The Greek Island of Milos is a new exciting destination growing in popularity thanks to the island’s unworldly Moon-like landscape, pristine turquoise water and charming Cycladic architecture. Milos is actually not a small island like it may appear, but with this post figuring out where to stay in Milos will be easy.
I had the pleasure to slow travel this fantastic Greek island, and I must say I fell in love with its beauty. Keep reading to find out all the best Milos locations and best Milos hotels for any taste and budget.
Milos Map Greece
Where to stay in Milos?
Adamas Port Milos, also known as Adamantas, is one of the most popular areas on Milos. It is also where most visitors choose to stay and where passengers arrive on ferries from other Greek islands or Athens. If you don’t want to spend too long on researching where to stay on Milos, stay in Adamas. Adamas is the best place to stay in Milos for convenience and nightlife.
Adamas is a busy port village with a myriad of cafes, restaurants and bars. You can expect good nightlife here and a wide range of hotels in Milos – from luxury hotels to backpacker hostels. The main street of Adamas runs along the port, and most Milos accommodation is located within walking distance to the port.
The advantage of staying in Adamas is being close to the action that is happening on the island. It is not as busy as Santorini’s Fira or Mykonos old town, but it certainly has a dynamic vibe.
Also, Adamas has plenty of tourist shops and stands where you can book various boat tours and kayaking tours around the island.
Best for | Island hoppers, friend groups, nightlife lovers, action lovers.
Things to do in Adamas
Visit Kleftiko caves by boat
Rent an ATV
Best Adamas Hotels Milos Greece
Aelia Suites Milos – Suites with Hot Tube
Location | Aelia Suites are located 5 minutes drive from Adamas Port in a quiet residential area, just off the main road from Adamas leading to Pollonia. The suites boast a gorgeous view over Mykonos Bay.
Facilities | The apartments are modern, tastefully furnished and come fitted with a private terrace overlooking the bay, and the best part is – they come with a hot tube. Every unit sleeps 3 to 4 adults. Each comes with a private bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen, including a coffee machine and stove. They are all fully air-conditioned. There is also a free car park available onsite.
Best for | Couples, romantic getaways, families.
Santa Maria Village Milos – Hotel with pool
Location | Santa Maria Suites are located 15 minutes walk from the Adamas harbour with a wide selection of restaurants and cafes and 12 minutes walk from Papikinou Beach.
Facilities | Santa Maria Luxury Suites boast a large pool set in a garden with plenty of sun loungers, a jacuzzi, a cocktail bar and magnificent views of Milos Bay. Each room comes with stylish dark wood furnishing, coffee and tea making facilities, fridge, private terrace and an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Guests can enjoy a complimentary and extensive breakfast daily and free parking. Rooms at range from double to 2-bedroom suites.
Best for | Large families or group of friends, couples, pool lovers.
Konstantinos Milos Hotel – Quiet location with free parking
Location | Konstantinos Hotel is situated on a hill of Perivolia in a quiet neighbourhood of Adamas. Adamas Port and Papikinou Beach are 5 minutes drive away. Rooms overlook either the bay, hills or countryside.
Facilities | All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a private bathroom and complimentary toiletries. Rooms are modern and spacious, and each has a terrace with a comfy seating area. There is free parking available to guests as well as a garden. Family rooms are also available at this property.
Best for | Friends and couples looking for quiet accommodation but only a few minutes drive to all the island action.
Hotel Rigas Milos – Right in the centre
Location | Hotel Rigas has an excellent central location within walking distance to all cafes and restaurants in Adamas Port. This location is perfect for grabbing a drink or two in the evening and not having to take a taxi back to the hotel. Papikinou Beach is also within walking distance.
Facilities | Each apartment comes with a kitchenette equipped with a kettle, a fridge and a stove. There is also a dining table, a private bathroom, and a terrace. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast daily as well as wifi and free parking at the property. The staff can arrange an airport shuttle and ATV rental for an additional charge.
Best for | Families and friends travelling together, party goers and island hoppers.
Location | Hotel Portiani is located right in the port of Adamas with easy access to all harbour restaurants, bars and cafes. It is also within walking distance to Adamas beaches.
Facilities | First floor rooms come with a private balcony overlooking the sea or the village, while second-floor rooms share a large terrace overlooking the Adamas port. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast daily and the use of a shared lounge and bar/café. Most rooms sleep up to 4 adults and come equipped with a fridge, a kettle and an en suite bathroom.
Best for | Friends travelling together, families, island hoppers, nightlife lovers.
Hotel Eleni Milos – Single rooms available
Location | Hotel Eleni is located right in Adamas port, a few minutes walk to Lagada beach and walking distance to all cafes and restaurants of Adamantas harbour. Milos airport is 10 minutes drive away.
Facilities | Each room overlooks the countryside and comes with a private terrace and an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with a mini-fridge and a kettle. Guests can enjoy a shared lounge and complimentary wifi and parking on site. The property has family rooms and single rooms available.
Best for | Solo travellers, backpackers, friends, families.
Pollonia is a small and quiet fishing village located in the northeast part of Milos, 18 minutes drive from Milos airport and 12 minutes to the famous Serakiniko Beach.
It is known to be a family-friendly place with a good range of accommodation that caters for parents with children. Pollonia has a fantastic beach, excellent for waking up early and watching the sunrise.
There is also an excellent range of Greek tavernas lined up along the shore. Pollonia also has a small port where you can catch a boat to Kimolos Island, which I highly recommend for a day trip.
If you’re looking for a tranquil area on Milos with welcoming locals and good food options, stay in Pollonia.
Things to do in Pollonia
Lounge at Pollonia Beach
Walk along the promenade
Visit Sain Nicholas Church
Drink wine at Kostantakis Cave Winery
Visit Kimolos Island
Best for | Families, chill in peace and quiet.
Best Places to Stay in Milos – Pollonia
Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel – Hotel with infinity pool and epic views
Location | Milos Breeze Hotel is perched on a cliff and boasts impressive views over the ocean. At the same time, it is located only a short walk from Pollonia fishing village with a range of restaurants and Pollonia beach.
Facilities | Breeze Milos is a 4-star hotel, and it features a large infinity pool overlooking the ocean and a bar. Complimentary extensive breakfast is served daily at the hotel’s restaurant. The property features a range of different rooms, most come with a panoramic sea view, and some more luxurious options come with a private jacuzzi tub or a pool. All rooms are air-conditioned and have minimalist stunning Cycladic design. Each room comes en suite with a private balcony or terrace.
Best for | Romantic getaways, epic views, tranquil stay, couples.
Melian Boutique Hotel & Spa Milos – Seafront hotel with jacuzzi
Location | Melian Boutique Hotel & Spa is located in west Pollonia, 10 minutes walk to Pollonia main stretch with cafes and restaurants. The property boasts a seafront location and an unobstructed panoramic view of the bay.
Facilities | Most rooms at Melian Hotel Milos come with a jacuzzi hot tube and a private terrace facing the sea. All rooms are tastefully designed and come with air conditioning, an en suite bathroom featuring luxury toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary a la carte breakfast. The hotel features an excellent restaurant and a stylish bar. An onsite spa offers a range of pampering treatments.
Best for | Couples, romantic stays, luxury dining.
Location | Pollonia Studios are situated right at the seafront in the tranquil finishing village of Pollonia. Sandy beach and a range of tavernas and cafes are minutes walk from the property.
Facilities | Studios at Pollonia sleep up to 4 adults, which is an excellent choice for families or friends travelling together. Each comes with an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, private terrace, and some come with a fully equipped kitchenette and sea view. Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast for an additional charge.
Best for | Families, friends and couples.
Location | Efi Studios are located a few minutes walk from Pollonia beach and harbour with a range of tavernas, shops and cafes.
Facilities | Efi features a range of family or triple studios with private balconies, en suite bathroom and fully-equipped kitchenette. There is free parking available at the property, a garden and BBQ facilities. The staff can arrange airport or port transfers as well as car hire upon request. For an additional charge, guests can enjoy a daily breakfast.
Best for | Friends and families.
Location | Garifalakis is located in Pollonia, a few minutes walk to Pollonia shops, restaurants, and Pollonia beach.
Facilities | It features self-catering double or triple studios with an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer, a private terrace with seating furniture and a fully equipped kitchenette. Free parking is available on site, and for an extra charge, guests can enjoy daily breakfast in the nearby taverna.
Best for | Couples or friends travelling together.
Location | Michalis Studios are situated in Pollonia minutes walk from the restaurants, shops and cafes and Pollonia Beach.
Facilities | The property features double rooms that come with an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and bidet, a terrace with outdoor furniture, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities, while studios come with a fully equipped kitchenette.
Best for | Friends, couples, families.
Plaka is the capital town of Milos. Perched on a hill, it boasts panoramic views all around. The vistas don’t get any better on Milos, because from Plaka you can see not only sunset but sunrise as well!
Plaka is a historic village dating back to the 18th century, with many buildings still well preserved and reflecting the Cycladic heritage.
Cars are not allowed to enter because of cobbled narrow streets, and the only permitted vehicles are moppets.
If you enjoy history, exploring museums, Cycladic architecture and quaint neighbourhoods, you should stay in Plaka.
Things to do in Plaka
Visit Plaka Castle
Catacombs of Milos
Folk and Historic Milos Museum
Chill on Gerania Beach
Best for | Travellers interested in culture, history and architecture.
Best Hotels in Milos Greece – Plaka
Location | These luxury studios situated in the heart of Plaka, minutes walk from Plaka shops, taverns and cafes, boast an incredible view over the Aegean Sea.
Facilities | All double studios have a minimalist Cycladic design and share a terrace with a seating area and sea views. They also come with an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a fully equipped kitchenette, including a fridge, cooking hob and a coffee machine.
Best for | Couples, epic views, Cycladic architecture and heritage.
Sunset Nest – Hotel with stunning views
Location | Situated in the historic Plaka, Sunset Nest Apartments boast a panoramic sea view. Plaka restaurants and shops can be reached within walking distance.
Facilities | The property features one bedroom apartment with one bedroom and a living room, an en suite bathroom and a kitchenette equipped with kitchenware, a stove, a coffee machine and a dining table. The apartment also features a patio, a washing machine and free wifi. Guests can enjoy daily breakfast for an additional charge and car rental facilities.
Best for | Couples, friends, Cycladic architecture and heritage.
Studios Betty Milos – Central location
Location | Betty Studios are located right in the heart of Plaka, minutes walk to all local amenities such as restaurants, shops and bars. Plathiena Beach is over a mile away.
Facilities | Each studio comes with a fully equipped kitchenette including a stove and a coffee machine, an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a private balcony with a seating area. Rooms can sleep up to 3 adults and are perfect either for friends or a small family.
Best for | Couples, families, friends wanting a central location in Plaka.
Georgia Rooms Milos – Trypiti
Location | Georgia Rooms are located in Trypiti, a village next door to Plaka that can be reached within 15 minutes walk. The nearest beach is located under a mile from this accommodation. And, what’s very handy is that a public bus that connects Trypiti with Milos beaches has a stop right by the property. Also, Trypiti restaurants are literally on the doorstep.
Facilities | All rooms are double and come with air conditioning and a patio or a balcony overlooking the sea. Each room comes with tea and coffee making facilities, a fridge and an en suite bathroom.
Best for | Couples.
Palaios Rooms Milos – Plaka centre
Location | Palaios Rooms are located in the heart of Plaka, with all amenities nearby and within walking distance.
Facilities | All rooms come with a private balcony. Some overlook the sea and come with a kitchenette, others just with a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. All rooms come with a private bathroom.
Best for | Couples and pair of friends.
Playfully named, a small fishing village on Milos – Firopotamos is situated in Milos’ remote, northern part. I say remote, but really if you wanted to walk from Plaka, it would take around 40 minutes which is not bad at all.
Firopotamos is a genuinely picturesque place with golden cliffs, alluring turquoise water and white and blue typical Cycladic architecture. If you’re looking for a completely ‘away from it all location, look no further.
Firopotamos is tinny, which also means minimal choices of accommodation.
Things to do in Firopotamos
Visit Agios Nicolaos Chruch
Swim in the alluring crystal clear water
Hike the nearby area
Visit ancient ruins
Best for | Tranquillity, nature, ruins, luxury accommodation away from it all.
Best hotels in Milos – Firopotamos
Miramare Luxury Apartments Milos – Hotel with gorgeous sea terrace
Location | Miramare Luxury Apartments are situated right on the shore in the tranquil Firopotamos village.
Facilities | Each apartment has a beautiful terrace with a comfy seating area and overlooking the turquoise water of the bay. Rooms sleep up to 4 adults and come with a fully equipped kitchenette including a coffee machine, a stove, a fridge, kitchenware and a dining table, while the en suite bathroom comes with complimentary toiletries. Guests can park for free on the nearby street.
Best for | Friends and family, tranquil escape from it all.
Blue Mare Apartments – Right on the beach
Location | Blue Mare Apartments are located right on the beach in the tranquil village of Firopotamos.
Facilities | This two-bedroom apartment can sleep up to 5 adults and comes with a lounge area and a fully equipped kitchen. Patio door leads to the beach and comes with a seating area. There is also a private bathroom.
Best for | Tranquil getaway, beachgoers, relaxation, friends, families.
Paleochori Beach is situated a 15 minutes drive southeast of Adamas Port, and it’s very well connected by the local bus services that run few times a day during the summer season. Tsigrado Beach is 25 minutes drive west of Paliachori Beach.
Paleochori or Paliachori is the most colourful beach on Milos with red and pink rocks, golden sand and contrasting turquoise, crystal clear water. The beach is also one of the calmest because it is shielded from the wind. It stretches for a few kilometres, and it is considered one of the best beaches in Milos.
There are plenty of sun loungers and parasols to rent out for the day and a range of beach restaurants and bars serving delicious food and drinks until the sunset.
Paleochori gets very quiet at night, so if you rather stay somewhere with a vibrant nightlife, choose Adamas instead.
Finally, this area of Milos has a good selection of accommodation from luxury hotels to budget stays.
Fun Fact: Paliachori was the site of the discovery of the Milos Hoard, a collection of Milian coins now on exhibit at the London Numismatic Museum.
Things to do on Paleochori Beach
Swim the turquoise water
Take photos with the pink and red rocks
Eat at Sirocco
Have a drink at Deepblue Beach Bar
Visit Sulphur Mines
Explore Psaravolada Beach
Best for | Beach and nature lovers, explorers.
Best Milos Islands Hotels – Paliochori
Volcano Luxury Suites Milos – Private jacuzzi, spa & sea view.
Location | Volcano Luxury Suites Milos are situated 10 minutes walk or 2 minutes drive from Paralia Paleochori beach
Facilities | Guests can enjoy the use of a fitness centre, spa with sauna, a garden, room service, a restaurant serving Greek cuisine and free parking. Complimentary, superb breakfast is served daily. Each double room has a tasteful design and comes with an en suite bathroom with a rain shower, a private terrace with comfy furniture, and a jacuzzi bathtub. Guests can relax on the patio, which comes with a sea view.
Best for | Romantic getaway, couples, luxury stays, spa lovers, beachgoers.
Artemis Deluxe Rooms – Hotel with a pool & private beach
Location | Artemis Deluxe Rooms are located a 6-minute walk to the Paleochori beach and has their own private area on the beach for its guests.
Facilities | The property features a pool with sea views and a bar for guests to enjoy. Each double room is en suite featuring complimentary toiletries and comes equipped with a fridge, a microwave and a coffee machine. Rooms also feature a private terrace with a seating area and garden view. Rooms sleep two adults, and family suites sleep up to 4 adults. The hotel staff can arrange various excursions and a car rental.
Best for | Couples, romantic stays, family holiday.
Avgerinos Deluxe Rooms – Hotel with hot tube
Location | Avgerinos Deluxe Rooms is located a few minutes walk from the beach and features sea views.
Facilities | Double rooms come with a private spa bath on a terrace as well as a seating area. Each room features a bathroom with complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee making facilities. Free parking is available at the property.
Best for | Couples and friends.
Paleochori Studios – Adults only accommodation
Location | Paleochori Studios are situated conveniently within a kilometre from the beach (12 minutes walk).
Facilities | Paleochori Studios have a traditional Cycladic design with build-in beds and stone-paved patios. They are all air-conditioned and come with an en suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchenette and a balcony with a garden or sea view. There is a communal garden with BBQ facilities and free parking for guests. Daily breakfast can be arranged at a nearby café for an additional charge.
Best for | Couples, friends.
Location | Mar-Nik Village is located an 11-minute walk from the beach.
Facilities | Mar-Nik Village features double rooms and studios that can sleep up to 4 adults. Each room comes with air conditioning, a private bathroom, a terrace with a sea view, and a seating area. Rooms come equipped with a fridge and a kettle, while studios come with a fully equipped kitchenette. Free parking is available at the property.
Best for | Budget travellers, solo stays.
Tripiti, also spelt Trypiti is a small village located east of Plaka and is considered its extension. The town is famous for its iconic white windmills that are located at the top of the settlement. Some of them date all the way back to the 18th century and are converted to unique holiday rentals.
Tripiti means ‘holes’, and it was named after many holes in the surrounding rocks.
This area of Milos is steeped in ancient history. Tripiti is an excellent base for exploring the Ancient Amphitheatre of Milos and early Christian Catacombs located nearby. If you are a history buff, you’ll love this area of Milos!
Also, you probably saw or remember from history lessons Venus of Milos (also called Aphrodite of Milos), the most famous statue from Ancient Greece that established a modern canon of female beauty. The statue was discovered not far from Tripiti, and today you can see it in Louvre, Paris.
Another thing to remember is that Tripiti village is situated on a hill, so you will have to climb some steep streets wherever you go, which may not suit everyone. However, if you an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll love it here for the many walks you can take, including the Prophet Elias Hill, from where you can get some epic views of the surrounding areas.
Tripiti is quiet but also has a wide selection of good restaurants and cafes.
Things to do in Tripiti
Stay in an ancient windmill
Eat Greek food at Ergina Milos
Visit Church of Saint Nikolaos
Climb Prophet Elias Hills
Take a walk down to Klima village
Best for | History enthusiasts, outdoor fans, boutique accommodation lovers, couples, friends.
Best Hotels in Milos Island – Tripiti
Eiriana Luxury Suites Milos – Hotel with pool & private jacuzzi
Location | Eiriana Luxury Suites are located a few minutes walk from the centre of Tripiti village and boast magnificent sea views.
Facilities | All rooms and suites come air-conditioned and include a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Each room comes with a coffee machine, a minibar and a balcony with a comfy seating area. Some units come with a sea view and sleep up to 4 adults. Guests can enjoy a shared pool set in a garden overlooking the sea and a complimentary breakfast daily.
Best for | Romantic getaways, pool lovers, friends.
Windmill Karamitsos – Unique accommodation in a windmill
Location | This super fan and unique accommodation set in an old windmill is situated in Tripiti minutes walk to all the local amenities.
Facilities | Windmill Karamitsos House has two separate bedrooms and a living room and can sleep up to 5 adults, so it is a great accommodation option if you travel in a bigger group. It is beautifully furnished – a perfect marriage of tradition and modern comforts. The windmill house comes with a fully equipped kitchenette, a bathroom and a garden with a seating area.
Best for | Friends, bigger families, unique accommodation lovers.
Milos Vaos Windmill – Unique studio in an 18th-century windmill
Location | Milos Vaos Windmill accommodation is situated not quite on Plaka hill but in a small village called Trypiti nearby and only a 15 minutes walk to Plaka historic centre. Vaos Windmill is perched on a hill and boasts stunning views over the Aegean Sea. This is a truly unique stay! Guests can enjoy an outdoor seating area with a view and nearby free public parking.
Facilities | This studio is set in a windmill and consists of 3 floors. The living area is located on the ground floor, with two bedrooms located up the staircase. There is also a kitchen and a dining area in an adjacent building. The windmill can sleep up to 4 adults.
Best for | Friends, couples, unique accommodation lovers.
View Awakening – Stylish interior & great coffee
Location | View Awakening apartments are situated in the heart of Tripiti, a few minutes walk from the local amenities, a 5 minutes walk to a bus connecting Tripiti with other parts of the islands, and 15 minutes drive from Adamantas Port.
Facilities | The fully air-conditioned apartment comes with an en suite bathroom and a fully equipped kitchenette, including an espresso machine, a fridge and a stove. Guests can enjoy a large private veranda with a seating area and beautiful sunset views, as well as a separate living area.
Best for | Couples, two friends.
Chaido Studios Milos – Hotel with a fantastic view
Location | Chaido Studios are located in Tripiti within a leisurely walk to a good selection of restaurants.
Facilities | Each studio comes with a private terrace with comfortable lounging furniture. Some overlook the sea, others the garden. Rooms sleep up to 3 adults and come with an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and hairdryer and a fully equipped kitchenette including a stove, fridge, coffee machine and a dining table. Guests can also enjoy a shared garden and BBQ facilities.
Best for | Couples, friends.
Klima is a traditional fishing village in Milos. It is known for its whitewashed boat houses with colourfully painted doors, and windows lined up along the shore. Boathouses (sirmas in Greek) were used by fishermen to store their boats. The village is surrounded by golden hills and alluring crystal clear water with a perfect turquoise shade that washes off the shore.
Klima is a tinny place, but its charm and picture-perfect vistas draw many visitors. The best thing to do in Klima is to stroll down along the coast and take some photos of this picturesque village. Klima has a few souvenir shops and a couple of perfect restaurants for enjoying a sunset meal.
The village has a few fantastic options to stay in, and one of the unique options is to stay in a traditional Greek boathouse by the shore.
Best for | Unique and quirky accommodation lovers.
Best Accommodation Milos – Klima
Traditional Sirma in Klima – Boathouse apartment right on the beach
Location | This traditional sirma is located right on the beach in Klima. Guests can park for free in a shared parking located 500m from the property.
Facilities | This rustic sirma boathouse has a gorgeous design with tasteful furniture and ornaments. It includes a double bedroom and a fully equipped kitchenette with a dining area. Guests can also enjoy a private veranda overlooking the beach with easy access to take a dip in the sea.
Best for | Couples, boutique hotel lovers, epic sunsets, peace and quiet.
Capetan Nikolas Boat House Milos – 2-bedroom house in a cave
Location | Capetan Nikolas House is located in the village of Klima, right by the sea. The house is carved in the rock and offers a truly unique cave accommodation.
Facilities | Capetan Nikolas is a 2-bedroom apartment with a separate lounge area that can sleep up to 6 adults, which is an excellent option for friends or a larger family. The house comes with two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen including a coffee machine and a blender and a lovely terrace where guests can chill while watching the sunset. Free parking is available around 500m from the property.
Best for | Group of friends, chilled and relaxing getaway, unique accommodation lovers, being close to the sea.
Panorama Hotel Milos – Modern apartment with sea view
Location | Panorama Hotel is situated in Klima village, minutes walk from the Klima beach.
Facilities | This modern apartment sleeps, two adults. It features a fully equipped kitchen, a bathroom and a lounge. Guests can enjoy a complimentary homemade breakfast served daily and a free airport shuttle. Each studio has a large terrace with a seating area overlooking the sea. Free private parking is also available at the property.
Best for | Couples and friends.
Blue Sea House – Beach accommodation
Location | Blue Sea House is situated right on the beach in Klima in a traditional Cycladic boathouse called sirma.
Facilities | Blue Sea House features a 2-storey house that can sleep up to 6 adults. There is an open space living room with a large sofa, a dining area, a toilet, and a fully equipped kitchen on the ground floor. The large door opens directly onto the beach, where guests can take a dip in the turquoise water or sit and relax. Upstairs, there are two separate bedrooms, a balcony and a bathroom.
Best for | Group of friends or families, relaxing seafront stay.
Mandrakia is a small fishing village located on the north-western part of the island, 12 minutes from the Adamas Port. It is often overlooked in favour of the more famous – Klima village. However, Mandrakia is equally charming and even more peaceful.
The colourful boat houses curved in the cave line up the shore of Mandrakia – a truly idyllic village to stay. There are a few unique places to stay in Mandrakia, which I will share with you below.
Local people still live in the village, and staying in this friendly little community will make it super special. Mandrakia has a few restaurants to choose from with more options a few minutes drive away.
Mandrakia is an excellent base for visiting the most famous beaches on Milos – Serakiniko beach with the moon-like landscape and Firopotamos beach. Both are located only within a few kilometres; Serakiniko is east and Firopotamos west of Mandrakia village.
Things to do in Mandrakia
Eat in Medusa restaurant Milos
Walk to the nearby cliff for a view of the village
Visit Tourkothalassa beach
Visit Serakiniko beach
Best for | Off-beaten track experience, explorers, beach lovers.
Best Accommodation in Milos – Mandrakia
Milo Milo Suites – Hotel with a pool
Location | Milo Milo Suites are located a short walk from Mandrakia village and a short walk from Tourkothalassa beach.
Facilities | The property boasts a pool overlooking the sea and the village of Mandrakia. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast served in the privacy of their own apartment. All rooms have stone walls and Cycladic design. Each apartment sleeps up to 4 adults and includes a bedroom, lounge with a sofa bed, a fully equipped kitchenette, a bathroom and a private terrace with comfy furniture.
Best for | Friends, couples, pool-goers, beach explorers.
Mandrakia Totally Sea View House – House with private pool
Location | Mandrakia Totally Sea View House is located right in the village of Madrakia.
Facilities | The property features a tastefully furnished two-bedroom house with a private pool with sun loungers, stunning sea views, and private parking. The house can sleep up to 5 adults and is perfect for a group of friends travelling together. It features two bedrooms, a lounge, bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen, including breakfast items in the fridge and a quality coffee machine. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor dining area on a terrace.
Best for | Friends, pool & boutique accommodation lovers, families.
Traditional House by the Sea – House by the sea
Location | Traditional House by the Sea is located right in the heart of Madrakia, just above the boathouses lining up the shore.
Facilities | The house can sleep up to 3 adults. It features an open living concept with a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and a patio with sun loungers overlooking the sea. There is free parking for guests.
Best for | Friends, couples, local vibes, sea view.
Location | Tsakonas Mandrakia Home is located right in Madrakia village within walking distance to the famous Medusa restaurant and Gerania beach.
Facilities | The house features one bedroom and a lounge with a sofa bed and can sleep up to 4 adults. There is a fully equipped kitchenette, including a coffee machine and a bathroom. Guest can also enjoy a private furnished patio with BBQ facilitates, perfect for some downtime. Free parking is available at the property, and hosts can arrange car hire.
Best for | Friends and families.
Triovasalos consists of two villages that merge into one: Triovasalos and Pera Triovasalos. They are located 2 km east of Plaka.
Triovasalos is not touristy at all. If you want to stay somewhere where you can immerse yourself in the local culture, this is the place for you.
Triovasalos has a good selection of restaurants and shops, and because the village is not really where mainstream tourists decide to stay, accommodation is well priced. Also, it is located close enough to be within walking distance to Plaka.
Things to do in Triovasalos
Visit Agios Spyridon Church
Relax in a café at Coffee Time
Eat at O Belivanis local tavern
Best for | Authentic experience and local culture seekers, the off-beaten track stays.
Best Hotels in Milos Greece – Triovasalos
Villa Vipera – 3 bedroom apartment
Location | Villa Vipera is located a 13-minute walk to Triovasalos centre and a range of shops, cafes and restaurants. The nearest beach is 1 km away, and it’s called Tourkothalassa beach.
Facilities | The villa features three double bedrooms and is perfect for sleeping, six adults. There are two bathrooms equipped with complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, while the kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need on holiday, including a washing machine. The property boasts a large furnished terrace overlooking the sea and free parking for Vipera guests.
Best for | Large families, group of friends, experiencing authentic local vibes.
Location | Studio Vipera is also located in the village of Triovasalos.
Facilities | The property features a stylish Cycladic style apartment with stone features. The apartment sleeps two adults and includes a bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a fully equipped kitchenette, a lounge a private terrace with mountain views.
Best for | Couples, authentic local vibe.
Location | Alice in Wonderland Apartment is located 5 minutes walk from the village centre with shops, bakery, restaurants and other amenities nearby.
Facilities | The apartment is situated in the quiet part of the village and offers free parking to its guests. This fully air-conditioned studio features a bedroom, lounge, bathroom and a kitchenette. Guests can also enjoy a terrace with mountain views.
Best for | Couples and friends.
Pachena (Pachaina) is located between Mandrakia and Pollonia, 11 minutes drive from Adamantas Port and even less from Pollonia.
Pachaina consists of a quaint beach with a few umbrellas and comfy bin bags and a small town on the hill with rooms to rent and a few restaurants. A bus stop about 300m from Pachaina town connects this small settlement with Pollonia, Adamas, Plaka, and Triovasalos.
If you decide to stay in Pachaina, you probably will need a car for shopping in a supermarket in Pollonia. The benefits of staying on Pachena are no crowds and a range of affordable rooms to rent.
Things to do in Pachaina
Explore Prehistoric Settlement of Fylakopi
Lounge on the beach
Have lunch at Avro Café
Visit the nearby Papafragos Beach and Caves
Best for | Off-beaten track, bargain accommodation seekers, beachgoers.
Best Places to stay on Milos – Pachaina
Location | Agnanti Rooms property is located 3 minutes drive to Pachena beach and a 16-minute walk to Mytakas beach.
Facilities | The property features double rooms with en suite bathroom and terrace and double and 4-adult studios with a fully equipped kitchenette. Rooms come with a mountain or sea view. Free parking is available at the property, and there is also a bus stop nearby.
Best for | Friends, couples, off-beaten track experience.
Location | Papafragas Studios are located in the Pachana village, 5 minutes walk to the beach and about 2 kilometres away from supermarkets.
Facilities | The studios all come with air conditioning and an en suite bathroom, a fully equipped kitchenette and a patio with a seating area. The property features studios that sleep up to 4 adults. Some rooms have a sea view while others overlook the garden. There is free parking available at the property.
Best for | Friends, couples, off-beaten track experience.
Where is Milos Greece?
Milos is a Greek island situated on the Aegean Sea. It belongs to a group of islands called the Cyclades. There are 30 islands in the group, including the most famous Santorini and Mykonos, and other such as Paros, Naxos, Sifnos, Sifnos and Ios. Milos is the southwesternmost out of the Cycladic islands.
How to get to Milos, Greece?
From Athens to Milos
There are two ways of getting to Milos from Athens – you can take a ferry or fly.
Ferries leave in the morning from Piraeus Ferry Port in Athens. Various companies operate on this lane, and there are two types of ferries – fast that will get you to Milos in 2.5 to 4 hours and slow that take around 7 hours but are considerably cheaper. I use Direct Ferries to book my ferries in Europe.
You can also fly to Milos from Athens. A few low fair flights operators exist between the Greek capital and Milos, including Olympic Air and Sky Express. You can check flights on Skyscanner.
Ferry Santorini Milos
Ferries Santorini to Milos leave three times a day from Thira and take from 2 to 5.5 hours. If you want to save money, take the longest one, which is always the cheapest.
Check availability & rates with Direct Ferries
Ferry Crete to Milos
It is also possible to catch a direct ferry from Crete to Milos. The journey takes about 3.5 hours but check the schedule as ferries to Milos don’t operate that often.
Getting around Milos
Milos main towns such as Adamas, Pollonia, Plaka and even Paliochori are well connected by bus services. If you don’t want to drive or want to save some money, this is a great way to explore the island. Check Milos Buses schedule here. The only thing to keep in mind is that there will be fewer connections if you’re visiting off-season.
Car Rental Milos
Another popular way to get around Milos is car hire. Milos is a large island, and having a car will give you a lot of freedom to explore even the lesser frequented off-beaten track places. Hiring a car is great if you travel in a group and can spread the cost between a few people.
ATV Rental Milos
Hiring an ATV is another popular way to explore the island. Many of the roads in Milos are unpaved, which is perfect for an ATV, plus driving it can be a lot of fun. You can hire one when you get to Milos. Prices will be higher at high season July and August and considerably lower outside of that time. Expect to pay between €15 to €40 per day.
Having a travel insurance was always important, but nowadays it’s a total must-have. Book with a reliable provider that will be there for you if you need it. I recommend World Nomads.
Things to do on Milos
Here are some of the trips and boat tours Milos has on offer:
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