Milos is high in my ranking of Greek islands. It is great for so many reasons! I’ve been recommending it over and over again to friends who have never been disappointed.
Despite its very convenient airport, which puts it only half an hour away from Athens, the island remains off the beaten track of mass tourism. More than half of Milos is a natural park and therefore it has been preserved from anarchic constructions. Among the specificities that make Milos one of the most picturesque Cycladic islands:
- A unique coastline & turquoise sea to be discovered by boat – excursions depart near Provatas.
- Spectacular volcanic white rocks diving into the sea at Sarakiniko (no shade, avoid visiting midday).
- Colorful fishermen’s house at Klima.
- Various beaches: charming local hangout at Firopotamos (no taverna, just a bar), secluded beach offering a wonderful sunset at Firiplaka, long and wide sandy beaches with umbrellas and taverns at Paleohori and Provatas.
- Plaka’s paved and narrow streets, ideal for getting lost!