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HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

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HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

Hello,

We are planning a family trip to see family in Ikaria for the first time and I can NOT find ferries or flights to Ikaria.

It would be ideal to go from Mykonos to Ikaria, but that no longer seems to be an option.

What is the best/fastest way to get to Ikaria from Mykonos in August?

Thanks!!!

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1. Re: HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

There are ferries. However, if you are searching now for ferries in August, you will not find anything. Ferry times are generally posted about a month or a little more before the date of travel. Some ferry companies get approval sooner and post sooner; others later. Check again in July, or better yet, ASK your family that lives on Ikaria. Islanders always know a lot more about the ferry schedules because they get used to them over the years (and despite the flurry of questions and answers about ferries every year, the changes are not all that dramatic from year to year).

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2. Re: HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

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3. Re: HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

Good call Heimdall :)

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4. Re: HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

Hi,

Take any ferry from Mykonos to Paros/Naxos. Then it's usually at 22:00/23:00 from Paros/Naxos to Ikaria(Evdilos or Ag. Kirikos) everyday except Sun.

Arrival times around 03:00 in Ikaria are normal and in some years may go via Syros/Mykonos. Looks like it's Paros/Naxos at the moment unfortunately.

Databases only list the ferries when booking facilities come about and seems very late on that route even Mays don't seem to be 'approved'.

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5. Re: HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

Plane from Athens: look at Heimadall post

Boat/Ferries: look at www.gtp.gr for ferry schedules. Almost exhaustive ferry list and schedules in Greece.

Ferry to Ikaria from Mikonos: Nisos Mikonos.

Route of Nisos Mikonos: Pireas/Syros/Mikonos/ Agios Kirikos(Ikaria)/Karlovassi, Vathi (Samos) and returs. Upon return stops at Eudilos in Ikaria (instead of Aghios Kirikos).

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6. Re: HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

Tried to book flight from Athens to Ikaria in may 2011 on Athens airways as Heimdall suggests and repeatedly got "no flights ? Anyone got another airline idea from Athens to Ikaria?

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7. Re: HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

The flight schedules won't be out yet. I suggest you check nearer your time of departure, say, in March 2011 for flight in May 2011.

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8. Re: HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

Yes. It's too early for 2011 flights - or ferries.

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9. Re: HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

i know flights aren't available yet for 2011 BUT for 2010 was there only one flight a day to Ikaria from Athens?

It looks like there was - at 9.30 in the morning which doesn't tie in well and would mean an overnight stay in Athens.

As an alternative how long does the ferry take to Ikaria from please?

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10. Re: HELP! How to get to Ikaria!!

Hey billyseagull:-) Take a look at www.gtp.gr/ Looks like the journey takes approx 7 hours! Enjoy!