A part of the famous Cyclades, Milos is often overlooked when a holiday in Greek Islands comes to mind. In fact, many people may confuse it with Mykonos, a hot spot often preferred by celebrities too. Regardless, Milos is a unique beauty deserves to be seen. Plus, it’s close to Athens: There are direct ferries and flights which will make the place reachable even if you have limited time in Athens.
The island’s Ergina neighbourhood is home to third-century catacombs, as well as local hubs for delicate tastes, such as the cozy Ergína taverna, adjacent to Agios Nikolaos church. You may choose to get your Brunch at Astakas in Klyma, which also has, like the many other Greek islands, picturesque colourful houses on the seashore.
What are the ferry routes from Athens to Milos?
Since there is a regular ferry connection between Milos and Piraeus port, you can easily reach the island of Milos from Athens. Occasionally, a ferry to Milos departs from Lavrion, a port on the southern side of Attica. Milos is also connected with some other islands of the Cyclades, like Santorini, Paros, Sifnos, Serifos, Folegandros and Ios to mention a few. During summer, there are some extra ferry routes from Heraklion port in Crete.
How much is a ferry from Athens to Milos? How long it takes?
The distance between Athens and Milos Island is 159 km, and the trip lasts from 4 to 8 hours, depending on whether you are traveling by a high-speed or a regular ferry. The Naxos Jet Car Ferry is the fastest ferry option, which costs 50€ – 150€ and takes 4h 5m.
Is there an airport in Milos?
Alternatively, you may choose to travel from Athens to Milos by plane, as Milos Island National Airport receives flights only from Athens’ International Eleftherios Venizelos Airport. The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Milos Airport is a direct flight which takes 40 min. Sky Express and Olympic Air offer flights between these airports. Flights may cost between 60€ – 190€. The airport of Milos is located in the region of Zefyria, 5 km southeast of Adamas, so a 15-min KTEL bus travel is required. Of course, there are taxis outside of the airport that transfer you to anywhere on the island as well.
Where to Stay?
Located right beside the sea, Captain Zeppos has four exquisitely decorated but self-catering suites from €120 a night. Still, you have plenty of restaurants, cafes and pubs in nearby Pollonia. However, spending most of the day roaming around the willowy pool deck or surrendering yourself to the serene waters from your private dock probably makes self-catering a preferrable action.