Milos is a mesmeric island of Cyclades, forged by the enormous power of the volcano and boasting an impressive number of over 70 beaches along its coastline. The only problem you may be facing is when to squeeze in all these magnificent Milos beaches to your visit on the island. As you will see, they all come with their own special identity and they are worth exploring at least once in your life. Let’s have a look at the finest beaches that make it to the top of our list, shall we?
First and foremost, the most picture-perfect beach of Milos is none other than Sarakiniko. It lies 4 kilometers to the east of Plaka and along the coastal road, within short distance from Adamas. Oh my, as soon as you have laid your eyes on these marvelous rock formations and the turquoise waters surrounding them, you will be left breathless! The landscape is purely unique and will stay imprinted in your mind and heart forever. It is not exaggeration to state the obvious, which is that the beach resembles a lunar landscape rather than something earthly.
On the southwestern part of the island, Kleftiko definitely ranks among the best Milos beaches to visit. In fact, some have called it “Meteora of the Sea”. If you have ever visited Meteora, you will surely remember those grandiose rocks emerging from the ground to the sky. Well, here they emerge from deep inside the waters and create the most spectacular scenery. As you may have guessed, this beach cannot be accessed on foot or driving. There are boats that take you there for an unforgettable experience.
Moving on with the best Milos beaches for you to discover on the island, Tsigrado should be a “must-see”. There is a rocky pathway leading you to this small yet picturesque cove. It is so isolated and lovely that you should not miss out on the chance to dive in its transparent waters. And a little further away lies Firiplaka beach. This is an equally breathtaking, but fortunately more easily accessible beach on the island. Its exotic nature is divine!
For those seeking modern facilities in an idyllic and family-friendly environment, then some Milos beaches may not cover all those standards. But the truth is that Achivadolimni, the largest beach on the island, is super-organized and is perfect for kids and adults alike. But of course, our next stop should be Papafragas beach and its natural swimming pool. This is a secluded place, only for the lucky ones who get to dive in its watery oasis. Papafragos ancient site is just a breath from this splendid beach, which makes it a great excursion overall to combine nature’s bliss with a sublime historic site.
We can’t wait to dive in these fabulous waters of eternal Greek blue in Milos beaches…How about you?