Your question: How do you get around Ios Greece?

Can you fly Ios Greece?

Travelling to Ios Greece is well worth it for a little bit of effort! There is no airport on Ios, so the island is only accessible by ferry. Most people choose to fly directly to Athens, Santorini, Mykonos or Crete and then take the ferry to Ios Island.

Is Ios Greece walkable?

Like all of the Cyclades, Ios is full of the traditional whitewashed houses and stone-paved streets. Chora is a great place to walk around and explore the unique architecture. … Only a short walk from the windmills, you will find a large amphitheatre, named after the renowned Greek poet, Odysseas Elytis.

How do I get around in Ios?

The easiest way to get to Ios is to take a ferry from either Santorini Island or Piraeus (Greece Mainland). Ios is also connected to other major Islands including Mykonos, Milos, Folegandros, Sikinos and Paros. Visit for ferry schedule and to book your tickets in advance.

Do you need a car on Ios Greece?

While you do need a car or an ATV to get to Homer’s Tomb, it’s not to be missed. The tomb is located on a hill in the northeast area of Ios overlooking the Aegean Sea and offers stunning views. There are brown signs indicating the route to the tomb from the port and it’s free to enter.

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Is Ios still a party island?

Ios is an island within the Cycladic Islands of Greece alongside the likes of Mykonos and Santorini. It’s known for being a party island and popular with people in their 20’s, especially Australians, Brits and Irish.

How long is the ferry from Crete to Ios?

The Heraklion Ios ferry route connects Crete with Cyclades Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The SeaJets service runs up to 6 times per week with a sailing duration of around 2 hours 45 minutes while the Minoan Lines service runs up to 1 times per week with a duration from 2 hours 45 minutes.

Is Ios island safe?

Ios is generally a safe island. However you should be alert for pickpockets and petty thieves and do not leave your belongings, especially electronic devices, unattended even for a short period of time. Public intoxication is quite common starting as early as 20:00, mostly regarding young British tourists.

How long is the ferry from Athens to IOS?

How long is the ferry ride from Athens (Piraeus) to Ios? The Athens to Ios ferry time is usually 5 to 9 hours.

Is IOS a nice island?

Ios is one of the most popular destinations in Greece, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Mainly famous for the vivid Ios nightlife, the island is known as one of the best party islands in Greece! Indeed, the Ios party scene isn’t just about the epic Ios clubs and bars.

Is IOS Greece cheap?

Ios is the cheapest, Santorini, surprisingly is a very affordable place, once you go to places that don’t have the caldera view! Mykonos is easily the most expensive but even there if you do a bit of homework you can still find good value places to eat, drink etc.

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Where is the nightlife in IOS?

Ios Nightlife

Ios is the island of entertainment. It is famous for its wild and crazy nightlife since the 1980s when hippies from Crete first headed to the virgin beaches of Ios. A few cafes and beach bars can be found in Ormos and Mylopotas but most of the night fun is found in Chora, the best place for a night out.

How many days do you need in IOS Greece?

Ten to 14 days is the most popular trip length for travelers interested in visiting Athens, Naxos, and Ios, especially when also including Tinos and Syros in the itinerary. If you’re only headed to Athens, Naxos, and Ios, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in 7 to 8 days.

What is the best area to stay in Crete?

The best place to stay in Crete is Chania area or western Crete that actually has the best beaches of the island and some of the best hotels along with the beautiful Chania town with its elegant restaurants, the picturesque Old Town of Chania, and the incredible Samaria Gorge (which you should hike).

Are there taxis on IOS?

Re: Are there taxis in Ios? Yes there are taxis in Ios. Easy to catch in the port or the village. You would probably want to arrange with the taxi that drops you off at Manganari to pick you up there before hand.