10 days in Greece: Milos' beaches and fisher villages


Today I bring you the perfect post for these hot summer days. A post full of beaches and fishing villages that will make you dream of taking a dip in the wonderful waters of Milos! And if you want to know more about the island, read here my previous article about the small towns of this Greek island.

Hoy os traigo el post perfecto para estos calurosos días de verano. Un post lleno de playas y pueblos pesqueros que os harán soñar con daros un chapuzón en las maravillosas aguas de Milos! Y si queréis saber más sobre la isla, leed mi anterior artículo sobre los pueblitos de esta isla griega aquí.




The island of Milos, like every island, has many beaches. But it is important to clarify that half of the island is unpaved, so it is impossible to reach many of them if you don't have a suitable vehicle. We hired a small car, so we couldn't access those areas. However, if you are not going to be on the island for many days, you have plenty of beaches to visit within the asphalted areas. We stayed 4 days and this is what we saw.

La isla de Milos, como toda isla, tienen infinidad de playas. Pero es importante aclarar que la mitad de la isla está sin asfaltar, por lo que es imposible llegar a muchas de ellas si no se tiene un vehículo adecuado. Nosotros alquilamos un coche pequeñito, por lo que no podíamos acceder a esas zonas de la isla. Sin embargo, si no vas a estar mucho tiempo en la isla, tienes playas de sobra para visitar dentro de las áreas asfaltadas. Nosotros estuvimos 4 días y esto es lo que vimos.






The first day we visited Sarakiniko, Mandrakia and Firopótamos. Sarakiniko is one of the most famous beaches on the island and with reason. Definitely one of my favorites. It is a natural pool within a lunar landscape of white stones that will leave you speechless. This beautiful beach of white rocks owes its unusual characteristics to the formations of volcanic rocks molded by the wind and the waves.

El primer día visitamos Sarakiniko, Mandrakia y Firopótamos. Sarakiniko es una de las playas más famosas de la isla y con motivo. Sin duda una de mis favoritas. Es una piscina natural dentro de un paisaje lunar de piedras blancas que te dejará sin palabras. Esta preciosa playa de rocas blancas debe sus características inusuales a las formaciones de rocas volcánicas moldeadas por el viento y las olas.






From here we went to a small and picturesque fishing village called Mandrakia. It was the first time that we saw the typical little houses of fishermen painted with that infinity of colors that gives so much magic to these towns. It is very tiny, but it has a restaurant by the sea that serves delicious fresh fish. It also has a small beach, but not worth it.

De aquí fuimos a un pequeño y pintoresco pueblo de pescadores llamado Mandrakia. Era la primera vez que veíamos las típicas casitas de pescadores pintadas de esa infinidad de colores que da tanta magia a estos pueblos. Es muy pequeñito, pero tiene un restaurante junto al mar que sirve delicioso pescado fresco. También tiene una pequeña playa, pero no merece la pena.






Fyropotamos was our last stop of the day. It is also a small fishing village with colorful houses, but this time with a large and super nice beach. With the advantage that there are places to enjoy sheltered under the shade.

Fyropotamos fue nuestra última parada del día. Es también un pequeño pueblo de pescadores con casitas de colores, pero esta vez con una playa grande y super agradable. Con la ventaja de que hay sitios donde disfrutar resguardados bajo la sombra.






On our second day we visited Firiplaka, Tsigrado and Provatas. The first one is a beautiful and huge beach that also has a snack bar and sun loungers with parasols. We, personally, are more wild-beaches kind of people, but this, despite everything, is still quite virgin. We liked it a lot. A few meters away is the hidden cove of Tsigrado. A little gem were you can enjoy almost alone due to its difficult access. To reach it you have to go down through a narrow path dug into the rock, with the help of a rope that you will find there. The last meters end on a not very stable wooden staircase. From here we went to Provatas, a beach with all the amenities that we found expendable.

En nuestro segundo día visitamos Firiplaka, Tsigrado y Provatas. La primera es una preciosa y enorme playa que cuenta también con un chiringuito y tumbonas con sombrilla. Nosotros, personalmente, somos más de playas salvajes, pero ésta, a pesar de todo, sigue siendo bastante virgen. Nos gustó mucho. A pocos metros se encuentra la escondida cala de Tsigrado. Una pequeña joya donde estar prácticamente solo debido a su difícil acceso. Para llegar a ella tienes que bajar por un estrecho paso cavado en la roca, con la ayuda de una cuerda que hay allí. Los últimos metros terminan en una escalera de madera no muy estable. De aquí fuimos a Provatas, una playa con todas las comodidades que nos pareció prescindible.






And on our third day we visited Papafragas, Plathiena and Klima. The beach of Papafragas is located between caves that have been excavated by the erosion of the sea. Its water is very crystalline but it has a very very small beach (two couples maximum), goes under shadow very fast and, due to its elongated form, it easily accumulates waste of the sea. However it is worth seeing it even if you don't go down to the cove. Plathiena is a wide beach near Plaka. It is very nice and quiet.

Y en nuestro tercer día visitamos Papafragas, Plathiena y Klima. La playa de Papafragas está ubicada entre cuevas que han sido excavadas por la erosión del mar. Su agua es muy cristalina pero tiene una playa muy muy pequeña (entran dos parejas máximo), enseguida se queda en sombra y, debido a su forma alargada, es fácil que en su arena se acumulen restos del mar. Sin embargo merece la pena verla aunque no se baje a la cala. Plathiena es una playa amplia cerca de Plaka. Es muy bonita y tranquila. 






From here we went to Klima, one of the most famous fishing villages of the island, and with a reason! It is much larger than the ones I mentioned earlier and their houses are painted with infinite more colors. It has two mini beaches where you can bathe and a magical atmosphere. Definitely highly recommended.

De aquí fuimos a Klima, uno de los pueblos de pescadores más famosos de la isla, y con motivo! Es mucho más grande que los que he citado anteriormente y sus casas estan pintadas de infinidad más de colores. Tiene dos mini playas en las que te puedes bañar y un ambiente mágico. Sin duda, muy recomendable.






Well, I hope you liked it! And, if anyone has been in the unpaved area, we would love to hear recommendations, because we would like to come back with a suitable car! Happy rest of the week!

Bueno, espero que os haya gustado y si alguien ha estado en la zona no asfaltada nos encantaría saber recomendaciones porque nos gustaría volver con un coche adecuado! Feliz resto de semana!




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10 comments

  1. Milos looks gorgeous, you've just put it on my radar! Love the Papafragas cove, how stunning is that? I love the simple greek colour palette of blue and white, and the island doesn't look too touristy either. Great photos.

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    1. Thank you, guys! Yes, we went end of May and we were almost alone everywhere!

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  2. Such a beautiful post - pretty and colourful houses, stunning scenery and crystal-clear water. What more could you want from a getaway?! Definitely making me want to book a flight and escape the city! Thanks for sharing

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    1. I'm glad you like it! Milos is totally recommendable!

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  3. Your pictures are always so perfect, and I love the pastel hues in this particular post. I need to go here now! Thank you for sharing :)

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  4. The much awaited Milos post! Great pictures, I just love the blue and whites of the Greek Islands, you've done sucha great job capturing them. Milos is definitely the next Greek Island that we're heading to!

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  5. Awww! Your pictures are fabulous! Mykonos is so picturesque and I wish we could have stayed longer!

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  6. Sounds amazing. 10 days in Greece is perfect! As always, love your photography. Sarakiniko looks so pretty! No wonder it's popular. Doesnt look very crowded though. Did you visit at an offpeak time?

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  7. Milos Islands look stunning, in fact I'm visiting Greece this winter. You have photographed the Islands beautifully, I hope I get the clear blue skies you did when I visit.

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