Tsigrado Beach Milos, pronounced ‘see-gra-doh’, boasts illuminating reefs, natural caves, cliff jumps, and a tricky entrance to get to this stunning beach.
During my beach-hopping adventures in Milos, I stumbled across this beautiful location by chance and it ended up being one of my favorite beaches on the island.
Furthermore, I have put together this complete guide to Tsigrado Beach Milos including how to get there, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS TSIGRADO BEACH?
Tsigrado Beach lies on the southern stretch of coastline on Milos Island and it’s quite easy to find as it neighbors one of the more popular beaches in Milos, Fyriplaka.
HOW TO GET HERE
The best way to get here is to rent a scooter, ATV, or a car for the day and make your way over to Tsigrado Milos.
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 harbor-side 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 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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WHAT TO EXPECT
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.
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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 this place has to offer!
If you’re not game to climb down the cliffs, the view from above is just as rewarding.
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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
First and foremost, take a mask and snorkel to this location as it’s one of the best snorkeling spots in Milos!
There are no beachside cafes, restaurants, or bars down on the beach, so make sure to pack plenty of drinking water and snacks to keep you fuelled.
Also, this beach doesn’t have any beach umbrellas along the shoreline like most other beaches in Milos. If you do want to take shade out of the sun, be prepared and bring your own beach umbrella and quick-dry travel towel to set up down on the beach.
View from above
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit 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.
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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 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 a beautiful garden surrounding. The rooms have free wifi, spacious rooms, air-conditioning, flat-screen tv, a private bathroom, and a 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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WHAT TO PACK FOR MILOS
When visiting Milos, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;
- Sunscreen – the Greek sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
- Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
- Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
- Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.
If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on the trek, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;
- GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
- Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.
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