16 Fun Things to do in Milos Greece: The Island of Adventure!

Milos Greece

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!

How to Get to Milos Greece

There are a couple different ways to get to this amazing island. First off, there are direct flights from Athens made my the country’s major carriers. This is the fastest way to travel to Milos and it can often be cheap if you plan it advance. 

The other way to get to Milos is by taking the ferry. Ferries run regularly from the more popular Greek Islands during the summer months and it is also be very affordable. Read all about how we got from Santorini to Milos by ferry here for just 19 Euros!

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 restaurants serving fresh fish line the harbor.

This is a great area to base your travels from if you plan to explore all of Milos Greece. Boat trips, vehicle rentals, and more are all run out of Adamas!

Where to Stay in Adamas

Ultra LuxurySanta Maria Village – Perched up above Adamas with beautiful ocean views and luxury amenities. 

Fun VacationGalanis Sweet Home Milos – Nice rooms with balconies, kitchenette, and dining area.

City CenterCapetan Giorgantas – Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, spacious rooms, and being just a quick walk from the port.

Budget TravelHotel Eleni – Cute family-run accommodation that is just steps from the beach.

Island of Milos Greece

2. Hop on a Milos Greece Boat Trip 

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 the Greek Island of Milos in the first place. Prices can range from 100 to 150 Euros but typically include drinks and lunch. This is sure to be one of your favorite days in the Greece… We know it certainly was for us!

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3. Swim at the Kleftiko Sea Caves

Kleftiko is one of the best places to swim on Milos island. However, 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 the blue waters ourselves.

→ Kleftiko Milos Boat Tour: How to the Visit the Caves & More Fun Stops

Kleftiko Milos

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 from the port of Adamas and the afternoon heat comes on strong. This is definitely one of the best things to do in Milos Greece!

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Milos Greece Moon Beach

5. Hike to Plaka Castle 

Plaka is the island’s capital which sits high above Milos. At the very top of the small town is 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 going to Plaka one of the best things to do in Milos for sunset.

After visiting Plaka castle walk through the charming village and grab a meal at one of the local restaurants. The town of Plaka is a great place to see the rich history of Milos and taste traditional Greek food.

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Things to do in Milos Greece

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 of Milos and see a piece of history.

Milos Greece Catacombs

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 BC! The views of the coastline are also spectacular from here. Combining the theatre and catacombs is a great way to spend a couple of hours in Milos Greece.

Ancient Theater of Milos Island

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!

Unsurprisingly, Klima has changed over the years. The two-story traditional houses 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!

Klima Village Milos

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 beautiful beaches.

Milos Island Beer

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. Nevertheless, there are so many great bakeries 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.

Milos Greece Bakery

11. Have a Beach Day in Firamptomos 

Firamptomos beach is a great swimming spot and place to spend the afternoon. After all, it’s small coves and clear water that make visiting this Cycladic 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!

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Firamptomos 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!

Mandrakia Milos Greece

13. Rent a Vehicle to Beach Hop

We touched on a few of the most unique beaches on Milos, 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 was one of our favorite 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.

Things to do Milos Island

14. Milos Greece Hiking Trails 

If you’re up for a hike while on Milos there are plenty of trails that lead to epic viewpoints. Here are 10 popular hiking trails to check out!

Some will take you to gorgeous bays and white rock formations, while others go to the historic churches. Make sure to bring plenty of sunblock and water on your Milos hiking adventures.

Best Things to do in Milos Greece

15. Visit the Old Sulfer Mines & Thiorichia Beach

The last bit 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 beach in front of the old mine! We actually witnessed this from the coastline on our boat tour, but know that you can drive right up and see it. 

Milos Greece Old Sulfer Mines

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 across the Aegean Sea. 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.

Kilimos to Milos 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!

Safe Travels,
Brigitte & Jake

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8 Comments

  1. Patricia Coogan
    July 13, 2023 / 4:57 pm

    Hi Brigitte & Jack. Thanks for your lovely article. Some relatives in their early 60s have invited me to go with them to Milos, but I’m 72. In good health and active, but still 72. Will there be enough for me to do that doesn’t involve steep hiking and pathways that are extremely rocky? I’d really appreciate your reply. It would be my dream trip, but I wouldn’t want to hold anyone back. Thanks.

    • Brigitte & Jake
      Author
      July 14, 2023 / 5:39 am

      Hi Patricia! There are many places on Milos that you can easily access! Adamantas and Pollonia are both great towns that are flat. There are also several beaches that you can drive right up to and swim. However, there are also popular spots and some parts of the island that are rocky so you may want to avoid those. Really it depends on your travel style and what you are up for. Having a car will make it much easier to get around, but know that the roads are tight! We also recommend taking a boat tour. Have fun!!

  2. Clare
    February 11, 2023 / 3:13 am

    What about Pollonia? I have heard it has great seafront restaurants?

    • Brigitte & Jake
      Author
      February 11, 2023 / 7:58 pm

      Hi Clare! We really liked Pollonia and actually talk about it in our Milos Beaches article if you’re looking for more information!

  3. Linda Prell
    February 9, 2023 / 9:43 am

    Why do you describe the theater as an ancient Roman theater?

    • Brigitte & Jake
      Author
      February 9, 2023 / 7:39 pm

      Because it is a Roman Theatre! The original was destroyed and then rebuilt during Roman times. Amazing place

  4. Kushboo Shah
    August 29, 2022 / 7:06 am

    Hello !
    Lovely post.
    We are looking at travelling to Greece- Athens, Milos and Santorini in 1-2nd week of november.
    We have read that its onset of cooler temperatures, though still autumn.
    We wanted to know if we can still enjoy milos beaches and take a dip here and there?
    Also is it too windstormy and what are the odds of ferries and travelling to the island rough and difficult ?
    Any inputs will be really helpful as we will be travelling all the way from India.

    Thank you !

    • Brigitte & Jake
      Author
      August 29, 2022 / 4:27 pm

      Hi Kushbo! What a great trip you are planning. These are some of our favorite places in Greece. We visited Santorini in November and still had wonderful weather so hopefully, you will get the same. I think that exploring both islands will still be great during this time. When it comes to the ferries you may want to consider flying to the islands. For example, fly from Athens to Santorini then take the ferry to Milos and a flight from Milos back to Athens. The flights can be more reliable during this time of year than the ferries. If you have any more questions let us know! -Brigitte & Jake

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