Getting to Ios
Ios belongs to the complex of Cyclades Islands and is found in the southern part. You can reach Ios only by sea, because there is no
airport. From the port of Piraeus depart daily boats to Ios, high speed ferries and ferry boats. The travel lasts roughly 7 hours and
the ticket prices depend on the period of visiting the island and on the type of boat you select. During summer the routes that connect
Ios with Piraeus, are increased because of the big tourist movement. There is also, a sea connection Ios-Rafina with catamaran and the
travel lasts 4 hours. Finally, there is sea connection between Ios and other islands via flying dolphins, ferry boats or catamaran, such
as: Santorini, Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Syros, Sikinos, Anafi, Folegandros, Koyfonisia, Milos, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos, Tinos, and Crete.
The itineraries to these destinations are not daily and change depending on the demand. Many are those who select to reach by airplane
the island of Santorini, where there is an airport. When you reach Santorini there is direct sea connection to Ios. The trip
Ios-Santorini lasts 30 minutes by flying dolphin and 1 hour by ferry boat. You can book your air tickets and your ferry tickets from
Getting Around in Ios
Bus services in Ios are very well organized and the tickets are very cheap. There is bus connection, every 15 minutes between Ormos,
Chora and Mylopotas and every 1 hour between Ormos and Koymbara. The buses are available daily, from early morning till late evening
during summer months. Apart from KTEL buses, there are also excursions buses, which organize daily excursions to various regions of the
island. Buses leave daily from Chora, Mylopotas and Ormos to the beach of Saint Theodoti and Manganari.
There are some taxis getting around Chora, Mylopotas and port, with a predetermined charge. You can of course go to any region of the
island and you can arrange the charge with the driver, if the destination is not through the most popular.
If transporting your car to the car ferry boat sounds expensive, you can rent one in Ios, at reasonable prices using our car hire
service. Having a car gives you the opportunity to visit places you could not see by bus. However always carry your driving licence with
you and use your seat belt and never drive while you have drank!!!
Finally, as in all islands, in Ios there are also taxi boats that can transfer you from Ormos to Manganari, or to other beaches of the
Distances from Ios Port
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