7 Best Beaches In Milos Greece Island (2024)
Last Updated on December 17, 2023 by Dana Berez
7 Best Beaches In Milos Greece Island
Milos has the most stunning beaches in Greece, and arguably in the world. I am covering the best beaches in Milos Greece and the top tips you’ll need to know before visiting them. Don’t forget to bring your camera because these beaches are out of this world. Hope you enjoy the list!
Milos Greece Travel Guide Everything you need to know.
1. Sarakiniko Beach, Milos
My all-time favorite beach in Milos is Sarakiniko Beach. It was unlike anything I have seen before, and I couldn’t help but go back while visiting this beautiful island. To clarify this “beach” isn’t the most ideal place to layout and relax on because it is hard, and not made of up sand.
Sarakiniko is made up of volcanic rock which creates this moon-like atmosphere. However, it did not stop people from setting up their towels to layout!
How to Get to Sarakiniko Beach
Getting to Sarakiniko is straightforward as there are signs leading up to the Sarakiniko parking lot, which offers plenty of parking space. I did not have trouble finding a spot in September.
After parking in the lot, you’ll have to walk a tiny bit to reach the beach area. Be sure to really explore around! It wasn’t until my second time visiting that I noticed I missed a whole other side of the beach.
I enjoyed visiting this beach during the mid-day, and coming back again to watch the sunset that offered amazing hues on the rocks!
2. Papafragas Beach, Milos
Papafragas is located on the North Side of the island and is in close proximity to Sarakiniko Beach. You could definitely visit these two beaches in the same day if you are short on time. There are two areas to check out when you are visiting Papafragas beach.
One area is sandy and offers a small place to layout, while the other side has an impressive cliff where the daredevil in you can jump from, or in my case just view. Each side has designated parking spots, but you could easily walk from one side to the other.
Papafragas is definitely worth a stop for photos, but if I had to choose a beach to hang out all day in, I would pick some of the other beaches.
Update 2021: One of the parking lots to this beach is gated closed! There is still one parking lot open, but you can just park along the road here and walk to both sides of the beach.
3. Mandrakia Beach
Mandrakia is such a picturesque gem. Situated on the north side of the island, Mandrakia is a small fisherman’s village with charming boathouses I could not get enough photos of!
While there is no sand to layout in Mandrakia, the area itself is so beautiful it is worth a stop. If you are hungry, Mandrakia is home to my favorite restaurant in Greece Medusa. Be sure to get there early for lunch as tables get filled quickly!
Where to stay in Mandrakia
- Aerides Mandrakia: Modernly renovated cave home.
- Seashell House: Charming vacation home with incredible views.
- Seascape Mandrakia: Another beautiful vacation home!
4. Firopotamos Beach, Milos
Firopotamos is another favorite beach of mine. However, getting into Firopotamos is slightly tricky if there are already a lot of cars parked.
Cars are parked right on the road, making it a one-way street (getting out was kind of a nightmare, waiting for cars to pass). And there isn’t much space to park, so once you find a spot, take it. Luckily I found parking right down by the beach.
What makes it so unique is that it’s surrounded by fisherman homes just feet away from the water. It is a rock beach, so I would highly recommend getting a pair of water shoes.
I found these on Amazon for under $15, and I was so glad to have them as I was painlessly walking into this stunning blue water.
Firopotamos is a medium-sized beach, so if you are traveling with a larger group I would recommend getting there early to save some space. You can also find a small concession offering light snacks and drinks, but if you want a more of a meal then I would recommend bringing your own.
If you are looking for a unique and authentic place to stay, then check out the links below for an unforgettable experience.
Where to stay in Firopotamos:
5. Pollonia Beach
Pollonia is a small fisherman’s village that has a small beach for laying out! This area is especially cute to stay in with plenty of accommodation options and seaside dining.
I stayed in Pollonia and loved the proximity to restaurants and the beach! You’ll also find many boats filling this area making it a must photo stop.
Where to Stay in Pollonia:
- Milos Waves Apartments: This is where I stayed in Milos, and I loved the modern design and private beach.
- Kostantakis Winery Residence: Beautiful large rooms with private terraces apart of the only winery in Milos. Breakfast is included.
6. Tsigrado Beach
Tsigrado is the most challenging yet rewarding beach on the island to get to.
You’ll have to climb down a steep narrow path with ladders holding onto a rope to reach this beach. When I went in September, there were 2 sets of steps broken off so you had to use the rock as a stepping point and arm strength from the rope.
Update 2021: the steps are still missing!
I only had a few scratches when finished. I wouldn’t say it was hard, but having someone go with you always helps if you need a spotter, and closed-toe shoes are a must!
Also, I would recommend bringing a backpack to hold your beach items rather than an open tote. You’ll need your arms to balance getting down to the beach.
However, once you do reach the beach it is like a hidden gem with caves you can discover by swimming a bit. this would be an awesome area to lay out in, but it is small considering the other beaches on the island.
I would plan to get there early in the day to secure some space on the beach. This is also a sand beach, so you don’t have to worry about rocks too much.
Fyriplaka Beach, Milos
Fyriplaka is the ultimate beach to have a full day beach day in. If soaking up the sun and swimming in crystal blue waters is on your agenda, I would plan to spend your whole day here.
This is the largest sand beach on the island that offers plenty of space to layout and swim in the crystal clear waters.
Getting to Firiplaka was not hard to get to, but parking can be a jam. Just like at Firopotamos, you’ll find cars parked along the long winding road that leads to the beach making it a one-way street.
Once you find a spot, I would take it! Once you walk down from your parking spot, you’ll find a vendor that sells sandwiches, fruits, and drinks. Of course, if you want more things to eat, I would bring your own.
Getting on the actual beach could be confusing as you won’t find it when you walk down from the parking lot. You’ll have to climb on some rocks and turn a corner to find the main area of the beach. I saw a few people stare out in confusion, so just wanted to clear that up!
Things to Pack for Milos:
Check out my other Greek Posts:
Milos: Milos Travel Guide
Paros: Paros Greece Travel Guide
General Greece Travel Tips
Ferries: Pre-book your ferries so you don’t run the risk of selling out. I booked all of mine through Ferry Hopper and would recommend this booking site. All of the ferries were on time and were an overall smooth process.
Entertainment: One of my favorite ways to pass time during ferry or plane rides is listening to audiobooks. Get a FREE audiobook for 30 days with code: DANA.
Language: Why not Learn some Greek before you go! Check out Rosetta Stone packages here.
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