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Ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Ios

Depending on the season their are usually 2 daily and 13 weekly sailings between Crete (Heraklion) and Ios. 3 ferry operators sail between Crete (Heraklion) to Ios, these include Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets. Crete (Heraklion) Ios Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Crete (Heraklion) to Ios Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Ios typically departs Crete (Heraklion) at about 07:30. The average sailing time of a Crete (Heraklion) Ios ferry is approximately 3h 51m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 50m.

Crete (Heraklion) Ios Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Crete (Heraklion) Ios ferries typically range between €124* and €527*. The average price is around €279*. The cheapest ferry prices from Crete (Heraklion) to Ios start from €60*. The average price for a foot passenger is €259*. The average price for a car ferry is €480*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Crete (Heraklion) and Ios?

The distance between Crete (Heraklion) to Ios is approximately 86.7 miles (139.6km), or 75.4 nautical miles.

Is there a Crete (Heraklion) Ios car ferry?

Yes, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets offer a car ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Ios. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Crete (Heraklion) and Ios.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Crete (Heraklion) Ios ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Ios with Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Crete to Cyclades Islands page.
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Crete (Heraklion) - Ios Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price 355 €*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 13
Average Sailing Duration 3h 51m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 50m
First Ferry 07:30
Last Ferry 08:20
Distance 75 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Heraklion to Ios?

The approximate duration for ferries from Heraklion to Ios is 2h 57m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Heraklion to Ios?

Heraklion to Ios is approximately 179 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Ios?

2 popular ferry companies travel from Heraklion to Ios. These ferry companies are
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Ios?

Book Heraklion to Ios tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

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

Yes, foot passengers are allowed 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 car 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 the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. 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 15/07/2024 and 21/07/2024

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 Tue, Fri, Sun
SeaJets 08:00 12:25 4 hours 25 minutes Thu
SeaJets 08:00 12:40 4 hours 40 minutes Mon, Sat
SeaJets 08:20 12:25 4 hours 5 minutes Tue, Thu, Fri
SeaJets 08:20 12:40 4 hours 20 minutes Mon, Sat

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