Nestled in the Cyclades, Milos Island is a captivating destination shaped by its volcanic past. With its incredible beaches and breathtaking landscapes, it stands out as one of the most exotic islands in Greece. Known for its extraordinary colours and unique charm, Milos offers visitors a memorable experience unlike any other in the Aegean Sea.
Immerse yourself in the island's timeless traditions, relaxed ambiance, and unhurried pace of life. Milos boasts an array of stunning beaches, adorned with white rock formations, set against the backdrop of the deep blue Aegean Sea.
From sun-soaked days on pristine shores to exploring the island's hidden treasures, Milos promises an array of top-notch activities and attractions. Discover the allure of this volcanic Greek island, where beauty knows no bounds.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
MAY THROUGH OCTOBER, LESS WIND & WARMER WATER LATER IN THE SUMMER
MILOS, GREECE ISLAND WEATHER
MILD, RAINY WINTERS & WARM, SUNNY
SUMMERS GETTING AROUND
EUROS, MOST PLACES TAKE CREDIT CARDS
GREEK, MOST PEOPLE SPEAK ENGLISH
MILOS AIRPORT (MLO)
WHERE TO STAY
We stayed at Milos Bliss a greek-chic guest house, located in the historic capital of Plaka, overlooking the old castle and its churches. It combines both the proximity to the town, just footsteps away from the lovely buzz of the whitewashed alleys and main square, with a lush surrounding of mediterranean flora, an outdoor swimming pool and private parking. Note that Milos doesn’t have many hotels, so book months in advance as they fill up.
SUNSET COCKTAILS AT UTOPIA CAFE
There’s nothing better than a Grecian sunset. When that tangerine sun melts slowly into the Aegean, you’re going to want to be situated in a prime spot with a cocktail in hand.
On the island of Milos, there’s no confusion as to where to go come golden hour. Utopia Café is located in the hilltop town of Plaka. If you are not staying in town, park in one of the lots at the bottom of the hill and enjoy a picturesque stroll through the bougainvillea-draped pathways of Plaka.
The back of the café opens up westward to a stunning black and white checkered, cliffside terrace, where you stare out at the Aegean horizon peppered with islands in the distance. Come early to grab a front row seat or stand under the pergola covered bar area and soak in the magnificent views.
Tip: It gets pretty crowded so go early to secure a table.
BEACH AT SARAKINIKO
While we think Milos easily deserves the award for ‘best beaches in Greece’, that title is always up for debate! However, if there’s one thing we know for certain, it’s that Milos is home to the most breathtakingly diverse array of beaches within the Greek isles.
Sarakiniko Beach is located on the northern coast of Milos, just west of the town of Mandrakia. Definitely rent a car for your stay on Milos.
You’ll park on bluff overlooking the coastline. Follow the pathway down to the beach. Bring your own refreshments.
Walking down the path, you’ll pass some amazing white rock formations and then come upon the cliff’s edge. Here you’ll encounter some jaw-dropping views of the rugged moon-like coast.
WHERE TO LUNCH
Medusa Restaurant is the perfect lunch spot. Hanging octopus and seaviews at one of the best Restaurant in Milos. The laid back open-air taverna sits perched on the northern coastline with the clearest Aegean water glimmering just steps away from your table.
Sarakiniko is not far from the village of Mandrakia, which is home to one of the best seaside tavernas on the island. We suggest visiting Sarakiniko in the morning, then heading to Medusa around 1pm or 2pm for a picture-perfect, leisurely lunch.
AFTER LUNCH SWIM
Visit Mandrakia near Medusa Restaurant after lunch, a picturesque fishing village with beautiful swimming spots.
SUNRISE AT SARAKINIKO BEACH
Sunrises at Sarakiniko are pretty spectacular. We went back here for sunrise and we loved it. It's worth the effort of getting up. If you visit early in the morning for sunrise, especially during the peak summer season, you’ll most likely have the entire beach to yourself.
Firopotamos is a small fishing village on the north side of the island, about 4km away from Plaka. Getting there feels like traveling back into the past. Around the beach, there are small houses of fishermen, with doors painted in various colours. In the water, some sloops bounce softly to the playful waves of the water. It is the best place to relax and take some photos. At the beach, the waters are crystal-clear and shallow. The water deepens smoothly as you enter the sea, and it is usually calm.
The perfect sunset dinner spot, Astakas is famous for its fresh seafood, perfectly located in a colourful village by the sea. The only restaurant in the fishing village of Klima, Astakas is completely outdoors and set right on the water. Specialising in seafood, this is Milos’ most pictures restaurant. As the sun sets, guests watch the bay’s traditional fishermen's houses turn golden and then eat dinner by candlelight.
PAPAFRAGOS BEACH CAVE
Papafragos Beach is one of the most impressive sites of Milos. From the top of the rock, it resembles a huge natural swimming pool, an enormous cave carved out of the cliff's side. Use the small path that leads you to the tiny strip of sand that forms the beach. Papafragos Beach offers an impressive natural landscape. The crystal-clear waters of the beach change colour depending on the weather and the light, and are inviting to visitors who want to cool off and explore the nearby deep, dark sea caves.
ANOTHER GREAT SPOT FOR LUNCH
Enalion Restaurant in Pollonia is a top spot to eat before exploring the nearby port where many sailing excursions leave from. We had lunch at Enalion on our last day. It is a nice open air spot along the lagoon, serving up fresh seafood. This is one of the best restaurants on the island and is a good spot for lunch or dinner. If you go for dinner, be sure to book ahead of time. Earlier in the day, you might be able to snag a table. We grabbed one at lunch with no reservation.
Wherever you go, try the seafood! We had the octopus dish and their famous shrimp saganaki, and it was easily one of our favourite meals of the trip.
CASTLE OF PLAKA
At the top of Plaka Hill you will find a small church of Panagia, built at the walls of the Venetian historical castle, with an amazing 360 view over the island and the sea. Come here to watch the sunset with your friends or loved ones for full peacefulness. There are quite a few stairs to go up the castle passing through the village of Plaka, so not many choose to make the effort, but the view is really rewarding. If the day is good and the sky is clear, one can see a large part of the island.