Milos to Athens – Ferry Essentials
- FerryHopper.com is the best way to buy ferry tickets for Milos to Athens ferries. It’s also good for researching ferry timetables, costs, and schedules.
- Most ferries do not sell out. But for peace of mind, book tickets 2 to 3 months in advance.
- Most tickets (when booked through Ferryhopper) are e-tickets which means you do not have to pick up a paper ticket before boarding.
- If a ticket purchased online doesn’t have a barcode that usually means you’ll need to pick up a real ticket when in Greece. This is most often done at the ferry port 30 to 45 minutes before departure. Don’t worry about pick up – it’s easy and effortless and usually very close to your actual ferry.
- Ferries will leave on-time from their first departure port in the morning (usually large ports like Piraeus, Heraklio, and Rhodes) but will be late arriving and departing from all onward ports (e.g. Naxos). Usually getting later as the day progresses.
- Most areas in Greece, including Athens and Milos, have public transportation strikes throughout the year. These strikes can affect all forms of transit, including, buses, trains, ferries, flights, and taxis. During strikes no buses, no ferries, and only a handful of trains and flights will depart on time (or at all); taxis tend to be the least affected mode of transport. Though strikes can occur any time, there is always a huge strike on May 1. Avoid booking any ferries, flights, or trains that day.
Milos to Athens Ferry Schedule
There are ferries from Milos to Athens year-round, with frequency increasing in the summer months. The length of the ride varies depending on the boat you choose. Most ferries from Milos to Athens make the trip in just over 3 hours, though the journey can take 5 to 6 hours on slower ferries. Ferry tickets from Milos to Athens cost €40 to €75, depending on the type of ferry and class of ticket.
Ferries from Milos to Athens arrive at the port of Piraeus. Piraeus is the closest port to Athens city center, which is easily reached via Metro. (See our Guide to Piraeus Ferry Port.) During the 2022 season, there are expected to be daily ferries from Piraeus port to Milos, with additional ships running during the summer months.
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