Things to do on Milos for families | Kids Love Greece

13/06/2018

The low key Greek island of Milos is an up and coming destination, particularly suitable for families. With over 70 beaches, numerous activities, great food and stunning crystal blue waters, here’s just some of the things to do on Milos for families.

About Milos

The Greek island of Milos is part of the Cyclades chain of islands, and whilst Mykonos and Santorini are the more well known islands, it is Milos that is perhaps most suited for families.

The absence of nightclubs and beach bars playing loud music gives Milos a relaxing atmosphere, and the choice of beaches means that you can find one suitable for toddlers through to teens. It’s non-commercialised nature makes Milos feels like a breath of fresh air, and families who want a touch of authenticity mixed with lazy beach days and availability of day time activities love it!

Things to do on Milos for families

Despite it’s relatively small size, you could spend a week on Milos with your family and still not see it all! But that’s not really the aim. Instead, relax into your family vacation in Greece, and pick and choose the activities and sights to see that appeal to you most.

Take a Catamaran around Milos

No family vacation in Greece is complete without experiencing at least some sailing, and so this catamaran trip around Milos is ideal. Sail around the island, where you’ll have the chance to see beaches accessible only from the sea, witness spectacular views, and perhaps even see dolphins playing in the water! This full day includes a tasty lunch, and plenty of time to soak up the sun, and play in the sea. Find our more about our Milos sailing trip here.

 

Take a 4WD adventure around Milos

If the weather is too windy or you just don’t feel like sailing, then explore the island on a 4WD trip instead! This fully customisable tour will enable your family to see parts of the island unreachable by normal vehicle, and the friendly driver will give a running commentary of the area, history, and places you are visiting. Not only is this a good way to see the island, but also to find out about life there! Find out more about our 4WD adventure around Milos here.

Check out those beaches!

A beach on Milos

Milos is blessed with over 70 beaches, and whilst some of them can only be reached from the sea, there are plenty that you can get to yourselves! Whether you decide to use the island bus service to get around, rent a car, or rent quad bikes (great fun!), make sure to visit Sarakiniko, Paleochori, and Agia Kyriaki beaches at the very least!

Taste great food

And last, but certainly not least, the food! Milos has tavernas, cafes and beach restaurants around every corner, each one seeming to serve tastier food than the last!

There’s also a couple of local delicacies that you should try out, especially the water melon pie! Most visitors to Milos eat at O! Hamos at least once, and we also highly recommend it. It has a wonderful setting, handwritten menus, and a wide selection of dishes to choose from. They also have postcards featuring the recipes they use that you can take home with you.

A nice restaurant on Milos

Would you like to find out more about Milos? Contact the team at Kids Love Greece, and we’ll start planning your next Greek vacation based on your family interests, age of the kids, and personal recommendations.

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Other parents say...

  • Thank you so much for sharing all these great ideas with us!!! i m going with my 6yearl old twins in Milos in few weeks and this article is so helpful!! i really hope this island won’t disappoint us.. i have to tell you that i find it a bit expensive…especially the accommodation… stlil haven’t book the hotel yet, i m between some choices but still trying to find a better offer!any suggestion on that maybe? for the ferry tickets i managed to find a good offer here https://www.letsferry.gr/en/upiresies/destinations/provoli-proorismou/milos and i booke the tickets from piraeus to milos, but i m still struggling for the hotel, so please if you have any ideas about that it would be very helpful! thanks

    Fernanda Paris
    • Dear Fernanda,
      Thank you for your message. Milos is one of our favorite off the beaten track islands so it will not disappoint you. Availability is challenging if you have not booked well in advance. At this point, the best way is to go through booking.com for last minute booking.
      Do not miss the sailing tour around Milos and Kimolos (be prepared it is a long day under the sun, but it is worth it!). Also the jeep safari, is amazing and an alternative way to see the island.
      Let me know if you have any questions or need recommendations for restaurants.
      The Kids love Greece team

      Katerina Makatouni

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