Ios to Milos Ferry Guide: Ferry Tickets, Timetables, and Information

You can travel from Ios to Milos by ferry 3 times a week, and the quickest direct ferries on the Ios Milos route take 3 hours and 34 minutes.

Traveling from Ios to Milos by ferry

How to get from Ios to Milos in Greece

Both Ios and Milos are two quite popular destinations in the Cyclades group of islands.

The distance between Ios and Milos is just 74 kms, and so they can make a good pairing when planning which islands to visit in Greece.

As Ios does not have an airport though, the only way to travel from Ios to Milos is to take a ferry.

Ios Milos Ferry Route

There are two ferry companies sailing from Ios to Milos. These are Blue Star Ferries and Zante Ferries. In the past, Golden Star Ferries also provided trips, but from 2022 that is no longer the case.

There are two ferry companies sailing from Ios to Milos. These are Blue Star Ferries and Zante Ferries. In the past, Golden Star Ferries also provided trips, but from 2022 that is no longer the case.

These direct ferries from Ios to Milos do not sail every day though. You'll need to check Ferryscanner to see if there's a suitable journey on the dates you want to travel.

You can also check the travel times, prices, and book tickets on Ferryscanner which will save you time visiting travel agents when in Greece.

Blue Star Ferries Ios-Milos

The Blue Star Ferries vessel Artemis is the anchor of the Ios to Milos ferry route.

It sails one a week every Friday at 18.35, arriving at Adamas port in Milos at 22.50.

The Blue Star Ferries vessel from Ios to Milos takes 4 hours and 15 minutes, and travels both in the high season and low season.

You can check the latest fares and book online using Ferryscanner.

Zante Ferries

In some months they offer just one ferry from Ios to Milos per week, in other months they might have 3.

Usually, it is their vessel Dionosios Solomos which leaves early in the morning either at 08.35 or 09.05.

Take a look at Ferryscanner to buy your ferry tickets online.

Note: The ferry operator might be called Zante Ferries, but no, the ferry doesn't go on to Zante!

The white moon rocks of Sarakiniko beach in Milos Greece

Milos Island Travel Tips

A few travel tips for visiting the Greek island of Milos:

  • Ferry services leave from the main port, called Gialos in Ios. Ferries arrive at Adamas port in Milos.

  • For places to stay in Milos, take a look at my guide on where to stay in Milos. Keep in mind that hotels and other accommodation can sell out fast in July and August. It's best to book a few months ahead of time wherever possible.

The famous Kleftiko Bay in Milos Greece

How to make the trip from Ios to Milos FAQ

Readers sometimes ask these question about traveling to Milos from Ios include:

How do I go from Ios to Milos?

Zante Ferries and Blue Star Ferries provide the service between Ios and Milos. This route is available all year round and costs between 14.50 and 48.00 euros, depending on whether you travel with a high-speed or conventional ferry.

How long is the ferry from Ios to Milos?

The ferries to the Cyclades island of Milos from Ios take between 3 hours and 45 minutes and 4 hours and 15 minutes. Ferry operators on the Ios Milos route may include 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 recommend you book your Ios to Milos ferry tickets in advance, you could also wait until you are in Greece, and use a travel agency.

How many days do you need in Milos?

Three days is the minimum amount of time to spend in Milos, Greece. Milos is an island with a picturesque natural terrain that includes rocky beaches and clean water. The villages of Milos are known for their attractive, traditional architecture.

Where can I stay in Milos without a car?

In Milos, Greece, Adamas is a fantastic location to visit without using your automobile. On foot, you may easily reach the major sights. The best accommodation in Adamas is Santa Maria Village and The White Suites.

How to travel by ferry from Ios to Milos island in Greece

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