The incredible Milos Beaches

KlimaThere are no beaches in the whole Mediterranean as in Milos. Dozens of them, all different from one another. The shape of the island of Milos, its over 70 miles coast extension, allows you to have beaches all around the island and inside its gulf. Most of them are easily reachable from asphalted or paved roads, while others are more difficult to reach, and therefore are always isolated, even in crowded periods, and still others can be reached only by sea. A last paradise on earth.

Milos beaches' position allows you to choose the right beach depending upon the direction of the wind, which in summer mostly blows from North, bringing fresh dry air. The main and largest beaches offer nowadays simple arrangements for armchairs and umbrellas, and bars with sandwiches. Some have restaurants, both on the beach or nearby.

What distinguishes each beach from the other are mainly four factors: the colored rock and landscape around it, the different material: sand or small stones of different volcanic origin, the color of waters due to the sea bed of different nature, and finally the depth . The many rocky formations of the coast will also satisfy divers, scuba divers, snorkelers and fishermen.

ProvatasMaking a list of beaches seems to us restrictive. Simply get a free map as you arrive in Milos. But if you want to know more, simply look in Google images with these names: (Milos) , Paliohori, Aghia Kiriaky, Tsigrado, Firplaka, Provatas, Gerontas, Agios Joannis, Ammoudaraki, Triades, Achivadolimni, Papakikinou, Plathiena, Fourkovouni, Firopotamo, Mandrakia, Sarakiniko, Pahena, Pollonia, Voudia, Kanstanas, and more.

Protection of the Environment

The European Program NATURA 2000 has included three areas to be protected: the Western area of Halaka, the uninhabited island of Polyegos, South of Kimolos island, and the Antimilos island. These untouched areas are protected to save both rare animals and the impressive, unique geological rock formations. Also, the Northern area from Sarakiniko to the strait of Kimolos, will soon become marine park. Member of the European Geopark Network, Milos is active in promoting activities that lead to eco-sustainability.

Kleftiko Lastly, the area of Kleftiko. Once a pirate shelter, included in the NATURA 2000 area, Kleftiko offers an impressive scenario: a rocky cathedral in the sea, surrounded by caves, in a green clear water. Kleftiko must be seen! You can reach it only by the sea.

Our suggestion is to make a vacation long enough to enjoy the beauty of Milos. You surely will want to return after the first visit!