I’m on a journey to the island of colors! Milos remains widely undiscovered. It is the is the south-western-most island in the Cyclades. You probably have heard about Venus of Milo, which is now in the Louvre Museum. Well, the famous statue comes from this island. The atmosphere here is very laid back, rural areas mix with little towns here and there. Beaches are the best part here. The volcanic past took care to shape different landscapes.
In Milos they grow a lot of Mediterranean fruits. The cactus fruit, fragosico, is very delicious, but must be peeled with care due to multiple tiny spikes on the surface. Usually they used a harsh glove and a knife to collect the fruits.
As a true Greek soil, Milos has olive gardens and randomly growing olive trees. While in the Mediterranean you often may catch yourself thinking what a blessed place – what could be better than seafood, olive oil, wine and the sun?
In summer the midday sun keeps the streets empty, only before 4-5 pm people start to roam around. Mediterranean means siesta rules!
Little cozy towns with narrow streets are very picturesque. The smell of home-made food will leave you drooling :P. Try some local masterpieces at family-run restaurants.
Fishermen villages nest along the coast. The access to some of them is easier by boat than by land. Even some beaches are better to visit on a boat tour, because there is no road leading towards them.
Buses run on the island, but it is highly recommended to drive in order to better discover and see remote areas.
Emerald clear water changes color depending on the time of the day, from intense turquoise to milky shades before sunset. The Sarakiniko beach is one of my favorite spots in Milos. The white cliffs are amazing. It’s perfect for cliff jumping, yuhuu 😛
Sunset sunset sunset milky skies – a bliss!
Every evening in the port area you can meet a lot of local tour guides. I would recommend you take a boat tour around the island, given that there are a lot of sites only accessible by boat. Prices vary from 60 to 100 euros/pp and above. Usually they have a huge meal on the boat and a variety of inclusive activities. With the tour you sail for the entire day, stopping on different spots for snorkeling, swimming and listening to the stories related to different sites. If lucky, you might see dolphins. We did see 2 of them!
Milos is an island of a volcanic origin. Is it easy to see it after looking at the petrified lava, which formed abstract shapes, similar to the Northern Ireland’s Giant Causeway.
Rural type accommodation is widely available. Milos is that type of place where you don’t need to worry about booking in advance.
The capital city, Plaka, is very relaxed and chilled. You can feel welcomed, at home…
Sometimes peaceful places, like this one, make your heart grow a little bit 😛