Milos at a glance

Milos is a captivating Greek island nestled in the heart of the Aegean Sea, boasts an enchanting blend of natural wonders and cultural heritage. It is set west of Santorini and is the 5th largest of the Cyclades islands. Thanks to its volcanic origin, it offers a stunning and vibrant landscape. What makes it even more alluring is its coastline, which boasts over 40 exotic beaches.

Destination Profile

Milos is easily accessible by plane from Athens and also by ferry from Piraeus port in Athens, as well as from many other nearby islands. Its close proximity to famous islands such as Santorini, Mykonos, Paros, and Naxos makes it an excellent opportunity for island hopping trips.

Touring the island, you’ll see fascinating traditional houses called Syrmata, carved in the rocks. In the picturesque hill-top capital, Plaka, the archaeological museum has a replica of the statue of Venus de Milo, which was discovered here.


Milos' beaches are renowned for their distinctive natural charm and stunning aquatic vistas. The striking hues and intriguing rock configurations found at these shores offer splendid options for a delightful day by the ocean. In order to preserve the extraordinary landscape, the majority of Milos' beaches remain unstructured. However, a few of the more frequented ones are semi-arranged, featuring sun loungers and umbrellas.

Sarakiniko Beach: This much-photographed beach has 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

Gerakas beach: only accessible by boat


  • More than 80 beaches
  • Archaeological museum
  • Traditional Syrmata houses
  • Place where The Venus de Milo was discovered

Things To Do

  • 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.

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

Best time to visit Milos

The warmest months in Milos are June, July and August. July and August sees the highest temperatures, reaching average highs of 29 C.

May, June and September are three of the best months to visit Milos as the temperatures are slightly cooler while still retaining a lovely climate and being slightly quieter than peak travel months.