Just a few hours away from Santorini, Mykonos and other popular Greek islands, lays Milos. An unspoiled picturesque volcanic island that encapsulates the beautiful beaches awash in the colours of the Aegan Sea, great food, charming white-washed Cycladic villages full of character and rich history similar to that of its neighbours, Milos offers you all that without half the crowds.
Often overlooked as a high-end holiday destination, Milos is rapidly turning into an unearthed ‘hidden gem’ on the international travel scene, offering you the same authentic Greek experience away from the chaotic party scenes. Here are some pointers to help you make the most of your trip to Milos.
Where to Stay
Perched on a cliff overlooking Pollonia, Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel provides Cycladic-architecture accommodation with staggering views of the Aegean Sea. It features an infinity swimming pool and an on-site bar. All 23 units at Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel open to a balcony or terrace and each features a luxurious bathroom. Some of their units also come with a private spa bath or pool.
Ideally located on a beautiful beach and spotting gorgeous terraces with bright interiors defined by Cycladic style influences, dreamy cocktails and lovely flavours, Artemis offers a singular experience of relaxation in its unique, luxurious, swimming pool with the promise of an excellent stay in front of the sea.
Boasting an architecture marvel inspired by the island, Milos Cove is a unique hideaway that provides its guests with an atmosphere oozing with calm and serenity. It features a large dreamy infinity pool, a Mediterranean restaurant, a beach bar, a fitness centre, and the Obsidian Spa.
Where to Dine
Set right on the beach, the charming village of Pollonia in Milos, Armira is a sophisticated Greek Tavern with numerous seafood options served with a fair few modern twists. It offers a calm and stylish ambience and all their dishes are prepared with fresh, locally sourced products.
A great family-owned restaurant with an exquisite setting offering a beautiful view of the sea just outside Adamandas. O! Hamos is famous for its home-cooked recipes that specialize in meat and vegetable dishes made with the freshest local ingredients with cheese and meat originating from the owner’s farm.
This laid-back open-air taverna is a popular lunch spot that sits on an unbelievable seaside location along the northern coastline near the town of Mandrakia. There are numerous tasty food options, with seafood, ouzo and wine being the most popular choices. Medusa is the perfect spot to enjoy your meal while gazing at the endless, turquoise scenery of the crystalline waters of the Aegean Sea.
Where to Enjoy a Fun Night Out
Milos is not a wild partying location like its neighbour Mykonos but there are some very nice bars and small clubs with dance music where you can enjoy your drink with sea view and either chill and talk or dance.
A scenic bar-restaurant located in an idyllic coastal location in Adamas, Milos, Aragosta bar has some of the most inspired cocktail recipes where they can even customize or come up with a new cocktail tailored to your very personal taste.
Perched atop the stunning port of Adamantas, AKRI bar offers unparalleled views to the blue Aegean Sea which you can enjoy as you drink a drink from their wide range of cocktails and drinks.
This tour is perfect for a family getaway, romantic vacation, or even a business retreat. Spend your day relaxing on the deck of the Yacht and exploring Milos Island while experiencing its best foods, drinks and learning its interesting myths.
This tour provides you with a comfortable private minivan that can accommodate up to 6 guests and will take you to explore traditional local dishes and scenic sites across Milos Island in style.
Starting in the capital and beautiful village of Plaka, the tour will take you to an old, refurbished café where you can sample some authentic traditional Greek Coffee, made anciently. You can indulge their favourite watermelon pie, known for its delightful sweet flavours.
This tour is a fascinating journey taking you back in time to the ancient history and mystical story about the statue of “Venus De Milo,” one of the most famous ancient Greek sculptures, discovered by a Greek peasant in the current village known as Trypiti, Milos.
The tour provides an opportunity to visit the Archeological Museum of Plaka where a replica of the statue lives (the original currently lives in the Louvre Museum in Paris).
Where to Shop
From local weaving, art to hand-made embroidery and jewellery, you can’t leave Milos without a few souvenirs. Here are a few places to shop for them.
This small family-owned jewellery workshop has a huge array of gorgeous handmade gems by a skilful jeweller with a tremendous sense of good taste and style. Deriving inspiration from the waves of the Aegean sea, the blue sky and the history of Milos, the jeweller uses natural elements gold, silver and mineral stones to create his pieces.
Housed on the ground floor of a 200-year-old traditional, stone-built house, with Cycladic architectural trends, Thivoli is a gallery exhibiting the works of acclaimed Greek and foreign artists. Here, you’ll find handmade creations, like jewels made of gold and silver, hats, scarves and bags and sculptures made of bronze, aluminium and wood, as well as ceramic creations.
This is a cozy boutique shop where you’ll find local designer clothes and accessories for you, your family and for presents to take back home. Soleil has its in-house design team that brings together more than 18 upcoming Greek fashion and jewellery design artists, who produce a well-priced and good quality collection of fashion clothes and accessories.