From the minute we stepped foot on Milos, it was easy to see why so many travelers call it their favorite island in Greece! Milos is full of adventure, sailing, hiking, ancient towns, unique beaches, and amazing Greek food. If you’re planning a visit, don’t miss out on these 16 epic things to do in Milos Greece!
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16 Things to Do on the Island of Milos Greece
1. Explore the Port Town of Adamas
The charming village of Adamas is nothing like you might expect from a typical port town. Cute cafes, local shops, and plenty of delicious restaurants line the harbor. This is a great area to base your travels from if you plan to explore all of Milos Greece. Boat tours, vehicle rentals, and more are all run out of Adamas!
Where to Stay in Adamas
- 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.
2. Hop on a Milos Greece Sailing Tour
One of the best things to do on Milos Island is to take a full boat tour. A day spent sailing under the Greek sun, swimming in sea caves, and experiencing the island from the water is not to be missed!
In fact, this is the reason many come to Milos in the first place. Prices can range from 100-150 Euros but typically include drinks and lunch. This is sure to be one of your favorite days in the Greek Islands… We know it certainly was for us!
3. Swim at the Kleftiko Sea Caves
Kleftiko is one of the best places to swim on Milos island but you’ll need to take the boat tour we just noted above to get there. It’s famous for its unique rock formations and sea caves that were a favorite of ancient pirates.
On our trip to Kleftiko, our tour pulled along a small dinghy so we could actually cruise through the caves! We also had a fun time jumping off the boat and swimming through them ourselves.
4. Moon Beach of Milos Greece
Also known as Sarakiniko, Moon Beach is adored by travelers for its out-of-this-world setting. It may not be the typical sandy beach you’re used to but don’t worry! There’s plenty of room to spread out on the wild rocks and find your own spot to hang.
Just over the ridge, there is cliff jumping as well! We recommend visiting in the early morning before the crowds arrive and the afternoon heat comes on strong. This is definitely one of the best things to do in Milos Greece.
5. Hike to Plaka Castle
Plaka is the stunning capital of Milos which sits high above the island. At the very top of the town are the ancient Venetian castle ruins dating back to the 13th century.
As it’s also the highest sitting village on Milos, you’ll be able to see the entire island from here! This makes Plaka one of the best things to do in Milos for sunset.
After visiting Plaka castle walk through the charming traditional village and grab a meal at one of the local restaurants.
6. See the Milos Greece Catacombs
Throughout the hills of Milos island are old catacombs that have been discovered over time. You might be surprised to find out that these ancient burial tombs are some of the most important in the world!
They date back to 5th century B.C. and tell the story of early Christianity. For 4 Euros per person, you can walk down into the catacombs on the island of Milos and see a piece of history.
7. Marvel at the Ancient Theater of Milos Island
By now you can tell that there are all kinds of history to see on the island of Milos! A short walking distance from the catacombs you will find the Ancient theater of Milos Greece.
We couldn’t believe how in-tact this Roman theatre still was given that it was built in 3rd Century B.C.! The views of the coastline are also spectacular. Combining the theatre and catacombs is a great way to spend a couple of hours in Milos Greece.
8. Experience Klima Village
You may have seen pictures of Klima village before as it’s easily one of the most recognizable places on Milos island. The bright-colored boat garages will draw you into this old fishing village which dates back to over 3,000 years ago!
Unsurprisingly, Klima has changed over the years. The two-story homes once used for fishing have now mostly been converted into vacation rentals. Yet, this ancient harbor has not lost its charm.
Milos Greece Tip: Park in the small dirt lot before arriving in Klima. The road is super narrow so you can cause a major traffic jam if you try to park down by the ocean!
9. Sample Local Wine & Milos Island Beer
Did you know there is a winery on the island of Milos? This surprised us because unlike Santorini Milos Greece isn’t known for its wine. Stop into Kostantakis which is located just outside of Pollonia for a tasting. If you want a special experience you can even stay overnight at the winery!
Is beer more your thing? Syrma is brewed on Milos island and made with golden thyme honey from the local bees. Needless to say, this refreshing lager is perfect for a day at the beach.
10. Breakfast at a Local Milos Bakery
There is no better way to start the day on any Greek island than by heading to the bakery! Pick up a pastry treat and coffee to enjoy first thing in the morning. Our personal favorites were Mouratos and Artemis bakery but there are so many great places to try in Milos Greece.
You can always grab classic spinach and cheese pie, yet make sure to ask what’s local to the island. We discovered these delicious apple cookies that are popular in Milos Greece! If you’re visiting in the summer also try the watermelon pie called Karpouzopita.
11. Have a Beach Day in Firamptomos
This beautiful beach is a great swimming spot and place to spend the afternoon. After all, it’s small coves that make visiting the island so special. Even if you aren’t looking to jump in, the view from above the beach is one of the most incredible in Milos Greece.
12. Eat a Seafood Lunch in Mandrakia Village
Welcome to one of the most photographed spots on the island of Milos! The cute little bay has colorful boat sheds much like Klima Village. It’s also home to Medousa which could quite possibly be the best restaurant on Milos Island. There is no better spot for a long seafood lunch overlooking the ocean!
13. Rent a Vehicle to Beach Hop
We touched on a few of the most unique beaches on the island of Milos Greece but let’s be honest… There is A LOT. When we first arrived our host proudly told us Milos has over 75 different beaches to explore!
From long sandy stretches to rocky enclaves and crystal clear bays, this island has it all. For this reason, renting a vehicle is one of the best things to do in Milos. ATV’s are very popular as they are the most suitable for the wild terrain. Just keep in mind that they book out fast before cars and scooters.
Milos Greece Tip: If you are traveling to Milos in high season make sure to book your rental car in advance! We have several friends who visited in summer and were bummed because the island was sold out.
14. Hit the Milos Greece Hiking Trails
If you’re up for a hike while on Milos there are some awesome trails that lead to epic viewpoints. Here are 10 popular hiking trails to check out!
Some will take you to gorgeous bays while others go to the historic churches. Make sure to bring plenty of sunblock and water on your Milos hiking adventures.
15. Visit the Old Sulfer Mines & Thiorichia Beach
The last piece of history we have for you is at the abandoned sulfur mines of Milos island. Many families worked hard and dangerous labor here until it was closed in 1958.
The craziest part is that there is actually a beautiful beach in front of the old mine! We actually witnessed this from the coastline on our boat tour but you can drive right up and see it.
16. Day Trip to Kilimos From Milos Island
From the small seaside resort town of Pollonia, you can take a boat to another fun island! Pollonia is actually a great place to stay in itself which makes it easy for a day trip to Kilimos. This island has nowhere near as many tourists so it feels very unexplored in comparison.
Jump on a full-day boat tour from Milos or go by a small ferry that connects the two islands. The Kimolos Link boat costs just a few euros per person. You can get the full schedule and prices here!
Milos Greece Tip: If you are going to visit Kimolos we highly recommend taking a car or ATV. Just double-check with your rental company that it’s allowed on the boat!
Have any questions about this article or want to share your favorite things to do in Milos Greece? Let us know in the comments below!
Brigitte & Jake
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