To reach Milos by navigating the Aegean Sea is a deep dive into Greece, from getting aboard to disembarking, a bath in real life, and a useful experience. Ferries have always been the main transportation means for the islander and the view of some of the Cycladic islands and of the sea create the right expectations to reach Milos.
Ferries to Milos during summer
During the summer's season, ferries and catamarans reach Milos daily from the mainland (Piraeus), from Crete and intermediate stops in other Cycladic islands like Sifnos, Folegandros, and Santorini.
How long is the trip from Piraeus to Milos
Navigation time goes from two and half hours (catamaran, called Sea jets, no cars) to less than 4 hours (catamarans) to five or 8 hours with normal ferries.
Unfortunately, frequent changes occur in the timetable during the low season, so please contact a Greek tourist office or book on line, to know schedules and buy tickets. During the summer, starting from April and up to end October, the schedules are fixed and more regular.
Milos Ferries ticket price
One-way prices range from 35 to 55€ a passenger seat, some 50 to 80€ for cars. Both expensive!
If you do not want to make a stopover somewhere in the mainland, our suggestion is to schedule the trip in those days when there is a late evening ferry from Piraeus. Allow sufficient time for boarding and transfer from Airport/Patra (at least 2 hours from the airport and 4 and a-half from Patra).
From Santorini to Milos by ferry
Consider the possibility to reach Milos by flying from Europe to Santorini. From Santorini to Milos in the summer there is the fast ship "SUPER JET"with a daily trip - about 2 hours.
Mind your internet search! If no ship is available for the date you selected, this is not necessarily so, they just have not published the schedule, yet. Try later!
Ferry MILOS - KIMOLOS - SEE kimolos-island.com
Ferry schedules to Milos and Cyclades 2019
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Even though there has been some progress, the situation of internal ferry transportation in Greece is long from putting tourists at ease. It is difficult to understand why there are not steady and timely published timetables in a country where tourism is its most important economic sector. Also, comparing international prices, ferries in Greece are expensive, why? Ferries in the end are equal to the road and trains on the mainland, planned and paid or financed by the state!