Ios travel guide

Ios Tourism | Ios Guide

You're Going to Love Ios

Ios is a must-see destination in South Aegean, Greece. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Ios

Ios in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Ios in October
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Ios


Although Ios doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Parikia Paros (PAS), which is located 23 miles from Ios. The shortest flight to Ios from the United States departs from Los Angeles and takes around 18h 25m.


Another option to get to Ios is to pick up a car rental from Athens, which is about 122 miles from Ios. You’ll find branches of Centauro and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Athens.

Airports near Ios

Airlines serving Ios

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American Airlines
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Air France
Good (450 reviews)
British Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Europa
Good (162 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (474 reviews)
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Aegean Airlines
Excellent (199 reviews)
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Wizz Air
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Where to stay in Ios

Average rates range from around $184 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $139 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Helena and Ios Plage.

Where to stay in popular areas of Ios

Most booked hotels in Ios

Dionysos Sea Side Resort
Excellent (9.3, 357 reviews)
Levantes Ios Boutique Hotel
Excellent (9.3, 313 reviews)
Liostasi Hotel & Suites
Excellent (9.3, 208 reviews)
Hotel Aegeon
Excellent (9.3, 104 reviews)
Ios Palace Hotel & Spa
Excellent (9, 300 reviews)
Ios Pelagos
Excellent (9, 190 reviews)
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Renting a car in Ios

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 45% more expensive than at Thera Santorini.

Expect to pay $7.87 per gallon in Ios (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $94.48 and $125.98. The most frequently booked car type in Ios is Mini (Citroen C1 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy rental cars (Fiat Panda or similar) are, on average, 51% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.