Volcanic island Milos arches around her central caldera, which “arms” her landscape with dramatic coastal sceneries of colorful and surreal rock formations.

Milos’ most famous product, the iconic Venus de Milo, is secured far away in the Louvre museum, but dozens of beaches (the most of any Cycladic island) and a series of quaint little villages make up for it, as current, stunning attractions.

What you might not be aware of, is Milos’ fascinating history of mineral extraction dating from antiquity, when obsidian was exported to the Minoan world of Crete. Today Milos is the biggest bentonite and perlite mining site in the EU.

Things to do and places to go in Milos
(often seen as Mylos or Melos mɛlɒsˌ -oʊsˌ ˈmiːlɒs, -loʊs/; Modern Greek: Μήλος)

#1. Hit the beaches

Milos
Milos

And try to visit as many beaches as you can! There are roughly around 70 beaches around the island, of no longer than 1km of width. We recommend you visit them by boat, a relatively easy task, which will save you time and hardship.

Milos
Milos

You will adore the white rocky landscape that embraces Sarakíniko beach and forms a once-in-a-lifetime encountered lunar landscape. On Kléftiko beach, which can be reached only by boat, you can dive in secluded volcanic caves within the crystal clear waters of the Aegean. Add to your itinerary, the wild beauty of Alogomántra, the open caves of Papáfragkas, the magical Ahivadolímni – the biggest beach on the island with an organized campsite – and the beaches of Fyripláka, Yérakas and Tsigrádos adorned with outlandish grayish-red rocks.

Milos
Milos