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 make this unique location so popular!
I have visited this beautiful beach on several occasions and have put together this complete beach guide including how to get there, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you’re there!
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WHERE IS SARAKINIKO BEACH?
Sarakiniko Beach is located on Milos island in the southmost western region of the Cyclades group of islands in Greece.
It can be found on the northern stretch of coastline on Milos island which is a short ten-minute drive from the harbourside town of Adamas or fifteen minutes drive from the island’s capital city, Plaka.
HOW TO GET TO SARAKINIKO BEACH MILOS
The best way to get here, and other attractions on Milos Island, is to rent a scooter, ATV, or a car for the day and make your way around the island at your own pace.
There are a number of places to organize a scooter, ATV, 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.
Scooter rental Milos:
I personally rented my scooter from Nicki Motors and found them to be the most affordable and reliable. From €25 per day, Nicki Motors offers scooter rentals and ATV rentals, but not car rentals. Click Here to check availability and prices.
Car rental Milos:
If you would prefer to rent a car, 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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BEST TIME TO VISIT
If you visit early in the morning for sunrise, especially during the peak summer season, you’ll most likely have the entire beach to yourself.
From 9:00 am onwards, crowds of tourists start to roll down to the beach and tend to set up shop for the entire day.
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ARRIVING AT SARAKINIKO
When you arrive, you’ll find an allocated car parking area at the top of the cliffs.
Parking is free and it’s an easy walk from the parking lot down to the shoreline which should take you no more than five minutes.
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Sunrise at the beach
My favorite time of day
WHAT TO EXPECT
Out of all the beaches on the island, Sarakiniko Milos is the most talked-about beach amongst locals and tourists!
A unique beach with white volcanic cliffs, featuring a chalky surface of what you could imagine finding on the moon.
It’s not your typical beach with a long stretch of sand but rather a small inlet with shallow waters. The color of the water is a wonderful shade of blue and the perfect spot for a relaxing swim.
But don’t stop your adventure here! Be sure to explore along the coastline to the east and west of here to where you will find a range of cliff jumps, caves, and rockpools in the area.
My personal favorite spot for swimming is inside the cenote which features a natural arch and a blue lagoon.
Cenote and blue lagoon
Exploring at sunrise
If you rock-hop along the coastline to the east you can find the famous Sarakiniko Shipwreck.
An old tanker ship that crashed into the rocks during a storm in 2003 and has since become a popular tourist attraction. If it’s not too windy and the ocean is calm, the Sarakiniko Shipwreck is one of the best spots to snorkel in Milos.
Last but not least, be sure to check out the abandoned mining tunnels that are dug into the sides of the valley leading down to the beach.
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Abandoned mining tunnels
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 in Milos to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: The Windmill
Centrally located in Adamas, The Windmill is one of the most unique accommodations in Milos. Set inside a refurbished stone windmill, this apartment features a balcony with ocean views, free wifi, air-conditioning, a private bathroom, a living room, equipped kitchen, and a spacious bedroom. This apartment is popular among tourists so be sure to book online ahead of time. The perfect place to stay for couples wanting a romantic getaway.
Mid Range: Livanios Studios
I personally stayed at Livanios Studios and rate this accommodation 10/10. Located 100m from the center of Adamas, there are nine apartments and loft-style rooms to choose from. Most offer balconies and rooftop terraces with ocean views and beautiful garden surround. The rooms have free wifi, spacious rooms, air-conditioning, flat-screen tv, private bathroom, and kitchenette. John, the owner, is the most caring Greek man that will go out of his way to make all of his guests feel welcome. Perfect place to stay for families, friends, and couples.
Budget: Milos Camping
The best budget accommodation on Milos Island. Achivadolimni Camping offers tents and bungalows to rent on their property, located 150m away from Achivadolimni Beach. There is a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, and mini-market on site for guests to use and free wifi is available. The best place to stay in Milos for solo travelers on a budget.
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Another option for accommodation on Milos Island is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.
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I could honestly spend hours on end down at this beach and not get bored swimming in the calm, crystalline waters and marveling at the other-worldly landscapes that this location has to offer.
It’s the perfect relaxation spot on the island, so make sure to pack some lunch, a bottle of wine, and a beach umbrella to enjoy a full day of beach bumming.
I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions, please leave me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
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