Milos is connected by ferry with Piraeus port which is the main and biggest port of the Greek capital, situated only 12km away from the city center. Taking a ferry from Piraeus is the most common when to reach Milos from Athens.
There is also a crossing from Lavrio, a small port located near the airport. It makes the route a few times per week but it is not so popular due to the long trip duration.
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• How long is the duration of the trip?
The duration of the trip from Athens (Piraeus) to Milos varies from a minimum of 2 hours and 40 minutes to a maximum of 7 hours and 10 minutes. That depends on the vessel, the in-between stops to other islands and, on some rare occasions, the weather. On the other hand, the ferry that departs from Lavrion takes about 15 hours to arrive at Milos.
• How much do the tickets cost?
Prices depend on the ferry type (conventional or high-speed) and the port of departure (Piraeus or Lavrion). Some indicative prices are:
- €74.70 for the high-speed ferry by Seajets from Piraeus with a trip duration of 2 hours and 40 minutes.
- €59 for the conventional Minoan Lines from Piraeus with a trip duration of 4 hours.
- €48 for the conventional Zante Ferries from Piraeus with a trip duration of 7 hours and 10 minutes.
- €40 for the conventional Aegeon Pelagos from Piraeus with a trip duration of 5 hours and 35 minutes.
- €20 for the conventional Blue Star Ferries with a trip duration of 15 hours and 20 minutes.
• What ferries are operating from Athens to Milos?
Both high-speed and conventional ferries operate this route. In particular, all high-speed vessels that travel to Milos appertain to the Seajets company, while Minoan Lines, Blue Star Ferries, Zante Ferries, Aegeon Pelagos and Aegean Sealines own the conventional ones.
> High-Speed ferries
High-speed vessels are small in size and can travel fast, saving you a lot of time. There are no outdoor spaces and passengers remain in the indoor area. There are only numbered airplane-type seats and a coffee shop where you can buy coffee or refreshments. Some crafts have a garage allowing you to take your car to Milos. The trip duration varies, depending on the vessel and the number of stops at other islands before reaching Milos. Remember that, since they are small vessels, weather conditions can affect them and delays may occur.
Types of seats: Airplane seat/Economy, Airplane seat/Business, Airplane seat/VIP.
Price range: €74.70 - €89.70
Vehicle price range: €29.70 (moto) | €82.70 (car)
Timetable: There are 3 schedules per day for this type of vessel during summer.
> Conventional ferries
The conventional type of ferry is a big vessel with many indoor and outdoor spaces and a garage. The ferry companies that operate the route from Piraeus to Milos with a conventional ferry are Minoan Lines, Zante Ferries and Aegean Sealines. Inside such ferries, you will encounter a restaurant, cafes and small shops. Challenging weather conditions (e.g. strong winds) do not affect them much so they arrive at their destination on time. Also, the trip is much more pleasant because, due to its size and several areas, you can enjoy the beautiful sea views and have lunch or coffee.
Types of seats: Deck/Economy, Airplane seats/Economy, Airplane seats/Business, Cabins with/without a view.
Price range: €20 - €269
Vehicule: €19 - €25 (moto) | €63 - €78 (car)
Timetable: There are 1-2 daily ferry crossings for this type of vessel during summer.
• Indicative Timetables
Check our booking engine for precise timetables.
- From Piraeus
- • 07:40 Seajets (3h25m)
- • 09:00 Seajets (2h40m)
- • 09:30 Minoan Lines (4h)
- • 14:55 Zante Ferries (7h10m)
- • 15:50 Seajets (3h25m)
- • 19:30 Aegeon Pelagos (5h35m)
- To Piraeus
- • 11:25 Seajets (3h25m)
- • 13:10 Zante Ferries (7h10m)
- • 14:30 Minoan Lines (4h15m)
- • 17:05 Seajets (2h35m)
- • 19:30 Seajets (3h20m)