How to get to Milos in 2023

The compete travel guide to Milos island

Milos is considered one of the most beautiful destinations in Greece. The volcanic island has magnificent beaches, lunar landscapes and picturesque villages. Holidays in Milos are ideal for couples and families, as it has a relaxing and romantic character.

Getting to Milos is easy as there are multiple connections to Athens and other Cycladic islands, both by ferry and plane. Find all the info you need on how do you get to Milos, and book ferry tickets with no hidden fees!

Ferry or flight to Milos?

Milos is easily accessible by ferry or plane. Even though the flight is shorter, traveling by ferry is surely more fun. One point is that ferry travel is more comfortable as you can stroll around and breathe fresh air at the deck. Furthermore, you can bring your car to the island and easily explore every beach and village of Milos.

Ferry traveling is also more eco-friendly! You can find more information on sustainable ferry travel on our relevant article.

The Sarakiniko beach in Milos

The magical Sarakiniko beach in Milos

How to get from Athens to Milos

The best way to get to Milos from Athens is to catch a ferry from its ports or a plane from the Athens International Airport. There are frequent direct ferry routes and flights to Milos, especially during summer.

Ferry from Athens to Milos

There are numerous crossings to Milos from the port of Piraeus and the port of Lavrio near Athens. The frequency of the ferry crossings increases in the summer, as you can find more than 2 ferry departures per day. More specifically:

Piraeus - Milos ferry

You can find many ferry crossings from the port of Piraeus to Milos all year long. Especially in the summer, there are up to 5 direct crossings starting from early in the morning. The ferry companies that usually serve this connection are Minoan Lines, Seajets, Aegean Sea Lines, and Zante Ferries, with both conventional and high-speed vessels.

The ferry trip from Piraeus to Milos takes 2.5-7 hours, depending on the type of vessel and any intermediate stops, and ferry ticket prices start at around €48.

Tip: the ferry company Minoan Lines is a safe option for your Athens - Milos ferry trip, as it takes around 4 hours to reach the island and tickets are pretty affordable at €59.

Lavrio - Milos ferry

Normally, there is 1 weekly ferry crossing from the port of Lavrion to Milos, usually on Fridays. The ferry company that operates this route is Blue Star Ferries with the conventional vessel Artemis. Traveling from Lavrio to Milos by ferry can take about 15 hours. The ferry ticket price is €20.

Note: for the time being, there are only indirect ferry routes from the port of Rafina to Milos, with other Cycladic islands as intermediate stops. You can find more on the Rafina - Milos ferry connection on our relevant page. 

Flight from Athens to Milos

There are frequent flights from Athens International Airport to the island of Milos all year round. The duration of the flight is around 40-45 min and the airport in Milos is located only 5 km from the Adamas port.

Keep in mind that you need to pre-book your plane tickets well in advance in order to find better prices. Furthermore, there is a strict luggage policy as there is a weight limit for your bags and suitcases.

How to get from Santorini to Milos

Santorini is located near Milos and the 2 islands are connected by ferry with many departures per week. In summer, there are up to 4 daily crossings operated by Zante Ferries and Seajets.

The duration of the Santorini to Milos ferry trip ranges from 2 to 5 hours, depending on the company and the type of vessel. As for ferry prices, you can find tickets starting at €16.  

Note: there are no flights from Santorini to Milos. There is only the option of traveling to Athens and then catching a plane to Milos.

White sea rocks in Milos island, Cyclades, Greece

The lunar white rock formations in Milos

How to get from Mykonos to Milos

Getting to Milos from Mykonos is quite easy. During the summer, there are 2 direct ferry routes per day served by Seajets high-speed vessels. The duration of the popular Mykonos to Milos ferry connection is 3 hours and the ferry ticket can cost around €100.

Note: at the moment, there are no direct flights from Mykonos to Milos. All flights have Athens as an intermediate stop.

How to get from Paros to Milos

Paros and Milos are undoubtedly two of the most popular Greek islands and are connected to each other with frequent ferry crossings throughout the year. The ferry companies Seajets and Blue Star Ferries serve this ferry route 1-2 times daily with high-speed and conventional ferries.

The ferry from Paros to Milos takes from 1.5 hours to around 7 hours to reach the island, depending on the vessel type. A single Paros - Milos ferry ticket ranges from €16 to about €75.

Note: there are no direct Paros - Milos flights are available either. You need to travel to Athens from Paros and then fly to Milos. 

How to get from Crete to Milos island

Ferries from Crete (Heraklion) to Milos are available seasonally, mainly during the period between June and early September. Usually, there are up to 3 weekly ferry crossings from the port of Heraklion to Milos. The connection is served by Minoan Lines in the high season and occasionally by Seajets.

The duration of the Heraklion - Milos ferry trip is around 5 hours with Minoan Lines vessels, and ferry tickets start at around €59.

Note: there is no direct flight to Milos from any airport in Crete. There is only the option of traveling to Athens and then catching a plane to Milos.

Sea view in Milos, Cyclades, Greece

The crystal blue waters of Milos

Getting to Milos from other islands

Milos is located in the West Cyclades and is pretty close to other popular islands, such as Kimolos, Serifos or Sifnos. These islands are connected by ferry to Milos with daily crossings, and the average ferry duration is around 2 hours.

On our Map of ferries, you can find all available options to plan an amazing island-hopping adventure around Milos. 

Traveling to Milos from abroad

To get to Milos by plane from another country, you can only catch a flight with a stopover at Athens. This means that reaching Milos from abroad by plane is only possible with indirect flights via Athens.

For example, if you want to get to Milos from the UK, you should first catch a flight to Athens and then choose between ferry or plane to reach Milos. 

Book ferry tickets to Milos in 2023

On Ferryhopper, your can find real-time information on all ferry routes to the Greek island of Milos. Check ferry schedules, compare prices and operators, and choose the option that suits you best. And remember: on Ferryhopper you can book your tickets at the same prices as ferry companies!

Tip: you can also have a look at the latest 2023 offers for ferry tickets in Greece to plan your trip at the best prices!

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