How to get from Folegandros to Milos by ferry

There are 9 ferries a week sailing from Folegandros to Milos. SeaJets is the quickest crossing, and takes just 1 hour and 5 minutes.

Traveling from Folegandros to Milos by ferry

Why go to Milos after Folegandros

If you're planning a Greek island hopping route through the Cyclades, and are wondering where to travel to after Folegandros, Milos is a very good choice.

Milos island has some of the best and wildest beaches in Greece. While in recent years Sarakiniko Beach and Kleftiko Bay might be the most photographed, there are plenty more places you can explore.

I've spent a total of a couple of months on Milos, and have been to something like 60 of the 80 + beaches, so still haven't gotten to them all yet!

A view of the famous Sarakiniko beach in Milos

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Folegandros Milos Ferry Route

There isn't an airport on the Greek island of Folegandros, so the only way to travel from Folegandros to Milos is by ferry.

During the July and August which is the high season, there might be up to 9 crossings per week from Folegandros to Milos.

These ferries to Milos from Folegandros are operated by three different ferry companies: SeaJets, Blue Star Ferries, and Zante Ferries.

For the latest ferry schedules and to book all the ferries online, take a look at Ferryhopper.

Ferries to Milos from Folegandros

SeaJets provide one ferry a day on the Folegandros to Milos route. This is the quickest ferry journey from Folegandros going to Milos, and takes around 1 hour and 5 minutes.

As you might expect this is also the more expensive ferry ride. Expect to pay around 49.70 for the Milos ferry from Folegandros in July and August.

The slowest ferries sailing to Milos from Folegandros island take around 2 hours and 20 minutes. The vessel on these crossings is typically a conventional ferry, and is usually cheaper.

If you find the ferry schedule lines up with your itinerary, you could be fortunate to pick up tickets with prices below 10 Euros each. These slower conventional ferries don't sail every day though.

Try using Ferryhopper in order to check which ferry companies are sailing on the dates you want to travel. You can also use them to book online.

Looking at some of the boat trips arriving in Kleftiko Bay on Milos island in Greece

Milos Island Travel Tips

A few insights into planning your itineraries before you visit the Greek island of Milos:

  • Ferries leave from Karavostasis port in Folegandros. Passengers are advised to be at the ferry port at least a half an hour before the departure time.

  • Arriving ferries dock at Adamas port in Milos. If you're only staying in Milos for a couple of days, Adamas can be a good place to look for a hotel.

  • Other areas to consider staying include Pollonia, Plaka, and Paleochori. There is also limited accommodation in Klima village. I've a full guide here on where to stay in Milos.

  • In the past few years, Milos has grown in popularity. If you are traveling to Milos in the peak months of summer, I advise reserving accommodation a month or so in advance.

  • For some quality beach time, head to these beaches in Milos: Agia Kyriaki, Achivadolimni, Sarakiniko, Kastanas, Thiorichia, Firopotamos, and Kleftiko. Check my guide here on the best beaches in Milos.

  • There are public buses to get to some places on the island. Renting an ATV in Milos will give you more freedom though.

  • The best place to look at Greek ferries online is Ferryhopper. Although I suggest you book your Folegandros to Milos ferry tickets in advance, especially during the height of summer.

  • Undecided about going to Milos after Folegandros? You can also travel to other islands by ferry as well. Take a look here for islands near Folegandros.

Destination Highlights of Milos

  • Milos is an island with stunning beaches, interesting history, and beautiful architecture.
  • The most popular attractions apart from the beaches are the Venetian Castle in Plaka, the Catacombs of Milos near Trypiti, and the Ancient Theatre of Milos.
  • The beaches in Sarakiniko are a must-see and should not be missed.

Renting an ATV in Milos is an excellent way of reaching some of the more remote beaches which are located at the end of rough tracks.

How to make the trip from Folegandros to Milos FAQ

Readers sometimes ask these questions about the direct route by ferry about traveling from Folegandros to Milos:

How can we get to Milos from Folegandros?

In order travel from Folegandros to Milos you have to use a ferry. There are up to 9 crossings per week sailing to the Cyclades island of Milos from Folegandros.

Is there an airport in Milos?

Milos does have an airport, but it only has flight connections with the main airport in Athens.

How many hours is the ferry from Folegandros to Milos?

The ferries to the island of Milos from Folegandros take between 1 hour and 5 minutes and 2 hours and 20 minutes. Ferry operators on the Folegandros Milos route may include SeaJets, Blue Star Ferries, and Zante Ferries.

Where do you get ferry tickets to Milos?

I find that the Ferryhopper website is the best place to book ferry tickets online. Although I suggest you book your Folegandros to Milos ferry tickets in advance, you might also prefer to use a travel agency in Greece when you have arrived.

How to visit Milos by ferry after Folegandros (Greece)

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Dave is a travel writer based in Athens, Greece. In addition to writing this blog post about ferries from Folegandros to Milos, he's written many more travel blog posts about destinations in Greece. Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond:

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