Complete Guide to Beaches, Hotels & Restaurants in Milos

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  • Greece

  • Milos

  • Beaches

  • Boutique Travel

  • International Travel

  • Luxury Travel

  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Travel

  • Outdoors

  • Island-Life

  • Local Food

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Curator’s statement

Milos is a secret little island oasis in the Mediterranean sea. With more than 40 uniquely picturesque beaches, secret sea caves and traditional fisherman’s villages, this Greek Island is a jewel of the Mediterranean. It’s certainly very apropos that the iconic statue Venus of Milos, goddess of love and beauty, was discovered here.

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Where to stay in Milos, Greece

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Salt Suites

Luxury seaside boutique hotel in  in the Pelekouda area of Pollonia, Milos.

Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel

Cliffside boutique hotel with sea views and rustic-chic accents in Pollonia, Milos.

White Coast Pool Suites

Stunning small luxury hotel in Milos with ocean views and private infinity pools.

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Things to do in Milos, Greece

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  • Visit Klima - A beautiful fishing village located close to Tripiti, featuring iconic two-level “syrmata” boat houses. The syrmata are instantly recognizable, white with brightly colored wooded doors and windows.

  • Boat Tour - Take a snorkeling boat tour and explore the captivating coastline of Milos. Sail through rock formations, visit the famous sea caves and soak in the sun at beaches only accessible by boat.

  • Visit Plaka Village - Stroll around the Old Town of Plaka, the capital of Milos. Wander in and out of the restaurants, cafes and shops.

  • Hike from Platka to Kastro - Hike up to the castle in Plaka and watch the sunset.

  • Sea Caves - Milos has a coastline dotted with caves and rock formations. The most visited caves are Sykia, Kleftiko, Papafragas and Sarakiniko, which can be accessed through an organized boat tour.

  • Catacombs - An underground complex of catacombs dating to Roman times.

  • Ancient Theatre of Tripiti - Ancient theater built by Romans during the Hellenistic period.

  • Scuba Diving Session - Explore the bottom of the sea in Milos.

  • Windsurfing Course - Lessons for beginners and experienced windsurfers are offered at the beach of Achivadolimni.

Beaches in Milos

  • Firopotamos Beach - One of the most picturesque beaches in Milos, inside a small bay dotted with white fisherman houses with colorful doors.

  • Sarakiniko Beach - A lunar-like beach formed by white volcanic rocks which contrast the deep blue of the sea.

  • Tsigrado Beach - Beautiful sandy cove with crystalline water, worth the climb down the cliff using a rocky ladder to access this oasis.

  • Papafragas Beach - Impressive natural pool, with huge imposing rocks, accessible by a tiny path leading to a small sandy beach.

  • Firiplaka Beach - A small gorgeous beach and shallow turquoise sea surrounded by cliff-like rocks.

  • Alogomadra - Aarrow sandy beach surrounded by otherworldly rocks forming marine caves.

  • Gerakas Beach - Reachable only by boat, this cliffy beach has an impressive cliffy landscape.

  • Sulfur Mines at Paliorema Beach - A small remote beach, accessible through a track road or by boat, surrounded by old ruins from the sulfur mines.

  • Plathiena Beach - A Secluded Beach close to Plaka.

  • Paliochori Beach - A Popular organized beach with crystal clear waters.

Places to eat & drink in Milos, Greece

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  • Taberna Ebourios - A remote and simple tavern that’s a total hidden gem in the small village of Empourios.

  • O! Hamos! Tavern - Enter this tavern through a grapevine and enjoy a delicious Mediterranean meal next to the sea.

  • Methismeni Politia - Authentic restaurant located in Tripiti serving mouth-watering Mediterranean fare out of a traditional wood-burning oven.

  • Flisvos Restaurant - Relaxed restaurant overlooking the marina serving traditional Mediterranean fare.

  • Tarantella - Delicious family-run tavern with a view over the sea.

  • Restaurant Okto - Modern Greek fare with a stunning view.

  • Kinigos Restaurant - Family-run restaurant.

  • Diporto - Laid back restaurant near Plaka beach.

  • Verina - Cocktail Bar.

  • Argosta - Cocktail Bar.

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