Make the most of your holiday on the island of Milos.
The island of Milos awaits. This volcanic island is home to almost 5,000 residents, though the number inhabiting the island at any given time is much higher due to tourism. Visit the popular beach at Kleftiko, the town of Adamantas, and especially the Milos Mining Museum. Take in the dramatic landscape, carved out by multiple volcanic episodes over the last several centuries. HomeAway offers a variety of accommodation solutions for any group holidaying in Milos: apartments are available for couples and small groups, while larger Milos villas are recommended for bigger families.
A range of different houses is available for a variety of travelling parties. HomeAway offers single-family apartments on Milos with a variety of amenities and rental periods. HomeAway also has grand villas on Milos available for larger groups. These breathtaking holiday villas boast amenities like swimming pools, fully equipped kitchens, and the ability to sleep 10+ guests at any given time. For those searching for a slightly more lively island, Mykonos holiday villas are nearby and always an exciting choice. The island of Santorini also boasts holiday homes, and is the perfect getaway spot for those needing quiet and seclusion.
Things to do
The beach at Kleftiko is undeniably difficult to reach; one must rent a private boat to even get there. However, a cove of hidden caves and the crystal-clear blue water is worth it. Travellers will enjoy renting a boat and visiting more than one of the 15 beaches only reachable by water.
Milos Mining Museum:
The Milos Mining Museum shows visitors the history of the island through the lens of the mining industry. Visitors can see the different types of metal ores found on the island and the history of the settlements during various eras on the island of Milos.
The port town of Adamantas is home to around 1,700 residents. Both the aforementioned Milos Mining Museum and the Maritime Museum are featured stops that are not to be missed. Additionally, explore the French cemetery, used during the Crimean war.
Catacombs of Milos:
The Catacombs of Milos are open to the public. Tours are included in the price of ticket. The frescoes along the walls show the various storylines of the victims at rest in the catacombs, which are thought to include mass graves. Currently a portion of the catacombs is on display to the public.
Visit the Papafranka Cave for a double-cave experience. Papafranka's sister cave lies adjacent to this underground area, and both caves provide a glimpse into the archaeology on the Greek isles. The Meltemi winds make visiting this site nearly impossible in the late afternoon.
Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos:
Visit the Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos, housed in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Adamas. The majority of the historical and religious heritage on the island is stored in this museum, including icons, wood carvings, and even pieces from as far as Russia. Post-Byzantine paintings round out this collection.
Weather on Milos
As it is the furthest island southwest in the Cyclades chain, Milos enjoys abundant sunshine and a warm climate year-round. Dry, hot summers with temperatures topping 30°C are ideal for a variety of outdoor activities. Winters are mild and rainy, with temperatures of 10°C. The Meltemi, a group of winds, are dangerous to sailors in the late afternoons from May to October. Affected beaches post a sign warning visitors.
Travel to Milos
Fly directly into Milos Island National Airport (MLO) for the most convenient travel option. Ferries arrive and leave daily, enabling tourists to island-hop. Car-carrying and passenger ferries increase in number in the spring and summer months. Ferries arrive in the port town of Adamas. The Adama-Zephyria Road leads out of Adamas, toward the western end of the island. Continue further west on this same road to see the natural sites on the far western end of the island.