Milos for families

Things to do in Milos for families

    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. Its non-commercialized 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 its 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 out 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 customizable tour will enable your family to see parts of the island unreachable by normal vehicles, 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.

    Go island hopping and visit Kimolos for a day!

    Kimolos island is near Milos and just as beautiful but quieter. It features amazing beaches, archaeological findings, picturesque villages, outstanding food and more. Get the feeling of another Cycladic island and join a Day trip to Kimolos from Milos with your family. This Kids Love Greece Private Tour for families is guided by a local expert insider and fully customizable. You will go to Kimolos by ferry and discover the island by road.

    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! Find out more about the best beaches in Milos here.

    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 watermelon 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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    • 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 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

      • 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 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


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