IKARIA is part of the 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, & Xios to the north. Connections to and from Turkey
are also possible via Samos. Ikaria is easily and conveniently reached by air year round
directly from Athens via Olympic Air (flight time 35 minutes) and from Crete in the summer via SkyExpress.
Visitors from Europe can also choose to fly into the nearby island of Samos which has direct charter flights from various locations in Europe including Germany, the UK and Holland, and then take the daily ferry to Ikaria. (2.5 hours)
National ferry boat lines regularly connect Ikaria with Athens (Pireaus Port), Paros, Naxos, Samos, Founoi, Mykonos, and Chios. A weekly ferry from
in the summer time also connects Ikaria to Limnos, Lesvos and Kavala.
Ikaria has 2 harbors: Evdilos in the north and Agios Kirikos, the capital, in the south.
The current ferryboats serving Ikaria typically take between 7:30 - 9:00 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 30 minutes from Agios Kirikos.
Olympic Airlines Online Flight Information
Online Ferry Boat/Catamaran Schedule
Local Transportation in Ikaria