If you’re coming from outside the Greek islands the nearest airport to Ios is Santorini. Santorini has a fantastic new airport that has loads of room and places to eat, nice souvenirs etc.
Santorini to Ios – Getting to Santorini
Santorini Ferry Port is less than 6 miles from Santorini Airport. If you google it you will be told it takes about 20 minutes.
Santorini Airport to Santorini Ferry Port
It is recommended that you get to arrive at Santorini Ferry Port one hour before your ferry and I would very much agree. The port is chaos. People and cars everywhere and there are many of them.
Santorini Ferry Port
Upon arrival at the Ios Island Ferry port, things are much easier. This is a much smaller ferry port and very easy to navigate. Also, there are quite a few local hoteliers etc all lined up to meet the ferries.
Ios Ferry Port
There are 5 different ferry companies that operate on this route. Travel times vary between 35 minutes and 90 minutes.
Santorini to Ios Ferry Timetable and Options