This is my Milos beach guide that I put together in order to help you have the best time on your next trip to Milos. If you’re looking for amazing Greek beaches, Milos is the perfect place for you. Now there are many Greek islands competing with each other with their pristine beaches. But Milos beaches tend to have very unique landscapes.
Another advantage is that the island isn’t crowded so you will most likely have the beaches all to yourself or at least not have to fight for a place to lay down your towel.
After spending some time exploring Milos, I’d say that most beaches in Milos are wild. But don’t worry there is also a few with organized ones with restaurants on site and showers.
In case you didn’t know, Milos has something like 80 beaches. Some are secluded and require a boat to get there. And others will require that you have an off-road in order to brave the rugged terrain. This current list will mostly focus on beaches you can easily access with your car rental.
So without further ado, let’s get started with some of the best beaches Milos has to offer.
Sarakiniko must be one of the most popular beach on the island. Make sure to check my detailed guide for Sarakiniko beach. It is extremely photogenic with out of this world white rock formation with the beach in a little cove area.
There is actually a tiny patch of sand but most people just lay their towels all throughout the white rocks area. If you like cliff jumping, you will also love this place.
Type of beach & Facilities : Rocky with a tiny sand patch area. This is somewhat of a wild beach. You won’t find showers. But there is a food truck on most days. There is plenty of parking on the road leading there.
Location: 4 km east of Plaka
Sarakiniko is the show off beach with its over the top white rock formation and coves. However, if I absolutely have to choose one beach that is my ultimate favorite, it would have to be Firiplaka beach. It is a low key beach that lets its natural beauty do the talking.
I have to warn you though that you must pick a nice day to truly see it in all its glory. We’ve experienced this beach in both beautiful and terrible weather. And I must tell you that on a windy days, my beloved Firiplaka is barely recognizable.
So in case, this isn’t clear enough, do yourself a favor, pick a good day and you will absolutely fall in love with this beach just like we did.
Type of Beach & Facilities: Beautiful sandy beach with a nice rocky backdrop. No showers on site. But a food truck on most days. People park on the dirt road leading to the beach.
Location: 15 km south east of Plaka
I actually stumbled on Tsigrado beach on the way back from Firiplaka. They are pretty much located in the same area. It is a stunning little beach cove. Just get ready to climb down a very tight area with ropes to get to the beach. Since it’s a very small beach, it gets packed very quickly, so you might want to show up early.
Type of Beach & Facilities: Sandy little cove. No showers on site. Plenty of parking on top but difficult accessibility. Requires a bit of a sweat and physical strength. No close food trucks nearby. The only one is the same food truck next to Fyriplaka, 4 min away by car.
Location: 14 km south east of Plaka
Plathiena is a very nice beach. The water is very warm, calm and clear. There is a restaurant on site where you can eat or bring some food with you on the beach along with drinks. We also appreciated the big water reservoir that was there allowing us to rinse before getting back in the car.
The only problem I would say is that the seabed is not sandy at all. It is very rocky. I would go as far as saying that the rocks are quite pointy in that area. We both made the mistake of not bringing any beach shoes with us and we could barely walk in the water. Besides that, it is a very lovely beach with a nice laidback atmosphere.
Location: 4 km north of Plaka
Absolutely stunning traditional village. This is one of the few places that really had a family vibe to it. Not to say the other places were raunchy, as they weren’t at all. But Firopotamos beach had a bit more families with small children. The other beaches were a bit mixed with more couples.
I also noticed that most beachgoers also stayed there. There are a few little rental rooms behind me in the picture. This explains why families would have a preference for this place. It’s like renting a beachfront vacation home. It is peaceful and extremely convenient.
One thing I also noticed is that even if there weren’t any sand ( tiny pebbles instead) , the water was crystal clear.
Type of beach & Facilities : small pebbles. I’d call it an organized beach since it is in a tiny little resort area with small guest houses and a couple of tiny tavernas.
Location: 3 km north of Plaka
Mandrakia beach has a very similar vibe to Firopotamos. So much that I kept on confusing the two. It is another peaceful small and quiet fishing village. The beach is very compact but oh so beautiful. If you find yourself in Mandrakia, try to align it with a nice evening yoga session after your beach day.
This a resort area in Milos with plenty of small hotels and guesthouses on the waterfront. I won’t lie, this was one of my least favorite beaches.
I can see why it was popular with families but we didn’t like the mass tourism vibe we got from the places. However, the place has some crazy rocky mountains in the backdrop and we really enjoyed hiking it a bit before heading to the next beach.
Type of beach & Facilities: Mix of small brown pebbles and sand. Highly organized and resort area, so tons of showers and restaurants on site. Plenty of parking next to the main road.
Location: 13 km south east of Plaka
This beach has powdery sand and a dramatic rock formation around it. There is also a restaurant on site and some beach beds as you can see from the picture. Just make sure you pick a nice day to visit. It felt like a mini little resort, very cozy, small and intimate. If you don’t like big crowds, you’ll probably enjoy Provatas beach.
Location: 16 Km from Plaka
This is such a lovely area in Milos. Yes it is somewhat of a resort area but it still has so much charm and character. We really loved going there for dinner and the beach is very large, right in front of the main eating area and walking path.
Type of beach & Facilities : Sandy beach, very organized area.
Location: 12km north east of Plaka
This is small rocky beach. We got there through a track road in our small car and it was the most uncomfortable and stressful ride to get there. I’d recommend a more appropriate car to get there and other hard to reach beaches.
Type of beach & Facilities : Pebbled beach, very hard to drive to, a very long strenuous track road. Obviously, this is very wild secluded beach with no showers. We were very surprised to even see one couple there at the beach. On the plus side, the water is very crystal clear. Absolutely no food truck on site. So if you choose to come, bring your own snacks and drinks.
Location: 14 km East of Plaka
I call this the city beach, no frills, simple beach by the main road. Joseph really didn’t like this beach as it wasn’t “spectacular” enough for him and reminded him too much of a lake. Anyone from Montreal Quebec reading this will understand 🙂 So I had to make my case and drag him there. Since it was on the way to Fyriplaka, we ended stopping for some time.
I don’t know why but I really love this beach. Like I said it is simple and so big that you can easily find a spot to yourself. There is so much shade since the beach is lined up with trees. Another reason why I like it is that it was very shallow, sandy. Plus it was really nice to be able to view the city and the port from far away.
Type of beach & Facilities: no frills, by the main road. There doesn’t seem to be any showers at all. This is not an organized beach at all. Bring everything you need. It is the main beach right across the famous restaurant Oh Hamos in Adamas.
Location: 5 km south east of Plaka
Honestly Adamas and Papakinou beach to me are pretty much the same stretch of beach. The Adamas section is just a little bit closer to the port and there are a few small hotels and tavernas on the other side of the main road.
Location: 4 km south east of Plaka
Although I am a total freak when it comes to planning, I really do try as much to leave some space for exploration and adventure. That thing they like to call serendipity. In Milos, all you have to do is keep your eyes wide open and you will find so many beautiful unmarked wild beaches for you to enjoy. I will leave you with these pictures so you can see what I mean.
Bonus Beach: Kleftiko
Yes I know, I said we will focus on accessible beach. Kleftiko is mostly reached via excursion boats from the port of Adamas. But if you find yourself with the extra time, it is totally worth adding this beauty to your list. Good news is that you can also hike about an hour and half to get there on foot.
Talk about earning your relaxed day at the beach. Seems like the perfect challenge to me 🙂