The remote pristine beaches and the white volcanic rock formations, located off the main tourist track, are what make the island of Milos so stunning and unique. The island is still quite undeveloped and has an authentic and local feel, unlike some of the more touristy islands. The elevated white washed town of Plaka offers stunning views of the Aegean Sea as well as traditional tavernas and architecture. We discovered the three best beaches in Milos and the neighbouring island of Kimolos.
Sarakiniko beach Milos
Access to the amazing Sarakiniko beach is along a walkway that winds down from the road through stunning white rock formations. From a small sandy area at the edge of the water you can swim in the bay between the rocks.The white volcanic rock formations on the north coast at Sarakiniko beach contrast with the deep blue water.
Explore the caves that tunnel through the rocks near the sand; used in World War II by the German army. The only facility at Sarakiniko is a mobile drinks and snacks truck.
This amazing location featured in the youtube video ‘This Girl’ by Australian band Kung v Cookin’ on 3 Burners.
Firiplaka Beach Milos
Access the beach by car or on foot from the bus stop. From the bus stop it is a 10 to 15 minute walk down the windy road to the beach.
Spend a few hours at the Firiplaka beach club relaxing on the sandy beach and swimming in the clear water, located beneath the coloured cliffs.Arrive early in peak season if you want to secure a sun bed for the day. Two sun beds and an umbrella are available for 10 euros.
Buses go to Sarakiniko and Firiplaka beaches, although, they don’t run often. The main port of Adamas is a good base if you want to explore the island by public bus, as all bus routes start from there.Pollonia has waterfront tavernas and great seafood restaurants (popular with Italian tourists) between the main beach and the port. It’s a good base location if you want to visit the nearby island of Kimolos.For great coffee on the waterfront, head to Opsidianos Art Cafe bar in Pollonia.
Sunset views from Plaka
The Utopia Bar in the elevated village of Plaka is a popular spot to view beautiful sunsets over the Aegean Sea. Visit the picturesque village of Plaka for dinner at one of the traditional tavernas and for some local shopping.