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Holidays In Milos

Key Facts - Milos

Milos Holidays - Destination Profile

The lovely island of Milos boasts more than 75 beaches; the round-island boat tour from Adamas stops off at some of the nicest.

In the picturesque hill-top capital, Plaka, the archaeological museum has a replica of the statue of Venus de Milo, which was discovered here.

Touring the island, you’ll see fascinating traditional houses called Syrmata, carved in the rocks: the fishermen keep their boats on the ground floor, and live on the floor above.

Holidays in Milos - Things to see

  • Kleftiko, with its lovely beach and strange rock formations, including iconic  Bear rock
  • Klima and Mantrakia villages, to see the Syrmata houses
  • The catacombs in the ancient city of Tripiti

Things to do on a Holiday in Milos

  • Take a kaik (traditional wooden boat) from Pollonia to the nearby island of Kimolos
  • Swim, sunbathe and snorkel in the crystal waters
  • Rent a car or walk through butterfly-filled fields full of flowers and find a quiet beach all of your own.

Eating/Drinking During Milos Holidays

Greece holidays are truly a paradise for food lovers; speciality dishes include keftedes (meatballs with oregano and mint), dolmades (rice and herbs wrapped in vine leaves) and souvlaki (grilled skewers of meat). Try a Greek meze (a selection of different Greek dishes to taste a little of everything). To compliment your meal, restaurants offer a number of delicious, inexpensive local wines varying from area to area. Or try a glass of ouzo, Greece's national drink.

Major resorts provide a wide variety of bars and restaurants with something to suit all tastes, from all-night discos and international restaurants to cosy little tavernas serving typical Greek fare. Nightlife in the smaller resorts tends to centre round the latter where the charm lies in their authenticity and more traditional feel.

Getting Around on Milos Holidays

Taxis: Taxis are metered and are in plentiful supply in the resorts.

Interurban Buses: There are various bus companies linking all major towns, with daily routes at specified intervals.

Urban Buses: These operate frequently during daytime and in certain tourist areas, summer timetables are extended until midnight.

Bicycles: Bikes are available for hire in most resorts.

Milos Holidays Shopping

While on Greece holidays you'll be able to find shops and shopping centres where you can purchase a huge range of items from clothing to jewellery and DVDs. If you're looking for mementoes of your trip, souvenir shops are plentiful where you can purchase a fantastic selection of local produce including wines, pottery, leather goods, hand-made jewellery, religious icons and embroidery.

The major cities and resorts offer a greater choice of shops and places to go to enjoy a full day's retail therapy; the comparatively low prices make Greece holidays perfect for shopaholics to indulge their pleasure without breaking the bank.

Holidays in Milos - Beaches

  • Much-photographed Sarakiniko  Beach, with incredible white rock formations like a lunar landscape
  • Firiplaka: a long, white sandy beach with an excellent beach bar
  • Achivadolimni: a long, white, sandy beach overlooking Adamas

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Greece 17 21 24 26 27 24 22
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Greece 8 10 12 12 11 9 7
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

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