IKARIA is part of the North-Eastern Aegean Islands
and is located 144 NM east of Piraeus (Athens). Nearby islands
include Mykonos to the west, Patmos to the south, Samos to
the east, & Chios to the north. Ikaria is easily and conveniently reached by air year round
directly from Athens via Olympic Air (flight time 35 minutes) and from Thessaloniki (SKG) and Limnos Island(LXS) via Astra Airlines.
Visitors from Europe can also choose to fly into the airport of the nearby island of Samos (SMI) which has direct charter flights from various countries in Europe including Switzerland, Germany, the UK and Holland, and then take the daily ferry to Ikaria. (1.5 - 2.5 hours)
The ferry boat company Hellenic Seaways regularly connect Ikaria with Athens (Pireaus Port), Syros, Paros,Naxos, Patmos, Mykonos, Fourni, Samos, Chios, Mytilini, Limnos and Kavala..
In summer time the ferryboats from Athens to Ikaria typically takes appoximately 8 hours depending on the boat, the weather and intermediary ports.
If you are staying in or near Armenistis it is better to arrive at the harbor of Evdilos because the drive to Armenistis is only 20 minutes, as opposed to 1 hour and 15 minutes from Agios Kirikos.
Connections to Ikaria from Turkey (Kusadasi-Ephesus) are also possible via the
daily ferry from/to Samos-Kusadasi
April 1 to October 31.
Ikaria's Airport Code is: JIK
Ikaria has 2 harbors: Evdilos in the north and Agios Kirikos, the capital, in the south.
Open Seas Online Ferry Boat/Catamaran Schedule For All Greek Islands
Hellenic Seaways F/B Nisos Mykonos Summer 2015 Schedule From April 27th - June 14th:
PIRAEUS - SYROS - MYKONOS - EYDILOS(Ikaria) - AG. KIRIKOS (Ikaria) - KARLOVASSI(Samos) - VATHI (Samos) - CHIOS - MYTILINI - LIMNOS - KAVALA
Hellenic Seaways F/B Nisos Mykonos Summer 2015 Schedule From June 15th - September 6th:
PIRAEUS - PAROS - NAXOS - EYDILOS(Ikaria) - FOURNI - KARLOVASSI(Samos)
Hellenic Seaways F/B Nisos Rodos Summer 2015 Schedule From June 15th - September 6th:
PIRAEUS - SYROS - MYKONOS - PATMOS - AG. KIRIKOS (Ikaria) - VATHI (Samos) - CHIOS - MYTILINI - LIMNOS - KAVALA
Dodecanisos Seaways F/B Dodecanisos Pride: Summer 2015 Schedule from July 6th - September 6th:
Vathy(Samos) - FOURNI - IKARIA (Agios Kirikos) - PATMOS - LIPSI - LEROS -KALYMNOS - KOS - KALYMNOS - LEROS - PATMOS - IKARIA(Agios Kirikos) - FOURNI - SAMOS
Local Transportation in Ikaria