The Best Things To Do In Milos For Summer

Published On: April 14, 20217.3 min read

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Nothing says summer like the Cyclades

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]Milos has a certain charm about it that no other island in the Cyclades can match. You won’t find lunar beachscapes or in the unique brightly coloured fishing villages in Santorini or Mykonos. These are some of the best things to do in Milos that will show you what really sets this island apart.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Swim At Sarakiniko

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]When you see the famous beach of Sarakiniko you will feel as if you have been transported to another planet. This really is a beach like no other. The huge expanses of white volcanic rock make Sarakiniko look like a moonscape. Jump from the cliffs into the clear turquoise waters of the Aegean or find a secluded rock pool. With views like these, it is no wonder that Sarakiniko is one of the best things to do in Milos and one of Greece’s bucket list beaches.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

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Explore The Capital Of Plaka

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]With bougainvillaea shading the narrow cobbled alleys, Plaka, the capital of Milos gives you the quintessential Cycladic island experience. With cosy tavernas and plenty of shops, this hilltop town has lots to offer. However, Plaka is only pedestrian friendly, so if you do plan to stay here beware that you will need to park your car in the parking lot at the bottom of the hill and then walk up. But from this vantage, you will get to experience fantastic views of the island and the Aegean sea.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

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Catch A Sunset At The Church

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Visiting the church of Panagia Thalassitra, that sits above Plaka village, at sunset is one of the best things to do in Milos. This church adorns many of the photos of Plaka due to its crisp white walls and quaint stone bell tower. The church is located on the edge of a cliff and from here you can sit back and admire the sunset colours as they mix perfectly with the Aegean blue at dusk.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

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Visit The Colourful Village Of Klima

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Taking a trip to the brightly coloured fishing village of Klima is one of the best things to do while you’re in Milos. Once belonging to old fisherman these tiny two-storied houses were used for storing their boats, with living quarters on the top floor. These syrmata, as they are called in Greek, are an example of Milos’s unique and vibrant architecture. Many of these little houses have been converted into rentals for travellers, where you can watch the setting sun overlooking your turquoise balcony.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”20057″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Explore Mandrakia

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Another fishing village that embodies the atmosphere and characteristic architecture of Milos is Mandrakia. What makes this village so special is the little boat houses that hug the curve of the bay. Built snugly into the rockface their colourfully painted doors are an eye-catching addition to the crystal-clear water that laps the pebbled port. While there is no beach here the picturesque nature of Mandrakia is a perfect thing to do in Milos if you want to capture some stunning photos.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

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Ancient Theatre Of Milos

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Built by Romans in the Hellenistic period, the ancient theatre of Milos overlooks the harbour of Klima. As far as ancient sites go, you can’t beat one with sea views, which makes this one of the best things to do in Milos!

While the theatre is worth a look you may also be interested to know that not far from here, a particularly important work of ancient Greek art was found. The Venus de Milo is a statue of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, which is one of the islands claim to fame. Sadly the statue cannot be seen on the island but it can be seen in the Louvre Museum in Paris.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”20074″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_column_text]

Catacombs of Milos

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Take a step back in time and descend into one of the most important ancient sites on the island of Milos, the Roman Catacombs. Wander through this marvellous archaeological feat that takes you underground and through the arched hallways of hollowed volcanic rock. The catacombs were Christian cemeteries that date back to the first century BC. They were first discovered in 1844 in the village of Tripiti and have become one of the best things to do in Milos for history lovers.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

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Explore The Caves At Kleftiko

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Another seaside spot in Milos that is a must is the rock complex of Kleftiko. This can only be reached by boat, so make sure you venture out onto the water. Here you will find yourself immersed in emerald waters and delighted by a complex of breathtaking underwater caves. Swimming under these towering volcanic formations, you can see why this spot was once a perfect hideout for pirates![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

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