Sarakiniko or “Moon Beach” in Milos Greece is located along one of the islands most iconic coastlines. To be clear Sarakiniko Beach isn’t some long stretch of sand, but instead a white rocky landscape that is often compared to another planet! From the instant you leave the parking lot to the moment you jump from the cliffs into the bright blue Aegean Sea, you’ll understand why Sarakiniko Beach is one of the most amazing Milos beaches. Follow along as we show you how to get to Sarakiniko, where to do the best cliff jumping, and what to pack for your day at the best beach in Milos!
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Getting to Sarakiniko Beach
Bus: (€1.80) During high season buses run multiple times a day from the port town of Adamas to Sarakiniko Beach. Just make sure to check the times back or you might get stuck somewhere coming back from the Milos beaches!
Car/ATV: (€20+) Having your own mode of transportation is hands down the best way to see the island. That way you can get to Sarakiniko Beach before the crowds do. Once the rocks become filled with beachgoers, it will then be easy to move on to explore other parts of the island.
Taxi: (€10) Due to visiting in the off-season we actually ended up taking a taxi. Buses weren’t running to Sarakiniko Beach yet so for €10 the taxi took us over the mountains, and we were at Milos Moon Beach in 10 minutes. During the summer if you have four people it makes sense to hop in a cab as well since it will cost roughly the same as the bus. Just make sure to schedule a time for the taxi to pick you back up, or get familiar with the bus schedule.
Walking: (Free!) Walking isn’t the first thing we would recommend, but it really wasn’t that bad. After using a taxi to get to the beach we ended up walking the 35 minutes back to the port. If you do this know that there is a small road you can take on the way back to avoid coming down the main street with cars. It’s best to put it into your GPS to make sure you’re going the right way.
Our Day at Sarakiniko Beach in Milos
On our trip at the end of May, we shared Milos Moon Beach with only a dozen other people and it was perfect. The beauty and calm of the Milos beaches took us by surprise from what we read about how they look during the summer. Someone actually compared the crowds at Milos Moon Beach to seals fighting for a slice of rock!
If you go during the peak months between July and August you’ll find a much different scene than we had on our beach day. We recommend visiting early in the morning so you’re able to experience the magical setting of Sarakiniko Beach without others. Either way, it’s actually quite big so there are three different parts that you can spread out in and explore.
The Small Sandy Beach
There is only a very small patch of sand and it fills up quickly! With just one tree and a few caves carved into the rocks, this is also where you’ll find the only slice of shade on Milos Moon Beach. The water starts out shallow from the edge of the sand and progressively gets deeper the farther you go out. It’s super clear as well so you should be able to see plenty of fish swimming around!
Along the Rocky Waters Edge at Milos Moon Beach
Laying out on the rocks is the perfect way to relax and take in this unique beach of the Greek islands. We stopped at the market before getting there so we had an amazing picnic spread to go along with the glorious views.
You can also crawl down and jump right into the water from almost anywhere on the rocks. Nothing will feel better than hopping into the chilled water after being in the hot Greek sun all day!
Sarakiniko Beach Cliff Jump
On the far end of Sarakiniko Beach in Milos is where the rocks rise to form large cliffs over the water. Here you can find visitors of all ages jumping into the Aegean Sea below! The water is deep and the jumps range from very easy to more extreme heights above.
Be especially careful if you decide to take part as there are no lifeguards on duty, and the nearest medical help would be miles away. Even if you’re not going to be a daredevil yourself, it’s still a fun place to set up on top of the rocks and watch others take the icy plunge!
→ If you love adventure make sure to book a full day sailing cruise around Milos Island with snorkeling & lunch!
Sarakiniko Beach Breakdown
Shade: Like we mentioned above, outside of a couple of small caves there is zero to no cover at Sarakiniko Beach. With the bright light reflecting off the white stones, it’s a place you’re going to need lots of sunblock and a good hat!
Food: There are no restaurants or food sold at the beach so you should stop in town at the local market and pack a small picnic to enjoy. We especially loved the large loaves of bread from the bakery that only cost one euro.
Water: This is one place you don’t want to be stuck without water! Make sure to overpack the amount of water you need because the hot sun will quickly drain the fluids out of you.
Cushions: Unfortunately, the rocks at the best beach in Milos aren’t smooth and comfortable. This means when you go to lay down and enjoy your picnic the small sharp pebbles kind of jab into your legs. It’s best to bring a little beach chair or thick towel to lay down if you plan to relax outside the water.
What was it like like when you arrived at Milos Moon Beach? Let us know about your experience or tips you have for the perfect day at Sarakiniko Beach. Also, if you have any questions about this post or want to share more of the best Milos Beaches, let us know the comments below!
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Where To Stay In Milos Greece
Ultra Luxury (High End) – The Windmill – Ever stayed inside an actual windmill?? We didn’t think so! This luxury apartment will be a unique and fun experience for your stay in Adamas. It’s a 10 minute walk from town and not far from all the best Milos beaches.
Fun Vacation (Mid Range) – Villa Zampeta – Right outside of the main town, these small villas mix a cozy vibe with an upscale holiday feel. Beautiful views of the island from the outdoor patios, and many modern amenities.
Travel Couple (Longterm Travel) – Asterias Studios – Our home for 4 days in Milos! Perfectly situated in between the beach and port of Adamas. Also equipped with stylish furniture, comfy beds, and large TV’s.
For more places to stay near the Milos beaches you can explore the latest prices here!
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