Travelling to Milos
A vacation in Milos is still a matter of individual planning. Since the big renowned travel companies do not offer package tours, visitors have to organise their own travel and accommodation. This has always been a characteristic feature of tourism on Milos. Typically, visitors to the island prefer to be independent, book on their own responsibility and at their own risk, free themselves from group commitments and organised mass tourism.
There are basically no direct travel options to Milos from outside Greece. The usual route is a flight to Athens and then either a connecting flight to Milos or a ferry passage from Piraeus to Milos. Alternatively, visitors can take a direct flight to Crete or Santorini, for example, and then ferry over to Milos. However, due to the limited ferry connections, this option is only really possible in summer. Those who do not want to fly can also take the overland route by car. Coming from Central Europe, there are two common routes, either via the Balkans or via Italy, with a subsequent ferry passage through the Adriatic Sea.
In some years there used to be domestic flights from Thessaloniki to Milos during the summer season. However, this service is no longer available as the operating airline, Astra Airlines, has ceased operations at the end of 2019.
Flight to Athens
The most common way to get to Milos is via Athens. Athens Eleftherios Venizelos Airport has excellent intra-European connection.
Stay in Athens
All options: From a short holiday in Athens lasting several days to a spontaneous trip to the city centre during the waiting time at the airport.
Flight from Athens to Milos
The efficient way to get to Milos: After a 25-minute low-level flight over the Western Cyclades, you will reach your destination quickly and comfortably.
Ferry from Piraeus to Milos
The most atmospheric way to get to Milos: You slowly delve into the tranquillity of the Aegean Sea while approaching the longed-for Greek island world.