Ferries from Santorini to Milos (and return)

by Cristina on March 14, 2013

by Cristina | March 14th, 2013  

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The Milos to Santorini ferry schedule is available at the bottom of the article.

Santorini is probably the most romantic Greek island. Many travelers choose it to surprise their loved ones with a romantic escape. But Santorini is also an excellent start point for exploring the other islands located closed by. Milos is one of the islands worth visiting and an excellent choice for a day trip (if you choose the high speed ferry). Just like other islands in the Cyclades group, Milos offers an lovely combination of beaches and history.

Santorini or Thira?

When you look up the ferries between two islands, you are actually looking for ferries between two ports. And in some cases, the name of the island isn’t the same as the name of the port. Santorini makes no exception, so in case you cannot find the island listed in the schedules and on line booking systems, then look for Thira (Santorini) or the port code ATI.

How long does it take to get from Santorini to Milos?

The ferry ride takes between 2 h and 5 h 40 min, depending on the type of ferry you choose.

Is there a high speed ferry between Santorini and Milos ?

Yes.

How much does it cost to get from Santorini to Milos by ferry?

On the high speed ferry (2 h) an economy non smoking ticket costs €42 per person, one way. The ferry is operated by Sea Jets.

On the regular ferry operated by Aegeon Pelagos , a deck seat is €17 / 1 adult / one way (same is for an airplane type of seat); on the ferry operated by Dytikon Kykladon, a deck seat is €16 / 1 adult / one way, while the airplane type of seat is €18.

How many ferries per day depart from Santorini to Milos during the low season?

During the low season 2013 (March – May), the following ferries operate between Santorini and Milos:

Sun 7 a.m., Mar 17-24, Mar 31
Thu 7 a.m., until Mar 28
Sun 10:10 a.m., Apr 7 – 14
Tue, Thu, Sat 5:30 p.m., May 9 – Jun 8
Fri, Sun 5:30 p.m., May 31 – Jun 2

How many ferries per day depart from Santorini to Milos during the high season?

During the high season 2013 (June – October) the following ferries run between Santorini and Milos:

Tue 12:30 p.m., Jun 11, Sept 24
Tue 2:40 p.m. Jun 25, Jul 16, 30, Aug 13, 27, Sept 10
Tue, Thu, Sat 5:20 p.m., May 9 – Jun 8, Sept 1-19
Fri, Sun 5:30 p.m., May 31 – Jun 2
Daily 5:30 p.m., Sept 16-23
Wed-Sun 5:30 p.m., Sept 25-29
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun 5:30 p.m., Jun 7-16
Thu, Sat 5:30 p.m., May 13-15
Sun 5:50 p.m., Jun 23 – Sept 15
Mon, Wed, Thu 6:50 p.m., Jun 17 – Sept 12
Tue 6:50 p.m., Jun 18, Jul 2-9, Jul 23, Aug 6, 20, Sept 3
Fri 6:50 p.m., Jun 21 – Sept 13
Sat 6:50 p.m., Jun 22 – Sept 14

Are there any overnight journeys between Santorini and Milos?

No.

Where can I buy tickets from?

You can purchase the tickets online (at most 2 months prior to departure), from a Greek travel agency (either directly from Greece or via a travel agency in your country) and you can buy the tickets from the port. Remember to book the tickets in advance, particularly if you plan to travel in July or August.

Does everyone charge the same prices?

Yes, the prices are the same regardless of where you buy them from.

How about the ferries from Milos to Santorini ?

During the high season 2013, the following ferries connect Milos to Santorini:

Mon, Wed, Thu 9:30 a.m., Jun 17- Sept 12
Tue 9:30 a.m., Jun 18, Sept 3, 10
Fri 9:30 a.m., Jun 21 – Sept 13
Sat 9:30 a.m., Jun 22 – Sept 14
Sun 9:30 a.m., Jun 23 – Sept 15
Tue 9:30 a.m., Jun 25, Jul 2-9, Jul 16, 23, 30, Aug 6,13,20,27
Daily 10 a.m., Sept 16-23
Wed-Sun 10 a.m., Sept 25-29
Tue, Thu, Sat 10 a.m., May 9 – Jun 8, Oct 1-19
Fri, Sun 10 a.m., May 21 – Jun 2
Mon, wed, Fri, Sat 10 a.m., Jun 7-16
Thu, Sat 10 a.m., Jun 13-15
Tue 10 a.m., Jun 11, Sept 24

During the low season 2013 (April-May), the following ferries connect Milos to Santorini:

Fri 11:10 p.m., Apr 5-12
Tue, Thu, Sat 10 a.m., May 9 – Jun 8
Fri, Sun 10 a.m., May 31 – Jun 2

Important note:

The schedule is submitted to the Ministry of Mercantile Marine every Friday so, in some cases, there can be some changes from week to week, let alone from month to month. It’s advisable to double check the ferry schedule couple of days prior to the departure.

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Note: *The article was first published in 2010; latest schedule and price update was made as of March 2013.

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