Getting to Milos
Milos is easily reached all year long as it is very well connected with many big cities in Greece either by sea or by airplane.
Ferries and high-speed catamarans departure from the port of Piraeus, in Athens. There is also sea-connection with other ports of the surrounding islands (Cyclades), Dodecanese Islands and Crete. Frequency of schedules depends on the season you choose to visit the island. Especially, during the summer, the routes from and to Milos, are very frequent, (more than one itinerary per day), because a lot of tourists want to visit or leave the island. Ticket values depend on the means of transportation you choose (ferry-boat, high-speed, flying dolphin). The trip by ferry will last about 6:30-7 hours while by high-speed 3:30-4 hours. In Milos there are two ports, one in Adamas, which is the main port and one at Apollonia from where boats leave to Kimolos and Glaronissia. You can book your ferry tickets to Milos from fantasticgreece.com.
Milos airport is about 4,5 kilometers away from Adamas and it is easily reached by bys or taxi. From International Airport of Athens- Eleftherios Venizelos, at Spata, there are flights to and from Milos, during all year. The flight's duration is 30 minutes. There is air-connection with other Greek airports such as Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Santorini and Crete and during the summer months with some big foreign airports. Ticket values vary according to the season, the company and the complement of passengers. You can book your air tickets from fantasticgreece.com.
How to get around in Milos:
Taxis are available throughout the island. Travellers who do not have a car milos map when they reach the island do not face problems as there are taxis waiting at Adamas port. There is also a taxi rank in Triovassalos. Rates are fixed every year and different from low to high season.
The island of Milos is served by a well organized network of buses. Even though the routes and the timings differ from winter to summer months, when the tourists are more, there are schedules posted at the bus stations, so as people get informed. In the high season buses there are frequent itineraries from Adamas to Triovassalos, Plaka, Tripiti, Pollonia, Philakopi, Zefiria, Paliochori, Hivadolimni and Provatas. Ticket values depend on the destination but they are generally very cheap, especially compared to taxi fares, and rarely overpass 3 euros (in certain long distances).
Milos has in general a good road network with asphalted and wide roads. If you do not have your own car, you can rent a car at Milos from fantasticgreece.com. It is the quickest way to get around, however you have to fulfill certain conditions to do so (p.e. driving licence, age etc).
It is worthwhile to visit the Kleftiko, where you can enjoy the crystal clear waters. You can schedule your excursion and take information for the itineraries and the tickets at the travel agencies at the Adamas port. During summer months there are everyday excursions to Kleftiko, Gerontas, Gerakas and Paliorema. You can also visit the nearby island of Kimolos with boats which leave from Pollonia.
Distances from Adamas (km)
- Achivadolimni 6
- Airport 4.5
- Klima 5
- Plaka 3
- Pollonia 10
- Port 0
- Provatas 8
- Sarakiniko-Papafragas 4