Heraklion
Milos
Ferries to Cyclades Islands
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Crete (Heraklion) to Milos Ferry

The Heraklion Milos ferry route connects Crete to the Cyclades Islands and is available with 2 ferry operators throughout the year. Minoan Lines provide 2 weekly sailings and Anek Lines provide 1 weekly sailing. The total distance between Heraklion ferry port and Milos ferry port is approximately 89 nautical miles (165km), with Minoan Lines offering the fastest travel time in around 4 hours and 45 minutes.

Unfortunately, there is not a high speed ferry from Heraklion to Milos. However, conventional ferries are still able to transport passengers in a fast time, reaching speeds of up to 21 knots.

Choose between 3 ferries from Heraklion to Milos each week with Direct Ferries and find the best deal for your money. Passengers can currently bring their cars onboard this ferry route. However, please remember that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

Prices for the ferry to Milos from Crete might change depending on the season you wish to travel. The cheapest ferry tickets are usually available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry discounts.

Heraklion to Milos Ferry Alternatives

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Most popular questions

  • The typical crossing time for ferries from Heraklion to Milos is approximately 7h 55m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • The average price of a ferry from Heraklion to Milos is approximately $0. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Heraklion to Milos can differ depending on the season.
  • There are currently 2 popular ferry operators travelling from Heraklion to Milos. The following operators that provide this service are
    • Anek Lines
    • Minoan Lines
  • Ferries from Heraklion to Milos are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Heraklion to Milos with
    • Anek Lines
    • Minoan Lines
    : Unfortunately, you cannot travel as a foot passenger on ferries from Heraklion to Milos, with only vehicles allowed onboard this ferry service.
  • Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Heraklion to Milos with the following operators
    • Anek Lines
    • Minoan Lines
    : No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their dogs onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow dogs on their ferries
    • Anek Lines
    • Minoan Lines
  • Heraklion to Milos is approximately 0 nautical miles distance apart.

Heraklion Guide

The Greek city of Heraklion is the capital and largest city on the island of Crete. A popular visitor attraction near the city is Knossos, which is around 5 km from Heraklion. This important archaeological site was the Palace of King Minos and home to the Minotaur, if legend is to be believed. The palace was built over the remains of a former Neolithic settlement in around 1900 BC.

An important attraction in the city itself is the Archaeological Museum which can be found on one corner of the central Eleftherias Square, in a converted power station. The museum collects and displays many artefacts from Knossos, Archanes, Phaestos, Zakros and many other important archaeological sites on the island. The museum's collection spans several thousand years and includes the Phaestos disc, classic Hellenic and Roman sculptures, frescos, jewellery, wall paintings and pottery.

Visitors to Heraklion can take a ferry from the port, which is important for both passenger services and cargo, to destinations including Santorini, Ios, Paros, Mykonos and Rhodes. There are also daily sailings to the mainland port of Piraeus.


Milos Guide

Milos is a Greek island that is the most westerly of the Cyclades group of islands and is known as the place the statue of Venus, or Aphrodite, was discovered, although the statue is now on display in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The island has around 5,000 residents that live in seven small villages dotted around the island. Unlike many of its Cycladic neighbours, tourism is a relatively recent innovation on Milos and now tourists visit to enjoy the island's lovely beaches and warm, crystal clear waters. Thanks to the island's natural landscape, which is of volcanic origins, it is sometimes referred to as 'the island of colours'.

The island is connected to the port of Piraeus in Athens, to all of the Cycladic islands, the Dodecanese islands and Crete with both ferries and high-speed catamarans. During the peak season in the summer there are daily scheduled routes to and from the island. There are two ports in Milos, the main port is in Adamas and the other port is in Apollonia which connects the island with the islands of Kimolos and Glaronissia.


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