The island of Milos sits on the Aegean Sea as part of the Cyclades, a group of islands in the southeast of mainland Greece.
As part of an archipelago of around 220 islands, both large and small, the choice of which to explore may be overwhelming and could help explain all the traffic that other Cycladic islands such as Mykonos and Santorini receive as the go-to Grecian islands for travellers looking for a Mediterranean getaway.
Overlooking Milos and all that it has to offer has been a common mistake, yet this seems to be changing.
The natural landscape of striking white rock formations of Sarakiniko and Kleftiko contouring its beaches and its sharp contrast to the dazzling turquoise waters crashing against it can be attributed to the volcanic activity that the island has experienced throughout the years.
Milos has no shortage of archaeological gems from early-Christian catacombs dating back to the first century AD, the ancient city of Melos overlooking the Aegean where the city’s fortifications and theatre offer the perfect backdrop for sunset stroll, to the Archaeological Museum of Milos itself who’s collection proudly boasts the island’s rich history.
The attraction of Milos is unlike the more popular islands of Greece. Milos is not a sprawling party island, and its party scene is lacking compared to its rivals, yet this does not take away at all from the island itself.
What Milos lacks in its nightlife, it more than makes up for in its charm, natural beauty, and arresting authenticity. Whilst tourists flock to the hotspot islands, Milos is able to retain a genuineness that you are able to immerse yourself in.
Having a comfortable balance of tourism has allowed Milos to find a way to sustain itself yet also provide fresh new openings of boutique hotels and restaurants whilst retaining its integrity and avoiding the pitfall of mass tourism and gaudiness. The lack of crowds leaves you to explore the island as it is and as it likes to be.
Pollonia is the perfect village for a quiet landscape that gives you a better glimpse of rustic island life in a fishing village. The White Pebble Suites in Pollonia captures the quiet intimacy of the village that are made for couples looking for a dreamy quiet getaway with a focus on privacy.
The main port of Milos in Adamas has the hustle and bustle that you may be craving and acts as the centre of Milos, accommodating the needs of any traveller very well acting as a great base to start exploring Milos from. Adamas is where you’ll find the greatest concentration of nightlife if you were in want of some balance between the softer life that Milos has during the day and a way to let loose, showing that Milos has something for everyone.
We hope that this article has inspired you to explore Milos for your next Greek getaway, this tiny island as a lot to offer and is the perfect destination away from the beaten path.
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