal for trips from the surrounding islands under normal sea condition
44ft Targa : A comfortable Luxury boat that is Super reliable for most weather conditions (known as the 4*4 of the sea)
Ideal for longer trips bigger groups and rougher seas.
Maritime Regulations permits allow maximum 10 people on board with crew members
Helicopter (from www.luxurios.com)
With our private Helicopter we can provide private transfers ( 4 people per trip) to Ios from Santorini (10 minute ride) or Mykonos (25 minute ride) or from any destination in Greece.