FERRY ITINERARIES & ISLAND INFO
You will find below information about how to get to Milos by ferry, where to buy your tickets and information about the island, and its ports with many photos.
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• Popular Itineraries • About Milos • Port info
Milos is located in the Cyclades islands, in Greece, in the southern part of the Aegean Sea. Known for the famous statue of Venus de Milo, which is now exhibited in the Museum of Louvre, Milos is today special for its crystal beaches, its rocky, lunar landscape and the small traditional villages, like Klima.
In brief, a ferry to Milos departs all year round from the ports of Athens (Piraeus and Lavrion).
A ferry ticket costs approximately '20' 'EUR' (20 Euros) - '60' 'EUR' (60 Euros) for a standard seat.
The ferry trip to Milos lasts for 3 to 6.5 hours, depending on the type of ferry.
This island is connected by ferry to Santorini, Paros, Sifnos, Mykonos, Naxos, Folegandros, Ios, Serifos and many other islands.
POPULAR FERRY ITINERARIES
Below you'll find some of the most popular routes:
From Athens (Piraeus, Lavrion)
Ferries to Milos operate all year round. However, in the peak season, there are both morning and evening routes.
Ferries from Athens to Milos depart daily from Piraeus port in Athens.
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There are also some ferry routes to this destination from Lavrion port.
Off-season, there are 1-2 daily ferry connections between Athens and this island, but in the peak season there are at least 5 departures every day both in the morning and in the afternoon.
How long is the ferry trip from Athens? The duration of the trip from Athens is 3-6.5 hours, depending on the type of the ferry (conventional or high-speed/catamaran).
High-speed/ catamaran ferries will get you to the island in about 3 hours, while conventional ferries will get you there in about 4-6 hours.
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During the summer season, there is a daily high-speed ferry from Santorini to Milos.
The ferry to Milos departs from Santorini at 10.20 am and the trip lasts around 2 hours.
The ferry ticket costs approximately '75' 'EUR' (75 Euros).
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You can travel from Paros to Milos with a high-speed ferry.
There is a daily ferry connection and the trip duration is less than 2 hours.
The ferry ticket costs approximately '70' 'EUR' (70 Euros).
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There are at least 4 daily ferries from Sifnos to Milos.
The first ferry from Sifnos departs at 09.05 am and the last one at 19.00 pm.
The trip duration is 30-50 minutes and the ticket price is approximately '20' 'EUR' (20 Euros) - '27' 'EUR' (27 Euros).
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There are ferries from Serifos to Milos on a daily basis.
The trip duration is 1-1.5 hours and the ferry ticket costs approximately '18' 'EUR' (18 Euros) - '25' 'EUR' (25 Euros).
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What types of ferries travel there?
The types of ferries that sail to Milos are conventional ferries and high-speed/catamaran ferries. Conventional ferries are slower, while high-speed ferries are faster. The ferry companies that have a fleet of high-speed/catamaran ferries that sail there are Golden Star Ferries, Seajets and Aegean Speedlines. The ferry companies that have a fleet of conventional ferries that sail to this island are Minoan Lines, Zante Ferries and Aegeon Pelagos.
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INFORMATION ABOUT MILOS
Milos is a popular island, located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea. Known for the famous statue of Venus de Milo, which is now exhibited in the Museum of Louvre, this destination is today special for its crystal beaches and its rocky, lunar landscape.
Being of volcanic origin, it was an important trade center in the ancient times, mainly due to its strategic position, its huge natural harbor and the many minerals of the island. The Phoenicians were believed to be the first settlers, while it was also conquered by other tribes in the centuries that followed. In 416 BC, after months of siege, the island was conquered by the Athenians who killed most of the inhabitants and settled their own rulers.
In the Hellenistic times, it became a renowned cultural centre with many workshops of sculpture. Christianity dominated on the island in the late Roman times and this is proved by the Catacombs, on the northern side of the island, where the first Christians used to hide. Later on, Milos became part of the Byzantine Empire and was conquered by the Venetians and the Turks. In the Medieval times, it was frequently attacked by pirates. After the Greek Revolution of 1821, the island was integrated to the Greek State. Today, its economy is based on mining and tourism.
Much developed in tourism with facilities all over the island, Milos is known for its wonderful beaches. The most photographed beach is Sarakiniko with its lunar landscape, pure water and very narrow sandy beach. Another beautiful beach is Papafragos, with extremely clean water and rocky caves to explore. From here, you can also take the tour boat to go to nearby islands, such as Kimolos, only half an hour ferry ride from Pollonia.
Apart from the beaches, Milos is also famous for its picturesque villages. The capital of the island is Plaka and its harbour is Adamas. There are also many other small traditional villages all around the island. The friendly inhabitants will give a special tone in your holidays.
Why visit this island?
Hop on a ferry from Athens to this destination for impeccable sceneries, romantic vibes, volcanic landscapes, and endless white-sand beaches!
- It is a volcanic island, like Santorini.
- This is where the famous statue "Venus of Milos" was found by the French amateur archaeologist, Olivier Vautier.
- This island is famous for its romantic ambiance, so it is an ideal destination for couples.
- There are over 70 different beaches on the island -you bet you won’t run out of options!
- On this island, you’ll find lots of mysterious sea caves and thermal springs.
Best time to visit
The best season to visit Milos is the summer. In the summer, you can visit the island’s beaches, discover hidden pirates’ caves, do sightseeing, and explore its colorful seaside villages.
Is the island for you?
Milos is the perfect destination for you if you’re searching for a romantic island without the hustle and bustle of Santorini or Mykonos. Considered a top island for couples, this is the destination you’ve been dreaming of unforgettable holidays with your significant other.
Milos has a whole heap of places for sightseeing! To start with, it is famous for the colorful seaside villages. At these cute villages, you’ll find small houses with stockrooms where fishermen put their boats during the winter. Other standouts are the pirates’ caves, Panagia Korfiatissa, the sulfur mine, and the prehistoric Filakopi settlement.
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Island hopping from Milos
Milos belongs to the Cyclades island chain along with other popular islands, like Santorini, Mykonos, and Paros. Island-hopping from Milos to the nearby islands is worth it if you want to explore the Cyclades. A popular island-hopping route is from Milos to Kimolos, a picturesque island located nearby.
Photos of Milos
ABOUT MILOS PORT
Milos is a lovely island of the Western Cyclades, connected by ferry to Piraeus and other islands of the Cyclades. The main port is Adamas, located on the western side of the island, and 4 km from Plaka, the capital village.
Connected ports to Milos
Athens, Piraeus - Athens, Lavrio - Amorgos, Katapola - Anafi - Chalki - Crete, Chania - Crete, Heraklio - Crete, Rethymno - Crete, Sitia - Folegandros - Ios - Karpathos, Diafani - Karpathos, Port - Kasos - Kea - Kimolos - Koufonissi - Kythnos - Mykonos - Naxos - Paros - Rhodes - Santorini (Thira) - Serifos - Sifnos - Sikinos - Syros - Thirassia
Frequent buses connect the port of Adamas to Plaka, Pollonia, Klima and other villages and beaches around the island. Bus frequencies might change according to month. There are also many taxis and rental companies in Milos.
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