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Crete (Heraklion) to Ios Ferry

Typically ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Ios run 4 times a week. 3 ferry operators provide ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Ios, Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets. Crete (Heraklion) Ios Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Crete (Heraklion) Ios Ferry Times

Crete (Heraklion) Ios ferries typically depart from Crete (Heraklion) at around 07:30. The average sailing time of the ferry from Ios to Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 2h 57m.

Crete (Heraklion) to Ios Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Ios typically range between $124* and $508*. On average the Crete (Heraklion) Ios ferry is $296*. The cheapest Crete (Heraklion) Ios ferry prices start from $122*. The average price for a foot passenger is $292*. The average price for a Crete (Heraklion) Ios car ferry is $444*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Ios from Crete (Heraklion)?

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

Is there a car ferry from Crete (Heraklion) to Ios?

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

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

Yes, Crete (Heraklion) Ios ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger 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 A$291*
Average Weekly Sailings 4
Average Sailing Duration 2h 57m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 50m
First Ferry 07:30
Last Ferry 08:00
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 Heraklion to Ios?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Heraklion to Ios is approximately 2h 57m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Heraklion to Ios?

The average price of a ferry from Heraklion to Ios is approximately 179 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Heraklion to Ios?

Heraklion to Ios is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Heraklion to Ios?

Ferries from Heraklion to Ios are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

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

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger 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 vehicle from Heraklion to Ios with
  • SeaJets
  • Cyclades Fast Ferries

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

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Heraklion to Ios. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
  • SeaJets

How far is Ios from Heraklion?

The distance between Heraklion to Ios is approximately 75 nautical miles.

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 17/6/2024 and 23/6/2024


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 Sun
SeaJets 08:00 12:40 4 hours 40 minutes Mon, Sat
SeaJets 08:20 12:40 4 hours 20 minutes Mon, Sat

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