It is hard to decide which beaches to see when in Milos, there are so many. The good news is they are all relatively close since the island is small. While exploring Milos and searching for great beaches, I found these to be the 5 best beaches to explore in Milos, Greece. They are perfect if you want to explore rather than sunbathe, of course, you can sunbathe as well. We stayed near Pollonia so the distances reflect the approximate distance from Pollonia.
Tsigrado Beach is located on the South side of Milos less than 10 miles from Pollonia. I love the unique assess to this small beach! The path consists of climbing ladders and ropes. So much fun! I did not feel it was a difficult climb down or up, just need to be careful of footing. The whitish sand on the beach and steep surrounding cliffs are a beautiful contrast to the blue Aegean Sea. The beach area is basically a small cove with interesting surrounding rock formations.
Firiplaka Beach is also on the Southern Coast of Milos only a few minutes away from Tsigrado Beach. We parked the ATV at the top of a cliff and walked an easy 5-10 minute path leading down to the beach. This beach boasts a beach bar, lounge chairs, and umbrellas. The beach is a pebbly, rocky beach. The cliffs along the beach display beautiful colors of oranges, yellows and pinks. Volcanoes formed this years ago. I have read there are nude areas on this beach further towards the west but we did not encounter any nudists.
Firopotamos Beach is on the Northern area of Milos. 9.75 miles North of Firiplaka Beach and 8 miles West of Pollonia. You can see the ruins on a hilltop above the small fishing village of Firopotamos. So beautiful seeing the sea through the ruins. Because the ruins of are unknown use and origin, it is fun to imagine what they were used for. The ruins form a large doorway which is overlooking the sea. There is a small church and village along the shore down from the cliff. Firopotamos Beach is at the far end of the village.
Sarakiniko Beach is less than 3.5 miles from Firopotamos and 5.5 miles from Pollonia on the North part of Milos. This beach is unusual because It is made of smooth white sandstone which has eroded over time due to wind and water, consequently, there is virtually no sand. This odd landscape looks like it belongs on another planet. There isn’t much of a typical beach at Sarakiniko but there is a small sandy area and many places people were swimming. The turquoise blue water is clear as a bell. This was the most populated beach we visited, but still not crowded. With so many beaches to see at Milos Greece, this one is tops.
Papafragas Beach is located on the North of Milos and is about 1.5 miles from Pollonia and 3.75 miles from Sarakiniko Beach. Papafragas Beach is another beach that has a really unique way to get there.
There is parking on the top. The trail is near the canal, and easy to find. Once to the bottom of the canal, you must swim through the cave at the end of the canal to reach the Beach. Sadly the area was blocked off when we visited. The path on the way down was washed out and inaccessible. The cliff above does offer pretty panoramic views but no direct views of Papafragas Beach.
Checking out the beaches was the highlight of being here. I think I found the 5 best beaches in Milos, Greece!
We stayed at the Milos Breeze Hotel in Pollonia which was close to everything. It is a beautiful Boutique Hotel with lovely rooms and our own plunge pool. We would definitely recommend it. You can follow this link to their home page for more information. Milos Breeze Hotel.
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