Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to a hidden gem in the Aegean Sea?
MILOS ISLAND. Look no further than Milos Island, a captivating destination that will leave you spellbound. With its pristine beaches, breathtaking landscapes, and rich cultural heritage, Milos is a place where dreams come true.
Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Milos’ coastline. From the iconic Sarakiniko Beach with its lunar-like rock formations, to the vibrant colors of Paliochori Beach, each sandy cove offers a unique experience. Whether you seek relaxation or adventure, the crystal-clear waters are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or indulging in exhilarating water sports.
But Milos is not just about beaches; it is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Explore the captivating landscapes of the island, where dramatic cliffs, caves, and ancient volcanoes await your discovery. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the mesmerizing sunset from the highest point of Milos, where panoramic views of the Aegean Sea will take your breath away.
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For history buffs, Milos Island is a treasure trove of ancient wonders. Uncover the secrets of the Venus de Milo, one of the world’s most famous classical sculptures, which was discovered right here on the island. Wander through the archaeological site of Ancient Milos and let the ancient ruins transport you back in time to the glory days of the Cycladic civilization.
Milos is also renowned for its warm hospitality and delectable cuisine. Indulge in a culinary adventure, savoring the island’s mouthwatering seafood delicacies and traditional Greek dishes prepared with the freshest local ingredients. You’ll be treated to a symphony of flavors that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
Whether you’re a solo traveler seeking serenity, a couple in search of a romantic getaway, or a family looking for an unforgettable vacation, Milos Island has something for everyone. Its untouched beauty, cultural heritage, and warm-hearted locals will make you feel like you’ve found your own slice of paradise.
So, why wait? Plan your escape to Milos Island today and create memories that will last a lifetime. Let the island’s enchanting charm captivate you and leave you longing to return again and again. Welcome to Milos, the ultimate Greek island escape!
Touring the Island
Plaka, the capital of Milos, Adamanta one of the biggest natural harbours in the Mediterranean, Pollonia, Chivadolimni or Emporio with the small lagoon and iron mines are just a few of the island’s beautiful villages you should explore. Let the journey begin:
Plaka is built on a hill 220 m above Adamantas Bay. The white washed architectural island style with the charming chapels and narrow alleys makes this town one of the most delightful ones in the Cyclades. At a short distance visit some endearing hamlets such as Firopotamos, Plathiena, Fourkovouni and Klima.
Go by the 13th c. venetian castle-fort for a distinguished view of the sunset. Don’t miss the churches of Panagia Schiniotissa (aka Mesa Panagia) and Panagia Thalassitra.
At the Archaeological Museum, housed in a neoclassical building designed by Ernst Ziller, you can see finds from ancient Phylakopi as well as a copy of the renowned statue Venus of Milos. Make a stop by the Folk Art and History Museum, accommodated in a stately building from the 19th c., showcasing traditional artefacts, a collection of minerals and rare old photos of the island.
For an instagrammable shot don’t miss the windmills located over Triovasalo.
Not to be missed are Milos’ moon-like landscape at Sarakiniko with its white smooth rocks.
In the westernmost part of Plaka stop by the main church Panagia Korfiatissa, dating back to the 19th c. See the wood-carved, gilded icon, the wonderful view over the sea and the adorable sunsets.
Visit the catholic church of Panagia Rozaria built in 1823.
Adamandas, 4km SE from Plaka, was built in 1835 by Cretans following the whitewashed island style architecture. Make sure to visit the Mining Museum, which features the island’s mining history. Don’t miss the 17th c. church of Agia Triada in which you will see the Ecclesiastical Museum showcasing iconostasis, epitaphs and icons. At a short distance go for a swim at the beaches Lagakada and Papikinou.
From Adamandas harbour discover the island’s lovely seascape by hopping on a tour boat and heading towards the stunning Kleftiko cove, the most renowned and instagrammable sight of the island, located on the NW side of the island. Also visit Sykia cave, the biggest and most charming one, which can only be explored by small tour boats from Adamantas (Adamantas – Sykia 22 km).
Go by the seaside village of Tripiti, with its cycladic architecture, windmills and beautiful view over the bay.
The little fisherman’s village, Klima, with the colourful houses where boats are parked inside during winter is a must visit. Most of the fishermen use the houses during summer as their holiday home. Don’t miss the roman theatre and the Catacombs (1nd to 5th c. A.D.). The latter is considered among the most important early christian cemeteries and worship sites along with the catacombs of Rome and the Holy Land following the persecution of Christians. Over 2000 Christians were buried in the catacombs whose tombs were decorated with plants and symbols. The second chamber known as the Presbyters (elders) is the primary entrance to the catacombs, with a total of the five chambers whose length is estimated at 185m.
Zefyria village has charming alleys and the oldest main church of the island, Panagia Portiani (17th c.). The village used to be the island’s capital but was destroyed by an earthquake in the 18th c. At a 6.5km distance you can visit the old surfur mining area (aka Thiorichia), which operated up to 1956.
Apollonia (aka Pollonia), built on a bay, is a picturesque fisherman village. On the road from Apollonia to Adamanda visit the ancient city of Phylakopi, which prospered during three different periods that represent the phases of the Cycladic civilisation. Go by Papafragka’s, one of the island’s most famous caves. On the opposite side is the group of islands of Glaronisia, that you can reach by boat. Make sure to go on a day trip by boat from Pollonia to the island of Kimolos and enjoy its stunning white beaches.
Provatas is a small hamlet in the southernmost side of the island with a sandy beach.
Chivadolimni is a beautiful area whose name was influenced by a lake (limni in greek) whose bottom was covered with clams (achivades in greek). This is where the oldest church on the island is located, Panagia Kipou, as well as camping grounds. The beach of Chivadolimni is ideal for windsurfing.
The picturesque hamlet of Emporios is located on the west. See the sandy-dry landscape, the old iron mines and the lovely Rivari lagoon.
Counting more than 70 beaches around the island, Milos is blessed with marvelous and pristine shores. This volcanic land, a wonder of nature, with strong winds and big waves sculpt its impressive lacy shores and has become a renown and beloved destination! Pack your sunscreen, bathing suits, flip flops and sunglasses and head to paradise on earth. Follow our footsteps and explore:
Also referred to as the ‘Meteora of the Sea.’ You’ll admire some gigantic gray-rock formations emerging from the waters, some of which end up in sandy beaches, others creating sheltered coves, inlets and caves where sailors usually love to anchor their boats and take a dive in the clear waters.
A renown golden-red sandy beach with shallow waters offering various facilities and services, ideal for family with kids, is located 7km from Adamanta.
A popular beach, in fact there are two of them, located near the Palaiochori Village, with colourful pebbles, reddish rocks and deep blue waters.
This white sandy beach is nestled in between huge rocks and has unique emerald waters. Located approximately 8km from Adamantas.
Within walking distance from Tsigkrado, this is a busy beach with fine gray sand and white pebbles, offering various facilities.
A beach well worth a visit even though it is rather difficult to reach. Either by sea or by a long car drive to the south part of the island as well as a ten minutes walk to get there; this beach will blow your mind away! An arch-shaped rock, some caves and clear turquoise waters are there promising to leave the very best impression on you.
A sandy beach with rocks emerging from the sea, overlooking Glaronisia islets. Located 4km west from Apollonia Village.
The golden-white sandy beach bears the name of the nearby monastery. There are actually three consecutive beaches that are connected one to another by small paths.
This is actually the largest beach on the island. White sand and crystal clean waters. If you are into camping this is Milos campsite where facilities are offered.
This picture perfect beach, resembling a lunar scenery, with its whitewashed rocks against the backdrop of the deep blue sea is a must visit on the island!
This is a popular sandy beach as it is located near Adamantas port, has shallow waters and plenty of shade from the trees.
Milos is connected to Piraeus and other Aegean ports. The conventional ferries make the route “”Piraeus – Milos”” in about 7 hours while the high-speed ones in about 3. Milow is also connected with the port of Lavrio.From the port of Pollonia there is a connection with Psathi and Kimolos by ferry.