With its wealth of natural beauty, fine cuisine, and unquestionable charm, the island of Milos is a must-visit destination on a luxury trip to Greece.
Sitting in the very heart of the Aegean Sea, the understated Greek island of Milos is often described as ‘the island of colors’ for its turquoise waters, volcanic beaches and whitewashed coastal towns. And for those looking for recommendations on what to do in Milos, they’ll be far from disappointed. From decadent food tastings and exhilarating jeep tours to expeditions in ancient caves and unforgettable scuba dives, the exceptional array of things to do in Milos will make you wish you’d never booked a return ticket.
Things to Do in Milos, Greece
Renowned for its crystal-clear waters, picturesque beaches and vibrant atmosphere, it's evident why water sports are one of the best things to do in Milos. Whether you’re harnessing the islands’ winds on a high-octane windsurfing session, kayaking through shimmering waters while exploring Milos’ uniquely beautiful coastline, or plunging into an underwater dreamscape during unforgettable scuba diving classes, the island’s offering of water sports is second to none.
What better way to experience all the sights Milos has to offer than from the deck of your very own private yacht? Glide along the spectacular coastline of this Greek paradise at your leisure, breathing in the fresh sea air and basking in golden sunlight as you travel to Kleftiko - the most famous landmark of Milos. Once there, dive into the warm Aegean Sea and take part in a unique snorkel safari of the surrounding caves. Round off the experience by enjoying delicious local food on board before taking in the golden setting sun on your voyage back home.
Our Greece specialist and Travel Expert Stephanie McClendon says,
“Milos is known for its dramatic and unique landscapes, hidden beaches and caves, and crystal-clear waters. A boat trip to Kleftiko cannot be missed when visiting Milos. June and September are the best months to go to avoid the peak crowds but still have perfect weather.”
Due to the volcanic activity that formed the region, the island of Milos is home to several beautiful natural caves. Led by a trained guide or tour operator, exploring the caves of Milos can be an exhilarating and unforgettable experience. Many of the island's best caves, such as Sykia and Kleftiko, are only reachable via boat, so we recommend hiring one out to make the most of your cave exploration adventure.
The history of Milos is clear to see with its wealth of ancient ruins and historical sites offering travelers a glimpse into the rich past of this Greek island. One of the very best things to do in Milos is to take time to explore the island's most iconic historical sites like the Ancient Theatre, the underground Catacombs of Milos, or the ancient cities of Kilma and Phylakopi. Many of the ruins are accessible by car or foot and are best visited with a local guide on a private tour.
Thanks to its clear waters and diverse marine life, Milos has secured a reputation as a prime snorkeling location in the Greek Isles. Whether you’re taking in the incredible natural rock formations of Kleftiko, enjoying the tranquil waters of Gerakas, or hope to delve into the underwater caves of Sarakiniko, the island of Milos has plenty of idyllic spots for you to explore - only made better with a snorkeling safari tour highlighting the best locations.
While you’ll never be short of delicious food to try during your time on this stunning Greek island, you’ll likely be seeking where best to eat in Milos. To truly appreciate the rich gastronomic history that Milos proudly boasts, we highly recommend taking part in a mouth-watering food tour, exploring some of the most celebrated restaurants, and sampling the finest wines the island has to offer.
Saving the best for last, to experience all that this gorgeous island has in store during vacations in Milos, you’ve got to get off the beaten track. Journeying across the island's network of dirt roads is our favorite way to explore Milos' most secluded and serene spots, which is why we recommend a private 4x4 Jeep safari tour. You’ll journey to some of the island's oldest and most well-preserved locations, like its ancient chapels and abandoned mines, while also enjoying the sheer unspoiled beauty of Milos’ Natural Preserve.
Top Tours of Greece
For those seeking an unforgettable luxury Greek excursion but are unsure how to spend their time, our travel experts have curated these customized vacation itineraries of the very best Greece has to offer. Whether you’d like to join us for the whole experience, or simply use our itineraries as inspiration while crafting your own perfect trip, the choice is entirely yours.
Domes White Coast
Indulge yourself at this adults-only boutique hotel with a stay at one of just 30 suites, all with private infinity pools, and glorious Aegean and sunset views on the dazzling island of Milos, home to fabulous beaches, and striking volcanic landscapes.
Pollonia, Milos, Greece
Just outside the charming town of Pollonia, Milos Breeze is a boutique hotel perched on a hilltop, overlooking the beautiful bay below. This peaceful retreat offers a relaxing stay and is the ideal base from which to explore the island of Milos.
Epic Greek Islands
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Epic island hopping off the beaten track, unique and salubrious at the same time you will experience the Greek isles like never before. Stunning vistas, secret hideaways, sublime cuisine and all with pure authenticity, you will get under the skin of local traditions, visit secluded islands and soak up the sun on paradise beaches, this is the best...
Honeymoon in the Greek Islands
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Discover the beauty and the romance of the Greek islands on this spectacular journey through the Cyclades. Spend time soaking up the hustle and bustle of Athens before getting completely off-the-beaten-track and admiring the incredible landscapes of Milos and the rugged beauty of Sifnos. End your voyage on Greece’s most romantic island, Santorini,...
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