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Athens, Naxos, Milos, Folegandros ferry

We would like to ferry to these islands.

  1. Do you book ferries on ferryhopper ?
  2. Can one travel in the order above ?
  3. Could one stay on Folegandros and visit Milos to minimize the hotel shuffle ?
Posted by
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The Athens Naxos ferry is a pretty regular run. We normally book Blue Star for this trip.
Seajets has a daily run that includes Milos and Folengandros and Naxos so you can do that island sequence on one ferry

The hard part of this trip is the ferry is a small high speed ferry with no open decks. If the sea is rough you can get bounced around pretty severely. I can say that we had calm seas on our trip so there were no problems. The ferry makes numerous stops on this run and is almost always an hour late. To compound this time problem you will have to wait until the afternoon return run which connects you to Folengandros first then Milos so you will have to change the order of islands you mentioned in your heading.

If it were me I would be tempted to fly to Milos, then take the morning ferry to Folegandros and then next the ferry to Naxos. If you are determined to do it in the order you mention I would still be very tempted to look into flying to Naxos. The flight is an hour while the ferry to Naxos takes 5 hours. I would prefer to pay more to get those extra 4 hours on Naxos.

I book my ferries from a local travel agent on the island I am visiting who will have the latest information on strikes and weather.

No you can't realistically stay on Folengandros and do a day hop to Milos.

Here are images of where you want to go.
Naxos Town http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/sets/72157632094558042/
Trip around Naxos http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/sets/72157634605629689/
Milos http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/sets/72157632109429236/
Milos http://www.flickr.com/photos/stanbr54/sets/72157634779985764/

Posted by
1166 posts

Thank you ! We are just beginning our research and are overwhelmed with the info we need to digest !

Is there any reason to book ferries ahead of time ???

Posted by
1368 posts

When are you planning this trip. If its high season July or August then perhaps you might want to book the ferry ahead of time. Any other month there is really no need to book early.

Posted by
1166 posts

Thank you. We are starting to read about HIGH season !

We are hoping to go the first 2 weeks in June.

Posted by
172 posts

There’s always room for passengers on the Greek ferries. No need to book online even in high season. We always buy tickets from the local ticket office.

Posted by
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First two weeks of June is still shoulder season. There is no need to book ferry in advance. Buy your ticket when yu arrive on an island. The local travel agent will have the latest information on strikes and weather.