Milos Beach Guide l The 5 Best Beaches
If you're not yet familiar with Milos, it is the ultimate beach paradise of Greece and the only island you need to go to if you're planning on spending your days basking in the sun with your feet in the sand and a cocktail in hand. After spending two weeks in Greece recently, The Husband and I both agreed that Milos was our absolute favorite Greek island (You can see my complete travel guide to Milos here) and spent our days hopping from one stunning beach to the next.
In my guide I'll share with you the 5 Best Beaches in Milos we discovered that you absolutely must visit, and also tons of pictures of these secluded spots. Also, find a map at the bottom of this page that'll provide you with the exact location of each beach.
This secluded pebbled beach lies among whitewashed houses in Firapotomos village, and nearby you can also find a cliff- jumping spot. On the beach a Greek taverna provides food and drinks. It's not overcrowded during peak season and has quite the relaxing feel to it, and just a scooter ride away you will find one of the best restaurants on the island, Medusa.
Sarakiniko is a MUST when in Milos, and if you choose only one beach to visit, this is the one to go to. This bucket list-worthy beach was formed by lava and is now compared to a moonscape, thanks to its grayish white rocks. Spend a day here and stay to watch the sunset (It's a great spot to have a picnic!). Do remember that no restaurants or food trucks are nearby, so take along enough water (or wine!) and some snacks if you're planning to spend the day here.
Another must-visit in Milos is Paliochori Beach near Pollonia, where volcanic activity below the surface allows for food to be cooked right on the sand. Beach chairs are available for rent and food and drinks can be ordered from Sirocco Restaurant (Order the lamb, and thank me later!). The lamb is cooked overnight, but If you opt for fish you can see the cooking process in action, right on the sand next to the restaurant.
The only way to access this secluded beach, tucked away between high cliffs, is down a narrow (and steep) passage with the help of a rope and a ladder (It's not for the faint of heart!). Before you make your way down, remember that this is also the only way to get back up. But don't worry, it's totally worth it! It's one of the most picturesque beaches in Milos and an experience you will never forget. If you're planning to spend the day, remember to take along enough water and snacks, because getting back up is quite the challenge, and the nearest food stand is a scooter ride away.
Another secluded, red-rock beach in Milos that I highly recommend is Firiplaka. We spent an entire day here, lounging under the umbrella with our feet in the sand, admiring the crystal clear waters. Before you make your way down the steep hill, remember to buy food and drinks at the food truck situated at the top, and take note that no public toilets are even remotely near. Only a few umbrellas are available (they're free), but to get one you have to arrive super early.
If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. To see my complete Guide to Milos, you can click here, or have a look at my Guide to Santorini or Mykonos for some more Greece travel inspiration!
Milos Beach Guide MAP