Travel Guide to Milos

Best things to do and see in Milos

Milos: Why go

Milos is full of mystery; the place where the iconic statue of Venus was discovered and home to over 70 beaches of ethereal colours and landscapes.

Being on the Aegean Volcanic Arc, Milos is almost entirely volcanic and for this reason its beaches vary hugely. Try the white lunar-scape of Sarakiniko or be compelled by Paleochori’s multi-coloured cliffs. Here you can tuck into a meal served from a pot buried in the geothermal ground! Swim through the emerald waters of Papafragas, surrounded by a sand-coloured rock fjord (a sort of sea canal), and explore its smuggler’s cave. If you like a challenge, climb down to Tsigrado beach via a rope ladder or hop into a local fishing boat to discover the sandy cove of Kleftiko, with its caves and other-worldly rock arches. The long, stretching beach, Firiplaka, is great for families due to its shallow water and soft sand.

All over Milos, there are plenty of opportunities for snorkeling in its crystalline waters. You won’t be bored with windsurfing, kitesurfing, paddleboarding, sailing, kayaking, and fishing activities at your fingertips. Give the Mining Museum of Milos a visit for an off-beach day to learn more about the island’s fascinating geology.

Milos has a rich history: Tripiti Village is famous for its ancient catacombs (complex tomb-lined caveways), which date from the 1st - 5th Century and lie 150m above sea level. Don’t forget to visit the nearby ancient Hellenic Theatre whilst you’re there.

Milos has the highest amount of walking trails in the Cyclades so you can explore the arid rocky terrain on foot. Stop off at Plaka, the former capital of Milos, to wander pretty alleys, and to view the 19th-century cathedral, a Venetian castro and the hilltop chapel of Thalassitra (a great spot to watch the sunset).

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