Milos Island

Aphrodite’s island of exotic beauty! Beaches, one more beautiful next, memorable sunsets, and unique architecture built right into cliffs…all treasures found on Milos Island.

It is where Venus De Milo was discovered, and it is an impressive, most exotic Cyclades island. Colorful volcanic rocks of varying shades of red and orange meet the impressive beaches. The emerald-green waters envelop the stunning white rock formations and elusive caves that made excellent hiding spots for pirates in another lifetime.

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Discover the white rock formations at Kleftiko and Sarakiniko. Prepare to be taken by these and the other mesmerizing beaches of Milos Island and Mother Nature’s awe-inspiring land sculptures. Everywhere you look, there’s always something remarkable waiting to captivate you.

Milos Island Villages

The charming, colorful, old-world Milos Island villages carved into its steep cliffs, like Klima, Mandrakia, and Emborios are a must-see. The island sunsets, where the sun dips into the sea, leave a lasting impression on visitors.

Plaka Village

The whitewashed homes of Plaka Village cascade down the sides of the hill. Brightly-colored windows and doors are interrupted only for brief moments by the narrow stone streets. The structures, accented by balconies and vases overflowing with crimson flowers are a testament to the beauty of Milos island and its picturesque villages.

Little Venice of Milos

Little Venice of Milos is a strikingly colorful and unique hamlet. It was once the port of Ancient Milos. Here is where the 35 ‘Syrmata’ (structures much like caves) stand, on the shoreline, where they once housed fishing boats.

Milos Island Syrmata
Mia T. | Greek Island Secrets The Famous Syrmata of Milos

Today, they have another use and instead are sought-after holiday homes for rent.

Things to do in Milos

The Churches

Milos Island Church
Emma Van Sant

Fill your eyes and soul with the beauty that’s all around the island of Milos. In Plaka, visit the Catholic Church of Panagias of Rodon. Climb to the top of the hill where the ruins lay.

At the church of Panagias Thalassitra, in the courtyard, visitors will be in for a treat – with panoramic views well worth the short trek.

The Church of Panagia Portiani in Zefyria, a beautifully preserved monument dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, dates back to the 17th century.

Archaeological Museum of Plaka

The Archaeological Museum of Plaka is also home to the Venus De Milo replica, since the original sits in the Louvre of Paris.

Milos Island Catacombs

Visit the catacombs of Milos that date back to the 1st century AD and discovered only in 1844! During roman times, these served as Christian cemeteries.

milos island catacombs
Klearchos Kapoutsis Catacombs of Milos

Not far away from the catacombs is the ancient theater, almost certainly built in Hellenistic times.

Snorkeling and Water Sports

Milos Island’s seabed is a wonder to discover! Its beautiful reefs and even ancient shipwrecks invite underwater explorations, while its strong summer winds are haven for windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Sulfur Mines of Milos

The Sulfur Mines of Milos at Paliorema Beach, though not well preserved, are a way to experience the history of the island.

Archaeology and History

Filakopi, on the way to Pollonia Village, is an interesting spot for tourists with a passion for history. Furthermore, prehistoric Filakopi, dates back thousands of years, with obsidian tools discovered onsite. Visitors can see the remains of the ancient city walls.

Best Sunsets in Milos

All over the Greek Islands breathtaking sunsets are ready to fascinate visitors. The best sunsets in Milos Island and most noteworthy are:

  • Sarakiniko Beach, located in the northeastern part of the island
  • Appolonia Village, also in the north east part of Milos
  • Church of Panagia Tourliani, located at the northwestern side
  • Church of Panagia Korfiatissa, located at the northwestern side

Flavors of Milos

Finally, enjoy the quaint cafes throughout the island, and the restaurants and tavernas serve delicious meals for any taste.

Map of Milos Island Greece

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