The Ios Thira ferry route connects Cyclades Islands with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 4 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 3 times per week, Sea Jets 3 times per day, Nel Lines 2 times per week & the Hellenic Seaways service is available up to 17 times per week.
There are a combined 43 sailings available per week on the Ios Thira crossing between Cyclades Islands and Cyclades Islands and with 4 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
Quick and comfortable journey!
'Anonymous' travelled Ios Thira (Santorini) with Hellenic Seaways on HighspeedRead More Read Less
"My travel experience"
Top service on the high speed ferry of Hellenic. Punctual which is what you always hope for and everyone was friendly onboard too.
'Floriana' travelled Ios Thira (Santorini) with Hellenic Seaways on HighspeedRead More Read Less
"A trip from Ios to thira"
'Maria Teresa' travelled Ios Thira (Santorini) with Hellenic Seaways on HighspeedRead More Read Less
"Crossing to Santorini"
Crossing with Sea jets only took about 30 minutes! Very good service in general and nothing to moan about.
'Anonymous' travelled Ios Thira (Santorini) with Sea Jets on Seajet2Read More Read Less
Forming one of the Cyclades group of islands, the Greek island of Ios is located in the Aegean Sea and lies around mid way between the island of Naxos and the island of Santorini. The island's terrain is characterised by hills and cliffs that lead down to the sea on most sides of the island. Located on the north west coast is the island's port which is only a short distance from the village of Chora. The trip between Chora and the port can be made on foot which will take you along a steep donkey path, and takes around 15 minutes. The village is characterised by narrow paths and streets most of which have now been taken over by bars, restaurants, shops and night clubs to cater for tourists.
There are ferries from the island's port to Piraeus and Rafina with a crossing time of between 4 1/2 hours and 8 hours, depending on ferry type, route and destination. During the summer months Ios is also connected by ferry to the other islands of the Cyclades.
The Greek island of Santorini is one of the Cyclades group of islands that lies in the south Aegean Sea. The has very much been shaped by its volcanic past which has created a rather unusual landscape in places. A popular site on the island is the water filled 'Caldera' crater and is surrounded by a wall of colourful cliffs which are packed full of charming houses. The island is also known for its lovely beaches, its busy port, its archaeological finds and the wonderful sunsets which are best viewed from the village of Oia, on the island's northernmost tip.
The island's beaches are distinctive in that they are mainly made up of dark volcanic sands, which can get very hot during the summer, and therefore a sun lounger or towel are an essential piece of kit. The best beaches tend to be located around the eastern coastline and always popular is the stretch found at Perisa. However, a little to the south is Perivolos Beach which is also lovely as is Red Beach which is close to ancient Akrotiri, where the red cliffs are hard to miss.