5 beautiful beaches to see in Milos

Milos is a small but beautiful volcanic island that is part of the Cyclades group of islands in Greece. It is known for its lunar landscapes, for being the place where the famous Venus of Milo statue was found (it is currently in the Louvre in Paris) and, of course, for its stunning beaches.

While there is a huge variety of things to do when you visit the island, relaxing by one or several of the beaches in Milos is truly the perfect way to enjoy your Greek holidays.

  1. How to reach the beaches in Milos?
  2. Sarakiniko
  3. Tsigrado
  4. Fyriplaka
  5. Plathiena
  6. Papikinou
  7. Bonus: the fishing villages
  8. Map of the beaches in Milos

How to reach the beaches in Milos?

There are many beaches in Milos, and some of them can only be reached by boat. For this reason, I would recommend checking out some boat tours that will take you to some of the most beautiful beaches that you cannot get to by land. I won’t talk about them in here though, as I personally have not done it, though I will definitely book one for next time!

To reach the beaches in Milos by land you have several possibilities, that I will detail below. During our stay, we only booked and ATV/quad bike for one day and did the rest by taxi or public transport.

  • Car rental: many recommend this option, but I feel like this is probably quite impractical, as cars are harder to park, and the roads can be narrow or in poor conditions. It has however the advantage of having A/C and of offering protection against the scorching hot sun on the island.
  • ATV or scooter rental: if you are comfortable with either one of these, I’d recommend this cheaper solution to explore the island more in-depth and go to less famous places that are not accessible by public transport. It is also easier to park than a car, but doesn’t offer the same comfort.
  • Taxi: Milos is quite small, so you won’t be charged a lot to go from one part of the island to another (for reference: to go to a beach on the South to one on the North, we paid around 15 euros). However, this can add up pretty quickly and you’ll have to call the taxi to come pick you up if you are not in the main city where they are usually based.
  • Bus: there are some buses departing Adamas that can take you to some of the most popular places for just a few euros, but keep in mind that there aren’t a lot of them, and you have no way of knowing where the bus is until it’s finally there. It is however a good solution that can easily be coupled with a taxi ride for instance.

Beautiful beaches in Milos

The unique coastline of Milos offers visitors the possibility to swim in crystal-clear water by golden sandy beaches, chalky white rock formations or quaint fishing villages. Since this island is a bit less travelled-by than the most famous Mykonos or Santorini – even though its popularity is rising – you’ll also have the added benefit of having less crowds.

Note: The word for beach in Greek is paralia, so you’ll probably come across it a lot when you’re on the island.


Out of all the beautiful beaches in Milos, I’d say that if you only had to check one out, it would be Sarakiniko. It is the most famous beach in Milos for a reason: its chalky-white rock formations make it one of the most unique beaches I have ever seen, creating a stunning moon-like landscape. It is also perfect for sunset, with lots of nice and quiet spots to watch the sun go down the horizon.

Most people go there when they visit Milos, so it can be quite crowded, but it is absolutely worth it. You won’t get stretches of sand as it is a rocky beach, but the sea is still easily accessible. You also can just walk around it as this already allows you to take in all the beauty of the place.


Tsigrado is also another much-talked-about beach in Milos, its popularity linked to the fact that it is only accessible by climbing down a ladder between two huge rocks. Since it is so secluded, less people know about it or actually go there as it can be quite dangerous. This is maybe why the water there has such a stunning turquoise hue, which is nothing short of idyllic.

However, due to its very small size, it is not the most enjoyable if there are a lot of people – which was the case when we went there, as this beach is more and more talked about. It can also get quite windy and the sand of the beach and of the cliffs all around will get in your eyes and hair.


Located a few minutes away from Tsigrado beach, Fyriplaka is another of Milos’ most beautiful beaches. Its water is just as crystal-clear as its neighbour’s but it is so much bigger, meaning it is easier to find a quiet spot and just relax, taking in the beautiful surroundings and laid-back Greek-holiday lifestyle. There is also a beach bar selling fresh drinks, water and ice cream.

Even though Fyriplaka seems more like an “ordinary” beach, I loved it because it was nice and quiet, and overall more relaxing than the Tsigrado experience I just had!


Plathiena beach is located in the northern part of Milos, and it is far less famous than the other ones I’ve mentioned. It is also the first accessible beach for wheelchair users that I saw in Greece (there were several)! The area and scenery there are simply stunning with a bit more of a wilderness to them. It was also really peaceful, even though there seemed to be quite a bit of seaweed in some parts of it.

There, you’ll also find a small place selling some drinks and snack, that also rents out beach chairs and beach umbrellas.


This beach is located in Adamas (or Adamantas), the town you’ll arrive to when you reach Milos with the ferry boat. It is also the main city of the island, and you’ll find there plenty of hotels and accommodation, restaurants, shops and bars. It is a great town to walk around in, but it also has a very cute beach, if you walk along the coastal road for about 10/15 minutes.

This beach is quite narrow but very long, and it is easy to get to even if you don’t have a car or scooter, but it can be a bit busy during the day. It gets almost empty in the evening and around sunset, making it the perfect spot to watch the sunset or for an evening swim.

Bonus: the fishing villages

I’ve listed my favourite fishing villages in Milos in this post. You can of course check them out on their own, but you can also swim there too! Not all of them have a proper sandy beach and you won’t find beach infrastructure, but it’s totally possible to swim there. I had a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear water around Mandrakia, and many people were swimming in Firopotamos!

Map of the beaches in Milos

To conclude this post, here’s a little map where I’ve highlighted the beaches I talked about in here.

If you are looking for inspiration for your next trip to the Greek islands, check out my 10 days Cyclades itinerary, where I talk about what I did in Milos and in Paros, two stunning islands that have lots of things to offer and the most beautiful beaches!

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Responses to “5 beautiful beaches to see in Milos”

  1. leightontravels Avatar

    Lovely beaches Juliette, and each one with its own identity I feel. I must say that it is Papikinou that most fuels the wanderlust, though maybe I’m just too much of a sucker for a sunset.

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Ah, I completely understand as a sunset lover myself! Even though Papikinou is not the most beautiful one during the day, it gets so peaceful in the evening and around sunset, and it’s also very close to the main city, so super easy to access for a late-night swim!

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  2. Lyssy In The City Avatar

    They’re all so beautiful!

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Honestly they are some of the most beautiful and unique beaches I have ever seen! Thanks for stopping by!


  3. Monkey's Tale Avatar

    They all look beautiful but I really love the white rocks along Sarakiniko. Maggie

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Yes, Sarakiniko is really unique and unlike anything I have ever seen before. Thanks for reading!

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  4. Lookoom Avatar

    Thanks for sharing your tips on Milos beaches. What beautiful coastal scenery, it brings back memories of good times in the Greek islands.

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Thank you! With such beautiful beaches you easily understand why the Greek islands are a popular holiday destination!

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  5. Travels Through My Lens Avatar

    Great overview of the beaches on Milos, and helpful information too. The white rocks on Sarakiniko are really interesting!

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Thanks! You really feel like you are on the moon on Sarakiniko!

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  6. ourcrossings Avatar

    I have to say that the beaches in Milos stand out for their unique natural beauty and gorgeous water and the magnificent colours and the interesting rock formations of Milos beaches would provide great places to spend a day or two at the sea. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Absolutely! The beaches in Milos are pretty unique and spending some time there to relax is so idyllic! Thank you for reading!

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  7. Pooja G Avatar

    They all seem so amazing!

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      They really are! It makes you understand why so many people want to go to Greece on holiday!

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      1. Pooja G Avatar

        I’m one of those people that want to go to Greece lol!

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  8. Lashaan Balasingam @ Roars and Echoes Avatar

    These all look spectacular! It must be so much fun and so calming to visit these at different moments throughout the day. I do feel like if I had a choice between hiking and visiting beaches, I’d prefer the former hahaha Great post, Juliette! 😀

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      Yes, absolutely! My favourite time was obviously sunset because the crowds disappeared a bit and everything just feels so peaceful. Well, we did both hikes and beaches in Greece and I have to say the best combination is hiking first then going to the beach! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. travelling_han Avatar

    Oh wow Juliette they are all beautiful, and I so wish I could transport there now! 🙂

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    1. Juliette Avatar

      That was my feeling when I was writing this post and looking back through the pictures ahah, they are truly stunning!


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