Milos is the southwesternmost island in the Cyclades group. The volcanic activity in ancient years has endowed this island with an exciting variety of gorgeous landscapes, consequently offering the visitor a wide range of activities.
The funny shapes of the rocks and their wonderful colors at the beautiful white sandy beaches are one expression of the volcanic features of Mílos; the economic activity is another where minerals such as obsidian, are excavated here and one of the most ancient mines in the Mediterranean is on this island.
The diving enthusiasts will find a paradise in the underwater caves in the triangle formed by Mílos, Kimolos and Polýegos islands. The island’s villages are lovely too: the stately Pláka (the island’s capital), the harbor of Adámantas, the beautiful Hivadolímni, the marvelous Emporiós with the little lagoon of Revary and the old iron mines.
Last but not least, there are local tastes offering a special gastronomic experience. Don’t miss out on watermelon pies, cream cheese pies and bonbons with white pumpkin.
In the 13th century, the Venetians established their presence by building the Castle of Milos, on the hill, which is called Prophet Elias and is about 280 meters high. The Castle survived but was vandalized from soldiers and pirates during the decades.
Resembling a magical moonscape this bone white rocky beach stands proud against the sapphire waters of the sea. It is considered one of the best beaches on the island of Milos as well as one of the most photographed beaches in the entire Aegean Sea.
Spilia Sykias The Cave of the Fig Tree in SW side of the island is unique because it hides inside a lovely beach. Also known as the Emerald Cave is an amazing part of the cave whose roof has collapsed resulting in the sunbeams that penetrate to create a unique spectacle consisting of thousands of colors.
Like almost all beaches in the west side of Milos, Agathia is very difficult to access by land because of a bad road, but is totally worth it especially if you are unable to visit the beach by boat. Its turquoise waters and the wide sandy beach are waiting to reward you for your effort.
The beach of Firiplaka is a fairly large beach, cut in half by a large rock (plate) which has been detached from the mountain. The first part of the beach is the one where you will find the beach bar and sunbeds, probably the second song on your own or with a camper company that has reached the other side of the beach.
Kipoi is a sandy beach and is located near Provatas and the Psathades and enjoys convenient road access. There is a restaurant and a small pier for diving, the only southern coast, from whence Kleftiko trips by boat twice a day and only make two stops: The Elder and Kleftiko, stopping hatred and one hour respectively.
The beach of Lagada lies right next to Adamas and in fact is the natural extension of the harbor. After arriving in Adamas walk to your right and the road will lead you to Lagada, a beautiful beach with trees, well organized and usually not crowded.