Best of Milos

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Milos
Milos is known for its unique volcanic rock formations that create some unparalleled scenery and mesmeric beaches of contrasting colors, impressive caves, and crystal turquoise waters. The island's striking stone can even be seen in the Louvre, on display as the Aphrodite of Milos, better known as the Venus de Milo. Sail or drive around the island to check out the beautiful beaches, dramatic rock formations, fishing villages, and historical sites.

Previous kimkim travelers have explored the island even further with trips out to nearby Kimolos, with its picturesque main town of Chorio, and uninhabited Polyaigos, known for its impressive white rocks, clear waters and the goats that are its only full-time residents! Or linger on Milos to discover its volcanic side on a tour where you can spot incredible rock formations, magical beach views, and the site of the now-inactive volcano.
Plan your trip to Greece
Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.

Milos Essentials

Discover Greece's Incredible Scenery by Boat
Top Sailing Excursions in Greece

No trip to Greece is complete without enjoying the open sea! With endless coastline, thousands of islands, and warm waters ideal for swimming, you can craft the perfect sailing itinerary to match your interests. Enjoy the quieter islands of the Ionian Sea, or discover the energy and history of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. Or, stay close to the mainland and explore the coast of Nafplio, the Peloponnese Peninsula, and the Saronic Gulf. Whatever you choose, a sailing adventure awaits you in Greece!

Beautiful Views on Santorini
Best Things to Do in the Greek Islands

Although most are uninhabited, Greece has over 6,000 islands dotting the waters of the Aegean and Ionian Seas. It's no wonder they attract travelers from all over the world with diverse history, unique culture, sandy beaches, and incredible natural surroundings. The two most popular clusters include the Cyclades Islands in the heart of the Aegean and Greece's southernmost and largest island, Crete. Combining the two constructs an ideal vacation filled with some of the most beautiful coastlines and ancient history in Greece.

Photo courtesy of Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel
The 5 Best Boutique Hotels in Milos

With bright white interiors and accents from land and sea, the hotels of Milos echo the island landscape and its dramatic white rock beaches. Find your spot in town, on a private nature reserve, or even inside a windmill at these lodgings.

Milos Itineraries

The Porch of the Caryatids at the Acropolis
Discover Athens, Milos & Santorini - 11 Days

This 11-day tour introduces you to three of Greece's most dazzling destinations: Athens, Milos, and Santorini. You'll spend several days in each place, enough time to sightsee in the capital city and explore the beaches and villages of two beautiful islands. Begin in Athens with a tour of the Acropolis, then catch the ferry to Milos, where you'll boat around the island and wander along cobblestoned streets lined with historic churches. Finish the itinerary with four days on Santorini, enjoying scenic walks, a wine tasting at a local winery, and a catamaran cruise finishing at sunset.

A staircase on Naxos
Explore Athens & the Cyclades - 10 Days

The beautiful Cyclades consist of hundreds of islands. You'll get to know three of the best — Naxos, Ios, and Milos — on this 10-day tour of Athens and the Greek islands. Start with sightseeing in the capital city, then travel by ferry to Naxos, where you'll go on a gourmet food tour of the island. Boat around secluded beaches on Ios, and on the island of Milos, you'll see the ruins where one of the world's most famous artworks was discovered. Finish the trip back with a sunset cruise back in Athens.

A monastery in the Pindos Mountains
Epic Adventure Around Ancient Greece & the Islands - 18 Days

If you have more than a couple of weeks to travel, this epic 18-day trip around Greece is a fantastic choice. The itinerary takes you to ancient monuments, idyllic islands, clifftop monuments, family-run wineries and so much more! Start in Athens before hitting the road for a self-guided car trip around the mainland's historic ruins, including Olympia, where the original Olympic Games were held. Then it's time to island-hop to Milos, Santorini, and Crete, enjoying active excursions and relaxing beach time along the way. You'll dine in local taverns, boat around the coast at sunset, and stroll through quaint villages, culminating the trip with an unforgettable hike through Samaria Gorge on the island of Crete.

The Cyclades Islands of Greece
Sailing the Greek Cyclades: Paros, Mykonos, Serifos - 8 Days

As the ultimate sailing adventure through Greece's coveted Cyclades Islands, this tour combines bustling city life with tranquil villages nestled in the Aegean Sea. From some of Europe's best nightlife to humble fishing towns and secluded beaches, travelers will enjoy Greece's rich and varied heritage. Enjoy sunsets and local seafood while discovering important and ancient archeological sites, all from the comfort of a private yacht.

Discover some of the lesser known islands of the Cyclades, like Sifnos
Map of Island Hopping From Athens Across the Cyclades - 16 Days
Island Hopping From Athens Across the Cyclades - 16 Days

Immerse yourself in the culture of Athens and six Cycladic islands on this 16-day tour, visiting local villages, farms, and wineries. Begin by exploring the Acropolis in the capital, then fly to Mykonos to hike, eat, and sip wine before hopping on a ferry to Naxos, where you'll absorb history at the Temple of Apollo and cruise around the island. Learn how to cook traditional dishes on a farm in Paros, then explore the islands of Sifnos, Milos, and Santorini on horseback, on foot, and in a Jeep.

Mykonos harbor
Map of Luxury Cyclades Yacht Cruise - 9 Days
Luxury Cyclades Yacht Cruise - 9 Days

Cruise like a celebrity through the glittering waters of the Cyclades on this nine-day itinerary.  The Cyclades are some of the most quintessential Greek islands, and you'll see seven of them from the decks of your yacht, along with plenty of time to explore onshore. From lesser-known spots like beach-lined Milos and petite Antiparos to favorites like bustling Naxos and cosmopolitan Mykonos, you'll scope out this island chain in style.

Beach off of Milos
Map of Sailing Holiday in the Aegean - 9 Days
Sailing Holiday in the Aegean - 9 Days

Channel the spirit of some of Greece's most famous tales as you sail through the Aegean on this nine-day itinerary. Start off by paying the proper tribute at the Temple of Poseidon before you start on your way to Kea, followed by the villages of Kythnos. Visit the capital of the Cyclades on Syros and the home of the Cyclops on Serifos, then search for the Venus de Milo's cousin on Milos before you end your trip on the double beach of Kolona.

Other popular travel destinations in Greece
Athens · Greek Islands · Cycladic Islands · Santorini · Crete · Naxos · Mykonos · Chania · Peloponnese · Northern & Central Greece · Nafplio · Tinos · Heraklion · Meteora · Ionian Islands · Kalabaka · Zagori · Thessaloniki · Corfu · Nafpaktos · Paros · Sparta & Mani · Olympia · Delphi · Syros · Mani Peninsula · Monemvasia · Dodecanese & Northern Aegean Islands · Rhodes · Rethymno · Kalamata · Corinth · Sparta · Sifnos · Saronic Islands · Gortynia · Messinia · Drama · Hydra · Sifnos Port