Milos Island Transportation

  • A typical rock in Kleftico
    A typical rock in Kleftico
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  • The village of Klima from the sea
    The village of Klima from the sea
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  • Inside a cave with the tender!!
    Inside a cave with the tender!!
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    You need your own car

    by Orkaena Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The services in Milos are not expensives. The island has an important size and a lot of hidden beautiful places. You will need your own transportation to appreciate the spirit of the whole island.
    Rent a car or a moped at some of the agencies beside the port of Adamas.
    Try with Athina Travel Agency in Plaka or Vichos Travel Agency in Adamas (the port)
    Data below of Vichos Travel, beside the port.

    My liitle car
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    Sailing around Milos

    by mitla Written Mar 27, 2009

    If you want to spend a different day in Milos go to the port and begin to talk to all the people with a sailboat: it costs a little bit more than going on the big tourist boat but it's much much better!!! Ask for prices, weather, trip: they are all very kind and they will answer all your questions!! We decided for Captain Elias who told us that in spite of the 8 Beaufort wind strenght (it means... 2-3 meters high waves...!!!) he was brave enough to take the sailboat out the port.... To move the boat he needed a minimum of 300€ so everyone paid depending on how many people went on the boat, but NEVER LESS THAN 50€. We were lucky for the same morning other 2 couples came to share the expenses... so the trip begins!!! It was not so pleasant at the beginning for the sea was terrible (for me at least... I get easily sick!) but I had enough strenght to see the toy-village of Klima or the Bear-Rock.
    Then we stopped by Sikià and Kleftico the ex pirate-shelter. Here we stopped and started first to swim then he brought us with a little tender INSIDE the water caves. That was simply GREAT!!! We had to push down aour bodies in the tender in order to enter for the ceiling was so low!! Then we ate some pasta with seafruits, greek salad and a sweet watermellon ("karpuzi") on the boat and we sailed the way back stopping twice to let somebody swim and dive. We were at the port at 18:30 bringing with us a lot of fantastic memories of the wonderful coasts of Milos!

    A typical rock in Kleftico The village of Klima from the sea The Bear-Rock from the sea Inside a cave with the tender!! Crystal water in Kleftico
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    Visit Milos on the way to or from Santorini

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 8, 2007

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    Visit Milos on the way to or from Santorini

    The LANE ferries Ierapetra or Vitsentzos Kornaros depart on Thursdays and Sundays from Santorini to Milos, 10:00PM - 02:00AM, continuing on to Piraeus. On Fridays and Mondays, they depart from Piraeus to Milos, 18:50PM - 23:55PM, continuing on to Santorini, arriving at 04:00AM and then on to Crete. This means that anyone may easily visit Milos either prior to, or after their visit to Santorini.

    So, you may visit Milos first, and then take the Ierapetra or the Vitsentzos Kornaros at about midnight on Friday, to arrive in Santorini the early morning hours of Saturday, or you may leave Santorini at 10:00PM on Thursday, to arrive in Milos at 02:00AM early Friday morning.

    To get to Milos, you may also take advantage of Olympic Airways' lowest domestic fare, to Milos, that is. See my relevant tip on VT about Athens to Milos for less than 45 Euros one-way. Of course, you may also take either a conventional or fast ferry to Milos. There is a Hellenic Seaways High Speed and/or Aegean Speedlines SpeedRunner 1 every day to Milos since Easter.

    In May/June and September/October, lodging in Milos is a real bargain. Check out for example Hotel Apartments Aphrodite of Milos in Adamas, and Artemis Bungalows in Paliochori.

    - Andreas

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    Achivadolimni beach A view of Erimomilos, with the SuperJet passing by Sarakiniko, with its white, rocky landscape A windmill in Tripiti The settlement of Embourios
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    Village Hopping in Milos

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 8, 2007

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    Village-hopping in Milos

    Introducing village-hopping, to replace the antiquated concept of island-hopping.

    With the rather obsolete practice referred to as "island-hopping", you'd be under the illusion you've "seen" many islands, having stayed 1-2 nights in each one of them, while in fact, you'd have seen very little of each, missing on what most of the islands have to offer.

    I'd therefore like to introduce the concept of village-hopping to replace the old, antiquated "island-hopping". Instead of wasting your time and money in transportation and waiting for ferries at the seaports, a far better strategy would be to pick one island (such as Milos) and stay in [vastly] different locations within the same island for the duration of your Greek island vacation.

    Milos is perhaps the perfect island to practice village hopping because of its relative diversity. You may, for example, relax a few days at a pension in the fishing village/resort of Pollonia on the NE tip of Milos, then move to a traditional guest house in Plaka, the capital of the island, to enjoy elevated views of the bay and magnificent sunsets, marvel at white-washed, sugar-cube houses and quaint little churches, spend at least one night at a picturesque windmill in Trypiti, then enjoy a day or two at bungalows by the beach at Paliochori, the best beach of Milos, and finally, stay 2-3 days in a comfy hotel room at the cosmopolitan seaport of Adamas. It sure beats hopping from island to island, seeing only a small part and missing most of each.

    Andreas

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    Paliochori beach, viewed from Artemis fishtavern Windmill in Trypiti Typical Cycladic alley in Plaka Pollonia beach with waterfront tavernas in the bg. Adamas - Western view
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    Riva Travel Agency, Adamas, Milos

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 8, 2007

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    Riva Travel Agency, Adamas, Milos

    The travel agency Riva Travel in Adamas, Milos can issue tickets for all ferries, and is the designated agent for Hellenic Seaways (High Speed, Flying Cat, Express Aphrodite, etc.)

    Riva Travel can also issue air travel tickets to all destinations in Greece for Olympic Airlines, Aegean Airlines and Cyprus Airways.

    From the same physical location, Nikos Chronis, the proprietor, also operates Nikos' Cars, a car rental agency, issues tickets to the sailboat and "Round of Milos" daily cruises and organizes sightseeing tours by bus around the island.

    I recommend Riva Travel because they are both a complete service agency (land and marine travel) and offer car and moto rentals out of the same office. In addition, Riva Travel is the only smoke-free travel agency on the island. This is an unbeatable combination as no other agency in Milos can offer all of the above.

    The office hours of Riva Travel are:

    09:00AM - 10:00PM, Monday - Sunday

    Contact:
    Nikos Chronis
    Tel.: +30 22870-24024, -21318
    Fax: +30 22870-28005
    Email: rivatr@otenet.gr

    The Riva Travel logotype Flyer from a Riva Travel tour
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    Milos ferries

    by andreasfmpro Updated Aug 22, 2007

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    Contrary to what has been written in some other tips, the "Blue Star" ferries do not call on Milos, nor have they, ever. As for the "Flying Dolphins", the company has changed its name to "Hellas Ferries" and subsequently to "Hellenic Seaways". Incidentally, flying dolphins (hydrofoils) as a type of vessel per se, have not been on the Milos route for more than 3 years.

    The only ferry from the Ventouris Sea Lines serving Milos currently is the "Agios Georgios", which will be out of service for maintenance for most of April-May, 2007. The "Agios Georgios" is not necessarily the most popular in Milos, but it normally runs on the western Cyclades route year-round.

    The most popular ferries in Milos are the Hellenic Seaways High Speed 1 or 3, the Aegean Speedlines SpeedRunner 1 and the conventional LANE ferries "Ierapetra" and "Vitsenzos Kornaros". In the summer, the "SuperJet" is also quite popular.

    Year-round, the LANE ferries connect Milos to Piraeus, Santorini, Crete and the Dodecanese islands twice a week, while "Panagia Hozoviotissa" connects the island to Sifnos, Serifos, Kimolos, Paros, Naxos, Folegandros, Sikinos and Ios 3-4 times a week.

    In the summer months, there are more ferries (both fast as well as conventional ones) to more destinations.

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    See also the photo album "Milos Ferries".

    High Speed 3, the most popular ferry to Milos The High Speed 3 when it was called Flying Dolphin The Blue Star which does NOT call on Milos! Agios Georgios - of the most popular Milos ferries The SuperJet goes on service from June to Sept.
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  • Getting around by boat

    by dimilag Written Aug 9, 2007

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    It is worthwhile to visit the Kleftiko, where you can enjoy the crystal clear waters. You can schedule your excursion and take information for the itineraries and the tickets at the travel agencies at the Adamas port. During summer months there are everyday excursions to Kleftiko, Gerontas, Gerakas and Paliorema. You can also visit the nearby island of Kimolos with boats which leave from Pollonia.

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  • Using the Bus

    by dimilag Written Aug 9, 2007

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    The island of Milos is served by a well organized network of buses. Even though the routes and the timings differ from winter to summer months, when the tourists are more, there are schedules posted at the bus stations, so as people get informed. In the high season buses there are frequent itineraries from Adamas to Triovassalos, Plaka, Tripiti, Pollonia, Philakopi, Zefiria, Paliochori, Hivadolimni and Provatas. Ticket values depend on the destination but they are generally very cheap.

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  • Getting to Milos by Boat

    by dimilag Updated Aug 9, 2007

    Ferries and high-speed catamarans departure from the port of Piraeus, in Athens. There is also sea-connection with other ports of the surrounding islands, Dodecanese Islands and Crete. Frequency of schedules depends on the season you choose to visit the island. Especially, during the summer, the routes from and to Milos, are very frequent.

    Ticket values depend on the means of transportation you choose (ferry-boat, high-speed, flying dolphin). The trip by ferry will last about 6:30-7 hours while by high-speed 3:30-4 hours. In Milos there are two ports, one in Adamas, which is the main port and one at Apollonia or Pollonia from where boats leave to Kimolos and Glaronissia.

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  • Getting to Milos by Plane

    by dimilag Written Aug 9, 2007

    Milos airport is about 4,5 kilometers away from Adamas and it is easily reached by bys or taxi. From International Airport of Athens- Eleftherios Venizelos, at Spata, there are flights to and from Milos, during all year. The flight's duration is 30 minutes. There is air-connection with other Greek airports such as Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Santorini and Crete and during the summer months with some big foreign airports. Ticket values vary according to the season, the company and the complement of passengers.

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  • Taxis

    by dimilag Written Aug 8, 2007

    As there are only 10 taxis on the island of Milos in the high months of summer it is highly advisable to have a transfer arranged to escort you upon arrival to your accommodation. Otherwise a wait of an hour or more is not unlikely.

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    TO/FROM MILOS BY SHIP

    by Orkaena Updated Aug 17, 2005

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    You can travel to the island by ship, the ferries line Ventouris is one of the most popular. The first ship departs from Piraeus Port every days at 7:30 hs , and you have three more frequencies per day with other lines.
    Of course you can choose Blue Star (ex-Strintzis Lines) or the Flying Dolphin high speed services. But Ventouris is the cheapest.
    The website below show all the daily options, and you can make your booking on line.

    Nice option (pic isn't mine)
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    How to get to Milos

    by Purressence Written Dec 31, 2004

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    By airoplane:
    There is an airline connection from Athens to Milos, daily. There are more flights during the high season (May - October). The journey takes 30 minutes and the airport is 4.5 km from Adamas.
    Information:
    Olympic Airways Office Athens Tel.: +30 210 96 66 666
    Olympic Airways Adamas, Milos Tel.: +30 228 70 22 380
    Olympic Airways Airport, Milos Tel.: +30 228 70 22 381
    By ferry boat:
    There are frequent sailings from Piraeus to Milos and daily during the summer season. The direct service takes 5 hours but if the ship calls in at other ports, (Kithnos, Serifos, Sifnos, Kimolos), it takes 7.15 hours. During the summer there are also services which connect Milos with Ios, Sikinos, Folegandros, Santorini and Crete and to the islands of the eastern Cyclades.
    There are also daily departures of High Speed ferries.
    Information:
    Port Police Pireaus Tel.: +30 210 42 26 000-5
    Port Police Milos Tel.: +30 22870 23360

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    take the ferry

    by Irine_29 Updated Jul 3, 2003

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    There is an airport in the island, which within minutes, gives you the opportunity from Athens, to land to the heart of the island.
    In my opinion, and if you have time available, it is better to take the ferry. For me, it is an essential way to get into the spirit of traveling the Greek islands. You can live some magical moments….

    sunset while on ferry

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    take the ferry...

    by Irine_29 Written Jul 3, 2003

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    ...especially when it is full moon…
    Those photos here, are dedicated to a good VT friend who loves traveling the Greek islands, and who asked for them ;-)

    full moon rise

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