Milos is a popular island known for its stunning landscapes, crystal clear waters and unique geological formations. It can easily be explored in a few days. Whether you are interested in history, natural beauty, or simply relaxing on the beach, Milos has something for everyone.
We arrived on Milos from Folegandros by the fast ferry – on the Seajets boat ‘Superjet’. It is much more expensive than the regular ferry service (that service was not running on the day we travelled to Milos). The ‘Superjet’ was 65.70 Euros one way. Leaving Folegandros at 4.30pm it took about 1 hour to reach Milos.
Our accommodation was at the modern L’Arco Suite Milos in Adamas – about a 10 minute walk to the port of Adamantas.
We rented an inexpensive car from Anastasia Car Rentals nearby and found the best place to fill up with petrol was at the Mitakis service station. There are several car hire companies at the port however it is advisable to book ahead if travelling in peak season. If you are flying to Milos some of the car hire companies can organise collection of your car at the airport.
Here are some of the top attractions and things to see and do on Milos:
- Sarakinilo Beach – one of the most famous spots on the island, this luna-like landscape features white volcanic rock formations that have been eroded by the wind and sea creating a surreal and otherworldly setting. Popular for spot for swimming. It is becoming famous for fashion shoots and instagrammers.
- Kleftiko – these sea caves and rock formations can only be reached by boat. There are many boat tours offering swimming, snorkelling and exploring the caves.
- Papafragas – from the top of the cliffs we see down into beautiful swimming coves and caves.
- Alogomandra – a lovely beach with a huge sea cave.
- Klima – traditional fishing huts have been restored and painted in bright colours. Many are now holiday homes or holiday rentals. A beautiful spot.
- Polonia – a charming fishing village with a picturesque harbour, seafood restaurants and plenty of accommodation surrounding the harbour. We can recommend a meal at Rifaki.
- Plaka – the island’s capital is a traditional Cycladic village with narrow streets, white-washed buildings and stunning views. Don’t miss the Church of Panagia Korfiatissa which offers panoramic vistas from the terrace. There are good restaurants in Plaka and stylish boutiques.
- Dinner by the water with lovely views at Medusa Restaurant at Mandrakia Beach.
- Ancient Theatre of Milos – this well-preserved ancient theatre dates back to the Hellenistic period and offers a glimpse into the island’s history.
- Catacombs of Milos – these early Christian catacombs are one of the most significant historical sites on the island. They are located near Tripiti and offer a unique underground experience.
- Milos Mining Museum – learn about the island’s mining history.
- Firopotamos – a traditional fishing village with colourful boathouses and a beautiful beach.
- Visit nearby island of Kimolos
- Tsigrado Beach – a beautiful secluded beach with crystal-clear waters, accessed by descending a steep staircase. Popular for swimming and sunbathing.
- Firiplaka Beach – knowns for its unique rock formations and clear waters, this beach is a great place to relax and swim.
Because there is an airport on Milos as well as regular ferry services we found it to be a busy island.
There is plenty to do on Milos and it’s a great island to add to your Greek island-hopping itinerary.
The next island we visit is Sifnos.
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