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Milos Travel Guide

MILOS, ISLAND, TRAVEL, GUIDE, FRNKOW, JOURNAL, Greece, Cyclades
MILOS, ISLAND, TRAVEL, GUIDE, FRNKOW, JOURNAL, Greece, Cyclades

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TEXT by Philipp

MILOS
Travel Guide

unspoiled – unique – calm

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MILOS
Travel Guide

unspoiled – unique – calm






TEXT by Philipp

MILOS, ISLAND, TRAVEL, GUIDE, FRNKOW, JOURNAL, Greece, Cyclades

           Milos is a volcanic island with a unique landscape and unforgettable beaches located in the Cyclades region, along with more famous Greek islands like Mykonos and Santorini. Unlike them, Milos is still some kind of hidden treasure with only few hotels and far away from mass tourism. That’s what makes the stay so special.

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Milos was once a critical location for mineral trade and there are more people working in mining than in tourism.
But more and more people are discovering the beauty of Milos. When they come to the island,
they find beautiful little towns, extraordinary beaches and areas with no people at all.

Milos was once a critical location for mineral trade and there are more people working in mining than in tourism.
But more and more people are discovering the beauty of Milos. When they come to the island, they find beautiful little towns, extraordinary beaches and areas with no people at all.

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Transport to and on Milos

          Although Milos doesn’t have a fully developed touristic sector, it’s easy to get there. Milos has an airport with flights to Athens twice a day and a pier for ferries and speedboats to Athens/Piraeus and other islands like Santorini and Mykonos.
                    On Milos I highly recommend to rent a car or ATV. There’s a bus but I wouldn’t rely on it. Milos is not very big. Most destinations are reached within half an hour and it’s easy to go to different beaches and towns on one day.

          Although Milos doesn’t have a fully developed touristic sector, it’s easy to get there. Milos has an airport with flights to Athens twice a day and a pier for ferries and speedboats to Athens/Piraeus and other islands like Santorini and Mykonos.
          On Milos I highly recommend to rent a car or ATV. There’s a bus but I wouldn’t rely on it. Milos is not very big. Most destinations are reached within half an hour and it’s easy to go to different beaches and towns on one day.

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Milos Towns

The capital of Milos is Plaka and it’s hard to find a village that is more Cycladic than Plaka. Whitewashed houses, colorful doors and shutters, flowered balconies and narrow alleys. It’s located in the island’s northwestern mountains and right next to the Venetian Castle. From Plaka you can experience lovely sunsets – best spot for that is the Church of Panagia Thalassitra.

Whereas Plaka is the capitol, Adamas is the most important town of Milos. The small village is the touristic center of Milos, but that sounds worse than it actually is. Sure, there are many bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, travel agencies and accommodations, but you cannot compare it to touristic hotspots on other Greek islands!

When you’re in Milos, you have to visit little fishing villages like Klima to see the syrmata. These fishermen houses, right next to the waterfront, are carved into the rocks. On the ground floor there’s a boat shed with bright colored wooden doors and a living room on the upper floor.

Milos Towns

The capital of Milos is Plaka and it’s hard to find a village that is more Cycladic than Plaka. Whitewashed houses, colorful doors and shutters, flowered balconies and narrow alleys. It’s located in the island’s northwestern mountains and right next to the Venetian Castle. From Plaka you can experience lovely sunsets – best spot for that is the Church of Panagia Thalassitra.

Whereas Plaka is the capitol, Adamas is the most important town of Milos. The small village is the touristic center of Milos, but that sounds worse than it actually is. Sure, there are many bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, travel agencies and accommodations, but you cannot compare it to touristic hotspots on other Greek islands!

When you’re in Milos, you have to visit little fishing villages like Klima to see the syrmata. These fishermen houses, right next to the waterfront, are carved into the rocks. On the ground floor there’s a boat shed with bright colored wooden doors and a living room on the upper floor.

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Where to stay in Milos

As mentioned before, Milos is not (yet) a touristic hotspot so there’re no huge hotel complexes but several beautiful boutique hotels and cute accommodations. I can highly recommend the following three.

Milos Breeze

Traditional architecture combined with authentic luxury – the 4-star Milos Breeze Hotel is built on a quiet spot on a cliff that gives the guests a wonderful view of the sea, the nearby islands and the picturesque town of Pollonia with its sandy beach with tamarisk trees. The few rooms make sure that there’s always a very private, intimate and calm atmosphere. The whitewashed buildings are centered around the big overflow pool and the flowering garden with local plants.

Milos Cove

An extraordinary design, that’s what Milos Cove stands for. The architecture is very different from all the other buildings on Milos. No whitewashed walls and blue doors but minimalistic, straight walls and edges combined with a very modern interior. Milos Cove’s design is state of the art and at the same time very warm and welcoming. Located in the middle of nowhere on a cliff next to the blue ocean, every room offers a beautiful view and a private pool.

Artemis Deluxe Rooms

On Milos’ southern coastline there’s the Hotel Artemis with direct access to the huge, sandy Paliochori Beach with private umbrellas, sun beds and a beach bar. There are several rooms of various categories, each with a balcony or terrace and in the typical Cycladian architecture, a bright lobby and big outside area with a restaurant, impressive infinity pool and day beds.

Milos Breeze

Traditional architecture combined with authentic luxury – the 4-star Milos Breeze Hotel is built on a quiet spot on a cliff that gives the guests a wonderful view of the sea, the nearby islands and the picturesque town of Pollonia with its sandy beach with tamarisk trees. The few rooms make sure that there’s always a very private, intimate and calm atmosphere. The whitewashed buildings are centered around the big overflow pool and the flowering garden with local plants.

Milos Cove

An extraordinary design, that’s what Milos Cove stands for. The architecture is very different from all the other buildings on Milos. No whitewashed walls and blue doors but minimalistic, straight walls and edges combined with a very modern interior. Milos Cove’s design is state of the art and at the same time very warm and welcoming. Located in the middle of nowhere on a cliff next to the blue ocean, every room offers a beautiful view and a private pool.

Artemis Deluxe Rooms

On Milos’ southern coastline there’s the Hotel Artemis with direct access to the huge, sandy Paliochori Beach with private umbrellas, sun beds and a beach bar. There are several rooms of various categories, each with a balcony or terrace and in the typical Cycladian architecture, a bright lobby and big outside area with a restaurant, impressive infinity pool and day beds.

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Milos Beaches

I’ve mentioned the beauty of the beaches twice and there’s a reason for that. Milos has a great variety of beaches and coastlines. The most outstanding one is Sarakiniko – the incredible moonlike beach is made of lava that’s been bleached by the sun and shaped by the waves. Once a refuge for pirates, it’s now a popular place for people to sunbathe, swim in the bay’s narrow canal or cliff dive into the blue water. As Sarakiniko is a hotspot for visitors, I recommend to come here early in the mornings to see the rising sun on the volcanic stones.

To see Kleftiko beach, you need to rent a sailboat or make a boat tour – and it’s really worth doing it! Kleftiko is the Milos’ most impressive natural area and not necessarily a beach, but a series of caves and lagoons with the bluest and clearest water on the island.

Especially in the southern part of the island, there are several sandy beaches like Fyriplaka, Tsigrado and Paliochori Beach, but the most extraordinary one is Thiorichia Beach as you’re sunbathing and swimming right beside an old sulfur mine.

Milos Beaches

I’ve mentioned the beauty of the beaches twice and there’s a reason for that. Milos has a great variety of beaches and coastlines. The most outstanding one is Sarakiniko – the incredible moonlike beach is made of lava that’s been bleached by the sun and shaped by the waves. Once a refuge for pirates, it’s now a popular place for people to sunbathe, swim in the bay’s narrow canal or cliff dive into the blue water. As Sarakiniko is a hotspot for visitors, I recommend to come here early in the mornings to see the rising sun on the volcanic stones.

To see Kleftiko beach, you need to rent a sailboat or make a boat tour – and it’s really worth doing it! Kleftiko is the Milos’ most impressive natural area and not necessarily a beach, but a series of caves and lagoons with the bluest and clearest water on the island.

Especially in the southern part of the island, there are several sandy beaches like Fyriplaka, Tsigrado and Paliochori Beach, but the most extraordinary one is Thiorichia Beach as you’re sunbathing and swimming right beside an old sulfur mine.

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Hidden Milos

Get in your car – or better your ATV – and take a look at the hinterland. There’s a beautiful, peaceful landscape and you won’t see any tourists. And if you’re looking for a beach that you have just for yourself, I recommend to go to Voudia Beach. It’s located next to a stone quarry, so most visitors don’t go there, and you have the huge, pebbled beach, the caves and the clear, blue water just for yourself.

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