Things To Do
Fringed by the Aegean Sea on all sides, Milos’ beaches are some of the most breath-taking in Greece. It has over 75 of them, ranging from stretches of golden sand to hidden coves only reachable by boat. On the northern coast, don’t miss the moon-like landscape of Sarakiniko, or the magical coves of Papafragas. If you’re heading east, consider a visit to Thiorichia, an abandoned sea mine overlooking irresistible turquoise waters.
A trip to Milos wouldn’t be complete without taking in its ancient history – even by chance. Stumble upon gems like the Byzantine church in the port town of Adamas and explore the island’s mining past in the town’s museum. Visit the southern village of Trypiti to see its third-century catacombs. The island’s volcanic landscape offers up incredible vistas of surreal rock formations, white cliffs, old mines and craters, while in the capital, Plaka, the island’s archaeological museum is home to rare finds.
FOOD AND DRINK
Greek food is best enjoyed slowly – especially on an island as relaxed as Milos. Tuck into seafood mezes and fresh sardines, grilled octopus or hearty lamb shanks. The island’s charming villages are ideal for post-sightseeing afternoon strolls, where you can stop off for a coffee and a slice of galaktoboureko (custard pastry). When the sun begins to set, order your favourite cocktail or a glass of local wine, sit back, and relax.