Milos Island Greece

The beautiful Greek island of Milos has the best beaches in the Aegean, a fascinating history and excellent seafood, yet most overlook Milos Island Greece. Which is great for the few who do go there, entirely alone in its turquoise waters.

Milos is a volcanic island, at the southernmost part of the Cyclades islands. Milos boasts a magnificent colorful landscape and a coastline that has more than 40 exotic beaches.

With the peaceful ambiance, rich history, picturesque fishing villages, amazing food, and indigo bays, Milos island is a Cycladic gem that will steal your breath with its enchanting beauty. The variety of landscapes in Milos is awe inspiring and there’s always something new to discover.

Milos Greece welcomes everyone, but is especially popular to couples, which find in the serene natural landscape of Milos the perfect setting for their romantic vacation. Indeed, the numerous caves, mysterious catacombs, and emerald Milos beaches have enough charm to entice any traveler. Milos is a paradise on earth! Find out all about Milos Island Greece! Find all of your beach essentials here for your Milos Island Greece vacation. You can also visit our Cyclades Travel Guide for information on all the best Cyclades Islands.

Milos Weather (When to Visit)

The best time to visit Milos for a beach vacation is the summer, from June to mid-September. Take a sweatshirt for cool evenings, which occur mainly in June, but given the intensity of the wind, it may feel a bit cool also in July and August. The Meltemi blows for long periods, especially in July and August, and it’s stronger in the afternoon, but can insist also in the evening. Thanks to this wind, the maximum temperature remains almost always below 86 °F, with possible high temperatures up to 95/97 °F.

Best Milos Beaches

Beaches in Milos distinguish for their unique natural beauty and gorgeous water. The magnificent colors and the interesting rock formations of Milos beaches provide great places to spend a day at the sea. The most famous beach is Sarakiniko, a moonscape place with abrupt white rocks.

Sarakiniko Beach, Milos Greece, best Milos Beaches, things to do in Milos, best Milos restaurants, best Milos hotels, recommended Milos tours & activities
Sarakiniko Beach

This beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Milos and surely the most particular one. The entire landscape formed by the volcanic rocks doesn’t show any signs of vegetation and is colored entirely in a bright white, which makes an interesting contrast with the deep blue and turquoise of the surrounding waters. This amazing scenery gives one the impression of standing on the surface of the moon.

Tsigrado Beach, Milos Greece, best Milos Beaches, things to do in Milos, best Milos restaurants, best Milos hotels, recommended Milos tours & activities
Tsigrado Beach

Tsigrado is one of the most beautiful southern beaches of Milos. Located right next to Firiplaka, Tsigrado is a small sandy cove with crystal water. Going down this beach is a bit difficult as visitors have to pass through a rocky passage to get there. The surrounding environment with the rocky cliffs is quite impressive.

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Paleochori Beach, Milos Greece, best Milos Beaches, things to do in Milos, best Milos restaurants, best Milos hotels, recommended Milos tours & activities
Paleochori Beach

At 10 kilometers south of Adamas is the beautiful beach of Paleochori. Its crystal-clear waters are a perpetual temptation for swimming and the variety of colors and materials there is really amazing. Facilities for various water sports are offered in Paleochori as well as cafes, fish taverns and rooms for rent.

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Agia Kiriaki Beach, Milos Greece, best Milos Beaches, things to do in Milos, best Milos restaurants, best Milos hotels, recommended Milos tours & activities
Agia Kiriaki Beach

Agia Kyriaki is a beautiful beach located on the southern side of Milos. Agia Kyriaki has lovely sand and the white pebbles along the waterside. This is a great place to practice waters sports. Along the beachfront there are several restaurants, cafeterias and beach bars.

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Firiplaka Beach, Milos Greece, best Milos Beaches, things to do in Milos, best Milos restaurants, best Milos hotels, recommended Milos tours & activities
Firiplaka Beach

Right next to the lovely beach of Tsigrado lies the superb beach of Firiplaka. It is a long beach with silver sand and huge colored rocks forming its coastline. The waters in Firiplaka are really exotic: crystalline and shallow green-blue, they never fail to enchant anyone who had the chance to swim in them.

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Recommended Milos Tours & Activities by Viator

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Discover Milos: Sailing, Snorkeling and Cave Exploration Cruise

Explore the Aegean island of Milos on this sailing excursion. Enjoy a small group experience that includes visits to Cape Vani, Kalogries beach, and Gerontas beach, as well as inaccessible areas like Kleftiko and Sykia. Check out caves on a dinghy, go swimming and snorkeling, and relax by the sea. Enjoy complimentary meals, snacks, drinks, access to scuba equipment, and photos via a GoPro. Learn more about the Discover Milos Cruise.

Kleftiko and Round Trip Of Milos Island Lunch & Open bar

Family getaway, romantic vacation, or even a business retreat, Kleftiko & Round trip of Milos is the best for you! Relax on the deck of the Yacht and spend a day as you deserve! Get the best leisure experience and let us serve you with food, beverages and myths from Milos Island! Learn more about the Kleftiko & Milos Sailing.

Best of Milos Small Group Island Tour

This affordable, small-group adventure is perfect for experiencing Milos’s highlights on an intensive full-day tour. Get an introduction to the island without the hassle of renting a car. Visit Papafragkas cave and Sarakiniko beach, explore the ruins of ancient Klima, and see the Plaka catacombs, where the Venus of Milo was discovered. Top off your day with a refreshing swim at Palaiochori or Provatas, where you’ll enjoy snacks and drinks. Learn more about the Best of Milos Tour.

Rent a Boat in Milos

Kleftiko and Polyaigos are two important points of interest in Milos Island. By the use of this small Hippie Fleet you have the chance to go and discover the hidden beauties of these two magnificent places. Learn more about Renting a Boat in Milos

Boat tour to Kleftiko from Milos

Start from the beach of Agios Sostis, which is located in the southern part of the island, next to Provatas beach. Our first stop for swimming is “Gerontas” beach, for about half an hour. Next stop at Kleftiko for about 1-1 ½ hours, so there is plenty of time for swimming. Learn more about the Kleftiko Boat Tour from Milos.

Best Milos Restaurants

Medusa $11 – 30

Medusa restaurant is located in one of the most picturesque areas of Milos, in Mandrakia. Enjoy your meal, while gazing at the endless, turquoise scenery of the crystalline waters of the Aegean sea. Try numerous tasty suggestions, with seafood, ouzo and wine being the most popular choices. Telephone: 30 2287 023670 Web: Medusa

Barriello $11 – 30

It’s housed in a very old building with catacombs, with a romantic atmosphere and the panoramic view of the sea. Enjoy delicious creations, inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine and accompany your meal with a glass of wine, choosing from the finest Greek labels. The ingredients that used are always fresh and locally produced. Telephone: 30 698 421 8360 Web: Barriello

Gialos $11 – 30

Gialos is a traditional Greek tavern situated right on the waterfront of Pollonia. Gialos offers inventive food along with traditional dishes. The popular dishes include marinated anchovies, fish carpaccio and taramosalata. From the mezedes to the desserts, Gialos can be a terrific dining experience. Telephone: 30 2287 041208 Web: Gialos

To Petrino $11 – 30

To Petrino is a traditional tavern located in Zefyria. The snack menu includes local delicacies such as pitarakia (traditional cheese pies made with local cheeses and spearmint), a great choice of salads from fresh locally-grown vegetables and other snacks. There is also a large menu for meals and dinners. Telephone: 30 2287 031037 Web: To Petrino

Jordan’s Meat-ing Restaurant & Grill

In its traditional environment, you can taste fresh meat and pasta, which are cooked in front of you in an open kitchen at the time of your order. Delicious fresh salads and vegetables can accompany you on this culinary journey.  Telephone: Web: Jordan’s Meat-ing Restaurant & Grill

Best Milos Beach Bars

Kri Kri

With amazing live music every night, it is a great place to spend an evening with great drinks. Serving a variety of drinks, such as wine, ouzo and interesting cocktails ( although kinda expensive ) Kri Kri has live music nightly. Telephone: 30 697 274 0626 Web: Kri Kri

Aragosta

If you want to taste mouthwatering food, with cold crisp wine and incredible cocktails, then look no further: Aragosta is the place! With great views over the harbor, suitable for both couples and partying with friends till the early morning hours in the main bar/club area, this place is the center point of Adamas and Milos. Telephone: Web: Aragosta

Deepblue Beach Bar

Perhaps one of the best beach bars in Milos. Chill out, soft music, not so loud, and therefore ideal for a beach bar. The staff and the waitresses are very friendly and professional. Good prices too given that you can hardly find a cheaper beach bar in Milos. Telephone: 30 22870 31158 Web: Deepblue Beach Bar

Akri Bar

Perched atop the stunning port of Adamantas, AKRI bar offers unparalleled views to the Aegean blue as you enjoy one of their famous cocktails. Order refreshing beverages or coffee from 7 p.m., drop in for a pre-dinner cocktail, or spend the evening with the sounds of well known Greek Djs. Telephone: 30 694 542 3605 Web: Akri Bar

Best Milos Hotels

26 Comments

  1. Smoochi

    The fact that i have come to learn something tangible from this post is satisfying. The make of your website is nice and the simplicity of the color selection makes it beautiful. i surely need to start saving up because my next vacation is going to be on milos island in greece. i am so amazed by this place.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Smoochi.  I am sure you will not be disappointed!  Thanks for the visit and for taking the time to leave me comments.

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  2. AminaIsrat

    Hello! Thank you so much for writing such an informative and helpful article and sharing with us. I enjoyed reading your Milos guide, especially the video. The view of Milos island Greece is truly breathtaking. I have always wanted to go to Greece, but have not yet been.  Milos looks perfect.   I am looking forward to experiencing this with my family in our next vacation.  We can all enjoy the natural beauty and spend quality time together. I will share your guide and website with my friends. It is truly great.  Thanks!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Wonderful!  I am glad you enjoyed learning about Milos Island Greece.  I hope you can visit with your family soon.  If you would like any additional information, please let me know.

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  3. Todd Matthews

    Milos would definitely be an exciting travel destination. The beaches pictured here are surreal and the dining is more than cheap – no more than what I pay in the area I currently reside. This would be a great destination for me over the course of time, since the temperature seems to be manageable under most circumstances – 86 feels great, especially with the wind coming off the water. And there’s the fact Greece is naturally on my travel destination list. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I completely agree Todd.  It is just a perfect place for a wonderful vacation.  And Greece has and always will be on my vacation list, no matter how many times I visit!

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  4. Donny

    Nothing would be more thrilling than that chance to be able to go visit a couple of beaches in Greece. I think this would be a great idea for my honeymoon some time next year. I have a friend of mine who went to Tsigrado Beach and shared some photos or really did look like a great place to spend some time there. Will be checking it out soon if all goes well and thanks for the beautiful photos in this article and very informative article.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Glad you enjoyed Donny and enjoy your honeymoon!

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  5. Dave

    Hallo there Leahrae, 

    I have been told great things about milos island by my travel buddies and it is a destination on my checklist this year. I thought I should warm my hands with the places I should visit and the best hotels there. Your post was really informative and helped me get exactly the right kind of information I was looking for. Hopefully, when this whole corona virus issue is under control I will be able to visit there. Thanks for the info.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I sure hope the corona virus is under control soon as well.  I am glad you enjoyed my Milos Island Greece guide and it will be helpful for you in planning your vacation to Milos.  If you need any additional information, please let me know.

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  6. Dave Sweney

    Thanks for the thorough review of the Milos Island, Greece location, it seems to be a perfect vacation spot to consider. After reading through everything, I have added it to my bucket list which never seems to get smaller. No sooner than crossing off a few items, I add a new one.

    The video is stunning and really shows off how unique and worthy Milos Island is of attention for the global traveler. I have been to a few areas in Greece, and all are nice, but this place seems to top anything I have seen to now. I have bookmarked your page so I can get back here prior to heading out. Thanks again.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome Dave!  I am glad you enjoyed and thank you for visiting my Milos Island Greece guide.

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  7. Fran

    What a beautiful island!  Greece is on my bucket list of places to visit.  I’d love to be lounging on one of those beaches in the sun this summer.  Perhaps, miraculously, I’ll somehow end up there.

    Does Milos Island have lots of cats, like some of the other islands do?  It certainly seems like an ideal place for these furry friends.  However, even without the cats, I’d love to visit.  Thanks for giving such a complete description of what the island has to offer.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, actually you will see a lot of cats on Milos.  They are very friendly and won’t pose any problems for you.  Thank you for visiting beach travel destinations.

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  8. coacherostp

    This article is definitely one to bookmark when this virus passes over. I find that the best articles on travel includes prices for daily activities, which is great that you added. Beaches, events, restaurants  – all amazing detailed information for what is needed to know before taking flight!

    One thing I need to note for myself, is to link high traffic blogs to provide credibility!, which you did a great job here.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you!  I am glad you enjoyed visiting beach travel destinations.  Come on back when you are ready to book!

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  9. Pentrental

    Milos Islands Greece is one of those places that you dream about with its iconic Aegean Sea beaches. Turqoise waters are definitely what I look for most when it comes to beach travel destinations. I appreciate the background information including when to visit. To me, Sarakiniko Beach is one that I will make a priority to visit, and I really like the sound of Gialos with its mix of inventive and traditional foods, as well as Deepblue Beach Bar. I’ll save your post for when its soon time to travel again, thanks!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Ok great!  I am glad you enjoyed my Milos Island Greece guide.  Thanks for visiting beach travel destinations.com

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  10. Changingworldnews

    Thanks for informative article. I have had the opportunity to visit Milos Island before. Its one of the best place one can ever visit when he or she goes to Greece. Very tourist friendly place to see for yourself. Am happy to see a nice post on this beautiful place. Thanks once again for sharing. Nice work. 

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      You are very welcome.  Thank you for stopping by and sharing your experiences.  And I totally agree with your assessment.

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  11. Mary-Ann

    I like your post. If we were not on lockdown with this Corona-virus, I would have been tempted to book and go to Milos.

    I have the feeling that with your recommendations I will see all that I need to see in Milos.

    A great variety of use of video, pictures, and text. There is info about the island, beaches, hotels, restaurants, tours, bars. Very great.

    Keep up the good work.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, I cannot wait till we are not on lock down as well! It does cramp my vacation style and I cannot go to the beach right now! I look forward to the day this virus is gone and no more people are affected by it. Truly sad situation for sure.

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  12. Mary-Ann

    I like your post. If we were not on lockdown with this Corona-virus, I would have been tempted to book and go to Milos.

    I have the feeling that with your recommendations I will see all that I need to see in Milos.

    A great variety of use of video, pictures, and text. There is info about the island, beaches, hotels, restaurants, tours, bars. Very great.

    Keep up the good work.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you Mary Ann.  I cannot wait till this virus is over and we are all safe and healthy again.  Thanks for stopping by and visiting my Milos Island Greece guide.

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  13. Danijel

    Hello Leahrae, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I heard about Milos island in Greece but unfortunately, I did not have a chance to visit it although I was in Greece. I hope to go there with my family this August if this problem with the virus gets solved.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, I really do hope this virus gets resolved soon.  It is messing up vacation time for sure!  Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed 🙂

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