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Milos windmill

Milos island, Cyclades, Greece

Kids

What a lovely place for a family to stay - the windmill itself makes an original and imaginative destination and with the 2 outbuildings as well, it is a great spot for a family do, celebration, group family getaway or multi-generational break, offering a nanny or grandparents a bit of privacy. The maximum occupancy of the windmill is 8 and each outhouse sleeps 2 (12 in total).

  • Best for: Children (4-12 years), Teenagers (over 12 years)
  • Family friendly accommodation: If you need a cot, ask the owner on booking. The bedrooms in the windmill can be made up as twins and you can book an extra bed if needed.
  • Children's meals: It's self-catering here, with a basic kitchen with oven and fridge but no microwave or dishwasher. You can hire the cooking services of a local cook if you fancy a night off, or head to the many local tavernas, bakeries and pie shops.
  • Kids Activities nearby:
    • Explore secret beaches, sandy coves, smugglers caves and fishing villages along the coast
    • Take to the water in a fishing boat and see the island from the sea
    • Visit the ancient site of Milos, where the Venus de Milo was discovered
  • Families Should Know: The stairs to the upper bedroom are steep. The closest hospital is a short hop away by plane in Athens but flights are only twice daily. Bring everything you think you'll need with you.

Distances:

  • Airport: 10 minutes (Milos)
  • Ferry: 4 hours from Piraeus by highspeed ferry
Save to favouritesPrintMailMilos windmillThe island of Milos is famous for a perfectly-chiselled, 6-foot tall goddess. Before you get the wrong idea, we’re talking about a statue, sculpted 2000 years ago and found 20 years ago near Tripiti. Though she may have moved to Paris, there are still plenty of reasons to visit the island where Venus de Milo was found. Gnarled sea-cliffs, turquoise waters, smugglers’ coves, hot springs, picturesque villages and old churches all vie for your attention on an island which is bizarrely indifferent towards foreign tourism. On the rocky ridge above Venus’ resting place stands a string of windmills, one of which has been converted into a 2-bedroom ‘villa’. It is a narrow, three-storey building with round rooms and a shaded terrace outside, offering views over the sheltered inlet of Adamas. Next to it are two small 1-bedroom outhouses, which can also be rented if you have a larger group. It’s owned and run by a reliable, English-speaking man named Gerasimos Marketos, and not sold outside Greece through any other channels. All in all, it’s a very special place, and ideal for [kids:GR035:families] or groups of friends who are keen to explore a little-known but still very beautiful Greek island.

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