Travelling anticlockwise around Milos:
On the northwestern coast, a sandy beach with green-blue water and wild nature offers peace and serenity. A perfect spot to either begin or end your adventure.
Some time ago the roof of this spacious cave collapsed, creating a wonderful open-air chamber in which to swim or gaze up at the blue Mediterranean sky. Accessible only to small boats and inflatables, it’s an Instagrammable hotspot. Part cave, part beach. Totally unique.
An absolute must-see, Kleftiko was once a pirate hideout on the southwestern tip of the island. Today we can safely marvel at the steep white cliffs and turquoise waters. Get the snorkel, mask and flippers ready for this one (and you’re camera too).
Moving onto the south coast, we have Gerontas, with white cliffs, dark sand and a distinctive archway you can swim through.
Nestled beneath vertical cliffs, this small beach offers wonderful isolation and beautiful swimming. And the bonus of arriving by boat is that you don’t have to climb down the ladder from the road entrance. There are also nearby creeks to discover.
You’ll find white sand, clear blue water and the distinctive backdrop of a rockface sloping upwards from the beach, interspersed with “rivers” of sand tumbling down.
Thiorichia (or Paliorema)
On the eastern coast, you’ll find one of the most unusual beaches in Greece because of the disused sulphur mine above it. The beach is Paliorema, although it’s often called Thiorichia after the mine, which you walk around before swimming in the beautifully clear water. The rocks are coloured with sulphur and iron ore.
Another little gem offering isolation, with vegetation coming right down to the beach, beautiful blue water, shiny pebbles and the tiny chapel of Agios Dimitrios.
Organised tours will take you to a combination of the above, so if you want to be choose which ones to visit hire your own boat and skipper.