Recently, we ventured to the southernmost island of Greece's Cyclades in the Aegean Sea where we soaked in the exotic and laid-back vibe of our favorite Grecian destination: Milos. Although Milos is best known for the famous moonscape Sarakiniko, today we want to share with you what makes this island so special and how it creates the most perfect island getaway. With its amazing landscapes and incredible beaches, read on to fall in love with the volcanic island we consider Greece's paradise.
First, where to stay?
Another favorite boutique hotel, White Pebble Suites, is a new addition to the island. It is located on the waterfront of Pollonia, a charming seaside resort.
Each suite has its own private terrace that is screened with organic plants local to Greece. Each terrace also provides breathtaking views of the Sea. Natural building materials of polished cement, wood, and stone mimic the timeless architecture seen throughout the island.
What to do?
If choosing not to sail, there are many beautiful beaches also accessible by car. If exploring by car, we recommend a hidden gem, Firopotamos Beach for a dip in crystal blue waters or Firiplaka Beach, where you can rent a kayak to explore various caves located on the Sea including the secluded Tsigrado Beach. Since Milos is a small island, be sure to take a drive scheduled for sunrise or sunset to visit the famous Sarakiniko Beach. Both times of day offer an incredible sight where the colors from the sun reflect beautifully against the white volcanic stone.
If you fancy meat and cheese, we recommend O! Hamos! Tavern. For another traditional seafood destination, Sirocco Restaurant at Paliochori cooks volcanic fish under the sand, which is delectable.
Location: Milos, Greece