GUIDE TO MILOS

Milos is one of the volcanic Greek islands, sitting at the southernmost part of the Cyclades island complex. Thanks to its volcanic origin, Milos boasts a magnificent colorful landscape and a coastline that counts more than 40 exotic beaches.

Find out everything about your holidays in Milos on our travel guide! Discover the best things to do, exciting tours & activities, fantastic beaches, top hotels, and restaurants, as well as a wide selection of breathtaking photos!

The island can be reached by plane from Athens and also by ferry from Piraeus port in Athens and many other islands.
Being relatively close to famous Cyclades islands, such as Santorini, Mykonos, Paros and Naxos, Milos Greece offers the perfect chance for island hopping!
It is a paradise on earth!

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MORE ABOUT MILOS GREECE

Milos Greece is one of the most exotic and laid-back Greek islands in Greece! Sitting in the heart of the Aegean Sea, overlooking the Cyclades archipelago, Milos has enchanted many with its unpretentious charm!
Standing out for its majestic ambiance, rich history, picturesque fishing villages, amazing food, and indigo bays, Milos island in Greece is a timeless Cycladic gem that will steal your breath with its enchanting beauty.
The variety of landscapes in Milos is unreal- you’ll see nothing twice, there’s always something new to discover.

This enticing island is particularly famous for the Venus de Milo statue, which was discovered in 1820. The stunning statue is now displayed in the Louvre Museum in Paris, where thousands of visitors stand in awe in front of its beauty!

The beaches on this island are iconic, and especially the gorgeous Sarakiniko beach. This beach boasts a lunar landscape, consisting of volcanic gleaming white rock formations and crystal clear turquoise waters. Whether you chose to explore its sea caves, jump off the cliffs or doze under the sun on a beach towel, you’ll remember the enchanting atmosphere of this beach forever.
Kleftiko is another wildly popular sightseeing only reachable with a boat tour. Boasting towering rock formations and emerald waters, this former pirate hideaway, is now the imposing trademark of the island!
Apart from Sarakiniko and Kleftiko though, Milos has over 40 beautiful exotic beaches worth visiting.

The hidden gems of Milos are its colorful fishing villages! In these picturesque villages, you’ll find little whitewashed houses (sirma) with colorful shutters and boat garages, where fishermen park their colorful little boats. Many fisherman’s houses have turned into cozy accommodation by the sea.
Pop over the villages of Klima and Firopotamos and pretend for a while that you have traveled back in time!

Milos welcomes everyone, but it is particularly popular with couples, which find in the serene natural landscape of the island the perfect setting for their romantic holidays. Indeed, the numerous caves, mysterious catacombs, and emerald beaches squeeze enough charm to bewitch any traveler.

Sounding like heaven to you?

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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS

On the charming island of Milos, there is a wide variety of hotels and other accommodation facilities to book for your holidays! Your options include cozy hotel rooms and luxurious suites, well-equipped studios and apartments, spacious villas and the traditional seafront houses "sirmata".
Some of the most popular hotels are:
Psaravolada, Santa Maria, Tania and Delmar.

The hotels of Milos have a stunning Cycladic design, offering an authentic experience! The majority of hotels can be found in the regions of Adamas and Pollonia.

HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?

The most popular way to reach Milos is by ferry from Piraeus port in Athens and other Cycladic islands but the island can also be reached by plane.
You can also include Milos in an island-hopping itinerary as it is relatively well connected to other islands of the Aegean sea.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF MILOS

Discover the best things of Milos! From sightseeing to activities and fromtours, to restaurants, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience! You can also view the best things to do.

  • The fishing village of Klima
    Category: Villages
    The fishing village of Klima is famous for the boat garages that the houses have in the ground floor. The white, blue and red colours make a picturesque place.
  • Dive into Sarakiniko landscape
    Category: Beaches
    Sarakiniko is the most famous beach in Milos, famous for its white rocks. The volcanic background of the island have Sarakiniko this lunar view.
  • Swim at Tsigrado beach
    Category: Beaches
    Located on the southern side, Tsigrado has amazing exotic waters and soft sand. You can access this beach by passing through two narrow rocks (not easy).
  • Discover the Sea Caves
    Category: Things to See
    Most of the caves that tourists are interested in can be found on the coasts of Milos. The caves are called Papafrangas, Sykia, and Kleftiko. You can find Papafrangos in the north, Sykia in the west and Kleftiko in the south.
  • Stroll around Plaka village
    Category: Villages
    Located on the slopes of a hill, Plaka is a beautiful village with traditional architecture. Due to its location, it offers gorgeous view to the Aegean Sea.
  • Sail around the island
    Category: Tours & Activities
    Discover the island on a beautiful sailing yacht semi-private tours and private cruises and visit Kleftiko and the nearby islands of Kimolos and Poliegos.
  • Explore the Ancient catacombs
    Category: Things to See
    These catacombs were found in 1844 and it is estimated that they were built towards the end of the 1st century.
  • Don't miss a Geological Tour
    Category: Tours & Activities
    An island with volcanic background and soil rich in minerals from the prehistoric times until today, Milos is actually an open geological museum.
  • Relax at Firiplaka beach
    Category: Beaches
    Firiplaka is an amazing beach next to Tsigrado, on the southern side of the island. This sandy place has crystal waters and only few tourist facilities, so it offers chance for privacy.
  • Explore an Ancient Theater
    Category: Things to See
    On a rocky slope, near the famous catacombs stands the ancient theater of Milos that Romans built during the Hellenistic period.
  • Take a Sea Kayak Tour
    Category: Sports
    Do not miss this! Paddle in the crystal blue Mediterranean waters, explore sea caves, tunnels and arches and relax on deserted beaches.
  • The Spectacular Gerakas beach
    Category: Beaches
    Gerakas is an impressive spot with rocky geological formation. It is located on the southern side of Milos and can be reached only by boat.

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