Milos Hotels

Updated: June 8, 2017

Milos hotels near beach.

The fishing village of Mandrakia in Milos.

The 5 Best Hotels on Milos, Greece

Hotel Rigas – Adamas

Milos Rigas Hotel in Milos Island, Greece

Olea Bay Hotel – Adamas

Large luxury suite at Olea Beach Hotel.

Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel – Pollonia

Boutique hotel with pool in Milos, Greece.

Golden Milos Beach – Provatas Beach

Luxury hotel with pool on Milos island in Greece.

Eiriana Luxury Suites – near Plaka

Romantic hotel in Milos for honeymoon.

Milos Highlights

Adamantas ferry port.

Adamas is the ferry port and largest village on Milos. Lots of hotels and restaurants (but not the only place to stay on Milos).

Plaka and Trypiti villages in Milos.

Plaka village in the hills of Milos. Great place to stay (along with neighboring Trpiti village).

Village in Milos, Greece.

Agios Fanourios near Plaka village.

Volcanic rock on Milos.

Mineral formations on Milos. Much of the magic of Milos is found on the coast and accessible only by boat tour.

Private boat tour of Milos.

Private small boats are also able to be hired to tour the coastline.

Provatas beach in Milos.

Provatas Bay on the south coast of Milos.

Firopotamos fishing village, north of Plaka.

Klima in Milos.

Klima fishing village, on the coastline southwest of Plaka.

Sarakiniko beach on Milos.

Sarakiniko beach and rock formation in the northwest of the island. One of the best swimming spots in all of Greece.

Sikia cave and beach on Milos.

Sykia Cave was a sea cave the roof of which collapsed, creating a sink hole. Located on the west coast and one of the many places on Milos accessible only by boat.

Tsigrado beach in Milos.

Tsigrado on the south coast of Milos.

Kleftiko beach in Milos.

Kleftiko rock formation on the southwest corner of Milos.

14 Questions and Comments

  1. Athens, Milos, Santorini

    Hi Dave,

    Congrats for the great and useful site.

    We are visiting Greece in early September but there is so much to see. It’s our first time in Greece and we want to visit a lot of things but also relax…and with a low budget… Our itinerary (so far) is Athens-Milos-Santorini-Athens. Do you recommend this? Athens and Santorini to visit, and Milos to relax (it seems quiet with beaches (important factor) and cheaper than other islands) – is it a good choice?

    Thank you,
    Pedro Lima

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      That’s a great itinerary. Milos and Santorini complement each other well. You may want to consider flying from Santorini straight back to Athens as it will save you valuable time and not cost too much more (especially if you can coordinate it with your flight home).

  2. What is the Best Hotel on Milos?

    Hi Steve,

    Of the best Milos hotels you mention above, do you have an overall favourite? I’m leaning towards the Milos Breeze based on photos but wanted your opinion before booking! Thank you!!
    Anna

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Milos Breeze, Olea Bay, or Eiriana are all great. Decide on where to stay first (i.e. which town) then the hotel.

  3. Naxos or Milos

    I can’t decide between Naxos and Milos, please help! I love the rock formations of Milos and the white sand beaches of both islands, but am going in October. I’m stuck because I would love to stay at a place right near a nice stretch of sandy beach, which Naxos has, but it doesn’t look like Milos does (budget room). Is there cool geological sites on Naxos that could be a substitute for Milos cool geological formations?

    Thanks!

    Salia Wilson

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      I would do Naxos (especially if you want a more typical greek island experience with beaches and local villages) but no, Naxos doesn’t have anything like the geological beauty of Milos.

  4. Which Greek Islands

    Hi Dave,

    Thank you so much for your response. In terms of island selections, I remember you mentioned that you cannot go wrong with Greek Islands, every island offers something different. What are your thoughts on Zakynthos? I have read some mixed reviews regarding this island, the feedback are mainly on massive crowds and limited hotel selections. My current island choices are Milos – Naxos – Paros. Zakynthos is kind of our of way and if I add on this island, I am not sure if I can do all 4 islands within two weeks, including travel time.
    Thank you. Stacey

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Yes, all have their virtues but if I had to say one that is best to avoid in would probably be Zakynthos. It has a lot of package tourism and that’s taken away from it’s supreme natural beauty. In your case (already visiting Milos, Naxos, Paros) there is no scenario where you should be spending a full day of travel to get to the other side of the country when there are so many wonderful islands an hour or two away by ferry. (e.g. Santorini, Antiparos, Folegandros, Sifnos, Serifos, Mykonos, and more.)

  5. Where To Stay in Milos

    Hi Dave,
    My husband and I are going to Milos in August. In terms of hotel location, would you recommend to choose a hotel in Adamas? Or a hotel in other areas? We don’t plan on renting a car but would like to stay somewhere with good transportation system to explore other areas.

    Appreciate your feedback.

    Thank you so much.

    Stacey Yuan

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Adamas is the hub of bus service in Milos (hMilos bus routes and timetable) so if you’re not renting a car getting around from Adamas is much easier and efficient. The other Milos towns (Plaka, Pollonia) are quiet (even in August) – though some would consider them more charming. Adamas has the most restaurants and even a little nightlife.

  6. Best Boat tour of Milos

    Hi Dave,
    Which boat tour would you recommend on Milos? We will be there 3 nights. but just 2 full days so time is a little limited. Does this one (link below) take us to all the good sights?

    Best of Milos Day Tour

    Chris

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      As best I can tell that is not a boat tour but a land-based tour – which is why it doesn’t visit the boat-only accessible places. That said, there is so much to see that no boat tour will see them all. A good boat tour is the Milos and Poliegos Tour by Milos Adventures. You’ll see Arkoudes, Glaronisia, Kleftiko, Gerakas, and Vani (all on Milos) as well as the the neighboring island of Poliegos (which is great). The tour includes food, drink, and swimming/snorkeling.

      If you’re still confused then visit the harbour in Adamas in the evening. The tour boats will be docked with signboards out front showing their routes, stops, and what’s included. They’ll answer any questions you have and you can see the size of the boat. If you’re visiting in July or August this can be a little risky as (of course) tours can get fully booked. If you’re visiting in May, June, September, or early October then you should be fine booking something on a days notice. (And outside of those months there probably won’t be any boat tours at all.)

  7. Athens to Milos Ferry in August

    What is the best ferry to take from the Piraeus ferry port to Milos island in early August? We will also continue to Santorini and that connection is not so important but how many ferries are there per day from Milos to Santorini?

    Thanks,
    Bill

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      The ferry schedule from Piraeus to Milos is a little different depending on the day of the week but in general there are morning ferries with SeaJets, Aegean Speed Lines, and Zante Ferries. They typically leave shortly after 7am. Of these the Aegean Speed Lines is the best combination of speed and a comfortable smooth ride. In the afternoon the same 3 companies have sailings between 3pm and 5pm and once again the Aegean is the best choice. (The Zante ferries are slow and the SeaJets ferries are small and can have a rough ride.)

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