Ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Milos

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Heraklion (Crete) and Milos are seasonal and usually operate once/twice a week. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules

Heraklion (Crete) Milos Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 09:30 Last trip: 09:30 Average duration: 4h 45m Price range: 59.00 € - 69.00 €
Milos Heraklion (Crete) Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 13:45 Last trip: 13:45 Average duration: 5h Price range: 59.00 € - 269.00 €
Ferry companies MINOAN LINES

Is there a ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Milos?

The ferry routes that connect Heraklion of Crete with Milos are seasonal, but very popular during the summer months and run 1-2 times a week. Usually, this ferry crossing is operated by the companies Minoan Lines, Seajets and Aegeon Pelagos, depending on the season.

What’s the ferry schedule from Heraklion (Crete) to Milos?

There are 1-2 weekly ferry crossings from Heraklion to Milos. Usually, ferry departures are scheduled at 09:30 in the morning.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Heraklion to Milos?

The Heraklion - Milos ferry price starts at €59. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, seat and vessel type, as well as vehicle selection.


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Traveling from Heraklion (Crete) to Milos by ferry is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts of up to 50% to the following passenger categories:

  • Children from 5 to 10 years old
  • Permanent residents of islands (holders of Unique Islander Number)
  • Students of Greek Public Universities
  • People with disabilities and their accompanying persons

Note: infants and children up to 3 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’re traveling with.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Heraklion (Crete) to Milos?

The trip from Heraklion (Crete) to Milos lasts between 4.5 and 11 hr. The duration of the trip varies depending mainly on the type of vessel and the ferry company. 

Is there a high-speed ferry from Heraklion (Crete) to Milos?

Yes, you can travel with a high-speed ferry from Crete to Milos. The fastest ferry to Milos takes about 4 hr.

What’s the distance between Heraklion (Crete) and Milos?

The port of Heraklion is around 89 nautical miles from Milos (165 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Heraklion (Crete) to Milos

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip to Milos from Heraklion:

  • If you are traveling with your vehicle, it is better to arrive at the port of Heraklion at least 90 min before departure. 
  • If you intend to stay in Milos for 1 or more days, we suggest you book your stay on the island as soon as possible. 
  • If you are thinking of traveling from Heraklion to Milos this summer, especially from July to August, it is a good idea to plan your trip in advance and book ferry tickets at least 3 months before the trip.
  • Milos belongs to the western Cyclades and is an ideal starting point for island hopping. Check all the ferry connections from Milos to Kimolos, Serifos, Sifnos and Folegandros.
  • Other popular ferry routes from the port of Heraklion are those to the cosmopolitan Mykonos or the charming Santorini. You can find more information about the routes Heraklion - Mykonos and Heraklion - Santorini here.

Where to take the ferry from Heraklion to Milos

The Crete - Milos ferry departs from the port of Heraklion. It's located about 2 km from the center of the city, close to many shops, restaurants and city landmarks. 

To get to the port and catch the ferry from Crete to Milos, you can take a public bus, taxi or walk. The regional bus station of Heraklion is located 700 meters (10 minutes walk) from the port.

The port of Heraklion is easily accessible from the city center and is just a 15-minute walk from the KTEL station. We suggest you get to the port at least 45 minutes before departure.

Ferry Luggage

Each company operating the ferry route from Heraklion to Milos has its own baggage allowance policy. Specifically:

  • Minoan Lines allows each passenger to carry up to 2 pieces of luggage and 1 hand luggage. 
  • Aegeon Pelagos does not have restrictions on luggage. 
  • On Seajets ferries, passengers can bring single luggage weighing up to 50 kg


High-speed ferries from Heraklion (Crete) to Milos do not have cabins. However, they have numbered seats. There are cabins and numbered seats on standard ferries, so we recommend that you book either a seat or a cabin for extra comfort during the longer trip with a conventional vessel.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Milos from Heraklion (Crete), depending on the company and type of vessel. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

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