Milos, The island of magical contrasts, multitude natural beauties and unique sights.
Milos is endowed with a multitude of natural beauties and unique sights which are waiting for you to discover.
Start from marvelous Plaka, the current capital of the island, built at an altitude of 200m., above Adamantas-the main port, overlooking the vast sea. Wander in the narrow cobbled streets that lead to traditional taverns, squares, shops and mansions. At the top of Plaka hill you can visit the Venetian castle as well as various churches that you will find while going uphill. Stay until late in the afternoon to enjoy a sunset of indescribable beauty from the castle that offers panoramic view of the island. In Plaka are also located the two museums of the island, the Archaeological and the Folklore. In the Archaeological Museum you will also see the original copy of Aphrodite of Milos, the famous statue of the Hellenistic era that is kept in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The Folklore Museum is housed in a 19th century mansion and in its collections hosts traditional objects, costumes, embroidery and textiles that shows the cultural heritage of Milos, as well as representations of life on the island in earlier years.
Visit Adamantas, the main port of the island. This village is of unique Cycladic beauty and in summer it is full of life. Here you can find everything! From cafes, bars and restaurants to supermarkets, pharmacies and shops.
Continue the tour of Milos with a walk to the other picturesque villages, Apollonia, Triovasaloi, Plakes, Tripiti, Zefyria and Klima.
Visit one of the most important archeological sites of the island, the catacombs of Milos, located near the village of Tripiti. They are one of the most important monuments of Christianity in Greece and date from the 2nd century AD.
With a visit to the Sulfur Mines of Milos in Paliorema, you are certainly going to travel back in time. The remnants of the factory facilities that flourished in 1930, tell a part of its important history, while reminiscent of a movie scene. After your tour you can swim in the beach with blue waters and magnificent rocks. Sulfur has colored the whole area, while its very special smell is also strong.
Milos is famous for its unique beaches. It has over 75 small and large beaches, which means that you will never get bored of discovering something new but it also means that you have many options. One of the most famous in the world due to its spectacular scenery is Sarakiniko. A unique lunar landscape with white rocks and deep blue waters. Plenty of fossils and volcanic materials, create a landscape that will be unforgettable!
The tour of the island by boat or sailing is the most interesting activity on the island that you should not miss to admire all the beaches, since many are not accessible by land but also to see impressive landscapes from the rare natural diversity of the island. Some of them are Kleftiko, the cave of Sykia, the beach of Kalamos, as well as impressive volcanic formations.
Enjoy the excellent local cuisine in Milos
The cuisine of Milos is special and don’t hesitate to try local traditional dishes and sweets such as: xynomyzythra, meat pies, the sweet watermelon pie, the famous pumpkin cheese pie and also the sweet ‘koufeto’ with almonds and pumpkin, several meats and, of course, fresh fishes.
Best time to visit Milos
An extremely summer destination that you can visit from May to October.
How to use transportation in Milos
Airport/port transfer options
To reach Milos, you can travel either by ferry from the port of Piraeus with several itineraries in the summer and the surrounding islands, or by plane from Athens airport (duration 35 minutes).
The island is big enough and to move inside Milos, it is good to have your own car, but even if you don’t, there are local bus routes from the port and Plaka to the villages and beaches. There is also the option of taxi, or rent a car on the island.