Ios Ios, Greece – Image courtesy of rkhudyakov/flickr.com

How to get to Ios

Ios is located halfway between Naxos and Santorini in the Cyclades, a group of islands that lies in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200km (120mi) southeast of mainland Greece.

The Cyclades also includes Mykonos, Paros, Naxos and Santorini, plus a number of smaller islands.

The most convenient route to Ios is by air to Santorini International Airport (JTR), followed by a fast 35-minute catamaran ride to Ios.

Alternatively, you can fly to Naxos Airport (JNX), and board a catamaran for the 40-minute trip to Ios; or take a Seajets catamaran from Pireaus, the port of Athens, to Ios, taking 4 hours, once daily.


Flight times to Santorini

Within Greece: Ryanair, Sky Express and Olympic Air offer frequent daily scheduled flights to Santorini.

Athens to Santorini is 45 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways and easyJet offer the most convenient daily flights to Santorini.

London to Santorini is 3 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Manchester to Santorini is 4 hrs 5 min, direct flight


From France: Transavia France, Aegean Air and Olympic Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Santorini.

Paris to Santorini is 3 hrs 30 min, direct flight


From Germany: Aegean Airlines, Olympic Air, Eurowings, Condor Flugdienst, Lufthansa and easyJet offer the most convenient flights to Santorini.

Munich to Santorini is 2 hrs 30 min, direct flight

Berlin to Santorini is 4 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Santorini is 4 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Santorini is 3 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Santorini is 4 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ


From Ireland: Aegean Airlines and Olympic Air offer the most convenient flights to Santorini.

Dublin to Santorini is 6 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From United States: British Airways, Lufthansa, easyJet, United Airlines and American Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Santorini.

Atlanta to Santorini is 12 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Santorini is 11 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Santorini is 12 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Santorini is 14 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Santorini is 12 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Santorini is 14 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Santorini is 15 hrs 25 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Air Transat, Sky Express and Olympic Air offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Santorini.

Toronto to Santorini is 11 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Santorini is 11 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Santorini is 13 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Qatar Airways, Sky Express, Scoot Tiger Air, Olympic Air, Emirates, Etihad and Singapore Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Santorini.

Adelaide to Santorini is 23 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Brisbane to Santorini is 23 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Santorini is 23 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Santorini is 23 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Santorini is 21 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Qatar Airways, Sky Express, Scoot Tiger Air, Olympic Air and Singapore Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Santorini.

Auckland to Santorini is 28 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Qatar Airways, Sky Express, Scoot Tiger Air, Olympic Air and Singapore Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Santorini.

Singapore to Santorini is 13 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Santorini International Airport (JTR) is located 6km southeast of Fira town. Shuttle buses and taxis operate from the airport terminal.

Athens Airport (ATH) is located 33km (20.5mi) southeast of the city centre, around 30 minutes to an hour by taxi. The airport offers 24/7 train and bus services to Athens and beyond.

The bus route from Athens Airport (ATH) to Rafina Port is hourly, taking around 30 minutes.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around

The best way to get around and explore the island of Ios is to hire an ATV or moped. In summer, buses connect the island's three main villages including Ormos, Hora and Mylopotas Beach approximately every 15 minutes. Boats run between all the coastal towns.


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Latest update: How to get to Ios: 27 November, 2019


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