How to travel to Milos

Milos is a highly-praised island that welcomes thousands of tourists annually. For that reason, it is quite easy to travel to Milos. You can do so by ferry, plane, or helicopter.

Below, you will find all the needed information to travel to Milos with ease!
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In brief, most people prefer to board a ferry to Milos.
The island boasts an airport, too, yet it is national and only receives domestic flights from the International Airport of Athens.
To reach Milos from other islands, like Santorini or Mykonos, taking the ferry is the only available option.

Being acquainted with the local transportation options prior to your arrival is recommended. That will help you organize your transportation for as long as you stay on the island!

Ferry from Piraeus port

Ferry

From Athens, Santorini, Mykonos & more

You can travel to Milos by ferry from Athens and from several islands, like Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Serifos.
Ferries to Milos depart from the port of Piraeus throughout the year. However, the frequency of itineraries increases in summer. A conventional ferry departing from the port of Lavrio is available year-round, too. Its tickets are the cheapest available, but it takes around 15 hours to reach the island.
Many ferry routes connect Milos with other islands of the Cyclades and Crete.
Most individuals visiting the island start their trip from Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, Naxos, Serifos and Heraklion (Crete).
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Domestic Flight from Athens

Flights

From Athens

The Airport of Milos is national and only receives domestic flights from the International Airport of Athens. Hence, taking a flight from Athens is the only way to reach the island via plane.
The airport is located around 10km away from Plaka (the island's capital) and 5km away from Adamas (the island's main port). You can reach the airport by bus, car, or taxi.
Note: You can now fly from Athens to Milos with a helicopter transfer!

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Island hopping in Milos

Island-hopping Packages

From Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, and more

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Helicopter

From Santorini

A helicopter flight allows you to relax and gaze at the charming scenery of the Aegean, admiring the beautiful landscape of the two islands from above!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

We have gathered the most common questions regarding traveling to Milos and answered them for you.
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How can I travel there from abroad?

Milos may boast an airport, yet it is not an international one; it exclusively receives direct flights from the International Airport of Athens. Thus, you need to fly to Athens first and then choose one of the available transportation options to reach the island- taking a domestic flight or boarding a ferry from Piraeus or Lavrion.

How can I travel there from Athens?

You can either take a direct flight from the Athens International Airport or a ferry from a port of Athens (Piraeus or Lavrion).
Ferries from Piraeus are more frequent and you get to choose if you want to travel with a conventional or high-speed ferry. The duration of the crossing from Piraeus to Milos is significantly shorter.

How can I travel there from Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, and other islands?

Starting from another island, the ferry is the way to reach Milos directly. Flights to Milos from the airports of the other Cycladic islands (Santorini, Mykonos, Paros and Naxos) are not available. Hence, if you plan on traveling to the island by plane, remember that a stop at Athens is needed.
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