“A simple but charming converted windmill (sleeps 4-5) and two outbuildings (for 2) on an underrated Greek island with spectacular coastlines”
In all the houses, rooms are sparsely but tastefully furnished, with typically Greek décor: white-washed walls, wooden floors and furniture, blue shutters, canvas chairs and simple storage niches.
On the ground floor of the Windmill is a kitchen-dining room, fully equipped with an oven, a fridge, a filter-coffee machine and adequate cutlery and crockery for simple meals. Going up, you come across a double bedroom with an ensuite shower bathroom. On the second floor is a second bedroom, with the same layout. If you prefer twin beds, the mattresses on the bed-platform can be slightly separated, or there is a sofa which can be used as an additional bed.
There are also 2 outhouses, the White House and the Stone House, whose exterior, as you may imagine, are white-washed and natural-stone respectively. Each is spread over one level and located about 50m from the mill. You get a double bedroom, a shower room, a simple kitchenette (hob, fridge, and cutlery and crockery) and a terrace with stunning sea views.
All houses have simple cooking facilities, which are great for whipping up snacks and light meals, though you would struggle to produce a hearty supper.
But luckily, there are plenty of tavernas and cafés around. A short walk away, overlooking the ancient site and the cove of Klima, are the simple Kafeneio Y Hará (Café of Joy) and the more elegant Ouzeri Methismeni Politea.
A 5-minute walk the other way brings you to Tripiti village, which has a lovely bakery and pie-shop filled with hungry schoolchildren during breaktimes.
Another 10 minutes’ walk uphill - or a short drive - brings you to Plaka (old Milos town), which has various eateries, the best of which is Ergina, serving various local delights, including pitarakia cheese pies and, for the brave, snails.
Another option is to walk or drive down to the main port Adamas, where there are dozens of fish restaurants and ‘grill-houses’, as well as patisseries serving the local speciality koufeto, made from baby marrows in syrup.
A lovely place for a family holiday. The windmill itself makes an original and imaginative bolthole for 4-5, and with the 2 outbuildings, you can bring the parents, or give teens a bit more privacy. You will need to self-cater or eat out (most options involve a short drive), so it's ideal for more enterprising families.
Children (4-12 years), Teens (over 12)
The windmill is perfect for a family, with a double bedroom on the first floor and a kids' bedroom up at the top, which can be made up as a twin and has a single sofabed as well.
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.
The stairs in the windmill are steep. There is no hospital on the island, just a health centre in Plaka (open 24 hours) and doctors' surgeries in Adamas and Pollonia. Bring everything you think you'll need with you.