Traveling from Santorini to Milos by ferry
There are at least 7 weekly ferry crossings from Santorini to Milos all year round and the average ticket cost is around €45. Find the latest information for this route in our ferry guide.
Ferry schedules from Santorini to Milos*
Is there a ferry from Santorini to Milos?
There are regular ferry crossings from Santorini to Milos, serviced by standard vessels and high-speed ferries. You can catch a ferry from Santorini to Milos at least 7 times per week throughout the year. A total of 5 ferry companies usually operate on this route: Zante Ferries, SeaSpeed Ferries, Aegeon Pelagos, Seajets and Golden Star Ferries.
How long is the ferry ride from Santorini to Milos?
The Santorini to Milos ferry duration ranges from approximately 2 hr to 5 hr. The travel time varies depending on the type of vessel and the itinerary.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Santorini to Milos?
Yes, you can get from Santorini to Milos with a high-speed ferry. The fastest ferry to Milos makes the crossing in approximately 2 hr. Fast ferries from Santorini to Milos do not have a car deck.
How much is the ferry from Santorini to Milos?
The Santorini - Milos ferry prices range from approximately €16 to €75. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on discounts, offers, as well as seat and vessel type.
What’s the ferry schedule from Santorini to Milos?
During peak season, there are 1-2 daily ferry crossings from Santorini to Milos, while in the winter there are about 7 sailings per week. The earliest ferry departs from the port of Athinios in Santorini in the early morning hours, while the latest scheduled trip to Milos from Santorini is usually at 23:15. Normally, crossings to Milos are more frequent from May to September.
Good to know: ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season and the weather conditions. Find the latest information and check real-time data for ferries from Santorini to Milos on our fare search engine.
What’s the distance between Santorini and Milos?
The distance between the port of Santorini and the port of Milos is 52 nautical miles (approximately 96km).
Am I allowed to travel from Santorini to Milos?
For the latest information on COVID-19 and ferry travel in Greece, visit our relevant FAQ section.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Santorini to Milos?
You can easily book cheap Santorini - Milos ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no extra cost. Find information about available routes on Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries, compare ferry companies and itineraries and book ferry tickets from Santorini to Milos in just 4 clicks!
Golden hour at the famous beach of Sarakiniko in Milos
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Santorini to Milos
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Santorini to Milos:
- The port of Athinios in Santorini can get quite busy in high season. Check our survival guide for Athinios Port to be prepared for your trip.
- Sometimes weather conditions can affect the duration of this ferry ride. Make sure to carry anti-nausea pills or ask the ferry crew for an aspirin if you get seasick.
- We recommend booking your return tickets to Santorini in advance, as they sell out fast particularly during the summer.
- The port of Milos, called Adamas, is a 10-min drive from Chora and the beach of Sarakiniko.
- Milos is a popular holiday destination, so we recommend that you book your accommodation at least 4 months before your trip.
- Ferryhopper suggests renting a car in Milos to explore the island as much as possible.
- There are many island-hopping options from Milos, including routes to Kimolos, Sifnos, Syros, as well as Heraklion in Crete.
Where to take the ferry from Santorini to Milos
You can catch the ferry to Milos from the port of Athinios in Santorini. Athinios Port is located on the western coast of Santorini, 8km from Fira and 20km from the village of Oia. You can get to the port of Athinios by bus, taxi or car.
Ferry companies are usually quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the ferry to Milos.
Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items.
Tip: each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. We recommend that you don’t carry more than 50kg of luggage to avoid delays due to restricted space in the luggage area.
High-speed ferries do not have cabins, but they have numbered seats. If you’re traveling with a standard ferry, you can also book a numbered seat instead of a cabin, as the trip from Santorini to Milos is short.