Ferries to Ios
Ios forms part of the Cyclades islands (aka circular islands thus forming a circle), which means that its architecture and landscape could not differ from Mykonos, Paros or Koufonisi. Although Ios is a rather small island it manages to attract youngsters longing for crazy nightlife but also families wishing to relax. Whitewashed squares with cute cafes serving local delicacies, houses with blue windows, sandy beaches with typical crystal waters in exotic colors is what Ios has to offer to its visitors.
Hellenic Seaways and Sea Jets operate daily itineraries with catamarans (travel time about three hours and forty five minutes, tickets start from 59,50€). Nevertheless, in case your budget is limited you may travel by ferry boat (Zante Ferries and Blue Star Ferries take you there in six hours and forty five minutes depending on the intermediate stops, tickets start from 36€). The popularity of Ios led the ferry companies to schedule multiple connections with equally well-known islands such as Santorini, Paros, Sifnos, Milos and Mykonos.
The capital of the island, the “Chora” is built on the island’s hill top. Once upon a time this structure aimed to the inhabitants’ protection against the pirate threat. Nowadays, the privileged location of the “Chora” offers to locals and visitors a stunning view to the blue sea and sky.
Start your hot summer day with swimming, scuba diving, wind surfing or relaxing with a smoothie under the sounds of lounge music at Mylopotas beach. We also recommend Maganari, Gyalos, or Koumpara in case you are looking for a popular beach with facilities. However, if you prefer a secluded place to swim and sunbathe, choose Kalamos, Psathi and Agia Theodoti beaches. The “Chora” of Ios, calm and easygoing until the sunset, magically turns into an open air party from night till early in the next morning. The wild nightlife of Ios could only be compared with Mykonos (Super Paradise, Cavo Paradiso etc.)
Whether you are looking for fun or relaxation choose Ios for your vacations. The hotel accommodation varies, depending on the budget and preferences of the guest. There are plenty of rooms for rent with basic facilities and resorts with pool and 5* services. Ios has it all, so don’t miss the chance to purchase online your ferry tickets to Cyclades.