16 of The Best Beaches in Milos – Greece

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Best beaches in Milos. Image of Sarakiniko beach, white sandy curved beach with green tree covered spit at the far right,surrounded to the right with clear turqoise sea. Blue sky and white clouds above and a few sunbeds and blue parasols on the sand.

Many flock to the Cycladic island of Milos in Greece because they have seen a beautiful image of a moonlike beach called Sarakiniko. While this is undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Milos, there are plenty of others to explore. You’ll be spoilt for choice as there are over 75 beaches on Milos Island.

Besides Sarakiniko, you’ll find that Firiplaka Beach captivates visitors with its striking blend of golden sand and multicoloured cliffs, which create a picturesque setting for sunbathing and swimming. Then, nearby is Tsigrado Beach, hidden between cliffs, accessible only by a steep ladder!

However, there are many more beaches on Milos beyond those highlights; and we’re going to share some of the best with you in this post. Between sipping a Freddo Cappuccino and walking around the Ancient Theatre Of Milos, island days are best spent relaxing on the beautiful Greek beaches of Milos.

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Best Beaches in Milos

Best beaches in Milos. Image of white sandy curved beach with green tree covered spit at the far right, surrounded to the right with clear turqoise sea. Blue sky and white clouds above and a few sunbeds and blue parasols on the sand.

To help you plan which beaches to spend time on, below I share 16 of the best beaches in Milos, based on our favourites.

1. Alogomandra Beach

Located on the northeastern coast of the island, the stunning Alogomandra Beach has some of the finest sands around. It also has clear water suitable for swimming. At one far end of the beach, you’ll even find a fascinating cave that was created by cliff erosion. 

2. Firiplaka Beach

Firiplaka Beach on Milos in Greece. Fie sand beach on the left curving gently towards rocks at the end of the bay with blue sea to the right.

Located on the island’s south coast, Firiplaka Beach is a narrow stretch with a mixture of sand and pebbles. The thing you’ll likely notice first about this beach is the stunning contrast of multi-coloured volcanic cliffs and clear, blue water. It’s truly a dream beach and might even remind you why you travelled to Greece in the first place. 

On the beach, you’ll find a small and basic beach bar, a few sunbeds, and umbrellas. It’s best to bring your own beach towel or mat, in case you have to lay on the sand.

3. Provatas Beach

Provatas Beach is so pretty and accessible that it tends to get very crowded. However, if you arrive before 11:00 am, you should have no problem securing a nice spot on the beach to sunbathe.

If you prefer to spend your day in the water, this beach with its clear water is perfect for swimming – providing it’s not windy.

4. Sarakiniko Beach

Sarakiniko Beach on Milos in Greece. Lunar like light beige rocks, surrounding a clear turquoise blue swimming area with darker blue sea in the background and blue sky above.

Sarakiniko Beach is situated on the north coast of Milos and is one of the most scenic places on the island due to its volcanic rock structures. It’s the most famous beach on Milos Island and is what put the island on the map for international tourists, making it one best things to do in Milos.

The small bay tends to get crowded at times, but there’s usually enough room for everyone to secure a spot where they soak up some rays. The blue water is deeper than many of the other beaches which makes it popular with cliff jumpers. There are some more shallow parts though that are suitable for all swimmers. 

One thing to bear in mind about Sarakiniko is that there isn’t really any sand here, so it’s not the best beach in Milos to lay out on. Most beachgoers just plop a towel on the hard rock, but it’s well worth the slight discomfort for the views.

Make sure to check out the view over the Sarakiniko shipwreck before you leave!

5. Kleftiko Beach

The most notable thing about Kleftiko Beach is the incredible white cliffs that line it. This secluded beach is popular with snorkelers and divers, but it’s also a great place to do some sea cave swimming and exploring.

The water at this beach is crystal clear and the views are spectacular. It’s one of the most famous coves on the island and was once an old pirate hideout. Kleftiko is located on the island’s southwest tip and is mainly accessible by boat; and although it’s possible to walk there, we don’t recommend it.

Instead, book a sailboat tour and enjoy a fully captained experience full of swimming, snorkelling, and even a cookout on the beach. You’ll also see unique rock formations and traditional fishing villages!

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6. Pollonia Beach

Long, sandy, and easily accessible are words one might use to describe Pollonia Beach.

Along its edge, you’ll find plenty of shady places in the trees and a collection of bars, cafes, and restaurants.

And, did I mention the water is incredibly clear here too like the rest of Milos? 

7. Voudia Bay

Peace and quiet are pretty elusive during peak season in Milos, but there are some off-the-beaten-track places worth checking out if you just want to relax in a secluded seaside location.

Voudia Bay is one of those places and this long, pebbly beach bordered by pink volcanic cliffs and clear, blue waters is the perfect escape.

This beautiful beach is also home to some fascinating caves. 

8. Papafragas Cave Beach

Papafragas Cave Beach on Milos in Greece. Sheltered pool with small sandy beach, that opens up into the sea through a natural arch.

The tiny, sandy Papafragas Cave Beach features a sheltered pool that opens up to the sea via a natural arch. Swimming here is incredible! As you swim in the clear, blue water, you’ll also be able to swim through sea caves and unique rock formations.

The views are stunning here and the beach is unspoiled so don’t expect to find comfort amenities or sun loungers for rent here! To reach the beach you’ll have to hike down a series of steep stairs.

We recommend heading here earlier in the day, because as it gets past noon Papafragas Cave Beach unfortunately sits in the shade and is not so pleasant for sunbathing.

9. Ammoudaraki Beach

Ammoudaraki is a secluded gem of a beach, located on the less-developed west coast of Milos and part of the day’s adventure is just getting there! That being said, you’ll see all your effort paid off when you realize that you have the beach all to yourself because not many people know about it.

The area is untouched so you’ll enjoy wild and natural surroundings with plenty of vegetation, clear water, and a lack of man-made facilities. 

10. Tsigrado Beach

Tsigrado Beach on Milos Greece. Small sandy beach with bright blue sea surrounded by tall red stone cliffs.

Small, but picturesque Tsigrado Beach is not for the faint-hearted. To reach its sandy shores, you must hike down a path and use a rope and ladder to navigate the final part of your journey. It sounds simple, but the ladder is more difficult than you can imagine on loose and rocky sand. Wear good shoes and watch your step on the way down.

However, once there, you’ll stare in awe at the sheer beauty of its tall cliffs and sparkling water. The seclusion is one of the best things about this beach, but the swimming is good, too. Don’t expect to find any facilities though, so come prepared!

It’s a great Milos beach to combine with Firiplaka Beach as they are just a short two-minute drive away from each other.

The earlier in the day that you arrive at Tsigrado Beach the better. There’s not much sunbathing space and it gets busy quickly, so you’ll want to find somewhere for your towel first. Also, note that the beach becomes shaded later in the afternoon, so it’s best to go at around 10 am.

11. Achivadolimni Beach

As the longest sandy beach on the island with plenty of shaded areas and clear, shallow waters suitable for swimming, it’s no wonder Achivadolimni Beach is so popular! You’ll find it has your standard beach facilities and a series of nature trails. 

The views of the island’s highest mountain are a popular draw too, not to mention that this beach is the only one on Milos where you can kitesurf and windsurf. 

12. Firopotamos Beach

Firopotamos Beach is easily accessible from the little town of the same name on the north coast of Milos. The beach is small and pebbly but it’s a great family-friendly spot for swimming and sunbathing in the clear water.

There is a canteen at this beach, which is where many young people chill out for the day. Like Mandrakia Bay, we found some of the clearest and bluest water in Firopotomos Bay. You’ll certainly want to take a dip there.

There are also some cute, colourful former fishermen’s houses (or boathouse) called syrmatas, like this one that you can rent, if you fancy staying here.


Take care driving here the road down to Firopotomos Beach is narrow and windy!

13. Cape Kerdari

Cape Kerdari is situated past Firopotamos Beach. It is known for its beautiful and rugged landscape, featuring tall cliffs and dramatic rock formations. The drive to this spot is remote, rugged, and quite out-of-the-way, but we promise it’s worth it for sunset.

Watch the tour boats and ferries finish their day here with a few sunset snacks and a glass of wine. The cape is also a popular spot for bird watching, as the area is home to many rare bird species.

Nearby is a small and secluded beach where it’s unlikely you’ll find anyone else around. This is one of the best beaches in Milos for complete peace and solitude.

14. Klima Beach

White and colourful Syrmatas (old fishing houses) on the pebbly Kilma Beach fishing village. Cliffs towering above on the left and calm sea on the right.

Klima Beach is a traditional fishing village located on the southeast coast of the Greek island of Milos. It’s one of the most popular places to visit in Milos thanks to its row of brightly coloured syrmatas that line the bay, which are now mostly Vrbos, Airbnbs and other short-term rentals.

Klima is one of the oldest and most picturesque villages on the island, and it’s a popular spot to watch the sunset. While there’s not one long sandy beach here, there are plenty of places to soak in the views and jump in the crystal-clear water. Even if you don’t plan on sunbathing there, visiting Klima is a must-do on Milos.


15. Nerodafni Beach

Not far from Cape Kerdari is the slightly more popular Nerodafni Beach, an extensive beach consisting of very large pebbles.

I certainly wouldn’t say Nerodafni is one of the best Milos beaches if you are after sun loungers, a beach cabana, and music. However, if you want something different, it’s a more wild experience with exceptionally blue water and is also nudist-friendly, if that’s your thing.

16. Mandrakia Bay

Mandrakia Bay in Milos, Fishing boats in a little bay with rocky shore on the left

You’ll be surprised when you take the road to Mandrakia Bay – at least we sure were. We thought we were pulling into a sleepy town, but Mandrakia is much more than that!

Mandrakia is a small, picturesque fishing village featuring bays, beaches, colourful homes, and one of the best restaurants on the island – Medusa.

It’s just a short drive from the capital, and the bay is home to one of the best Milos beaches with the clearest water you will ever witness! Spend the morning here before grabbing a table at Medusa.

We think Milos has some incredible beaches, better than those of its Cycladic sisters Santorini and Mykonos.

We hope this post will help you decide which beaches in Milos to go to and plan your beach time, so you can make the most out of your time on Milos, one of the most beautiful Greek islands.

Which of these beaches in Milos would you like to go to? If you’ve already been to Milos, which was your favourite beach?

Planning Your Trip to Milos Island?

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  1. Sarah Samith

    Ohh I miss summer, these beaches are so beautiful! Saving this for my trip to greece! Thank you for sharing!

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