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Travel information for Ferries.
Ships and Ferries to Ios - Cycladic Islands.

Ios and the Cyclades in general are connected to
the ports of Piraeus and Rafina. From Ios you can
also visit the nearby Cycladic islands of Paros,
Santorini, Kimolos, Naxos, Anafi, Amorgos etc.

In addition, there are ferry connection from Ios
ferry to the islands of Crete, Rhodes, and basically all
Dodecanese and East Aegean Islands via a third island.

Your trip to Ios can be with a conventional ferry boat,
by Highspeed or Flying dolphin depending on the day,
the time and the ferry company you wish to travel with.

If you select to visit Ios with the conventional ferry
your trip will take about 5-7 hours while with a
Highspeed ferry 3.5-4 hours depending on how
many ports the ferry will call at on the way.

Ferries from Piraeus to Ios run all year round on a
daily basis. In summer of course there are more departures to choose from.

1. Piraeus - Kythnos - Serifos - Sifnos
Milos - Kimolos - Folegandros
Sikinos - Ios
2. Piraeus - Paros - Naxos - Santorini
Ios
3. Piraeus - Syros - Paros - Naxos
Ios - Santorini
4. Thessaloniki - Skiathos - Skopelos
Syros - Tinos - Mykonos - Paros
Naxos - Ios - Santorini - Heraklion
5. Ios - Santorini - Naxos - Paros
Syros - Piraeus
6. Santorini - Thirassia - Ios - Sikinos
Folegandros

Attention !
The above mentioned information is subject to alteration. To be sure about correct schedules, departure and arrival times of conventional and highspeed ferries check the ONLINE Booking System.

Ios Ferries Cycladic Islands

Ships and Ferries to the island of Ios in the Cyclades
Travel Information for ferries to Ios. Island of Ios Cyclades.

ON LINE Booking System for seats and tickets in real time.

Starting your reservation through the online booking system you can select to have your tickets
sent to you or to collect them from the port office on the day of departure about 2 hours
before departure simply by giving your reservation code and showing your ID card.

We wish you a pleasant trip!

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Α multileg reservation allows you
to combine 2 to 4 domestic routes
(routes within Greece) in one reservation,
even if the selected departures are
operated by different ferry companies.

Travel Guide Ios Island Cyclades Greece

IOS > HISTORY

History of Ios Cyclades Greek Islands Greece

Ios has been inhabited since prehistoric times. It is one of the southest Cyclades islands, located in a strategic spot on the sea route to Crete and south Asia. It had a significant role in the evolution of Cycladic civilization.

The archaeological findings in Skarko's hill reveal the existence of a protocycladic settlement in Ios.

Life in the island went on through all historic periods and followed the rest of the Cyclades in its development and turbulent times.

At the end of the 2nd millennium BC Ions spread to the west coast of Asia Minor and conquered the Aegean islands. Ios was then inhabited by Ion colonists from whom-according to a theory - took its name.

During classic times Ios, in order to protect itself from the Persians, made an alliance with Athens.

After Heronia's battle in 338BC, Ios submitted to the Macedonians. In 315BC it regained its freedom and became an equal member of the "Islands Kino". At this time the island flourished. It had trade transactions with the other Cyclades islands and Rhodes and had its own coin.

During Roman times the island turned into a land where undesirables were banished.

In 1207 Enetics take over Ios as with all the Cyclades islands and falls under Naxos' duchy established by Marcus Sanoudos.

Naxos' dukes govern the island until 1371 when Fragiskos Krispos murders Duke Nikolao. Krispos' dynasty had total control of the island until 1517. In 1566 Ios is taken over by Turkish who re-name the island, Aine.

During the 1831 revolution, Ios had an active part in all battles.

In 1829 Ios passes into the young Greek State following the Convention of London.