Ikaria Airport (JIK) is easily and conveniently reached on direct flights from Athens “Eleftherios Venizelos” Airport (ATH) and Heraklion, Crete (HER) via Aegean/Olympic & Sky Express Airlines. The flight time from Athens is 40 minutes. Ikaria is also connected with regular service to/from Thessaloniki (SKG). Ikaria’s airport is located on the south-east tip of the island, 1km from Faros, 10km (15 minutes drive) from the capital Agios Kirikos, 50km (70 minutes drive) from Evdilos port on the North side, and 60km (1.5 hours drive) from Armenistis resort area. Rental cars can be picked up and dropped off at the airport. During the summer there are local buses operating between the airport and Agios Kirikos, Evdilos and Armenistis. Taxis are also available at the airport and it is recommended to make a pickup reservation before your arrive. Hellenic Seaways and Blue Star Ferries connect Ikaria (Evdilos Port or Agios Kirikos) with Athens (Piraeus Port) and other Greek islands.
In the summer time the ferryboats run daily starting from Pireaus Port in Athens to Ikaria and typically take appoximately 6-8 hours depending on the weather and intermediary ports. In the summer Dodekanisos Seaways also operates the F/B “Dodecanisos Pride” and F/B “Dodecanisos Express”, regional high speed catamarans that connect Ikaria with other islands in the Dodecannese Islands. Connections between Ikaria and Turkey (Kusadasi-Ephesus) are also possible via nearby Samos on the daily ferries operating from April 1 to October 31 between Samos (Vathi or Pythagorion) and Kusadasi (Ephesus).