The Piraeus Ios ferry route connects Greece with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 4 ferry companies. Blue Star Ferries operate their crossing up to 3 times per week, Zante Ferries 3 times per week, Sea Jets 7 times per week & the Hellenic Seaways service is available up to 6 times per week.
There are a combined 19 sailings available per week on the Piraeus Ios crossing between Greece 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.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Piraeus Ios route is a car and 1 passenger.
"Blue Star Paros"
Probably best to reserve a seat at least as general economy does not guarentee one.
'Anonymous' travelled Piraeus Ios with Blue Star Ferries on Blue Star NaxosRead More Read Less
"time on the ferry"
The Ferry trip was Great really easy to get on the boat and voyage was hassel free, boat was really nice. Had a tuck shop to buy food and drinks reasonable prices. Pretty Great standard of vessel. Needs to be more clear when you book online you need to go to the ticket office to get different tickets printed off - Needs to be more clear seat number its tiny and lost amongst greek words. We booked for 4 people and when we got our tickets printed we for some reason were sat in 4 different seats even though the boat was no where capacity was very weird when you pay 50E you don't expect to get seated all over a half full boat away from your friends. All staff on the boat were friendly and staff down on ramps were very nice and fun. Sleep areas like bunks or reclining chairs for a price would be great.
'Matthew' travelled Piraeus Ios with Hellenic Seaways on HighspeedRead More Read Less
The journey was horrible. The super jet from seajets is too small for a long crossing. Plus, to go to Ios, we had to go through Sifnos, Milos and Santorini before going back to our route. A 7h route with a 2 hours delay. No AC, some sick people, a very unpleasant staff. The ticket is expensive. I regret that your site doesn't offer the blue star Paros. We arrived after it.
'Elianne' travelled Piraeus Ios with Sea Jets on SuperjetRead More Read Less
A bit late, but nice overall
'Amélie G' travelled Piraeus Ios with Sea Jets on SuperjetRead More Read Less
The port city of Piraeus in Greece lies on the Saronic Gulf in the Attica region of the country and forms part of the Athens urban area, with the centre of Athens located some 12 km from the port. The centre of Piraeus is generally congested with traffic and tends not to be place where tourists would go. The area has many of the facilities you would expect of a non-tourist town: banks, public buildings, pedestrian areas, shopping streets and the like. The area around Zea Marina and Mikrolimano Harbour are perhaps the most attractive part of Piraeus and have a good selection of restaurants, cafes and bars.
Piraeus is Greece's main port and the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is the hub of Greece's maritime industries and the base for its merchant navy. Having recently undergone a refurbishment, facilities at the port have improved and include ATM's, bureau de change, restaurants, cafes, bars and a number of travel agencies selling ferry tickets. destinations served by the port include the island of Crete, the Cyclades Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the eastern parts of Greece and parts of the northern and eastern Aegean Sea.
The Greek island of Ios is part of the Cyclades group of islands and lies in the Aegean Sea between the islands of Santorini and Naxos. The island has a popular night economy, lovely beaches and a number of historical monuments which are popular with visitors. The island has been popular with tourists from around the world for many years and is definitely one of the most popular of the Cyclades islands. Chora is a typical Greek village on the island with traditional whitewashed buildings, winding streets and many colourful flowers. However, at night the sleepy village comes alive with many places to socialise.
Around the island there are many beaches with soft white sand just waiting to be explored, all of which are blessed with crystal clear waters. Perhaps the island's most popular beach is Mylopotas which is lined with bars, restaurants and places to hire water sport related equipment, and is over 1 km long. However, if you require a more secluded beach experience then Valmas or Kolitsani beaches are a good choice.