Milos – The Greek island you’ve been waiting to hear about
The Greeks have been keeping a secret from you. There’s an island which has stunning beaches, where the landscape looks as though myths were born, where the seas are simultaneously blue and transparent, and where few foreign tourists visit - That island is Milos.
Milos – A Gem Waiting To Be Discovered
Just why Milos flies underneath the tourist radar is a mystery. Perhaps the more famous neighbours of Santorini and Mykonos steal all the limelight, or maybe mass tourism simply hasn’t caught up with it yet. Whatever the reason might be, it’s resulted in Milos remaining unspoilt, authentic and genuine. This is the Greek island that Greeks themselves long to visit, and one which is highly worthy of consideration when planning a family vacation in Greece. If you’ve never heard of Milos before though, you might have a few questions.
Where is Milos?
Milos is one of the Cycladic Islands, and can be reached either by direct flights from Athens, or by ferry from the port at Piraeus. Milos also has ferry connections with Santorini, and many people choose to fly into Santorini, and then take a ferry on to Milos. A vacation that combines both Santorini and Milos is a great idea for first time visitors to Greece. This way, you are able to visit a ‘must see’ island such as Santorini, and afterwards visit a ‘hidden gem’ with far fewer foreign tourists.
Milos – The name reminds me of something, but I can’t quite put my finger on it?
You are probably thinking of the statue the “Venus de Milo”, which was found on the island and is now in the Louvre. Whilst you won’t be able to see the original on Milos, we’re confident you will find more than a couple of smaller versions to take home as souvenirs!
Is Milos suitable for a family vacation?
Absolutely! Milos is ideal for a family holiday for any number of reasons, ranging from beaches suitable for kids of a young age, through to the different activities that can be enjoyed there. Family friendly accommodation is available all over the island, whether you are seeking a luxury hotel or private villa, and the laid-back atmosphere of Greek island life provides a supremely safe environment.
What is there to do on Milos?
You are in for a real treat! Milos has a lot to offer, and the biggest problem is not if there is enough to do, but the fact you may never want to leave!
Milos has over 70 beaches to choose from. Some of these can only be reached by sea, some are more suitable for families with young kids than others, and some are ideal for picnics. The waters around Milos are crystal clear and clean, and during the summer months, warm and pleasant. Our top picks – Sarakiniko, Tsigrado, Firiplaka and Paleochori beaches.
Sail around Milos
A stay on Milos is really not complete without taking at least one sailing trip! Kids Love Greece can organize a sailing trip around Milos which circumnavigates the island, revealing the very best of the best! If you’ve ever wanted to spend the day on a catamaran and taking swims in paradise locations, contact us today, and we’ll arrange it for you.
Visiting the villages of Milos
The deceptive simplicity of the Cycladic island villages is the stuff picture-postcards are made of, but on Milos, there is an added bonus. Kilma village combines unique architecture and colourful doors to make it a photogenic and romantic location to visit, especially if you can catch it at sunset.
Food on Milos
As Milos is more visited by Greeks than foreign tourists, you can be assured that the food here is of a very high standard! Tasty traditional dishes with an emphasis on seafood can be found at numerous coastal tavernas.
Hiking, kayaking and sailing are just some of the activities that can be enjoyed when staying on Milos for a family vacation. We strongly recommend either taking or buying a mask and snorkel when there. Many happy hours can be spent swimming in the clear waters and looking at life beneath the surface of the sea!
Where to stay on Milos?
There is accommodation suitable for families with kids of all ages on Milos. Kids Love Greece work in partnership with a handpicked network of service providers, and we can organise accommodation based on your exact needs. Contact our team today, and we will be able to help organise your stay!
If you are looking for a low-key Greek island that has retained its authenticity but at the same time offers plenty to see and do for families, Milos makes an excellent choice. Include it into a grander Greek vacation itinerary, or even spend your entire holiday there – We’re sure you are going to love it!