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Ferry from Ios to Athens (Rafina)

There are around 6 weekly sailings from Ios to Athens (Rafina). The Ios Athens (Rafina) ferry is operated by Golden Star Ferries. Ios Athens (Rafina) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Ios to Athens (Rafina) Ferry Times

Ferries from Ios to Athens (Rafina) typically depart from Ios at around 15:15. The average sailing time of a Athens (Rafina) Ios ferry is approximately 5h 5m.

Ios Athens (Rafina) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Ios Athens (Rafina) ferries typically range between €65* and €326*. The average price is around €164*. The cheapest ferry prices from Ios to Athens (Rafina) start from €66*. The average price for a foot passenger is €159*. The average price for a car ferry is €343*.

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

What is the distance between Ios and Athens (Rafina)?

The distance between Ios to Athens (Rafina) is approximately 119.4 miles (192.2km), or 103.8 nautical miles.

Is there a Ios Athens (Rafina) car ferry?

Yes, Golden Star Ferries offer a car ferry from Ios to Athens (Rafina). Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Ios and Athens (Rafina).

Are foot passengers allowed on the Ios Athens (Rafina) ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Ios to Athens (Rafina) with Golden Star Ferries.

Ios to Athens (Rafina) Ferry Alternatives

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Ios - Athens (Rafina) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 1
Operators Golden Star Ferries
Average Price 209 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 5h 5m
First Ferry 15:15
Distance 103 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 Rafina?

The approximate duration for ferries from Ios to Rafina is 5h 05m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Ios to Rafina?

Ios to Rafina is approximately 193 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Rafina?

There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Ios to Rafina and this is
  • Golden Star Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Rafina?

Book Ios to Rafina 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 Rafina?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Ios to Rafina with
  • Golden Star Ferries

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

Yes, you can travel with a car from Ios to Rafina with the following operators
  • Golden Star Ferries

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

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
  • Golden Star Ferries

How far is Rafina from Ios?

Ios to Rafina is approximately 103 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.

Athens (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.

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