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Ios, South Aegean, Greece

How much does it cost to travel to Ios?

You should plan to spend around $99 (€91) per day on your vacation in Ios. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $36 (€33) on meals
  • $17 (€16) on local transportation
  • $85 (€78) on hotels

A one week trip to Ios for two people costs, on average, $1,380 (€1,276). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Ios cost?

A one week trip to Ios usually costs around $690 (€638) for one person and $1,380 (€1,276) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Ios on average costs around $1,380 (€1,276) for one person and $2,761 (€2,551) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Ios will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Ios on average costs around $2,958 (€2,734) for one person and $5,916 (€5,467) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Ios has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Ios expensive to visit?

Prices in Ios are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Ios is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Europe for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Novi Sad, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Murren.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Ios Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Ios?

The average Ios trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Ios travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 78 ($85)
Local Transportation 1 16 ($17)
Food 2 33 ($36)
Entertainment 1 26 ($29)
Alcohol 2 16 - 49 ($18 - 53)
Accommodation Budget in Ios
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Ios is $42 (€39). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Ios is $85 (€78). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Ios

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Ios based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $65. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Ios
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Ios is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $17 (€16) per person, per day, on local transportation in Ios.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Ios
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Ios can vary, the average cost of food in Ios is $36 (€33) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Ios should cost around $14 (€13) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Ios is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Ios
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  • Entertainment and activities in Ios typically cost an average of $29 (€26) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Ios
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $35 (€33) on alcoholic beverages in Ios per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Ios
Average Daily Costs

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  • On average, people spend $4.31 (€3.98) on bottled water in Ios per day. The public water in Ios is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Ios On a Budget
Ios Ios, Greece
Ios is an island in the south of Greece, located in the Cyclades group of islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a peaceful beach getaway by day, and a lively party scene by night. While its main town is the hub for nightlife, it is also a charming place during the day, typical of a traditional Greek village with shops and cafes against a backdrop of whitewashed buildings and turquoise waters.
The center of activity on the island is main village of Ios, or Hora. It is very scenic with its small alleys and white-washed houses, and locals chatting the day away in outdoor cafes. During day up until the early evening Hora is a peaceful, quiet place with plenty of clothing and jewelry shops to explore as well as restaurants and cafes to indulge in. At night, this is the main party zone of the island.

Ios is probably best known for its beaches, where most visitors spend their days. The island boasts roughly 75 kilometers of white sand beaches and Mediterranean coastline. While Milopotas is the most easily accessible and certainly a beautiful place to spend the day, there are a number of stunning secluded beaches for those willing to make the trip. Some of these include Tzamaria Beach, Valmas (good for snorkeling), Paralia Magganari, Paralia Pikri Nero, Loretzaina, Paralia Agia Theodoti, and many others.

Other, off the beaten path attractions of Ios include the Tomb of Homer on the north end of the island, the archeological site of Skarkou just a few kilometers outside of Ios, and the archaeological Museum of Ios, which features items from the prehistoric settlement, including preserved pottery, tools, and utensils made of metal, stone, and bone.
The island of Ios has three major villages: Yialos (or Ormos), Ios (also Chora or Hora), and Milopotas. When arriving by ferry, visitors first set foot in Yialos where the port is located. While you can take a car or taxi up a long winding route to get up the hill to the main town of Ios, the most direct route is to take a long stair just before you get to the Kritikakis Village apartments. Chora or Hora, officially called Ios, is the capital town and largest settlement on the island. It contains many of the island’s tourism facilities, which include hotels and apartments as well as restaurants and tavernas. For the most part, the town has some small roads for cars with many paths only accessible by foot. There is a taxi station here, as well as at the ferry port, Yialos. Milopotas is not very far from the main town Ios, just a few kilometers down the road. Located on the coast, it is home to one of the most popular and beautiful beaches on the island.

Many visitors come to Ios to go beachside by day and party by night. The beaches and extensive coastline offer great opportunities for watersports like snorkeling and diving, swimming, wind surfing, water skiing, and riding inflatable tubes behind speed boats.

The rugged landscape of Ios also makes the island a great venue for hiking. Visitors can opt to hike to the excavations at the prehistoric settlement of Skarkos, where they can witness ruins of the early Cycladic period. There are also a number of mountain peaks to climb, such as Profiti Ilias or Pyrgos, which will offer amazing views of the island and sea.
Food and Dining
Like most Greek islands, Ios has access to some of the freshest seafood available. Many of the local restaurants and tavernas will be serving fish fresh right from the boat. In addition to seafood, restaurants of the Greek islands serve up Greek-Mediterranean fare full of herb-rubbed meats, fresh vegetables, tzatziki, fresh baked breads, and olive oil. Local beers, wines, and spirits are also common. Ouzo and raki are two popular hard liquors, while retsina is a unique wine that resembles pine in flavor. In addition to the traditional tavernas offering these Greek favorites, Ios is unique in that there are a wide variety of restaurants that cater to international interests as well. Asian, Mexican, Thai, Italian-the restaurants of Ios have something for every taste. The hub of activity for dining is in the main city of Hora, where most visitors spend their time.

The best way to reach Ios internationally is to fly into Athens International Airport, and then take a ferry or high speed boat from the port at Piraeus. Ios can also be reached by ferry from Santorini, Naxos, and Heraklion (Crete). Taxis are located right in front of the ferry boat pier for arranging transportation to different parts of the island. In the summer, public buses operate between the three main villages. Boats also run between the major coastal towns and beaches on the island.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.