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Ios to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 1 daily and 12 weekly sailings between Ios and Crete (Heraklion). 3 ferry operators provide ferries from Ios to Crete (Heraklion), Cyclades Fast Ferries, Minoan Lines & SeaJets. Ios Crete (Heraklion) Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Ios Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Times

The earliest Ios Crete (Heraklion) ferry typically departs Ios at about 11:15. The average sailing time of a ferry from Ios to Crete (Heraklion) is approximately 4h 45m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 40m.

Ios to Crete (Heraklion) Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Ios to Crete (Heraklion) typically range between $139* and $599*. On average the Ios Crete (Heraklion) ferry is $358*. The cheapest Ios Crete (Heraklion) ferry prices start from $126*. The average price for a foot passenger is $356*. The average price for a Ios Crete (Heraklion) car ferry is $445*.

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

How far is Crete (Heraklion) from Ios?

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

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

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

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

Yes, Ios Crete (Heraklion) ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger 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 A$358*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 12
Average Sailing Duration 4h 45m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 40m
First Ferry 11:15
Last Ferry 15:10
Distance 75 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Ios to Heraklion?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Ios to Heraklion is approximately 3h. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Ios to Heraklion?

The average price of a ferry from Ios to Heraklion is approximately 182 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Ios to Heraklion?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Ios to Heraklion?

Ferries from Ios to Heraklion 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 Ios to Heraklion?

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

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

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Ios to Heraklion. 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 Heraklion from Ios?

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

Ios Guide

Ios Ferry Port, a gateway to the Cyclades, offers more than just a stopover destination; it's a vibrant blend of culture and natural beauty. Renowned for its golden beaches like Mylopotas and Manganari, Ios draws sunseekers and adventure enthusiasts alike. Visitors can explore the historical Homer's Tomb, attributed to the legendary poet, or wander through the picturesque Chora with its winding alleys and traditional Cycladic architecture. The island comes alive during the summer with events such as the Homeria Festival, a tribute to Homer with cultural performances and sports events. From Ios Ferry Port, island-hopping is a breeze, with frequent connections to other Cycladic gems like Santorini and Mykonos. For those looking to venture further, ferries also ply to Piraeus, the port of Athens, where a myriad of transport options await. To reach the island's Chora or the popular beaches, buses regularly depart from the port, offering a convenient and scenic route into the heart of Ios.


Heraklion Guide

Steeped in myth and history, Heraklion ferry port serves as your gateway to Crete's largest city and the wonders beyond. Heraklion itself offers a tapestry of ancient and modern attractions, with the world-renowned archaeological site of Knossos, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and the Venetian-era Koules Fortress drawing visitors from across the globe. During the summer months, the Heraklion Summer Arts Festival showcases an array of cultural performances. Travellers can easily venture to other destinations from Heraklion, as the port is well-connected to mainland Greece and other Aegean islands. Convenient transport links are available for onward travel; buses frequently run from the port to the city centre, ensuring a seamless transition for visitors. Additionally, Heraklion's central location makes it an ideal starting point for exploring Crete's other illustrious locales such as Chania, Rethymno, and Agios Nikolaos.


Ios to Heraklion Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/7/2024 and 21/7/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
SeaJets 11:15 17:55 6 hours 40 minutes Mon, Sun
SeaJets 11:20 17:55 6 hours 35 minutes Sat
Cyclades Fast Ferries 14:55 18:10 3 hours 15 minutes Mon, Wed, Sat
SeaJets 15:10 17:55 2 hours 45 minutes Mon, Sat

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