Milos Mini Guide
Who Goes to Milos?
It appeals to tourists who want to go a little off the beaten track. Milos has everything you’d want from a Greek island and then some more but it’s rarely crowded. History lovers will appreciate the archaeology there. Art lovers will enjoy the story of the Venus de Milo whilst those who want to simply relax, can enjoy the great beaches and then while away the evening at a waterside taverna.
How Easy is it to get to?
It’s a little bit of a fuss to get to Milos. There are no direct flights from anywhere other than Athens so everyone outside of the Greek capital will have to pick up a connection there. The airport is three miles from the main town and as there are no buses, only taxis, car hire is a better option, especially if you’ve pre-booked it for collection at the airport.
What is the Airport Like?
It’s very small and can only take ‘island hopper’ planes due to the short runway. Facilities are almost non-existent with only a kiosk of sorts selling odds and ends plus light refreshments. There are no banks, ATMs, airport information or post office there so you’ll need to be organised before you arrive.
What’s There to Do on Milos?
The recently opened mining museum is a fascinating place to visit combining archaeology and geology. Tripiti is one of the most beautiful villages on the island and it’s where the Venus de Milo was found. It’s got windmills, underground tunnels and more and is perfect for a photograph or two. The beaches of Milos are legendary with Sarakiniko, the most unusual. There, the landscape is volcanic and otherworldly but the sea is clean, clear and deliciously refreshing!