Santorini (Thira)
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Ios Santorini (Thira) Ferry

The Ios Santorini (Thira) ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 6 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 13 times per week, SeaJets 23 times per week, Zante Ferries 3 times per week, Golden Star Ferries 7 times per week, Cyclades Fast Ferries 3 times per week & the Aegean Sea Lines service is available up to 3 times per week.

There are a combined 52 sailings available per week on the Ios Santorini (Thira) crossing between Cyclades Islands and Cyclades Islands and with 6 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.

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Ios - Santorini (Thira) Route summary
Departure Country Greece
Destination Country Greece
No. of Operators 8
Operators Aegean Sea Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Golden Star Ferries, Minoan Lines, SeaJets, Small Cyclades Lines & Zante Ferries
Average Price 108 €*
Average Daily Sailings 4
Average Weekly Sailings 27
Average Sailing Duration 49m
Fastest Sailing Duration 35m
First Ferry 01:00
Last Ferry 18:30
Distance 20 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira)?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Ios to Santorini (Thira) is 1h. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Ios to Santorini (Thira)?

    Ios to Santorini (Thira) is approximately 67 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Santorini (Thira)?

    6 popular ferry companies travel from Ios to Santorini (Thira). These ferry companies are
    • Blue Star Ferries
    • SeaJets
    • Zante Ferries
    • Golden Star Ferries
    • Cyclades Fast Ferries
    • Aegean Sea Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Santorini (Thira)?

    Book Ios to Santorini (Thira) tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • How far is Santorini (Thira) from Ios?

    Ios to Santorini (Thira) is approximately 20 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.

Santorini (Thira) Guide

The Greek island of Santorini is one of the Cyclades group of islands that lies in the south Aegean Sea. The island has very much been shaped by its volcanic past which has created a rather unusual landscape in places. A popular site on the island is the water filled 'Caldera' crater and is surrounded by a wall of colourful cliffs which are packed full of charming houses. The island is also known for its lovely beaches, its busy port, its archaeological finds and the wonderful sunsets which are best viewed from the village of Oia, on the island's northernmost tip.

The island's beaches are distinctive in that they are mainly made up of dark volcanic sands, which can get very hot during the summer, and therefore a sun lounger or towel are an essential piece of kit. The best beaches tend to be located around the eastern coastline and always popular is the stretch found at Perissa. However, a little to the south is Perivolos Beach which is also lovely as is Red Beach which is close to ancient Akrotiri, where the red cliffs are hard to miss.

Ios to Santorini (Thira) Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 25/09/2023 and 01/10/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Zante Ferries 02:25 03:45 1 hour 20 minutes Wed, Fri
SeaJets 07:55 08:35 40 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
SeaJets 11:10 11:45 35 minutes Mon, Sat, Sun
SeaJets 12:05 14:20 2 hours 15 minutes Sun
SeaJets 14:00 14:40 40 minutes Mon
SeaJets 14:15 14:55 40 minutes Sat
SeaJets 14:20 15:05 45 minutes Mon, Sat
Blue Star Ferries 14:20 15:30 1 hour 10 minutes Mon, Wed, Fri
Cyclades Fast Ferries 14:55 15:45 50 minutes Wed, Sat
SeaJets 15:00 15:35 35 minutes Mon, Sat
Zante Ferries 17:50 19:10 1 hour 20 minutes Sun
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