5 Must-Visit Places in Milos

Milos Island, located in the Aegean Sea, is a hidden gem of Greece, known for its stunning landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and unique geological formations. Famous for its rich history and vibrant culture, Milos offers visitors a perfect blend of natural beauty and traditional charm. From picturesque villages to breathtaking beaches, this island has something for everyone. Here are the top 5 must-visit places in Milos that you should not miss.

1. Plaka

Plaka, the capital of Milos, is a charming village perched atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the island and the sea. Known for its narrow, winding streets, whitewashed houses, and vibrant bougainvillaea, Plaka is the perfect place to experience the traditional Greek atmosphere. Don’t miss the chance to visit the Archaeological Museum of Milos and the Church of Panagia Korfiatissa. In the evening, head to the Venetian Castle for a stunning sunset view that will leave you breathless.

2. Sarakiniko Beach

Sarakiniko Beach is one of the most famous and photographed beaches in Greece, and for good reason. The beach is known for its otherworldly landscape of smooth, white volcanic rock formations that create a striking contrast with the deep blue sea. The unique lunar-like scenery makes Sarakiniko a must-visit spot for swimming, sunbathing, and taking incredible photos. As you can see I definitely had my moment there. The clear waters are perfect for snorkeling, revealing a fascinating underwater world.

3. Klima

Klima is a picturesque fishing village that offers a glimpse into the traditional way of life on Milos. The village is famous for its colorful “syrmata,” which are boat garages turned into quaint houses with brightly painted doors and windows. Stroll along the waterfront, take in the charming atmosphere, and enjoy the stunning views of the bay. Klima is also a great place to relax and watch the sunset, with the vibrant colors reflecting off the water and the houses, plus a beautiful view at the mountains.

4. Mandrakia

Another beautiful fishing village, Mandrakia is a hidden gem with its serene setting and traditional charm. The village features small whitewashed houses with colorful doors, built into the rocky coastline. Mandrakia is perfect for a peaceful walk, offering picturesque views of the sea and the surrounding cliffs. The small, natural harbor is dotted with traditional fishing boats, adding to the village’s authentic feel. Be sure to visit the small chapel of Agios Nikolaos for a moment of tranquility.

5. The Coves of Kleftiko

The coves of Kleftiko are one of the most stunning natural attractions in Milos. Accessible only by boat, Kleftiko is famous for its impressive rock formations, sea caves, and crystal-clear waters. The area was once a hideout for pirates, and its name means “thieves’ hideout.” Take a boat tour to explore the hidden coves, swim in the turquoise waters, and snorkel to discover the rich marine life. The dramatic scenery and secluded setting make Kleftiko an unforgettable experience.

3 Great Places to Have Dinner in Milos
After a day of exploring the beauty of Milos, treat yourself to a delicious meal at one of these highly recommended restaurants.

1. Glaronisia Restaurant
Located in the village of Plaka, Glaronisia Restaurant offers a fantastic dining experience with its fresh seafood and traditional Greek dishes. The restaurant’s terrace provides stunning views, but indoors it is super cute and cozy making it the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or a relaxing meal with friends.

2. Bakalikon Galanis
Bakalikon Galanis, situated in Adamas, is known for its warm hospitality and authentic Greek cuisine. The menu features a variety of local specialties, including grilled meats, fresh salads, and homemade desserts. The cozy atmosphere and friendly service make Bakalikon Galanis a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

3. Mikros Apoplous
Mikros Apoplous, also located in Adamas, is a charming restaurant by the waterfront. Specializing in seafood, the restaurant offers a wide selection of freshly caught fish and traditional Greek dishes. Enjoy your meal while taking in the beautiful views of the harbor and the boats gently swaying in the water.

BONUS TIP! Want to try something different? Why not join a Greek cooking class and take home the traditional Greek sweetness! Although… it is not just Greek! Chef Vasilis Papikinos of Alevromilos makes sure he always adds a touch of Italian into his dishes. Think of a foccacia made out of a greek salad. Yummm!

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