Milos is famous for its lacy coastline with more than 75
small and big beaches of crystal, deep blue waters,
multi-colored carved rocks and white-yellow coasts, it
is certain that you will be impressed.
The volcanic activity in ancient years has endowed Milos
island with an exciting variety of gorgeous landscapes,
consequently offering the visitor a wide range of
activities. The funny shapes of the rocks and their
wonderful colors at the beautiful white sandy beaches
are one expression of the volcanic features of Mílos;
the economic activity is another: minerals such as
obsidian are excavated here. What is more, one of the
most ancient mines in the Mediterranean is on this
References had been made by Hippocrates to the peculiar
morphology of spectacular caves (Papáfragkas and Sykiá)
and a multitude of thermal springs (Kanáva, Alykí,
Provatá, Pikropiyí).The diving enthusiasts will find a
paradise in the underwater caves in the triangle formed
by Mílos, Kimolos and Polýegos islands.
The island’s villages are lovely too: the stately Pláka
(the island’s capital), the harbour of Adámantas, the
beautiful Hivadolímni, the marvellous Emporiós with the
little lagoon of Revary and the old iron mines.
As far as archaeology is concerned, Mílos is an ideal
destination: the early Christian catacombs, a
prehistoric settlement in Fylakopi and the mining museum
(exhibiting 11,000 years of mining history) are
definitely worth a visit.
Enjoy 80 amazing beaches with your better half; among
them stands out Kléftiko with its turquoise waters and
Sarakíniko with white sharp rocks cutting deep into a
sheer cliff; add the unique lunar landscapes, the rocky
secluded caves, the mysterious catacombs, the “sleeping”
volcanoes and a picturesque Cycladic Chóra and
experience a unique version of romance!
You must visit as many beaches as you can! The white
rocky landscape that embraces Sarakíniko forms an
once-in-a-lifetime encountered lunar landscape while on
Kléftiko, which can be reached only by boat, you can
dive in secluded rocky caves with crystal clear waters.
Add the wild beauty of Alogomántra, the open cave of
Papáfragkas, the sheltered Ahivadolímni- the biggest
beach on the island where also the island’s camping site
is situated- and the beaches of Fyripláka, Yérakas and
Tsigrádos adorned with grayish-red rocks.
Only on Milos and its neighbour, Kimolos , will you
encounter small colorful houses by the sea, the
so-called “sýrmata”, which the fishers used as shelter
for their boats in winter. Other sites worth visiting
are the Catacombs of Tripiti and the mystical Sulfur
Mines. The whole area of Trypití is full of caves carved
on the rock that were used as family tombs.
Another highlight is the white-washed Chóra adorned with
beautiful churches, such as Panayiá Korfiátissa and the
Catholic Church and well worth visiting Museums such as
the Folk Art and the Archaeological Museum, where also a
replica of the masterpiece of Aphrodite of Mílos is
kept. A true copy of Aphrodite de Milo rises in the
Museum Entrance (Room A), which was made in the workshop
of the Louvre Museum.
Adámantas, built like an amphitheatre overlooking the
Aegean, is the second biggest natural harbour in Greece
and is quite famous for its frenetic nightlife.
Set off with your partner on a walking tour following
ancient-old paths, which used to be the only “road
network” until the previous century. Many of them lead
to secluded beaches of pure wild beauty. Try easy routes
like the one starting from Catacombs and ending at
Profétis Elías (2,5 km, 35’); more difficult routes like
the route Filakopí- Papáfragkas -Sarakíniko- Mandrákia
(9km, 3hr) or a five-hour-route from Cape Vani to Áyia
Marina boasting an astonishing landscape variety. The
area of Ahivadolímni is ideal for wind-surfing, whereas
the dirt road network in the areas of Emporió and
Trahilas is perfect for off-road adventures.
Wander around the castle district at dusk when the sun
washes Chóra with its warm golden light… The Castle’s
top, the benches on the courtyard of Panayiá Korfiátissa
church or Panayiá Thalassýtra are all ideal spots to
enjoy this breathtaking scenery that will certainly
weave a powerful spell on you… How about private dives
on secluded beaches and well-hidden rocky caves? And if
you are in a boat you will find yourself on beaches that
you have never thought of putting foot on in your life!
Milos is an ideal island to visit with the
Boats. You will discover her sun kissed beaches and the
hidden secrets of her sea caves.