The small village of Adamas will be your introduction to Milos Greece, and most likely where you’ll be staying during your time on the island. So often we can’t wait to get out of the port town and off to a better area, but that won’t be the case here! With great restaurants, beaches, hotels, and some of the best gyro shops in the Cyclades, Adamas port will be an amazing starting point for your adventures. From the moment you pull into Milos port you’ll feel right at home in the neighborhoods and rustic streets of this charming Greek town.
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Adamas Greece: Port Town or Charming Greek Village?
After spending four days here I think the answer lies somewhere in between! Adamas Milos is nowhere near the size of a Fira on Santorini or Mykonos old town.
However, it has a certain vibe that draws you in from the minute you arrive. The main strip runs along the water, and has a group of restaurants and bars wedged in between two beaches.
We found Adamas port to be the perfect location to get everywhere we wanted on Milos, and there are plenty of hotels and apartments to stay at.
We loved strolling to the beach with our morning coffees, taking a dip in the Aegean, and then heading into town to see what was going on that day.
Where To Stay In Adamas Greece
Ultra Luxury – Santa Maria Village – Perched up above Adamas with beautiful ocean views and luxury amenities.
Fun Vacation – Galanis Sweet Home Milos – Nice rooms with balconies, kitchenette, and dining area.
City Center – Capetan Giorgantas – Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, spacious rooms, and being just a quick walk from the port.
Budget Travel – Hotel Eleni – Cute family-run accommodation that is just steps from the beach.
The Two Beaches of Adamas Greece
If you didn’t know to look for them you might not realize that there are actually two beaches in Adamas. Both are perfect for taking a quick swim, but also beautiful enough that you could spend all day enjoying the clear blue waters.
Lagada Beach: (Location) – As you enter the Milos port by ferry, Lagada beach will be directly to your left. It’s the closest beach to town so you’ll be within walking distance of all the great Adamas restaurants. The cliffs behind provide a small backdrop to the soft sands and ocean in front of you.
Papikinou Beach: (Location) – Papikinou is 10 minutes from the main town in the other direction of Lagada. This beach doesn’t have much room to lay out with just a few feet of sand to the water. However, it is a long stretching beach and offers a nice view of Milos port and colorful boats rolling in.
Ranking the Best Gyro in Adamas Greece
- 3. Let’s Meat: Decent size portions and deliciously crispy fries. We also liked that they offer both corn and pita wraps.
- 2. Yankos: First Adamas restaurant you’ll notice in Milos port, with a gyro window right next to the bus station. Good spot for a quick bite to eat with a full restaurant and cafe next door.
- 1. O Gyros Tis Milou: Quite simply the best pork we’ve tasted in all of the Greek islands! Go for the gyro club sandwich if you want to level up.
Getting to Adamas Milos and Around The Island
Ferry: Ferries are coming into the port of Milos regularly along with cruise ships. The boat will let you off right into the center of Adamas which is very convenient. Be sure to add Milos to your Greek island hopping itinerary!
Airport: Flights only run regularly to Milos during peak season, but there is an airport. If you’ve been to the airports in Mykonos, Santorini, or Milos, you’ll know that they’re pretty tiny. Milos airport is a 10 minute drive from Adamas and can be reached easily by bus or taxi.
Car/ATV/Scooter Rental: As always, renting a vehicle is the best way to get around the Greek Islands. Milos in particular has over 70 beaches to explore, most of which you wouldn’t be able to get to without renting a car, scooter, or ATV. Some people even take them on the island ferries so they’re ready to roll when they get to Milos!
Bus Stop: That brings us to the bus. Don’t worry, if you can’t rent a vehicle not all hope is lost! The bus goes practically everywhere from Adamas Greece, but it’s not so simple to figure out the routes. From what we saw in off-season, they post the schedule of the following day on the main board. The Adamas bus stop is located right in front of Yankos restaurant in Milos port.
Boat Tour: If there’s one thing you should spend money on in Milos it’s a boat rental or tour! The tours will take you to the Kleftiko caves where the pirates of the Aegean used to roam. Some of these beaches and bays are only accessible by boat so this will be an experience like no other!
Don’t Leave Milos Without…
- Cliff jumping and relaxing on the rocks at Moon Beach
- Visiting the Ancient Roman Theatre and Venus of Milos statue
- Eating the best gyro in Adamas at O Gyros Tis Milou
- Going on a morning sailing trip and seeing the far reaches of the island
- Touring the 1st century Christian Catacombs
- Swimming at the three sea caves of Papafragkas
- Having a glass of wine while watching the boats pull into Milos port
- Walking the streets of Plaka and enjoying a sunset from the mountain town
Have any questions on staying in Milos, or want to share your opinion on the best gyro in Adamas? Let us know in the comments below!
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