During the summer, there is at least one daily ferry from Milos to Folegandros, and on some days an additional ferry will also sail the Milos Folegandros route.
Folegandros island in Greece
If you've made your way from Athens to Milos and are looking for an island to hop to next, Folegandros is an excellent choice.
In a similar way to Milos, Folegandros could be considered top of tier 2 in the Cyclades islands – Not over touristy, but enough infrastructure to make people happy.
Folegandros is also a good halfway point between Santorini if you're following the Athens – Milos – Folegandros – Santorini route through the islands.
Milos Folegandros Ferry
During the height of summer, there is at least one ferry per day, and from time to time two ferries in a day from Milos to Folegandros. These ferries to Folegandros from Milos are operated by SeaJets, Blue Star Ferries and Zante Ferries.
The quicker boat from Milos going to Folegandros takes around 1 hour and 10 minutes and is operated by SeaJets. This is likely to be the most expensive option.
The slower services are offered by Blue Star Ferries and Zante Ferries, with the very slowest crossing taking 2 hours and 40 minutes.
These two services are more infrequent though, so it may be the luck of the draw if these cheaper Milos Folegandros ferry services operate on the days you want them to!
Try using Ferryhopper in order to book ferry tickets online, but keep in mind that ferry schedules are often not uploaded until a couple of months prior. This gives the ferry companies time to adapt their schedules for the anticipated tourist demand of the year.
For more destinations to visit after Milos, take a look here: Ferries from Milos
Folegandros Island Travel Tips
A few travel tips for visiting Folegandros island:
- For accommodation in Folegandros, have a look at Booking. The best areas to stay in Folegandros are Karavostasis port and Chora. If you are traveling to Folegandros in the tourist season, I advise reserving where to stay in Folegandros a month or so in advance. More in my guide here: Best Folegandros Hotels
- Ferryhopper is perhaps the easiest site to use when it comes to booking Folegandros ferry tickets online. It's recommended to book your Milos to Folegandros ferry tickets in advance, especially during the peak months of summer.
- Travel post suggestion: Best Greek islands for beaches
What to see in Folegandros Greece
I've a complete guide on things to do in Folegandros which may help your travel planning. You can find different sections that will help you on what to see and do below:
- Folegandros Beaches
- Hiking in Folegandros
- Hiking to Katergo Beach in Folegandros
- Where to eat in Folegandros
- Getting around Folegandros
- Where to stay in Folegandros
- What I thought to Folegandros
Ferries from Milos to Folegandros FAQ
Some commonly asked questions about traveling to Folegandros from Milos include:
How can I get to Folegandros from Milos?
In order to make the journey from Milos to Folegandros the best way is by ferry boat. There is at least one ferry per day, and from time to time two ferries in a day sailing to the Greek island of Folegandros from Milos.
Can I fly from Milos to Folegandros?
Although Milos island has an airport, Folegandros does not, and so flights between the islands of Milos and Folegandros are not possible. If you wanted to fly out of Milos, your only choice of destinations would be Athens.
How long is the ferry ride from Milos to Folegandros?
The ferries to Folegandros from Milos take between 1 hour and 10 minutes and 2 hours and 40 minutes. Ferry operators on the Milos Folegandros route may include SeaJets, Blue Star Ferries and Zante Ferries.
Where do I buy ferry tickets to Folegandros?
The easiest way to get hold of ferry tickets in Greece is by using Ferryhopper. Although I recommend you book your Milos to Folegandros ferry tickets in advance, you could also wait until you are in Greece, and use a travel agency.
Dave is a travel writer originally from the UK, and now living in Greece. As well as writing this guide about ferries from Milos to Folegandros, he's created many other Greek island travel guides here on Dave's Travel Pages. Follow Dave on social media for travel inspiration from Greece and beyond: