Discover Milos Beaches some of the most beautiful of the Greek Islands Beaches. They are virgin and colorful.
The ambiance is relaxed and in general is a great vacation spot. The Island offers museums, good restaurants, nightlife. Once there you’ll feel the constant northern breeze caressing the island.
A Typical street in Plaka the main town of the
Island of Milos Greece
Beaches of Milos Greece
I am going to start with the number one and most famous and then will give you a brief description of some of the rest.
For lack of space we cannot describe all 40 something beaches on the island.
• Sarakiniko Beach
This beach is located east of Plaka, the main town. Besides being the most famous it is also the most photographed of all beaches in Milos.
The volcanic origin of the island comes to life in the volcanic rocks that form the landscape of this beach.
The contrast offered by the dark blue waters and the rocks is unique to Milos. The white sands surrounded by the dark rocks resemble a lunar scene.
This beach is great for diving and swimming and also sun bathing.
Sarakiniko Beach is one of the most exotic beaches in Milos
Located in the northern tip of Milos, it is considered the largest beach resort of the island. It is also the second largest harbor of Milos. The beach is fine featuring inexpensive accommodations, a few tavernas next to the sea offering good food.
• Agia Kiriaki
Located southeast of Plaka this beach is well organized. It is relaxed and surrounded by rock formations. This beach offers many amenities, like umbrellas sun beds and most of all the waters are crystalline and great for a good swim.
• Firiplaka Beach
Firiplaka is located southeast of Plaka. This is a small beach with fine and soft sands surrounded by rocks. The white sands in the form of a crescent face crystal blue waters perfect for swimming. There are bars and few amenities.
• Tsigrado Beach
A small beach surrounded by cliffs and fine sands. It makes the perfect scenario for a romantic moment with the rocks the fine sands and clear water as witnesses.
Papafragas Beach surrounded by cliffs is fabulous
• Papafragas Beach
This small beach is one of the most impressive ones in Milos. Surrounded by cliffs this beach is located on the northeastern tip of the island. There are underwater caves to explore.
It is next to the Phylakope Archaeological site showing three small caves which were used as pirate hideouts during Byzantine times.
You may access the beach via a steep and narrow footpath. It is worth the effort because once there you will experience a natural big swimming pool with crystalline waters.
This is not actually a beach but rather a remote bay located on the east side of the island. It may be reaches through a track road.
The popular beach of Provatas on the southern coast of the island
• Provatas Beach
This is a popular beach located southeast of Plaka. It has a long sandy stretch of beach with turquoise waters inviting the visitor to deep on it and stay for a nice beach day.
• Achivadolimni Beach and Camping Site
Located in the region bearing its name, this is a great beach that attracts many tourists because of the camping site seating just above it. It is a well organized camp, one of the best on the Greek Islands with places to stay in a spectacular natural environment. The place is ideal for families and groups of friends.
Achivadolimni Beach and Camping Site is ideal for family reunions
More Beaches in Milos
• Adamas beach
This is a small beach within a walking distance from the port. It is surrounded by many hotels and taverns. Adamas is a small village that you will get to know fast. It has a harbor promenade with tavernas and cafes.
• Agathia Beach
If you are looking for total isolation this is the place to be. Located west of Plaka this remote wild beach is accessible through a track road or by boat.
Ammoudaraki Beach in Milos is better accessed by boat
Located west of Plaka this is a small and remote beach accessible through a track road or by boat.
• Agia Marina
This is a less frequented beach because it is difficult to reach. Located on the south of Milos it is worth a visit, especially for those adventurous among us.
• Gerontas Beach
This crescent of silver sand is framed by rugged rocks and lies beneath soaring cliffs on the southwest coast of Milos.
Many Travel Magazines have designated Triades Beach as
The Best of Milos Beaches
• Agios Ioannis
It is located on the western section of Milos. This is a secluded beach perfect for those looking for solitude. It has some vegetation around it and there are no amenities for the visitors. Once there you may visit St John Monastery up the hill.
• Agios Konstantinos
This is actually a small village in the northeast of Milos. It features white sand with crystal clear turquoise waters. The rocks on the right side form small marine caves waiting to be explored.
For more information go to Greece Tourism Website
Nefeli Sunset Studios Milos Greece
• Triades Beach
It has been named several times as the best beach of Milos Island. It is located on the Halakas peninsula and is a true hidden gem. It has a few caves that provide the necessary shelter from the sun and the summer winds called the “Meltemi”
• Alogomandra Beach
It is a small beach surrounded by some rocks. It is located next to Agios Konstantinos
There are many more Milos Beaches which are the subject of further articles.
Dionisis Hotel Milos Greek Islands
sarakiniko by arkaudes
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The resorts images are courtesy of the resorts mentioned.
Map of the Island of Milos Greece