Luxury holidays in Milos

Most famous for the discovery of a certain marble statue, Milos has even more by way of mineral material – geologists can have a (literal) field day here touring the lunar landscape of Sarakiniko, searching for shiny obsidian deposits, visiting sulphur and bentonite mines, cruising to the caves of Kleftiko and Papafragas, and observing the volcanic island’s red, pink and orange shores and rainbow metamorphic rocks.

When to go

As with most of the Greek Islands, the summer season is from April to October. For fewer tourists, avoid July and August – but the wind can be considerably cooler by the second half of September.

Getting there

  • Planes

    The island has an airport, served by domestic connections from Athens, but the best way to get around the Cyclades is by Aegean-cruising boat. Ferries drop anchor in Milos’ Adamas port from several other islands, including Folegandros, Paros and Santorini.
  • Automobiles

    A car will come in handy for getting around the island, especially if you want to explore its many beaches, fortress towns and loopy landscapes.