Milos is an island with an impressive landscape, as its beaches are characterized by their rocky environment and clean waters. The villages of Milos also distinguish for their lovely, traditional architecture, with syrmata being one of the island's main attractions.
In brief, it is recommended to stay 3 to 4 full days to have the time to explore the island extensively. We have compiled a list of the top things to see & do in Milos to help you with your vacation schedule.
Below, you can find our excursion suggestions for 1, 2, or 3 days on the island of Milos.
Day One: Plaka and Sarakiniko
Plaka, the capital of Milos, is a lovely village built amphitheatrically on the slopes of a hill. Walk in the narrow paths and relax with a morning coffee. Also visit the Catacombs, which lie about 3 km away. They were actually burial and pilgrimage sites of early Christians, date back to the 2nd century AD, and are the only of such kind in Greece.
Klima is a village close to Plaka with special architecture, as houses with colorful window shutters and doors are built right by the sea. Those are the renowned syrmata, two-storeyed buildings with the ground floor serving as a storage area for boats and the first floor being the people's residence. This is the most picturesque village in Milos and keeps its character traditional.
For a swim, go to Sarakiniko, the island's trademark beach. This beach looks like a moon landscape and must be the most photographed spot on Milos. In the afternoon, head off to Firopotamos, an impressive fishing village on the northern side of the island, famous for its fish taverns.
Day 1 as described above.
On the second day, stroll around Adamas, the main port of Milos. This village is busier than Plaka but sustains its tranquil ambiance. On the waterfront of Adamas lies the Mineralogical Museum of Milos, where guests can feel out the island's special landscape.
Later in the day, go swimming in Papafragas, on the eastern side of the island, an idyllic beach that looks like a natural pool. At noon, have lunch in Pollonia, a lovely tourist village on the easternmost point of Milos. If you have time, take the ferry to spend a few hours in Kimolos, a small charming island right opposite Pollonia. The ferry ride takes only 20 minutes but there are only a few routes per day, so make sure you check the timetables in advance.
Days 1 and 2 as described above.
On the third day, you can get a tour of the most impressive spots of Milos: Kleftiko and Gerontas. These places are located in the southwestern part and are accessible only by boat due to the absence of roads in the areas. Boats depart from the port of Adamas and make the half-tour of the island before they reach Kleftiko, an impressive site with clean waters and upside-down rocks into the sea.