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Ferry from Ios to Crete (Heraklion)

There are around 5 weekly sailings from Ios to Crete (Heraklion). 3 ferry operators sail between Ios to Crete (Heraklion), these include Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets. Ios Crete (Heraklion) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Ios to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

Ferries from Ios to Crete (Heraklion) typically depart from Ios at around 11:00. The average sailing time of a Crete (Heraklion) Ios ferry is approximately 2h 54m.

Ios Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Ios Crete (Heraklion) ferries typically range between €64* and €258*. The average price is around €155*. The cheapest ferry prices from Ios to Crete (Heraklion) start from €63*. The average price for a foot passenger is €153*. The average price for a car ferry is €306*.

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

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

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

Is there a Ios Crete (Heraklion) car ferry?

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

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

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Cyclades Islands to Crete page.
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Ios - Crete (Heraklion) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 3
Operators Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets
Average Price 197 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 5
Average Sailing Duration 2h 54m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 35m
First Ferry 11:00
Last Ferry 15:10
Distance 75 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Ios to Heraklion?

The approximate duration for ferries from Ios to Heraklion is 2h 52m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Ios to Heraklion?

Ios to Heraklion is approximately 182 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Heraklion?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Heraklion?

Book Ios to Heraklion 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 Ios to Heraklion?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Ios to Heraklion with
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

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

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

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

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 Heraklion from Ios?

Ios to Heraklion is approximately 75 nautical miles distance apart.

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.

Heraklion Guide

Located on the Greek island of Crete, Heraklion is the island's largest city and is one of the main urban centres in Greece. The city can trace its history back to at least the 9th century AD when its development began and then later came under the influence of the Arabs, the Venetians and the Ottomans. Popular sites in the city with tourists include the fortification walls that are essentially the boundary of the old city. These were first built by the Arabs and then reinforced by the Venetians. From the seven bastions, only the Martinengo bastion survives to this day and is where visitors will find the tomb of the renowned writer N. Kazantzakis, overlooking the city. The city was also a venue during the 2004 Olympic Games, and hosted games of the football tournament.

Located in the city's old port, visitors can still see the vaulted tarsanades where ships used to be built and also the 16th century Koule Fortress. From the port, ferries depart to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also ferry services to the Greek mainland port of Piraeus.

Ios to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 11:15 17:45 6 hours 30 minutes Mon, Sat
SeaJets 11:55 17:45 5 hours 50 minutes Wed
Cyclades Fast Ferries 14:55 18:05 3 hours 10 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
SeaJets 15:10 17:45 2 hours 35 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat

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