The 10 Best Things to Do in Milos, Greece

February 5, 2018 Leida Jutras

Known as the "Island of Colors" thanks to its jewel-colored waters and building painted in vivid primary tones, the horseshoe-shaped island of Milos floats serenely in the Aegean Sea. It was here that the world-famous Venus de Milo statue was discovered. Though she now holds court at the Louvre, Milos has other beauties to admire. There are dozens of beaches, all different colors and all different combinations of sand, stone and shell. Explore the ancient theater, catacombs and windmills in Tripiti village, then cap off your day with a cinematic sunset.
Restaurants in Milos

1. Kleftiko Beach

Greece +30 2287 024083
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 885 reviews

Kleftiko Beach

Reviewed By Richard H - Church Stretton, United Kingdom

In many years of visiting Milos, we have 4 times taken a "round-the-island" cruise. Until this year (previous visit was as far back as September, 2012), Kleftiko was the highlight of the trip. It is still a special place, but even arriving late afternoon, the whole of the Kleftiko area was swamped with both "legitimate" island ships and, more disturbingly, several large "yachts", illegally moored using rocks on the shore to anchor their bows. Fortunately we were one of the last to leave, so were able to enjoy tranquil swimming through the caves and around the bay without bumping into moored ships and/or schools of snorkelers. The beauty of the area is in its remoteness, in the spectacular rock formations, and in the clarity of the water - you can only experience this if you are one of tens, not one of several hundred. There is no beach as such so you are limited by what you see from your boat, and what you experience by swimming. One couple on our yacht were so disappointed that they booked a private charter for the following day, hoping to be there in a "lull" period. Hope they managed it. Kleftiko can also be accessed by foot, but not a clear trail, and from a point on the road that car rental companies tell you is prohibited for their cars. If you want to enjoy the splendour of Kelftiko I recommend walking in early and/or staying late (my preference), or taking a private charter outside of the public cruise season. Expensive, yes, but (almost) guaranteed to avoid disappointment.

2. Sarakiniko Beach

Sarakiniko, Greece
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Sarakiniko Beach

Reviewed By gatzbee - USA

This was one of my favorite spots in Milos. The view of the white rocks against the blue-green sea water is quite beautiful. The rocks do get very hot however given the reflection off the sun. The water felt cold in comparison but your body adjusts to it once inside for a few minutes. It’s definitely not the most comfortable spot to lie in the sun for a tan as it does get quite hot and there’s no soft sandy area. But, overall, it is very unique and a must-see if you’re in Milos.

3. Firiplaka Beach

Greece
Excellent
65%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 619 reviews

Firiplaka Beach

Reviewed By Despina-Kleanthi - Athens, Greece

Semi-organized, don't get panicked with the beach bar and the kitsch sun-beds. Just walk a little, pass the big rock and there you are!!!! Great scenery with the white rocks at the back and clear blue water in front!!! Enjoy your stay!

4. Old Sulfur Mines at Paliorema

Paliorema, 848 00, Greece
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 148 reviews

Old Sulfur Mines at Paliorema

Reviewed By HKJOslo_Norway - Oslo, Norway

You can take the rental car, eventhough a small portion of the trip will not be covered by the insurance. The road is ok! I think many people go with the car regardless of the insurance because it was the lady at our car rental company who recommended us to go; she just said to take it easy and to walk down the last part of the road (you'll see where everybody parks their cars).
If you go in the afternoon there will be fewer people and you might even go skinny-dipping (we did and suddenly the other two couples on the entire beach did too).
The mines are cool to see and they are left as they were in the 1960's. There has been no efforts to secure the place so be careful where you go.
I would read a little about the place before you go because there is no information at all at the mines. Bring water.

5. Plathiena Beach

Plathiena, 190 01, Greece
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 149 reviews

Plathiena Beach

Reviewed By Chocochu - Singapore, Singapore

Perhaps we were there on a good day.
The beach is unspoiled.just one small cafe. No sun beds. Bring your own mat umbrellas. The water was shallow and warm.
Had a great time there.
Stay there till evening and then drive back to Plaka to catch the famous Milos sunset.

6. Tsigrado Beach

Greece
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 482 reviews

Tsigrado Beach

Reviewed By Theo and Ozge S - Sydney, Australia

This beach is one of the two that I would highly recommend visiting in Milos ! It is decent size and has an amazing little cave around the corner which is great spot for snorkeling. It is a challenge to access however in saying that for someone who doesn't really exercise I didn't find it too challenging. I would say wear shoes as you have to go down a rope then stairs. It's pretty private therefore for girls you can swim topless (bases on preference). Better to go early in the morning to avoid a traffic jam !

7. Milos Mining Museum

Adamas 848 01, Greece +30 2287 022481
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
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4.5 based on 315 reviews

Milos Mining Museum

Reviewed By Robert L - Toronto, Canada

We went to the museum on are way to the beach. It is not large large but tells you of the history of Milos. The museum does a good job of explaining what was mined on the island and why. We enjoyed it.

8. Firopotamos Beach

Firopotamos, 190 01, Greece
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 262 reviews

Firopotamos Beach

Reviewed By BUGI_70 - Florence

Picturesque church and boat houses are the must in this fishermen village. The small pebbles is quite clean and good for families. Clear waters and a nice view. Not organized. No facilities at all.

9. Agia Kyriaki

Greece
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Agia Kyriaki

Reviewed By tweetybaby - Geneva, Switzerland

Agia Kiriaki is a stunning beach. When you arrive it sand, then shore is white pebble which give an amazing light to the water. You might need plastic shoes to get in the water, but nevertheless this beach is beautiful. There is also a good taverna on the right of the beach if you want some shade or eat something.

10. Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos

Tripiti 84800, Greece
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 172 reviews

Ancient Roman Theatre - Milos

Reviewed By Shelley D - London, United Kingdom

We combined this visit with a trip to the Catacombs which made the walk worthwhile. We parked in town and walked. It's a fair way but well signposted with reasonable paths. There are also information boards which were helpful. No amenities to speak of.

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