The 8 Best Beaches in Milos Island, Greece

The 8 Best Beaches in Milos Island, Greece

Frequently said to be the best island in Greece for beaches, Milos Island is a tapestry of stunning shorelines and fascinating volcanic rock formations. 

In spite of its size, stretching just over 150 km², the little landmass certainly goes above and beyond when it comes to scenery, especially when it comes to its coastline. 

It will quickly become apparent why the shores of Milos Island have become known as some of the most beautiful in the world when you first step foot on the soft sandy shores to be greeted with striking volcanic cliffs that trace back to 90,000 BC, backdropping dazzling turquoise waters.

Lucky for you, the standard of the beaches remains consistent throughout this hidden island, meaning you will have your choice of over 70 beautiful beaches to visit during your stay.  

While some are framed by extraordinary volcanic caves, others are lined by equally captivating sights such as enchanting tamarisk trees and traditional fishermen’s huts. 

With so many picturesque pieces of coastline to choose from, you may be wondering which are the best beaches in Milos Island, Greece. 

So, we have put together a list of the most stunning shores to be found on the island in order to help you plan the most unforgettable trip possible to this breathtaking corner of the world.

How to Get to Milos Island

Before narrowing down the most beautiful beaches, we’ll cover the logistics of how to get to Milos Island. You’ll be pleased to hear that this little patch of paradise is rather easy to get to. All you need to do is catch a ferry from the port of Piraeus in Athens. 

Alternatively, you can take a domestic flight from Athens International Airport. Frequent direct flight and ferry routes operate from the mainland, especially during the summer months. So, it should be a breeze to get to Milos Island.

1. Agia Kyriaki Beach

Fringed by white pebbles, Agia Kyriaki Beach is literally dazzling in the sun. The chalky stone shores appear to glitter and sparkle as they meet the turquoise waves. A brilliant sight, this stunning piece of coastline is undeniably one of the finest on Milos Island.

And you certainly won’t find yourself twiddling your thumbs on this shoreline. The western end of Agia Kyriaki Beach boasts a wealth of watersport opportunities and is a sensational snorkeling spot.

Nearby trees offer shade when you want a break from the rays while beachfront restaurants, cafes and bars make handy places to grab a quick bite and refreshing drink before returning to the waters.

2. Sarakiniko Beach

Sarakiniko Beach, Milos
Sarakiniko Beach

Another contender for the most beautiful beach in Greece is Sarakiniko. Lying in the north of Milos Island, this striking piece of coastline is thought to be one of the most photographed attractions in the Aegean Sea

A moonscape setting of stark white boulders shouldering electric blue waters, the remarkable little inlet is a real treat for the eye to see and draws in admirers from all over looking to catch a glimpse of this famous cove.

The otherworldly setting was formed by the wind and sea eroding the original volcanic rocks, sculpting them into unique, bone-white shapes. Despite being relatively small, Sarakiniko Beach offers a range of water depths that cater for children and adults alike.

For the kids, there are calm, shallow areas while adventure-seekers will be delighted to hear that there are sections deep enough for cliff jumping. 

To see the bay at its quietest, aim to visit during off-peak periods, particularly the early morning as you will almost have the beach all to yourself and be able to lap up the stunning setting in utmost peace and tranquility.

3. Tsigrado Beach

Milos

If you’ve found yourself dreaming of whimsical white-sand shorelines, make a beeline for Tsigrado Beach. This stunning little cove is absolutely breathtaking with gorgeous azure waters encircled by huge natural caves and cliffs.

The cozy bay has crystal clear waters and golden sand where you can pitch up and relax for the day. Pack a snorkel to explore the area’s vibrant marine life in all of its glory, swimming through caves, natural arches and secluded inlets. This is also another fantastic spot for cliff jumping.

The journey to Tsigrado in itself is set to be an adventure. Take a path carved into the cliffscape before descending onto the beach by rope and ladder. While this certainly isn’t too testing, this may rule out this route for those with limited mobility of young children. 

Alternatively, you can access the beach by boat or kayak. However, if you choose to get there, prepare to utter a gasp as Tsigrado’s extraordinary rock formations and turquoise waters come into view.

4. Firiplaka Beach

Milos, Greece

Firiplaka is another of the best island beaches in Greece. Picture golden sand shorelines and the archipelago’s classic blue waters surrounded by a strikingly colorful cliffscape of yellows, pinks and whites.

With calm, shallow waters, this is a great option for those traveling with children. Plus, there is a flourishing population of sea creatures to investigate between the water’s unique rock formations.

Firiplaka Beach’s most striking feature is its huge rocky outcrop that extends right into the middle of the beach. Yet, the striking feature does not just offer dramatic effect but conceals a little archway that you can swim through. 

There is also an abundance of smaller rock pools and lagoons dotted along the shoreline that perfectly lend themselves to snorkeling. With so much to investigate in these waters, Firiplaka is a must-visit for anyone on a beach vacation in Greece.

5. Firopotamos Beach

Scenic Klima village (traditional Greek village by the sea, the Cycladic-style) with sirmata - traditional fishermen's houses, Milos island, Cyclades, Greece.

A pebble-dusted shoreline on the northern tip of Milos Island, Firopotamos Beach boasts some of the bluest waters on the isle and is easily one of the best beaches in Greece. 

Located in a tiny fishing village less than 3 km from Plaka, Firopotamos Beach serves up a quaint, idyllic setting just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the island’s chief town.

Make the most of the whimsical scene by getting photos in front of the white-washed fishermen houses by the water’s edge. 

After spending a day snorkeling and basking in the sun, venture into the center of the village for an evening meal. Its ethereal ambience, stunning old church and dreamy sea views make for the most enchanting setting.

6. Paleochori Beach

Paleochori Beach is one of Milos Island’s most unique beaches as underwater thermal springs heat the seawater and some areas of the shore, in a stark reminder of this Greek island’s volcanic origins.

In fact, some areas of the sand are so hot that it is possible to cook in it. Head to Sirocco restaurant to sample some volcanic food cooked on these hot shores.

The beach itself is truly stunning. Wild and unspoilt, you’ll be met with turquoise waters framed by stunning pink and orange-toned cliffs. Despite being one of the best beaches on Milos Island, Paleochori Beach never feels too overcrowded thanks to its size. 

Stretching around 10 km long, you’ll always find a comfortable sunbathing spot at this gem. Plus, it makes for a fantastic snorkeling spot. 

Along with being home to an interesting array of fish, you will be able to see the tiny gas bubbles rising from the seabed, reminding you of the geological activity going on beneath the sand.

7. Alogomandra Beach

For fine white sand and transparent waters, head to Alogomandra Beach on the northeastern side of Milos Island. Located near the hamlet of Agios Konstantinos, this tranquil shoreline offers paradise just a short fifteen-minute drive from Plaka.

One end of the beach is marked by a huge monolithic cave extending from the coastline’s pristine shores into its blue lagoons, offering shade along with a striking backdrop.  

As one of the least-known beaches on Milos Island, Alogomandra Beach is blessed with exceedingly peaceful and tranquil shores. The main section of the beach is large and adorned with soft white sand and calm, shallow waters. 

As a result, it offers the perfect conditions for young children. Just a few meters to the east you will find a small cove that is perfect for more advanced swimmers. Along with being a brilliant snorkeling spot, the area is a great place to go cliff jumping for the thrill-seekers amongst us.

8. Plathiena Beach

A crescent of sand just two kilometers from Plaka, Plathiena Beach is often said to be among the best of Milos Island beaches. Surrounded by an arid landscape of rugged cliffs and tamarisk trees, it offers a postcard-perfect display of classic Greek coastlines. 

A small cove sheltered from the Meltemi winds, the azure waters are calm and tranquil in this peaceful spot. This means you can completely relax and let your worries float away in a serene corner of this stunning Greek island.

Yet, that’s not to say your visit to Plathiena Beach won’t be exciting. The picturesque coastline has a resident beach bar where you can sip at cocktails until the sun goes down. In terms of amenities, you will be able to rent sunbeds and umbrellas.

What’s more, this dreamy coastline is easy to get to, located right next to the visitors’ car park and is renowned for being blessed with gorgeous sunsets. 

Spend your day unwinding in the sun and going for intermittent dips in the warm waters before watching a beautiful mirage of colors take over the sky at dusk.

Summary

If the question of which island has the best beaches in Greece is on your lips, look no further than Milos. The horseshoe-shaped landmass offers flawless turquoise waters with dazzling volcanic backdrops in a stunning display of nature at its finest.

Thus, it’s no wonder why Milos has gained a reputation as the best island to visit in Greece for beaches. Yet, with so many magnificent beaches to choose from, it can be difficult to decide which to visit first.

No matter whether you’re looking for a quiet, secluded bay with mellow waters or an iconic coastline with a multicolored cliffscape, you are sure to find a shoreline for you. 

Why explore a few? Touring Milos Island’s volcanic coastline is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Greece.

Dreaming of seeing Milos Island’s spectacular beaches for yourself? Unforgettable Greece offers a range of private boat tours and small ship cruises that can take you to the most beautiful spots along this iconic Greek coastline. Feel free to get in contact to hear more about the wonderful selection of packages on offer.

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