Ferry from Milos to Athens

Ferry to Athens - The Academy of Athens, statue of Plato and Socrates, Athena and Apollo.

Plan your trip by taking the ferry from Milos to Athens and be ready to meet the historic capital of Europe, rich in the arts, philosophy and architecture!

Known worldwide for the marble statue of the goddess Aphrodite that was found here but "wandered away" to the Louvre museum and its numerous, dreamy beaches, Milos in the southwestern part of the Cyclades is endowed, thanks to the volcanic activity with numerous natural beauties and unique attractions, while huge opportunities for all kinds of action are offered to the most demanding visitor. The volcanic soils of the island are responsible for the strange shapes of its rocks, their wonderful colours and the enchanting coastlines with white sandy beaches and chiselled rocks. A small diving paradise with underwater caves is hidden in the triangle of Milos-Kimolos-Polyaios, an ideal spot for diving lovers.

Milos is one of the most popular destinations for summer vacations, so book your ferry tickets in advance, as they can sell out very quickly, especially during the summer months.

Milos to Athens ferry distance 

The ferry distance between the port of Milos and Athens is 133.45 kilometers (82.92 miles) away(approximately 68km).

Milos to Athens ferry time 

The ferry time of the ferry from Milos to Athens is between 2h 50min - 7h 30 min depending on the ferry company and the type of ferry you wish to travel with.

Milos to Athens ferry schedule 

The ferry schedule from Milos to Athens can vary and is mainly determined by the ferry companies, mainly depending on the seasonality. Getting to Milos by ferry for this route is easy, you can find both direct routes and routes with stops on other islands. From June to September there are usually more than 6 companies departing from Milos; however, in the winter months, there are usually fewer.

Ferry to Piraeus, Rafina or Lavrion?

The opportunity to choose a ferry to Piraeus, Rafina or Lavrion port is very important, as you can arrange your booking more conveniently according to your travel schedule. If upon your return to Athens, you prefer to visit the center of the city, it is better to choose Piraeus port while if you are departing from the Athens International Airport, the best choice is the Rafina or Lavrion port.

Milos to Athens ferry type 

There are two basic ferry types for the route from Milos to Athens, the conventional ones and the high-speed vessels.
Regular car ferries take more travel time but they are definitely the most popular and cheapest ones!

Especially on day trips, normal ferries are a relaxing and enjoyable way to make the Milos-Athens trip, with all the fantastic Aegean sea views and the sea breeze someone can feel from the decks!

High speed ferry tickets are more expensive but the travel time is almost half! Occasionally there are high speed ferries from Milos to Athens available that can transport vehicles.

Helpful information for your ferry trip from Milos to Athens 

  • In the port of Piraeus, the gate from where ferries arrive from Milos is the E9, which is about a 10-minute walk from the train station in Piraeus
  • Making an island-hopping experience to nearby islands Kimolos, Sifnos and Folegandros
  • Visit our Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio pages to get informed about how you can approach the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”
  • Take care to be in time at Milos port for check-in and embarkation
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