The most popular islands to visit after Milos include Kimolos, Folegandros, Sifnos and Santorini. This guide shows how to take the ferries from Milos.
Ferries from Milos to nearby islands
Whilst the closest island to Milos is Kimolos, you can make a trip to all the other Greek islands in the Cyclades by ferry. That said, the most popular islands to visit after Milos are Folegandros, Sifnos, and Santorini.
The reason these are the most popular destinations to visit from Milos, is that they are closer, meaning a shorter boat trip. There are also more ferry connections, especially in the summer.
Best time to visit other islands from Milos
A quick word about ferry travel in Greece. Many ferry schedules are designed with the summer tourist season in mind. This means that while there might be plenty of ferries from Milos in July and August, there may be less availability for crossings in the shoulder season.
If you're planning to visit Milos and then want to go to another islands afterwards, I suggest using Ferryhopper.
During the busiest months for travel, there will be more frequent ferries from Milos to Folegandros, Sifnos, and Santorini and the other Greek islands in the Cyclades than in the off-season. These ferries will be a mix of direct and indirect crossings.
A direct ferry crossing means that you will stay on the same ferry until you reach your destination. An indirect ferry means you will need to swap ferries on another Greek island before arriving at your desired destination.
In this guide on how to make an onward journey from Milos island by taking a ferry, I'll share my inside tips and advice.
Can I fly from Milos to other Greek islands?
Although Milos has an airport, flights between the island of Milos and other Greek islands in the Cyclades are not an option.
If you want to fly from Milos to the other Greek islands in the Cyclades (for some reason!) you'd need to go via Athens, assuming there are good enough flight connections.
If you simply want to get a flight back to Athens, that is certainly an option though.
Island Hopping From Milos in Greece
You can reach every island in the Cyclades from Milos by ferry. Some are less than an hour away, whilst others may take a day or more to reach, depending on connections.
If you do find yourself wanting to visit a more obscure island after Milos which does not have a direct connection, you may need to go via a larger island first. Typically, Naxos, Syros, and Paros are good options as places to swap ferries.
Here's my dedicated travel guides on getting from Milos to other destinations in the Cyclades:
- How to get from Milos to Amorgos
- How to get from Milos to Anafi
- How to get from Milos to Andros
- How to get from Milos to Antiparos
- How to get from Milos to Donoussa
- How to get from Milos to Folegandros
- How to get from Milos to Ios
- How to get from Milos to Iraklia
- How to get from Milos to Kea
- How to get from Milos to Kimolos
- How to get from Milos to Koufonisia
- How to get from Milos to Kythnos
- How to get from Milos to Mykonos
- How to get from Milos to Naxos
- How to get from Milos to Paros
- How to get from Milos to Santorini
- How to get from Milos to Schinoussa
- How to get from Milos to Serifos
- How to get from Milos to Sifnos
- How to get from Milos to Sikinos
- How to get from Milos to Syros
- How to get from Milos to Thirasia
- How to get from Milos to Tinos
Check out Ferryhopper for Greek ferry tickets and up to date timetables.
Note: Some ferries in Greece are faster than others, with SeaJets normally offering faster crossings when available. You can generally expect faster ferries to have more expensive tickets prices.
Milos Island Hopping Tips
A few travel tips when taking ferries from Milos:
- Looking for a guidebook on the beautiful island of Milos? Check out the Real Greek Experiences guidebook to Milos and Kimolos on Amazon!
- I find that the Ferryhopper website is the best place to book ferry tickets online. Although I suggest you book your Milos ferry tickets in advance, especially during the peak travel season, you could leave it until you are in Greece and pop in to a travel agency. Don't leave this until the last minute if you intend to travel in August!
- Ferries depart from the main town port of Adamas, but also sometimes Pollonia. Don't miss your ferry – check where your trip departs from!
- If you would like to find out more about other Greek islands in the Cyclades, Milos and other places in Greece, sign up for my newsletter.
- Plan your Milos holidays by finding out where the amazing beaches are, where the best place for local food is, where to stay in Milos and more: Milos island travel guide
- For hotels in Greece, have a look at Booking. They have a great choice of accommodation in the Greek islands of the Cyclades that is easy to find. If you are traveling to the Greek islands in the busiest months of summer, I advise reserving rooms to rent in your desired destination a month or so in advance.
Travel from Milos to other Cyclades islands FAQ
A few of the frequently asked questions about traveling to other Greek islands in the Cyclades from Milos include:
How can you get to other Greek islands in the Cyclades from Milos?
All of the other islands in the Cyclades chain can be reached by ferry from Milos. The most popular choices of islands to visit before or after Milos include Santorini and Folegandros.
Is there an airport in Milos?
Even though Milos has an airport, taking a plane between Milos and other Greek islands in the Cyclades is not something you can do. The airport currently only has connections with Athens.
Where is the ferry port in Milos?
Ferries for most of the Greek islands leave from the main port of Milos at Adamas. The minor port at Pollonia has regular local ferries running back and forth to the neighboring island of Kimolos.
Where do you get ferry tickets to other Greek islands in the Cyclades?
A great site to research Greek ferries online is Ferryhopper. Although I suggest you book your Milos ferry tickets in advance, you might also go to a travel agency in Greece after you arrive.
Dave is a travel writer based in Athens, Greece. In addition to creating this travel blog post about ferries from Milos to other Greek islands in the Cyclades, he's also written hundreds more travel guides to Greek destinations. Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond: