A ferry arriving in the port Adamas in Milos from Athens

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In brief, ferries from Athens to Milos operate all year round, with more scheduled ferry connections per day during the summer season.
The main port of Athens that serves this route is Piraeus, but there are some ferry departures from Lavrion port, too. Piraeus is closer to the center of Athens, while Lavrion is closer to the airport.
The price for a standard seat is '20' 'EUR' (20 Euros) - '74.7' 'EUR' (74.7 Euros). Passengers can also book a business/VIP class seat ('90' 'EUR' (90 Euros)) or a cabin ('160' 'EUR' (160 Euros)).
Both high-speed and conventional ferries have itineraries to Milos.
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Available ferries

The high-speed ferry Champion Jet 2 of Seajets in the port of Adamas in Milos

Champion Jet 2 in the port of Milos

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There are ferries from Athens to Milos throughout the year, but routes are more frequent in the peak season.
More specifically, there are 3-5 ferry connections per week during off-season and daily in the peak season.
During the peak season, the first ferry from Piraeus usually departs at 07:40 and the last at 15:50.

Indicative Ferry Routes from Piraeus & Lavrion ports*

Schedules frequency Multiple times per day
First boat 07:40
Last boat 15:50
Average duration 06h26m
*Based on data from 2021-2022


Duration 05h35m
Price €40.00 - €132.00
Duration 04h00m
Price €59.00 - €269.00
Company SEA JETS
Duration 02h40m
Price €74.70 - €89.70
Company SEA JETS
Duration 03h25m
Price €74.70 - €89.70
Duration 07h40m
Price €48.00 - €141.00


Duration 15h20m
Price €20.00 - €20.00

Types of ferries operating

The ferry Champion Jet 1 of Seajets, in Piraeus port

Champion Jet 1 in Piraeus port, on its way to Milos

Many ferries reaching Milos are high-speed vessels from Piraeus; however, conventional ferries also operate the Athens-Milos route. In particular, Seajets company boasts high-speed vessels that travel to Milos. On the other hand, the conventional ferries going to Milos belong to Minoan Lines, Aegeon Pelagos, Zante Ferries and Hellenic Seaways/BSF.
High-speed ferries are smaller and move faster, while conventional ones are larger with more affordable tickets. A high-speed ferry will take you to Milos in approximately 3 hours, while a conventional ferry needs a minimum of 4 hours to reach the island.


Distance & Duration of the trip


The distance between Piraeus port and Milos is 84 nautical miles (96 miles or 155 kilometers).
The duration of the crossing from Athens can be from 2h40m to 15h20m, depending on the ferry you choose to travel with.
A high-speed vessel (Seajets) will take you to the island in 2.5-3.5 hours, while a trip with a conventional ferry (Minoan Lines/ Aegeon Pelagos/ Zante Ferries/ Blue Star Ferries) can last from 4 to 15.5 hours.
The fastest option is Speedrunner by Seajets.


Prices & Tickets


Depending on the type of ferry you choose for your trip (conventional or high-speed) and the type of seat, prices for the route from Athens to Milos range between '20' 'EUR' (20 Euros) and '242' 'EUR' (242 Euros).
A standard/deck seat costs '20' 'EUR' (20 Euros) - '74.7' 'EUR' (74.7 Euros).
Other types of seats are more expensive and so are the tickets for high-speed vessels. Business/VIP seats cost '69' 'EUR' (69 Euros) - '89.7' 'EUR' (89.7 Euros), while the price of a cabin starts from '65' 'EUR' (65 Euros) for a 4-bed cabin and can reach '242' 'EUR' (242 Euros) for a deluxe cabin with Minoan Lines.
Ticket discounts are available for certain categories of passengers, including children up to 10, ISIC card holders and others. Children under 4 may travel for free as well. Note that each company has its own discount policies.

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Types of seats

Economy seats in the Champion Jet 2 of Seajets

Economy seats in the Champion Jet 2

When booking your ticket, you will be able to choose a seat type for your trip, depending on your preferences and budget.
The cheapest and most common types are the standard seats (or economy lounge/deck seats). They are not numbered, so if you opt for this kind of seat, it is necessary to get on board as soon as you can to find one. For conventional ferries, your options include an indoor lounge and an outdoor seating area.
Airplane seats are the most cost-effective numbered seats. They are located in internal lounges and are more comfortable than standard economy seats.
The most expensive type of seat that also comes with the most benefits in terms of comfort is a business or VIP seat. These are available in a separate luxury lounge.
Note: High-speed vessels only propose numbered seats.


How to find your ferry in the ports of Athens (Piraeus & Lavrion)

The port of Piraeus, near Athens

Piraeus Port, the closest port to Athens' center

Athens has two ports serving Milos.
If your ferry departs from Piraeus port, Gates Ε3, E9 and E10 are usually the ones used by ferries heading to Milos. The gate of departure will be indicated on your ticket. Keep in mind that Piraeus is a big port and the distances between gates are long, so arriving at the port at least 1-1.5 hour before your ferry’s departure is strongly recommended.
Spotting your ferry at Lavrion is very easy since the port is much smaller and doesn’t have any numbered gates. All passenger ferries depart from launch ramps at the eastern part of the port.
Don't get lost! Get our Piraeus port map and Lavrion port map.

Regarding Milos, its ferry port is located in Adamantas, 4 km away from Plaka - the island's capital town. Discover more about Milos port.

In any case, make sure to arrive at the port at least 1 hour in advance since there is a lot of traffic. Especially if you are traveling in high season, keep in mind that both in Athens and in Milos, you will encounter traffic congestion around the port and you should make sure you get there on time.
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As stated on the ticket terms, the holder of a full ticket can carry luggage up to 40 kilos or 1 cubic meter free of charge. A designated luggage storage area will be available at the entrance of all the vessels. Passengers are also allowed to keep their luggage next to them onboard.
It is recommended to keep your personal items onboard and use the luggage room for your suitcases.


Traveling with a car

Car garage in the ferry Super Runner

Vehicle garage in the Super Runner of Seajets

If you want to bring your car or motorbike on the ferry, it is possible to do so by purchasing an additional ticket for your vehicle.
You will also have to arrive at the port soon enough to embark on time (around 60 to 90 minutes before departure).
Keep in mind that although conventional ferries can carry several cars, motorbikes and other vehicles, high-speed ferries have a smaller capacity (if any at all) due to their size.
For safety reasons, passengers are not allowed to enter the garage throughout the trip.


Alternative ways to reach Milos


Milos has a national airport which is located 5 km away from Adamas. You can fly directly from the International Airport of Athens to Milos.
Alternatively, you can take a flight from Athens or abroad to the international airport of Santorini or Mykonos and then get to Milos by ferry.
Naxos also has a national airport, therefore you can fly to Naxos from Athens and take a ferry from there, too.


About Milos

The fisherman houses in the village of Klima in Milos

Klima village

Milos is widely preferred by couples due to its charming landscape and romantic ambiance. It may not be as visited as other Cycladic islands, like Santorini or Mykonos, but has thousands of fans and avid visitors. We have created a mini guide for Milos, where you can find the best things to see & do on the island.

Where to go next?


The most popular destinations from Milos include Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos and Paros. A really great place to visit is the little sister of Milos, Kimolos.
Note: Many ferries operating routes from Milos to other Cycladic islands are high-speed vessels that don’t boast a garage.


Routes on map


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Map of the ferry routes from Athens to Milos

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