Milos Beaches are by far some of the best beaches in Greece!
If you don’t know much about Milos, it’s a must-see destination in Greece that offers a mecca of adventures with plenty of fun things to do and beautiful places to see to suit all kinds of travelers.
I have explored more than a dozen Greek islands over the years and in my honest opinion, Milos Island tops them all, and I guarantee you’ll love it too!
In this guide, I have put together a complete list of 15 Must-See Milos Beaches including where to find them, the best times to visit, and what to expect at each one.
QUICK ANSWERS: MILOS BEACHES
Before I dive into more details about the best beaches in Milos, here are some quick answers to the most frequently asked questions.
WHERE IS MILOS ISLAND?
Milos is a horseshoe-shaped island located in the southmost western region of the Cyclades group of islands in Greece.
The volcanic island of Milos has an area of approximately 160km² and a population of 5,000 people.
HOW TO GET TO MILOS GREECE?
The best way to reach Milos Island is by taking a ferry to Milos from Athens or from other nearby Greek islands.
I recommend using Book A Way to purchase your ferry tickets online in advance to be guaranteed the best rates.
I have outlined the most popular routes and journey times below:
Athens to Milos ferry:
- Departures – three times a day with Aegean Speed Lines & Sea Jets
- Journey time – three to four hours
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Santorini to Milos ferry:
- Departures – two times a day with Sea Jets
- Journey time – two hours
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Note: Once you have purchased your ticket online for the ferry to Milos, you’ll receive an email confirmation and e-ticket.
You must then arrive one hour before the ferry departure time and present the e-ticket to the staff at the Sea Jets or Aegean Speed Lines office at the Pireaus Port in Athens.
They will then print you an official boarding pass for your trip.
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HOW TO GET AROUND MILOS?
The best way to explore Milos Island is to rent a scooter, quad bike, or car and make your way around the island at your own pace.
Public buses are another option for getting around Milos but the majority of them only operate in the city and not to the beaches.
There are a number of places to organize a scooter, quad bike, and car rental in Milos which can all be found within walking distance as soon as you step off the ferry in the main harborside town of Adamantas.
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If you would prefer to rent a car in Milos, it’s best to book online in advance to secure a set of wheels for when you arrive.
There are many small cars and SUVs available to rent that will get you around the island safely. Click Here to check availability and prices.
Note: An international driver’s license is mandatory for renting scooters and cars on Milos Island, so make sure to have this ready to present along with your passport or ID.
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15 BEST BEACHES IN MILOS GREECE
Now that you’ve got all the logistics on how to get to Milos and the best way to get around the island, let’s get to the fun stuff.
So, without further ado, here is a complete list of the 15 Best Beaches In Milos!
SARAKINIKO BEACH (MOST FAMOUS MILOS BEACH)
Sarakiniko Beach is one of the most Instagrammed beaches in Greece! Its chalky white, moon-like surface is one of the many features of Sarakiniko Beach Milos that makes this unique location so popular!
Sarakiniko Beach is located on the northern stretch of coastline, a short ten-minute drive from Adamas or a fifteen-minute drive from the island’s capital city, Plaka.
Out of all the Milos beaches, Sarakiniko is the most talked-about beach among locals and tourists.
Sarakiniko is a unique beach with white volcanic cliffs, featuring a chalky surface of what you could imagine finding on the moon.
Sarakiniko Beach is not your typical beach with a long stretch of sand but rather a small inlet with shallow waters.
The color of the water at Sarakiniko is a wonderful shade of blue and the perfect spot for a relaxing swim.
Be sure to explore the coastline to the east and west of Sarakiniko Beach which is where you will find a range of cliff jumps, caves, and rockpools in the area.
My personal favorite spot for swimming at Sarakiniko Milos is inside the cenote which features a natural arch and a blue lagoon.
If you visit Sarakiniko Beach early in the morning for sunrise, especially during the peak summer season, you’ll most likely have the entire beach to yourself.
From 9 am onwards, crowds of tourists start to roll down to Sarakiniko and tend to set up shop for the day.
If you rock-hop along the coastline to the east of Sarakiniko Beach you can find the famous Sarakiniko Shipwreck.
An old tanker ship that crashed into the rocks during a storm in 2003 has since become a popular tourist attraction.
Last but not least, be sure to check out the old mining tunnels that are dug into the sides of the valley leading down to Sarakiniko Beach.
Full Blog Post: Sarakiniko Beach
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PAPAFRAGAS BEACH & CAVES
Next on this list of the best beaches in Milos is Papafragas Beach.
An idyllic, rectangular-shaped cove surrounded by tall cliffs and natural caves makes Papafragas a very unique location and unlike any other beach that I’ve ever seen!
Papafragas Beach is located on Milos’s northern coastline, just five minutes drive from Pollonia or a fifteen-minute drive from Adamas.
Depending on the weather in Milos at the time, Papafragas Beach can either be a dream location looking exactly like it does on the postcards or it can be gloomy and not as inviting as you thought it might be.
Nevertheless, Papafragas Beach is well worth stopping into during your lap around the island.
You can walk around the rocky headland to take pictures of Papafragas Beach from above, or carefully walk down the stairs that are cut into the cliffside and make your way down to the sandy shoreline and crystalline water.
Papafragas Beach itself lies inside a chiseled cave-like channel. You can wade in the shallow waters close to the shoreline or swim out through a natural arch and around the headland to discover more sea caves and secluded coves.
Note: It’s recommended to assess the conditions of the ocean before heading down the cliffside stairs to Papafragas Beach.
If it’s really windy and wavy, you don’t want to risk getting washed around down in the caves.
If the conditions are questionable, be ocean smart and enjoy the views of this beach from the top of the cliffs.
Full Blog Post: Papafragas Beach
Alogomandra Beach, also known as Paralia Alogomandra or Agios Konstantinos, is one of my favorite beaches to visit.
Monolithic caves and turquoise waters await to be explored.
Alogomandra Beach lies between Sarakiniko Beach and Papafragas Beach along the northern coastline in Milos.
From Adamantas it’s a fifteen-minute drive and from Plaka, it’s around the same distance.
Alogomandra Beach is a secluded little hamlet of sorts, boasting glistening white sand, blue lagoons, and a large cave that’s in the shape of a curling wave.
Alogomandra is one of the more popular beaches in Milos, though if you get there early enough (just after sunrise) you can enjoy this fantastic cove all to yourself before the crowds start rolling in.
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Pollonia Beach is most renowned for its sandy shores, waterfront restaurants, and beach bars.
I spent half a day exploring the small seaside village of Pollonia and absolutely fell in love with the place.
Pollonia village and its beaches are located on the northmost eastern tip of Milos island.
From Plaka, the drive to Pollonia is around twenty minutes whereas if you are headed to Pollonia from Adamantas, the journey takes only fifteen minutes.
Pollonia Beach, as I mentioned earlier, features a long stretch of white sand beach and shady trees line the water’s edge, ideal for escaping the midday sun. Oh, and the ocean here is crystal clear!
The surrounding white-washed beach houses and strings of vibrantly colored boats add to the peaceful atmosphere down on Pollonia Beach.
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Pollonia is easily accessible by car and scooter so there is no need for hiking down to the ocean like some of the other Milos beaches.
There are many tourist facilities available at Pollonia Beach such as toilets, convenience stores, cafes, and tour agencies.
Popular island-hopping destinations just off the coast of Pollonia are Kimolos and Poliegos islands, which can be booked via one of the tour agencies in Pollonia village.
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VOUDIA BAY – BEST MILOS BEACHES
Voudia Bay is the most underrated beach in Milos, solely because not many people know that it actually exists! Yay for me when I stumbled across this almost deserted beach in Voudia Bay.
Voudia Bay is surprisingly only five minutes drive from Pollonia. Most people will only visit Pollonia for the day and then drive straight back to Adamantas without exploring the outer edges. Don’t make this same mistake!
There is a small gravel road leading off the main road that leads down to Voudia Beach. It’s easily missed so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled.
Voudia Bay is a rather long stretch of beach with pebbly shores and pink-pigmented cliffs standing tall above the ocean.
I couldn’t quite grasp the beauty of this location and why there were only five or so other beachgoers down there.
Voudia Beach not only features volcanic pink-colored cliffs and electric turquoise water but it also has a number of epic caves and miniature hidden beaches along its coastline.
This beach is quite off the beaten track and well worth checking out if you want to enjoy some peace and quiet in the most unreal location, which is almost unheard of during the peak summer months.
Tsigrado Beach, pronounced see-gra-doh, is low-key out of this world.
Illuminating reefs, natural caves, cliff jumps, and a tricky entrance sums up Tsigrado Beach pretty well, and is not to be missed on your list of beaches in Milos to visit!
Tsigrado Beach is quite easy to find as it neighbors the more popular beach, Fyriplaka, which lies on the southern stretch of coastline on the island.
To start with, Tsigrado Beach is tightly nestled between volcanic cliffs, and getting down to the beach from the car park can be quite tricky for some but it’s also part of the adventure.
Firstly you’ll have to scale down the cracks in the mountainside, using the ropes as aid, and then finally climb down a wooden ladder that emerges on the shoreline at Tsigrado Beach.
I may make it sound more gnarly than it is, but it’s honestly not as hard as you think. If you take your time getting down, you’ll be absolutely fine!
Once you’ve made it down safely, find a spot to perch up along the beach and swim out into the shallow waters to explore the many caves, natural arches, secluded inlets, and cliff jumps that Tsigrado Beach has to offer!
If you’re not game to climb down the cliffs to Tsigrado Beach, the view from above is just as rewarding.
The best time to visit Tsigrado Beach is mid-morning to mid-afternoon when the sun is at its peak. During the late afternoon, Tsigrado Milos becomes lost in the shade as the sun begins to lower behind the cliffs.
Tip: Take a mask and snorkel to Tsigrado Beach as it’s one of the best snorkeling spots in Milos!
Full Blog Post: Tsigrado Beach Milos
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Fyriplaka is the second-most popular beach on the island, after Sarakiniko.
Fyriplaka Beach is renowned for its long stretch of glistening white sand, milky blue waters, and rocky outcrops.
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Firiplaka Beach lies along the southern coastline of Milos Island. From Adamantas to Fyriplaka Beach the drive takes around twenty minutes.
Straw umbrellas line the long stretch of beach at Fyriplaka, which you’ll find is the only means of shade at this location so they tend to get occupied very quickly.
Best to bring your own beach umbrella if you plan to stay here for a while.
The most iconic feature at Firiplaka Beach is the enormous rocky outcrop about halfway along the bay. There is a natural archway carved into the rock that is possible to swim through.
The water is only about shoulder height so it’s perfectly safe to go inside the cave for a closer look.
Apart from this, you can find smaller rock pools and lagoons at one end of Fyriplaka Beach which is ideal for snorkeling.
Fyriplaka is also a great place to watch the sun go down if you stick around long enough. Not a bad way to finish off a full day of beach hopping in Milos!
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Ammoudaraki Beach is very much off-the-beaten-path and in my opinion, one of the best beaches on Milos!
If you’re willing to go the extra mile to visit Ammoudaraki, I guarantee you will have the beach entirely to yourself.
Ammoundaraki Beach can be found on the far most western coastline of Milos Island.
The road leading out to Ammoudaraki is windy, bumpy, and a little bit tricky in some sections, which is why few people even bother making the mission to get out to this remote location.
From Adamantas, the drive to Ammoudaraki can take up to one hour on a scooter.
Majestic untouched beaches, crystal clear water, and lush vegetation are just some of the things you can expect to find at Ammoudaraki Beach.
There is little to no development on this side of Milos Island Greece, which adds to the ambiance of being well off the beaten path.
There is a string of other Milos beaches next to Ammoudaraki that can also be explored on foot.
Rock hop around the headlands to discover the nooks and crannies of Silent Beach and Triades Beach, featuring crystalline waters, sea caves, and chalky white cliffs.
Because of the remoteness of these beaches on the western coastline, it’s recommended to pack plenty of drinking water, and some snacks, and make sure you have a full tank of gas before heading over to this side of the island.
Fyropotamos is one of my favorite locations on the island. Featuring a picturesque village filled with white-washed houses, a large turquoise bay, ancient ruins, and traditional Greek churches, all of which are surrounded by rugged volcanic cliffs.
Firopotamos Beach is located on the northern tip of Milos Island. To reach Firopotamos Beach from Adamantas, the drive takes around fifteen minutes, and from Plaka, it’s a short ten-minute drive.
Fyropotamos is easily accessible by car or scooter. There is plenty of free parking spaces available on the roadside and also down in the gravel car park by the beach.
The beach itself is quite pebbly and difficult to walk on but this only contributes to the vibrant shades of blue in Firopotamos Bay.
Straw beach umbrellas and beach chairs can be found along the shoreline, as well as some nice shady trees to perch up for a while.
Simply enjoy the views of the charming town of blue and white fishing villages or go for a refreshing swim in the emerald bay.
Apart from swimming and snorkeling at Firopotamos Beach, I highly recommend going for a wander through the village to visit the Greek church and explore the ancient ruins of an old building that forms the shape of a picture frame.
Paliochori Beach is rated as one of the best beaches on Milos Island. In saying that, every beach I have listed in this blog post is as good as it gets!
Paliochori is renowned for its seaside restaurants, beach bars, water sports activities, crystalline waters, beach resorts, and holiday houses.
Paliochori Beach lies on the southeastern coastline of Milos Island. Paliochori is a twenty-minute drive from Adamantas and there are plenty of free parking spaces available right down by the beach.
Sunbeds, cafes, and beach umbrellas line the stretch of coast at Paliochori Beach and large, pink-colored cliffs surround the bay.
The color of the water at Paliochori Beach is insanely blue and you may even come across some thermal hot spots while swimming which are caused by the volcanic components in the area.
There are also a number of watersports available on Paliochori Beach, including jet skiing and kayaking to name a few.
My personal favorite place to eat at Paliochori Beach is Palagos Cafe, which boasts a rooftop terrace overlooking the bay, delicious food, and thirst-quenching drinks.
A traditional Greek salad at Palagos will set you back €8, €4.50 for a beer, and €3 for a coffee.
The best time to visit Paliochori Beach is early morning to score a beach umbrella for the day before it gets too crowded.
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AGIA KIRIAKI BEACH
Next on the list is Agia Kiriaki Beach. This postcard-worthy location is distinguished by its white strip of pebbles along the shoreline which creates an awesome sparkling effect in the sun.
On top of this, Agia Kyriaki boasts electric blue-colored water, illuminating the entire bay.
Agia Kiriaki Beach is the next beach along to the west of Paliochori Beach, so you can visit these two beaches on the same day.
Agia Kyriaki is easily accessible by car or scooter and there are plenty of places to park just a stone’s throw from the beach.
A long white-pebbled beach lined with shady trees, rocky headlands, a few beach houses, and a dormant volcano on one end is what you can expect to find at Agia Kiriaki Beach in Milos.
A number of restaurants, cafes, and bars can also be found along the beachfront.
Agia Kiriaki Beach is a popular spot for watersports at the western end of the bay and the best snorkeling spots can be found at the eastern end.
I didn’t spend much time at Agia Kiriaki Beach myself, but it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on Milos Island and definitely worth checking out.
Mandrakia is a small, picturesque fishing village featuring bays, beaches, and colorful houses.
Mandrakia Bay often gets overlooked though, in my opinion, it’s the most beautiful village in all of Milos.
Mandrakia Beach lies between Firopotamos Beach and Sarakiniko Beach on the northern shores of Milos Island Greece.
There is easy access for cars and scooters at Mandrakia Beach, and exploring the village on foot is the best way to experience this charming seaside bay.
Mandrakia is such a small village that you can see all the sights in a short space of an hour, or if you have the time, you could easily spend half a day relaxing at the beach.
Many tourists that visit Mandrakia Beach are only there to take photos of the colorful houses and fishing boats that lie in the bay. Though I must admit, this location is very Instagrammable.
Mandrakia Bay is not the most ideal spot for swimming though in close proximity to the west of the village is Tourkothalassa Beach, a secluded emerald cove perfect for a dip, and on the eastern side of the village, you can find crystal clear rock pools enveloped by chalky-white rocks.
If you visit Mandrakia Beach around lunchtime, I highly recommend enjoying some Greek cuisine by the seaside at Medusa Restaurant.
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Klima Beach’s claim to fame is the row of multi-colored houses that line a beautiful secluded bay in the northern region of Milos Island. It’s by far one of my favorite beaches in Milos!
Klima Beach is a short ten-minute drive from Adamantas and there is a tar-sealed road that leads right down to the seaside village of Klima.
Parking spaces are very limited at Klima Beach and you may have to park further up the hillside and walk down to the village from there.
Klima Beach is a photographer’s dream, an Instagram hotspot, and arguably the most colorful fishing village in Greece!
It is said each house is painted a different color so they are easily recognizable by their owners. The layout of the two-story design is a boat garage beneath and a sizeable living area on top.
Since tourism has struck Milos Island in Greece, these colorful houses on Klima Beach are no longer used by the local fisherman. Most of them are now holiday homes and are rented out to tourists during the high season.
There is no official beach or designated swimming area in Klima but you can go for a dip in the ocean almost anywhere you please.
There is one seaside restaurant down on Klima Beach called Astakas Cafe which is a very popular spot making it hard to get a table, especially around sunset.
Best to book a table in advance if you want to enjoy a sunset dinner on Klima Beach.
THIORICHIA BEACH & SULPHUR MINE
Thiorichia Beach is one of the more interesting Milos beaches to check out during your visit.
Thiorichia translates to ‘sulfur mines’ in Greek and that’s exactly what you can find down on the beach.
Thiorichia Beach, also known as Paliorema Beach, is located on the far-eastern tip of Milos Greece.
A gravel road leads all the way down to Paliorema Beach, though it’s only really suitable for ATVs.
I recommend parking your car or scooter about halfway down the mountainside before the road gets too steep and walking the rest of the way, which should take no longer than ten minutes to reach the beach.
The main attraction at this interesting beach is the imposing abandoned sulfur mine that’s etched into the cliffside.
As you pass the mines on the way down to the beach you will see old rail carriages on their tracks, rusty old tools, abandoned warehouses, and a labyrinth of tunnels dug into the mountainside.
When I visited Thiorichia Beach, I felt as though I was on the set of a wild wild west movie.
There are no facilities down on Thiorichia Beach so make sure to take plenty of drinking water and snacks with you.
Once you’ve finished exploring the abandoned mines, head down to the golden sands in Paliorema Bay and take a refreshing dip in the ocean before continuing your day of beach-hopping in Milos.
Last but not least is one of the most famous beaches on the island, Kleftiko Beach.
This awesome location is made up of insane rock formations, crystal-clear bays, and natural caves! This is one beach not to miss on your Milos itinerary.
Kleftiko Beach is located on the very southwestern tip of Milos Island and it’s only accessible by boat.
There are many round-the-island boat tours in Milos and Kleftiko Beach is included in the itinerary.
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WHERE TO STAY IN MILOS
Milos Island has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Hotel Milos Sea Resort
Centrally located in Adamas, Hotel Milos Sea Resort is one of the most luxurious accommodations in Milos.
Each suite features an outdoor private pool, a patio with ocean views, free wifi, air-conditioning, a private ensuite bathroom, a sitting area, and a minibar.
The perfect place to stay for couples wanting a romantic getaway.
Mid Range: Livanios Studios
I personally stayed at Livanios Studios which is located 100m from the center of Adamas and there are nine apartments and loft-style rooms to choose from.
Most offer balconies and rooftop terraces with ocean views and beautiful garden surroundings.
The rooms have free wifi, air-conditioning, flat-screen tv, a private bathroom, and a kitchenette.
It’s the perfect place to stay for families, friends, and couples.
Vythos is the best budget accommodation in Adamas, located just 200m away from Papikinou Beach and within walking distance of the port.
The rooms and studios at Vythos feature large comfortable beds and come with air-conditioning, an en-suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette, and free wifi.
The best place to stay in Milos for solo travelers on a budget.
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FINAL THOUGHTS – BEACHES IN MILOS
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