How to get to Ikaria

The following article explains alternative ways to get to Ikaria from abroad or different places in Greece. We are expecting most of our students or guest to arrive through Athens or Pireas, the port of Athens. However one can also choose to come by ferry from Mykonos,  Samos, Chios, Lesvos, or by plane from Thessaloniki or Iraklio (Crete). See below how.

Travel to Ikaria by airplane

We suggest you the plane from Athens or Thessaloniki. Check for availability and buy your ticket from the official sites of the air-carriers:

    Aegean air flies outside Greece and owns Olympic airways. Please check if you can buy from Aegean one ticket, from your city in Europe  to Ikaria. Otherwise, check the flights Athens – Ikaria.
    Flies to Ikaria from Athens, Thessaloniki and Crete (Iraklio)

We also suggest you to check for low cost flights to the islands of Mykonos or Samos. There are many law cost & charter flights from several European airports, especially to Mykonos. The ferry to Ikaria passes by Mykonos and Samos almost every day, and the trip from both island to Evdilos, Ikaria, lasts only for 1,5 – 2 hours. Check for the timetables and buy your ticket online, from the official site of the ferry:

Travel to Ikaria by ferry

You can also take the  ferry of Hellenic Sea Ways ( from Pireas, Samos, Mykonos and several other islands to Evdilos (port of Northen Ikaria, very close to Ikarian Centre) or Agios Kirikos (one hour driving from the Centre). Keep in your mind that the schedule of the ferry comes late, sometimes a few weeks before the beginning of a lesson. So, if you want to arrange your trip in advanced, perhaps it’s better if you buy a plane ticket.

If you take the metro from Athens airport to the port of Pireas, better change in the station “Monastiraki” to the line 1, direction Pireas. At the last stop (Pireas), you’ll be opposite to the ferry to Ikaria (Nissos Mykonos). Less than 10 min on foot.

Attention! Ikaria has two ports: Agios Kyrikos and Evdilos. Try to arrive in Evdilos. Agios Kirkikos is 1h away by car (40Km) and the taxi fare is more than 50€

Airport & port pickup.

We can organize free transport to and from the port of Evdilos any day and time and from the airport or the port of Agios Kirikos if you arrive or leave on Sunday, before the start or after the end of classes. If you arrive or leave by plane or the port of Agios Kirikos on another day, you will need to take a taxi (cost ~ 50 Euros, distance 1 hour by car).

For any further question or comments, as well as if you want to report any mistakes – improvements regarding the information provided above, please contact us.