Ios to Rafina Ferry

The Ios Rafina ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Athens and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Sea Jets operate their crossing up to 12 times per week, Hellenic Seaways 7 times per week & the Golden Star Ferries service is available up to 7 times per week.

There are a combined 26 sailings available per week on the Ios Rafina crossing between Cyclades Islands and Athens and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Ios to Rafina Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Cyclades Islands to Athens page.

Ios - Rafina Ferry Operators

  • Sea Jets
    • 12 Sailings Weekly 4 hr 50 min
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  • Hellenic Seaways
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 4 hr 5 min
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  • Golden Star Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 5 hr 45 min
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Ios Rafina Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Ios Rafina route is a car and 1 passenger.

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.

Rafina Guide

The Greek town of Rafina lies on the east coast of the Attica region of mainland Greece, on the shores of the Aegean Sea. The town is close to the town's of Artemida and Nea Makri and also to the Greek capital, Athens, which is around 25 km to the west. because of its proximity to Athens Rafina is popular with many Athenians who visit to enjoy the town's many fish restaurants that can be found lining the harbour. It is not uncommon to see the day's catch lying on beds of ice outside each restaurant.

In ancient times Rafina was named Arafinidon Alon but its history dates back to prehistoric times, but more specifically to pre-Hellenic times. In Askitario, to the south of Rafina, archaeologists have found a unique vase with a dog painted on it which has been dated back to 2,800 BC. Another significant find was near the town's port where a bronze foundry was discovered and is thought to be one of the oldest in Europe, and dates back to 1800 BC.

After the Port of Piraeus, Rafina's port is the second largest in Attica. Ferry services operating from the port depart to the southern part of Euboea and to the Cyclades islands.