Looking for where to stay in Milos Island, Greece?
With its unique geological features, breathtaking beaches, charming villages, and rich history, Milos Island is a must-see destination that captures the hearts of travelers from around the world.
It offers an unforgettable Greek island experience, where one can immerse themselves in the wonders of nature and the warmth of Greek hospitality.
In this guide, I’ll walk you through the coolest areas and hotels in Milos that cater to every traveler’s needs, from budget-friendly options to luxurious stays.
Let’s dive in and discover the best places to stay in Milos Greece!
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WHERE TO STAY ON MILOS – FAQ
Before I dive into all the best places to stay in Milos Greece, here are some quick answers to the most frequently asked questions from first-time visitors.
WHAT IS THE BEST PLACE TO STAY IN MILOS?
The best place where to stay in Milos is Adamas, the main area. As a seaside traditional village, it’s the main port on the Greek island, and it’s also easy to get around from here.
On top of that, the town boasts great restaurants and bars with delicious local seafood, a museum, and a church dating from the 17th century.
Of course, you’ll have great hotels here where you can rest for the night.
WHERE TO STAY ON MILOS WITH KIDS?
Planning a summer getaway with the kids to Milos? Then Pollonia is your place.
Pollonia is a beautiful, quiet area in Milos where you can relax away from the tourist crowds. From sunbathing on the beach to enjoying water sports, it’s sure to keep everyone entertained.
Note that Pollonia is a small area in Milos and, therefore, there isn’t much to do it here, but that’s perfect if you want to unwind and relax.
WHERE TO STAY IN MILOS FOR NIGHTLIFE?
The capital Plaka is the perfect place to stay in Milos for nightlife, as you can find lots of bars open late and nightclubs, which will definitely spice up your vacation.
Bordering the idyllic fishing village of Klima and located just a short walk away from countless restaurants, bars, and clubs, Plaka is your spot for an authentic experience.
Alternatively, Adamas has also lots of bars and nightclubs where you can chill with live music late in the evening.
WHERE TO STAY IN MILOS ON A BUDGET?
Adamas is the best area to stay in Milos with affordable hotels, supermarkets to shop for groceries and snacks, and restaurants offering dishes for only a few euros.
IS MILOS EXPENSIVE?
Milos is relatively inexpensive and you can get around for less than 100 euros a day, all included.
A room in an average hotel will cost you about 50 euros and casual dining out is cheaper than other spots in Greece like Santorini, Athens, or Crete.
On the other hand, for luxury hotels, you should plan between 100 and 150 euros per day, which is still reasonable.
Also, if you want to save money, I recommend booking an apartment and cooking at home, which will save you a little cash.
There are many free things to do on the island such as visiting all the Milos Beaches, so that’s another way to save on spending.
4 BEST AREAS TO STAY IN MILOS
In this guide, I have put together a complete list of the best places to stay in Milos in the four main areas of the island which are:
- Adamas – Where to stay in Milos for first-timers
- Plaka – Best place to stay in Milos for nightlife
- Pollonia – Best place in Milos for relaxing
- South Coast – Best area in Milos for the beaches
Without further ado, let’s go through all the best hotels in Milos for an incredible vacation.
ADAMAS – WHERE TO STAY IN MILOS FOR FIRST-TIMERS
Adamas, also referred to as Adamantas, is the main harborside town of Milos Island which is rich in culture and history.
This seaside village of white houses set against the shimmering blue waters of the Aegean Sea is a must-visit town whilst in Milos.
Adamas is home to the best luxury hotels in Milos, as well as some amazing beaches that I couldn’t recommend enough.
These are my top choices of accommodation in Adamas.
BEST LUXURY HOTEL IN ADAMAS: VILLA MINA
Villa Mina boasts panoramic views overlooking Adamas Bay, a top-rated accommodation in Milos.
With spacious living, the property comes with a pool and sun terrace as well as space for outdoor dining, with all rooms offering a gorgeous pool, garden, or sea views.
Located just half a mile outside of Adamas up on the hillside, you are just 2.5km away from the airport and 3km from the town of Plaka.
Adamas town and harbor are within walking distance, making this a gorgeous location and one of the best places to stay in Milos.
Rooms are beautifully decorated in traditional Greek styling and come with private bathrooms, a TV and hairdryer, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
This hotel in Milos comes highly recommended for couples, friends, and families that want to relax and enjoy the Greek culture.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
BEST MID-RANGE HOTEL IN ADAMAS: MILOS BAY SUITES
Milos Bay Suites all come with either a balcony or patio and feature beautiful views overlooking the town and sea. A worthy Milos accommodation to consider.
Just 50 yards from the beach you are also within walking distance of all the local shops and restaurants and Milos Bay is just under 3km away.
Fitted with white furnishings, each unit has a kitchenette with a fridge, dining table, and cooking hobs, and a bathroom with a jet-stream showerhead and pebbled floor.
A seating area with a satellite, a 32” flat-screen TV, and a dining area are also included in each apartment.
Milos Bay Suites is recommended for families, couples, and friends on a mid-range budget.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
BEST BUDGET HOTEL IN ADAMAS: GIANNIS HOTEL APARTMENTS
Set in a lovely quiet part of town, this traditional Cycladic hotel features well-maintained gardens and offers free Wi-Fi and port transfers to all its guests.
Just a three-minute walk from the port and a ten-minute walk from the sea you are also within walking distance of all local shops and restaurants making this a perfect Milos accommodation on a budget.
Apartments are spacious and well-maintained offering studio-style living with room dividers separating the beds.
All come with a private bathroom, a small kitchen with a fridge, a TV, and a private balcony.
These apartments are recommended for small groups of travelers as well as couples.
Star Rating: ⭐️
PLAKA – BEST AREA TO STAY IN MILOS FOR NIGHTLIFE
Plaka is the capital town of Milos, placed on the top of a large hill, overlooking the Gulf of Milos. No cars can enter the village because of the narrow spaces between walls and buildings.
When visiting Plaka, you can expect to experience a wealth of culture, heritage, and history.
These are my top choices of accommodation when searching for where to stay in Milos in the Plaka area.
BEST LUXURY HOTEL IN PLAKA: PLAKA SUITES
Plaka Suites come with breathtaking views out to the sea and surrounding landscapes.
Set on the top of the hill you can expect panoramic views to help you relax and unwind during your visit to this incredible island.
Just a mile’s walk from the nearest beach, you are also closely located in the central town for all its shops, restaurants, and taverns.
The beautiful rooms feature traditional Greek architecture with a twist. Rooms are spacious and decorated to the highest standard.
All units have a terrace or a balcony and come with a small fully equipped kitchen and seating area, as well as a private bathroom.
This is one of the top places to stay in Milos for couples as well as small families or groups of friends.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
BEST MID-RANGE HOTEL IN PLAKA: MILOS DREAM LIFE
These well-presented holiday homes, with a modern twist, offer comfortable holiday living in a quiet area just outside of Plaka.
Within walking distance of the center of Plaka and all the local shops and taverns, with the national airport just 4 miles away.
Units have a small kitchenette, seating area, and private bathroom. Bedrooms are comfortable and well-maintained and some come with either a terrace or balcony.
This is a great mid-range hotel in Milos for couples looking to be close to all the local amenities.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
BEST BUDGET HOTEL IN PLAKA: STONE HOUSE TRIPITI
This well-maintained property offers stone-house-style accommodation in Milos, catering to all types of travelers, and boasting gorgeous views of the local landscapes.
Only a few minutes’ walk from the Catacombs and the theatre you are also close to all the local amenities available in Plaka.
The house is presented in a simple, rustic style and comes with private bathrooms. It also includes a fully equipped kitchen and a seating area.
This is a great spot recommended for couples traveling together, small groups, or families.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
POLLONIA – BEST PLACE TO STAY IN MILOS FOR RELAXING
Pollonia is a traditional fishing village on the northeast side of Milos.
It is very family-friendly and very welcoming to all whilst having lots of amenities for people to enjoy including, fishing, water sports, and glorious hiking trails.
These are my top choices of accommodation in Milos when searching for where to stay in the Pollonia area.
BEST LUXURY HOTEL IN POLLONIA: MILOS BREEZE BOUTIQUE HOTEL
Perched on a cliff offering panoramic sea views, this boutique hotel in Milos features an overflow infinity pool and an on-site bar.
It offers minimal, Cycladic-style accommodation with views over the Aegean Sea, and breakfast is served daily at the sea view terrace.
Pollonia Beach is just a short walk from Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel, while restaurants and bars can also be reached within walking distance.
Adamas Port is located 6.8 miles from the property, while Milos Island Airport is 8.1 miles away.
All rooms at Milos Breeze open to a balcony or terrace and include a flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, and a safe.
Each features a luxurious bathroom with comfortable beds and rooms decorated to the highest standard. Some units come with a private pool or a spa bath.
This is one of the best places to stay in Milos for couples and families with a luxury budget.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
BEST MID-RANGE HOTEL IN POLLONIA: MIRABELI APARTMENTS & SUITES
These beautiful apartments in Milos are located close to the beach and offer traditional-style rooms and breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea.
Just 200 yards from the beach and within walking distance of the local shops and amenities.
Each apartment opens to a balcony with views of the Aegean Sea and the surrounding area.
All apartments come with air conditioning, free WiFi, a seating area, and a TV. The kitchen is fully equipped and all come with a private bathroom.
Recommended for families and couples on a mid-range budget.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
BEST BUDGET HOTEL IN POLLONIA: CAPTAIN STAVROS
Captain Stavros offers apartment living at a budget rate that suits all travelers. The property is well maintained and offers all amenities needed for your self-catering stay.
The main square is nearby with markets, bakeries, taverns, and restaurants, and the bus stop is only 150 yards away. A port and airport shuttle can be provided upon charge.
Each of the bright and colorful studios has a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, coffee maker, kettle, and hot plate. It also has a TV, air conditioning, a balcony, and a private bathroom.
This accommodation in Milos is best recommended for couples and families that are on a budget.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
SOUTH COAST – WHERE TO STAY ON MILOS FOR BEACHES
Offering sparkling clean beaches and crystal clear water, the South Coast of Milos is a paradise for enjoying all that the Aegean Sea and Greek lifestyle have to offer.
These are my top choices of accommodation when searching for where to stay in Milos on the South Coast.
BEST LUXURY HOTEL IN SOUTH COAST: PSARAVOLADA RESORT
This traditionally built resort in Milos offers guests an on-site snack bar, restaurant, local coffee shop, and terraces overlooking the sea and spectacular landscapes.
Just 500 yards from a sandy beach you are also within walking distance of other small local beaches and just 5 miles from Adamas Port, the Museum, and the Catacombs.
The rooms are all presented to a high standard and beautifully maintained.
Opening to a patio or a terrace, all ground-floor studios and 1-bedroom apartments of Psaravolada come with a seating area with a private bathroom and kitchenette.
Best recommended for couples, small families, or friends searching for luxury Milos accommodation.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
BEST MID-RANGE HOTEL IN SOUTH COAST: VISTA MARE MILOS
This adult-only accommodation in Milos offers spectacular views out to the sea and across the breathtaking landscape of Milos.
Very close to beaches such as Provatas Beach, Gerontas Beach, and Prophet Elias. Milos Airport is 3.7 miles from Vista Mare and Adamas Port is just over 6 miles.
Offering panoramic sea views, the rooms at Vista Mare feature private bathrooms and balconies or terraces with outdoor seating. All rooms come equipped with a TV and a coffee machine.
Vista Mare Milos is best recommended for couples and families.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
BEST BUDGET HOTEL IN SOUTH COAST: SARANTIS APARTMENTS
Set on the South Coast this lovely, peaceful accommodation on Milos offers amazing sea views in a well-presented setting.
This is a great accommodation to consider when looking for the best places to stay in Milos on a budget.
Located near Achivadolimni Beach and the airport is just 2 miles away. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a private bathroom and a balcony or terrace.
Sarantis Apartments is recommended for couples and solo travelers on a budget.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
MILOS ISLAND: THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Before you set sail to Milos, here are some essential things to know before you go!
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 other nearby Greek islands.
I personally used Book A Way to purchase my ferry tickets online in advance and I highly recommend booking with them to be guaranteed the best rate.
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
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.
HOW TO GET AROUND MILOS?
The best way to explore Milos Island is to rent a scooter, quad bike, or car for the day and make your way around 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 on 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.
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.
Car Rental Milos:
If you would prefer to rent a car in Milos, booking online in advance is best 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 BEACHES IN MILOS?
Milos Beaches are by far some of the best beaches I have ever come across in all my travels!
So much so that I have been back to Milos Greece twice now and seriously can’t get enough of this place!
This beautiful Greek island in the Cyclades region boasts some of the best beaches in Greece!
I have explored more than a dozen Greek islands over the years and in my honest opinion, Milos Island tops them all.
I have put together the Ultimate Guide of 15 Must-See Milos Beaches to help you plan your trip!
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WHAT TO PACK FOR MILOS
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SUMMARY – WHERE TO STAY IN MILOS
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