Milos is one of the furthest west Cycladic islands that you can visit. Due to the remoteness, it is not as visited as many of the other Cycladic islands such as Mykonos. The Milos beaches are stunningly beautiful and there are a variety of options for all types of visitors to Milos.
Many people have seen pictures of the stunning white beach of Sarakiniko. Some people liken it to the moon. It is unlike any beach you have seen before. The turquoise and blue water next to it make for a striking combination.
There are two ways to get in the water, jump in from the cliffside. Most of them are not too high, just make sure there are no rocks below you. The other way is to walk around to the inlet where there is a small sandy beach. Keep in mind that during the high season, the beach will get busy so make sure to get there early in the day. There are no services at Sarakinikio and the public bus goes there but on a limited schedule in the offseason.
In the small fishing village of Pollonia, there is a beach right in town. The beach is a sandy beach and has shallow waters. This is a great option for families with small children.
Since the beach in Pollonia is right in town, it makes a great place to set up for a whole day at the beach. You can easily have lunch at one of the beachside restaurants and go right back to the beach.
You might be able to see this stretch of beach from Adamas port but you will need a car to get there. During the summer, the public bus does go there but service is limited. At Archivadolimni Beach, the sand is really deep and soft. The water is some of the clearest water seen in Greece.
Even in the summer, the availability of beach chairs to rent will be small due to the beaches’ location so bring your own or get their early. Swimming here is wonderful since the water is deep pretty quickly.
Spotting this beach from the Catholic Church in Plaka, you are called to visit it. Driving down the road to get to it, the beautiful Mediterranean colored waters appear. Given Platheina beach’s location, there are typically fewer people there. The bus does not go to this beach and there is only a small restaurant available for services.
The beach is a mix of sand and rock. The water is swimmable, but on a rough sea day it might be harder to get in and out. Check out the pink marble located on the left side of the beach.
This beach is only accessible by boat and you will have to book a tour to take you there. However, the impressive rock formations are worth the time and the trip. You will be able to swim right off the boat and there are caves to explore as well.
The pebble beach is the stuff postcards are made of. The water is clear and shallow. Firopotamos is a small fishing village as well so there are small fishing shacks on the beach as well. The bus does not go to this beach, so you will need a car to visit this picturesque beach.
There are tons of beaches on Milos to explore so get out and see what other gems you can find. Here at Greek Island Guides, we recommend you rent a car to fully explore Milos island, however, the bus on Milos is a good alternative. There are many great hotels in Milos but we recommend Santa Maria Village for its amazing view and gorgeous pool.