The colourful fisherman's houses in the village of Klima on the island of Milos, in Greece

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Below, you will find information about how to get to Milos by ferry, where to buy your tickets, information about the island and its ports, and many photos.

Milos is also called "the island of colors" due to its emerald waters and vivid-colored houses. The island’s nature is volcanic, which is responsible for the exceptional landscape that makes it stand out from the typical islands of the Cyclades. It is considered one of the most romantic islands in Greece, with thousands of couples paying it a visit every summer.
Even though it boasts lovely accommodations, restaurants and bars, in addition to enchanting beaches and picturesque settlements, Milos can be characterized as an inconspicuous destination.

Reaching the island is quite easy. Ferries to Milos depart from the ports of Athens and many other islands of the Aegean Sea.


The high-speed ferry Sifnos Jet of Seajets in the port of Adamantas in Milos

Milos boasts a national airport and only receives domestic flights from the International Airport of Athens. The most preferred way to get to Milos, though, is taking the ferry; not only is it more of a bargain, but it also allows you to admire the sea setting.
Note: If you plan to travel to Milos from another Greek island, the ferry is the only transfer option.

Ferry Connections


Milos is connected by ferry to two ports of Athens (Piraeus & Lavrion). It is also connected with several other islands, including Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Crete (Heraklion), Ios, Amorgos and more.

The most popular routes are from:
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Alternative ways to get to Milos


The ferry trip from Athens does not exceed 4.5 hours. Nonetheless, many travelers avail themselves of the international airports in Santorini and Mykonos, so take a flight to one of those islands and take the ferry from there. Naxos and Paros also boast an airport each, yet they only receive domestic flights from the International Airport of Athens.

Island hopping: Where to go next?


Milos is an excellent island to start your island-hopping experience thanks to its several ferry connections with other islands. Santorini is probably the most popular destination, followed by Mykonos. Paros and Naxos are also widely preferred, along with the neighboring Kimolos and Folegandros. Crete, in particular the Heraklion region, is a travelers’ favorite, too. A one-way ticket to Heraklion costs '59' 'EUR' (59 Euro) - '69' 'EUR' (69 Euro) for a single seat and starts from '93' 'EUR' (93 Euro) in the case of a cabin.

What types of ferries travel there?


Both conventional and high-speed ferries reach Milos. Conventional ferries operate routes to the island throughout the year. They have a higher passenger and vehicle capacity and move slower. Minoan Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Zante Ferries and Aegeon Pelagos boast that type of ferry.
On the other hand, high-speed vessels do not travel to Milos during the low season, with itineraries starting around late March. They are smaller, have a lower passenger and vehicle capacity (some do not have a garage at all), and reach higher velocities. All high-speed ferries that sail to Milos belong to the Seajets company.
Note: Since high-speed ferries are smaller, strong winds affect them, with delays occurring for that reason sometimes.

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The beach of Tsigrado in Milos

Milos is an island of the Cyclades, 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 renowned for its magnificent beaches and lunar landscape.

Being of volcanic origin, it was an important trade center in ancient times, mainly due to its strategic position, natural harbor and the many minerals it produced. 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 enforced their own rulers.

In Hellenistic times, it became a renowned cultural center with many sculpture workshops. 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, Milos became part of the Byzantine Empire and was then conquered by the Venetians and the Turks. In Medieval times, it was frequently attacked by pirates. After the Greek Revolution of 1821, the island was integrated into the Greek State. Today, its economy is mainly based on mining and tourism.

Much developed in tourism with facilities all over the island, Milos is known for its beautiful beaches. The most photographed beach is Sarakiniko, with its lunar landscape, emerald waters and narrow sandy shore. Another beautiful beach is Papafragos, with very clean water and rocky caves to explore.

Apart from the beaches, Milos is also famous for its picturesque villages. The capital of the island is Plaka and its harbor is Adamantas (or Adamas). There are also many other small traditional villages all around the island, like Pollonia, Tripiti and Zefiria. No guest should skip a visit to one of the quaint fishing villages of Klima, Mandrakia and/or Fourkovouni, which feature sirmata - traditional shelters for the wooden fishing boats (kaikia).

Best time to visit


The best months to visit Milos are July, August and September. The weather is sunny and the sea temperature is ideal for swimming and snorkeling, while the sun is out for around 11 hours.

Is the island for you?


Yes, especially if you are planning your holidays with your significant other! The island’s scenery is lovely, and so are its accommodations and restaurants. Milos is a retreat-type island, so if you hanker for night-long parties and lively nightlife, then you should reconsider your holiday destination and move towards Mykonos or Paros!



The unique lunar Sarakiniko beach is probably the island’s trademark. The colorful seaside villages, the rock formations and caves of Kleftiko, the sulfur mine and the Panagia Korfiatissa church are also very impressive.



Know what you don't know about Santorini!

  • Milos has around 5.000 inhabitants.
  • The island became popular after the infamous Venus de Milo was discovered there. The sculpture is not exhibited in the Louvre Museum in Paris.
  • Over 70 beaches are part of its coastline.
  • The large cove in the center of the island makes it look like a horseshoe.
  • Its soil is rich in minerals, especially industrial ones, which are exported across the world.

Photos of Milos




Port description

The main port of Milos is Adamantas (or Adamas), located around 4km from Plaka, the island’s capital.
Adamantas serves most passenger ferries reaching the island and lies in the big cove that gives Milos its characteristic shape and is one of the largest natural ports in Greece.

Adamantas port is connected to Athens (Piraeus and Lavrion), Crete (Heraklion) and other islands of the Aegean. Since it is one of the main villages of Milos, you can find accommodation options, restaurants and cafeterias in proximity to the port. There is a parking area in the port, too.

Since the port is small, it gets crowded during the peak season (July and August). For that reason, it is recommended that guests have their tickets in hand and be in the port at least an hour before their ferry’s departure.

Port Authorities
Address: Milos Adamantas, 84800
Tel.: +30 22870 23360

Connected ports to Milos

Athens, Piraeus - Athens, Lavrio - Amorgos, Katapola - Andros - Crete, Chania - Crete, Heraklion - Folegandros - Ios - Kea - Kimolos - Koufonisia - Kythnos - Mykonos - Naxos - Paros - Santorini (Thira) - Serifos - Sifnos - Sikinos - Syros - Tinos


Adamantas is connected to several areas on Milos by public buses (KTEL).
The bus stop is located around 100m east of the port and is the main bus terminal of the island.
You can buy your ticket directly from the driver for '2' 'EUR' (2 Euro); keep in mind that they only accept cash.

You can also leave the port by taking a taxi, which is more comfortable than the bus. Nonetheless, only 15 taxis are available in Milos, so if you visit during the high season, chances are you will have to wait to catch one.
A taxi can transfer 1-3 individuals with their luggage. Again, the drivers only accept cash.

Renting a car is the most convenient transportation option. Apart from the fact that you can have your vehicle of choice waiting for you at the port, you also have the chance to move around at your own pace and explore the island extensively!

Illustrated map of the port of Milos

Port on Map

Map of port


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