In case you are still looking for your Greek island getaway, we present you the island of Milos, a place of spectacular beauty with beaches that look like they have been taken out from a fairytale!
Milos is the fifth-largest island of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. Some five hours away from the port of Piraeus with a conventional ferry-ride, it is one of the most loved summer destinations, especially for those that want to rest on the beach and enjoy the refreshing Greek waters. Milos is also known worldwide because of the magnificent statue of Aphrodite (Venus de Milo) that was found close to the village of Plaka and it is now exhibited at the museum of Louvre in Paris. Join us on this trip to Milos, and discover the natural beauty of the island through 5 selected beaches just for you.
Sarakiniko beach lies on the northern coast of the island and it is perhaps its most iconic beach and one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the Aegean Sea. The area is named Sarakiniko because of its notorious past. During medieval times, this cove used to host many pirates that ravaged the coastline settlements of the island for years. Today, the visitor reaching Sarakiniko will be immediately amazed by the lunar scenery they will stumble upon. Past volcanic activity on the island created rocks of white color, resembling chalk, that due to the evergoing water and wind erosion, took unusual shapes creating an eerie environment. These volcanic rocks are quite soft, hence, people dug into the rock walls and created mazes of tunnels used for multiple purposes. The whole area of Sarakiniko is protected as a natural landmark, therefore, the beach is not organized with visitor facilities. Plan ahead, apply much sunblock, and enjoy your swim in a magical place.
Kastanas beach lies at the eastern shores of Milos, close to the little port of Pollonia. Access to the beach is quite hard because of a narrow dirt road that crosses the hills of the area. If you make it to the beach, you will find yourselves in a secluded cove with high cliffs surrounding you. Again, the geology of the island makes this place special. Rocks of dark red, orange, white and purple create a magical scenery, and in combination with the absence of people, the idyllic getaway for relaxation and tranquility. There are many smaller coves nearby for you to choose your own private beach as well. Kastanas is a favorite spot for nudists due to its seclusive character. Lay on the pebbled beach of Kastanas and enjoy its cool, crystal-clear waters. There are no facilities at the site, so you’d better prepare accordingly before getting there.
Firiplaka is located at the very south of Milos and it is one of the most popular beaches of the island. It is a long white-sand beach with a massive rock dividing it into two smaller ones. In case you are looking for a place where you can relax on a sunbed with a cool refreshment, surrounded by majestic scenery, this is the place to be. The beach is well-organized with beach facilities and bars. The crystal green-turquoise shallow waters of Firiplaka will enchant anyone that will try to swim in them. Do not miss the chance to visit the nearby Tsigrado, a beach like a movie-set but definitely for the more adventurous travelers.
On your trip to Milos, there is no way you won’t hear about Papafragas, a beach so beautiful that you absolutely have to visit. Situated at the northeastern part of the island, it takes about 15 minutes by car to reach the beach from the port of Adamas. It is only accessible on foot, and although the path that leads there is a bit difficult, it is definitely doable. If you make it to the beach, you will witness a narrow sea canal surrounded by high cliffs creating a spectacular setting. Close to the tiny beach, on the walls of the cliffs, visitors have carved their initials while others have gone a step further, creating impressive reliefs. Your experience in Papafragas will be memorable. Choose to visit the site in the evening and relax by watching a mesmerizing sunset.
By being the trademark of the island, Kleftiko is the most iconic and popular beach of Milos island. The only way to reach Kleftiko beach is by a boat. Fortunately, at almost every port of Milos, you will find companies organizing the tour of the island by boat stopping at Kleftiko. Originally a pirate’s lair, Kleftiko, with its huge white volcanic rocks, offers you the chance to swim in crystal-clear, turquoise waters surrounded by an impressive and unique landscape! Do not miss the chance to visit the site, and if you’re up for it, engage in a scuba diving activity that will allow you to explore the fascinating waters of southern Milos!
Milos is a volcanic island of more than 80 beaches, with each and every one of them being a gem that can be found nowhere else. Therefore, if you want to dive into an iconic Cycladic scenery, Milos is the answer!