A volcanic greek island, with unforgettable charm.




The most beautiful part of Milos is its endless beautiful beaches, complete with white rock formations, and the deep blue Aegean sea.

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16 July, 2022

Brielle Mack

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Brielle Mack

Milos is small and close to the other Cyclades, making it a perfect stop on a Greece island hopping trip! Once you’re on the island, you can drive anywhere in just 40 minutes! This makes it perfect for travelers looking to explore. Milos’s horseshoe shape creates a home for awesome beaches, rock formations, and sea caves with clear water that’s excellent for snorkeling.

Plaka, Milos

Plaka, the beautiful capital of Milos, sits on top of a rock formation overlooking the sea. The traditional Greek stone pathways lead between white cottages and vibrant blue doors, with pink flowers creeping up the walls. It’s easy to get lost in the maze of streets, as they were made this way to confuse pirates!

Its high vantage point makes it an excellent place to see views out across the sea and the rest of Milos. Enjoy slow evenings here, eating food outside, people watching, and enjoying one of the epic Milos sunsets. 

Sunrise at Plaka Castle

This has to be one of the most memorable things to do in Milos! All that’s left of this old Venetian castle is the old walls, and in its place is a beautiful white-domed church that sits high up on the hill above the sea. It’s a short hike to the top, and well worth it for the stunning views. We recommend getting up for sunrise to have this place all to yourself and see the soft dawn colors over the island.

Kleftiko Beach, Milos

Once you visit Kleftiko Beach, you won’t ever want to leave! Huge white cliffs and rock formations tower out over the gorgeous clear sea. Because of how these rocks have been formed, there are lots of archways and small pools, which are fantastic for snorkeling. Beautiful colored fish can be seen everywhere at Kleftiko Beach in Milos.

The beach of Firapotamos in Milos Greece

Famous Sarakiniko beach on Milos island in Greece

"Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea."

- Nikos Kazantzakis

Best Time to Visit Milos

Greece has great summers and is a popular tourist vacation spot. This means prices are much higher during the months June-September and the beaches will be much busier. The spring and fall months are the perfect time to visit. It’s shoulder season so it’s less crowded, cheaper, and the temperatures are cooler so it’s easier to explore.

Be aware that outside of the summer there are fewer ferries running. This means it can be harder to travel between islands.

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