Best Hotels in Milos

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Updated: February 9, 2023
By Santorini Dave

Our Favorite Milos Hotels

• 4-Star: Milos Breeze
• 3-Star: Nefeli Sunset
• Cheap: Eleni
• Pollonia: White Pebble Suites
• Adamas: Santa Maria
• Plaka/Trypiti: Eiriana
• Klima: Vasealis & Seafis
• Kimolos: Elephant Beach
• For Families: Captain Zeppos
• For Couples: Milos Breeze

Best place to stay in Milos for families.

The wonderful Captain Zeppos Hotel on Pollonia Beach in Milos.

Milos Hotels – Tips & Recommendations

The 23 Best Hotels in Milos

1. Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel – Pollonia

Infinity pool and view from Milos Breeze in Pollonia
Hotel Phone: +30 22870 41085
Luxury, clifftop boutique hotel with a wellness infinity pool (with magnesium salts), an organic garden, and spectacular sea views from each room and throughout the property. Rooms and suites all feature air purifiers, espresso machines, and private terraces; some add private plunge pools or private infinity pools. A complimentary, Greek breakfast buffet is provided daily, along with light fare until the afternoon, and bar drinks until midnight. Great location just steps from Milos’ best bakery Kivotos ton Gefseon, a 5-minute walk to restaurants, and an 8-minute walk to beaches and the heart of Pollonia village.

2. Melian Boutique Hotel and Spa – Pollonia

Plunge pool with a view at Melian Boutique Hotel in Milos
Hotel phone: +30 22870 28200, Winter: +30 69345 36002
Romantic, luxury hotel on the sea with a plunge pool, indulgent spa, art gallery, and a private swimming dock. Rooms and suites all offer sunset sea view terraces with al fresco dining tables, many with private jacuzzis. Food and drinks are outstanding with a complimentary a la carte breakfast served to each room daily, a refined Greek-Mediterranean restaurant offering lunch and dinner, and a creative selection of classic and signature cocktails served on their sea-facing terrace. Excellent location on a quiet hillside within a 5-minute walk of Pollonia Beach, restaurants, and the village.

3. Eiriana Luxury Suites – Trypiti, near Plaka

Pool and sunbeds at Eiriana Luxury Suites in Milos
Hotel Phone: +30 22870 22730
Upscale boutique hotel with a lovely pool, community garden, and 6 contemporary suites. Suites are spacious, ranging from 30 to 50 sqm, and include private terraces, some with outdoor jacuzzis. The Studio offers a kitchen and is the only suite that sleeps up to 4; the Junior and Honeymoon Suites include a complimentary minibar. An a la carte breakfast is included in most bookings, delivered daily to each suite, and poolside cocktails are available in the afternoon. Eiriana is located on a hilltop in Trypiti near the windmills and restaurants, just a 10-minute walk to charming Plaka village, and a 20-minute walk to the catacombs.

4. White Pebble Suites – Pollonia

Pool and sea at White Pebble Suites in Milos
Hotel phone: +30 22870 41040
Upscale, boutique, beachfront hotel with a pool and spa. All twelve rooms and suites include a private patio or terrace, eight of which add heated, jetted plunge pools. Rooms are designed for couples, while the open-plan Honeymoon Penthouse Suites can sleep a third guest on its sofabed. Special touches include Cocomat mattresses, pillow menus, and Clumsies cocktails. The sea view pool is served all day by the pool bar and kitchen, serving modern Greek cuisine with a twist until 11 p.m. (drinks until midnight); a la carte breakfast is complimentary. The full-service spa features a Vichy shower and hammam. Excellent location on a semi-private beach at the north end of Pollonia, about a 5-minute walk to the main beach, dining, and shops.

5. Tania Milos – Pollonia

Beach with lounge chairs at Tania Milos
Hotel Phone: + 30 22870 41062, Winter: +30 21066 16719
Romantic, upscale hotel with 11 rooms and 1 suite with private terraces and views of the sunrise, sunset, or both. Deluxe rooms have private corner terraces, and the suite has a living room and 2 balconies (including a large corner terrace with sunbeds); both of these categories have cave-style showers. Located on the northern tip of the island, Tania offers access to a natural swimming hole with a sandy bottom protected by volcanic rock formations; free snorkel gear is available for exploring. Pollonia village with its restaurants and shops is only a 7-minute walk away. The real highlight of the hotel, though, is the warm, attentive service given from every member of staff in all the little details.

6. Captain Zeppos – Pollonia

Pool and sea view at Captain Zeppos hotel in Milos
Hotel phone: + 30 69482 01088
Charming, tiny hotel on the sea with a heated, jetted plunge pool, a sun terrace, and a private dock. The hotel features 4 spacious suites for up to 6 and a huge villa for up to 11, all with sunrise sea views, private balconies, and pillow menus; the villa adds a private, outdoor jacuzzi. Guests are greeted with a welcome basket of breakfast items that are replenished daily, including homemade pies, cakes, and marmalades. Amenities include in-room massage, babysitting, free bikes, and free kayaks. Great location with swimming right in front (rocky entrance, so use the private dock), a 2-minute walk to sandy Pollonia Beach, and surrounded by great restaurants.

7. Skinopi Lodge – Skinopi

View from the largest villa at Skinopi Lodge in Milos
Hotel phone: +30 22870 22070
Remote, romantic villa retreat overlooking the sea. The villas’ design was inspired by the local syrma and feature floor-to-ceiling, retractable glass walls leading out to private terraces to create a breezy, indoor-outdoor living space. Each villa is designed for couples and features an extra-large king bed, an outdoor shower, and a fully equipped outdoor kitchen with an al fresco dining area. A breakfast basket is delivered each morning. A cliffside stairway leads down to the sea with a dramatic, rocky entrance and natural, sulphur springs. Perched above sleepy Skinopi village, there are no shops or restaurants here; renting a car is strongly recommended.

8. Unique Milos Suites – Pollonia

Beachfront patio of Unique Milos Suites in Pollonia
Hotel phone: +30 69066 46855, +30 69066 46873
All-suite, boutique hotel on Pollonia Beach. Each of its three suites offers sea views from their beds and showers, plus mountain views from the back. All offer full kitchens with filtered water, espresso makers, private patios facing the sea, and private back yards with gardens and sitting areas. The Premium Suite adds a second bathroom. The hotel has a reserved, private space on the public beach with sunbeds and a shaded patio with dining tables. Breakfast baskets come with each room and are replenished daily with essentials. Excellent location in Pollonia, just steps from the beach, wonderful restaurants, and tavernas, and about a 5-minute walk to the port with ferries to Kimolos Island.

9. Elephant Beach House – Kimolos

Inside the syrma of Elephant Beach House in Kimolos, Milos
Hotel phone: +30 22870 51677
Beautifully renovated syrma (fisherman’s cave-like boathouse) right on sandy Elephant Beach, named for the distinct, elephant-shaped rock formation on the water’s edge. This petite hideaway is ideal for couples, offering a queen-sized bed, ensuite bathroom with a shower, a second outdoor shower, plus two sunbeds and an umbrella on the beach. Charming location among a handful of syrmata still in use by local fishermen, giving guests a peek at local life. Rema and Karras Beaches sit on either side of the beach here. Kimolos’ only village, Chorio, and the port at Psathi are both about 1 km away with plenty of options for casual dining, sightseeing, and day trips to Milos.

10. Olea Bay Hotel – Adamas

Pool and view at Olea Bay Hotel in Milos
Hotel Phone: +30 22870 31003
Contemporary, adults-only hotel with a saltwater pool, all-day pool bar, and an organic garden. Its 11 rooms and 1 suite offer front or side sea views, private terraces, and jetted showers. The property is wheelchair accessible with an elevator and roll-in showers in some rooms. A complimentary Greek breakfast buffet is served daily, featuring local ingredients (some grown onsite); the pool bar and room service offer light bites, snacks, and drinks all day. There is a tiny beach just across the street; the strip of sand is too narrow for sunbeds but it is swimmable. Great location in a quiet area on the edge of Adamas, within a 10-minute walk of several restaurants and about a 20-minute walk to the heart of the village.

Adamas ferry port in Milos.

The view of Adamas from an approaching ferry.

11. Nefeli Sunset Studios – Pollonia

Beachfront breakfast area at Nefeli Sunset Studios in Milos
Hotel Phone: +30 22870 41466, Winter (November to March): +30 21026 37140
Chic, casual seafront hotel with gorgeous studios and suites, all with fully equipped kitchenettes and spacious, sea view terraces. 2-bedroom Deluxe and Master Suites sleep 4 to 6 guests; the Master Suite boasts 3 terraces, 1 with an outdoor jacuzzi. The hotel sits on a pebbly section of beach with sunset views, just steps from a sandy beach with easier access to the water. A rich, a la carte breakfast and a welcome bottle of wine are included in the room rate; there is also a small wine bar onsite open throughout the day. Pollonia’s restaurants are just 5 to 10 minutes away on foot.

12. Miland Suites – Adamas

Pool with attached jacuzzi at Miland Suites in Milos
Hotel Phone: +30 69479 43468
Set on a hill overlooking the bay, this top-notch, 9-suite hotel has spacious suites from 25 to 38 sqm, all with private terraces. Senior and Superior Suites offer sea views, while Junior Suites offer partial sea views. Amenities include a lovely outdoor pool with an attached jacuzzi, a kids’ pool, and a playground. An excellent complimentary breakfast is served fresh daily, highlighting local produce and homemade dishes; drinks and snacks are available throughout the day. Located in a quiet area near a small port, there are no restaurants in the immediate vicinity; Papakinou Beach and dining in Adamas are about a 20-minute walk away.

13. Delmar Apartments and Suites – Pollonia

Inside a Superior Family Suite at Delmar Apartments and Suites in Milos
Hotel Phone: +30 22870 41440
Stylish, family-friendly property in the heart of Pollonia village just steps from the sea. Delmar offers a wide range of rooms, studios, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments, and a 2-bedroom villa sleeping up to 7. Each unit is unique, but all are well-appointed and include private terraces with garden or village views; all but 1 feature fully equipped kitchenettes. Excellent location a 1-minute walk from Pollonia Beach and surrounded by restaurants, shops, and near the bus stop.

14. En Milo Studios and Suites – Pollonia

Pool if En Milo in Milos
Hotel phone: +30 69463 38675
Contemporary, boutique hotel with a pool and small vineyard just steps from Pollonia Beach. Rooms, studios, and suites sleep up to 4 guests, all with private terraces and sea views. Suites and Studios include kitchenettes, and 1 Superior Room adds an outdoor, private jacuzzi. Breakfast is included in the room rates and is delivered hot and fresh to each room daily; room service is available throughout the day. A good choice for couples or families with older kids, as children under 4 are not allowed in the pool. Well-situated at Pollonia Beach, surrounded by restaurants and a 5-minute walk to the bus stop.

15. Santa Maria Village – Adamas

Pool and view at Santa Maria Village in Milos
Hotel Phone: +30 22870 21959
Family-owned resort overlooking the sea with a free-form pool, holistic spa, and an all-day cocktail and snack bar. Rooms and suites are spacious and include private terraces with pool, garden, or sea views, some with kitchenettes. The luxury wing, Santa Maria Luxury Suites and Spa, caters to couples with 6 elegant, romantic suites with the best views on the property. Breakfast is included in all bookings with a buffet served at the Village or delivered directly to rooms at the Luxury Suites. Wonderful location within a 10-minute walk to Adamas’ main square and a 10-minute walk to Papakinou Beach.

16. Salt Suites – Pollonia

Salt Suites exterior and deck in Milos
Hotel phone: +30 22870 41110
Sleek, seafront boutique hotel with minimalistic design. All rooms and suites feature private terraces or balconies, kitchenettes, jetted spa showers, and full or partial sea views. Three suites add outdoor jacuzzis, while the 2-story Kleftiko House adds an outdoor jacuzzi, full kitchen, and sleeps up to five guests. Breakfast is complimentary and is served at the time of your choosing directly to the rooms. Cocktails, wine, and beverages are offered in the evenings until about midnight on their west-facing deck with spectacular sunset sea views. Well situated at the quiet, north end of Pollonia just a short walk to the beach and dining.

17. Thalassitra Village Hotel – Adamas

Private pool of a maisonette at Thalassitra hotel in Milos
Hotel Phone: +30 22870 23570
Delightful family-friendly, pet-friendly hotel with spacious suites and houses, a small spa room, and two sailboats for private excursions and events. Suites and houses all include full kitchens and private terraces, some with loft bedrooms, and a few with private pools. A hearty, Greek breakfast is available any time of the day, highlighting organic, homegrown produce, local cheeses, and farm-fresh eggs make it well worth the price. While the hotel’s village-style layout and design make it feel secluded, Thalassitra is only a 5-minute walk to the main square, an 8-minute walk to Lagada Beach, and a 9-minute walk to the port.

Boat tour of Milos.

A boat tour of the cliffs and caves of Milos is an absolute must.

18. Villa Gallis – Pollonia

Pool and exterior of Villa Gallis hotel in Milos
Hotel Phone: +30 69066 47835
Set on a hillside overlooking both the village and sea, this charming boutique hotel features a pool with a sun terrace and views of the sea and Pollonia village. Villa Gallis offers comfortable double, triple and quadruple rooms with sea view balconies; triple and quadruple rooms have bunk beds. Rates include a wonderful breakfast spread with different items every day; local, Melian wine is included in some bookings. Quiet location just a 6-minute walk to Milos’ only winery, a 10-minute walk to Polychronis Beach, and a 12-minute walk to the village.

19. The Windmill – Kimolos

The Windmill hotel in Kimolos near Milos
Hotel phone: +30 22870 51677
Intimate boutique hotel set in a circa 1852 windmill overlooking the Psathi port. Rooms are cozy, (just 15 to 30 square meters) but tastefully appointed and offering attentive service. Two-story Strogilo is the largest suite with two bedrooms (one queen and one double) and a large terrace with a dining table and sweeping sea views. Sitting at the top of the windmill tower, the queen-bedded Agnantio room offers the best sea views from its private balcony. On the ground floor, Kimolos Breeze Café serves traditional Greek breakfast each morning (included) and sunset cocktails. Wonderful location less than a 10-minute walk to Chorio, the Kimolos Island’s one and only village, and about a 5-minute walk the port at Psathi with ferries to Pollonia.

20. Lithos Luxury Rooms – Gournado-Fylakopi, near Adamas

Exterior of Lithos Luxury Rooms in Milos
Hotel phone: +30 22873 04929
Adults-only, boutique hotel with a pool set in a tranquil space near breathtaking Sarakiniko Beach. All 6 rooms have their own private terraces, queen-sized beds, wood beam ceilings, and full or partial sea views. A relaxed pool bar serves light refreshments throughout the day, and a Mediterranean breakfast buffet is always included in the room rates.

21. Ageri-Milos Deluxe Studios and Suites – Adamas

Studio at Ageri Milos in Adamas
Hotel Phone: +30 69470 74806
Excellent, family-friendly hotel with spacious suites and studios near the center of Adamas. All units feature furnishings custom-made by the owner, who is incredibly attentive to guests’ needs throughout their stays. Studios sleep up to 3, while suites sleep up to 6; all include full kitchens, private terraces, and Cycladic architecture and style. Perks include complimentary use of a tandem bike and beach gear. Fantastic location in a quiet neighborhood of Adamas a 5-minute walk to restaurants, a 7-minute walk to the port, and a 12-minute walk to Papakinou Beach.

22. Kapetan Tasos Suites – Pollonia

Exterior and bougainvillea of Kapetan Tasos hotel in Milos
Hotel Phone: +30 22870 41287
Breezy, all-suite hotel with a covered pool and jacuzzi just a few meters from the beach. Tastefully decorated mini-suites, 1-bedroom suites, and a 2-bedroom superior suite all feature contemporary Cycladic style, small yet fully-equipped kitchens, and private terraces (most with sea views). A complimentary, a la carte breakfast is served to each suite daily from a menu of decadent pastries, homemade savory dishes, and local ingredients. Wonderful walking location near Polychronis Beach and the best restaurants in Pollonia.

23. Bonatsa Beach House – Kimolos

Beach club at Bonatsa Beach House in Kimolos
Hotel phone: +30 22870 51677
Cheerful, 3-room hotel with its own beach club on gorgeous, golden Bonatsa Beach, one of Kimolos’ most popular spots. Each room offers a queen-sized, Cocomat mattress, dazzling sea views, and a shared patio. A simple breakfast is included, and the front row of sunbeds at the B3 Beach Bar are reserved for hotel guests. Located on the south side of Kimolos, a short walk from a handful of tavernas, and about 3.5 km from Chorio village and Psathi port.

Milos – Best Towns & Highlights

Milos hotels near beach.

The fishing village of Mandrakia in Milos. A boat tour around the island is highly recommended. (Most tours depart from Adamas.)

Adamantas ferry port.

Adamas is the ferry port and largest village on Milos. Handy for the ferry and Milos boat tours. 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 Trypiti village). Plaka has the best restaurants in Milos.

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.

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  1. Milos Weather in October

    Hi Dave,

    Thanks so much for all your tips and information!

    I am thinking of traveling to Greece the first week of October. Do you think I will be able to enjoy Milos? My boyfriend absolutely loves the water. Will we be able to enjoy the water activities and the beaches during this time?

    Thank you!


    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      You can never guarantee the weather, but in the first week of October days should still be warm and the water great for swimming.

  2. Two Nights in Milos

    Hi Dave,

    Do you think two nights is too quick a trip for Milos? We are thinking of doing 4 nights in Santorini and then taking the ferry to Milos for two nights and then ferrying back to Athens. Do you think this is too rushed?

    Thank you!

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      It sounds reasonable. With one full day you can do a pretty decent tour of the island (or a boat tour of the coast) plus two nights to eat in two different villages. It should be a great visit.

  3. Two Weeks in Milos

    Hi Dave,
    We are an active family of 5 (parents late 40’s children early 20’s) and we are wanting to book a 2 week holiday in Greece from 20th June to 5th July. Last year was our first time to Greece and we spent 12 days on Paros in Piso Livadi and absolutely loved it. We live in Zimbabwe and after the long travel time it takes us to get there, we like the idea of having the same base in order to have a real break, however we also want the option to explore different places within that. We are looking at Milos but I am wondering if there is enough to do for that stretch of time, bearing in mind, Paros was perfect for us. We will definitely do a sailing tour and are happy to do day trips to neighboring islands but mostly we love to swim, walk/hike and eat good food. We are not keen to stay in Mykonos or Santorini but welcome any other ideas you might have.
    Many thanks,

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      I think as long as you have the right expectations a two-week stay on Milos would be wonderful. Perhaps stay in two or three different towns. And rent a car for at least a few days to explore all corners of Milos.

  4. Best Places To Eat in Milos

    Hi Dave,
    Thanks for your great info! What are the best restaurants in Milos?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Archontoula in Plaka has great food and a magical setting in the densely packed lanes of the village. Nearby En Plo has the best views and is great for a few drinks before or after dinner.

  5. Paros to Milos to Santorini

    Hi Dave
    Your site is awesome. We are visiting Greece late May and early June for two weeks. Is Paros- Milos – Santorini a good itinerary? Also, is there a daily connectivity between these islands?


    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      The ferry schedule is a little different every year but historically there is a Paros to Milos ferry about 3 or 4 times per week. It makes a few stops and takes about 5 hours. If it doesn’t travel on the dates you need you can always travel via Naxos with a ferry change (and those ferries should go every day). There should be at least one (maybe more) Milos to Santorini ferry every day, so no problem there.

  6. Best Milos Boat Tour

    Hi Dave:

    What boat tour would you recommend in Milos?


  7. Milos Cove Hotel

    HI Dave. Great Blog. We are traveling to Milos in September and are looking at booking MILOS COVE. It looks beautiful but some of the reviews are pretty concerning. Any intel? I understand that it is new, but have you seen or stayed at the property?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      I have not been there (yet) but clearly, it’s pretty isolated and a long way from the port (maybe that’s part of the appeal for you).

  8. Adamas or Pollonia?

    Which village is better to stay at in Milos. Pollonia or Adamas?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Pollonia feels more like a beach resort and is much quieter than Adamas. Outside of late June to early September it will likely be too quiet for most people. Adamas is a better base if you plan on doing a boat tour (highly recommended) and it’s where the ferry port is which makes arrival and departure easier. It’s also closer to the villages of Trypiti and Plaka and the Milos Catacombs – which are all worth a visit.

  9. Trip Planning for Milos

    HI DAVE!

    This Blog you have is AMAZING!! Helping me so much. I do have 2 questions though. I am coming to Milos from Santorini June 21-25

    1. Which is the best ferry to take & do you recommend buying tickets now? Or buy when I get to Greece?

    2. Which area of Milos do you recommend (staying in an AirBnb) for a couple in the 20/30s? Everything looks great but I want the best of the best.

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      1. Take the SeaJet ferry at 8:30am. Buy tickets a month or two in advance.
      2. Every village has its charm but most people will probably want to stay in Pollonia.

  10. Milos or Crete (on Santorini Trip)

    Hi Dave,
    My husband and I (both active and fit in our 50s) are traveling to Greece at the end of June for 10 nights. We want to spend time in Santorini and one other island. We are choosing between Milos and Chania Crete and wonder what you recommend. My concern is if Milos while incredibly interesting has enough of a buzz to keep it a bit lively. My concern about Chania is that 4 days will feel rushed and not enough time to relax and appreciate this portion of Crete.
    Thank you for your advice!

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      It sounds like you understand the trade-offs perfectly. Both places are great so I’ll offer one tip: take a look at connecting flights and how they work with your plan. You’ll likely be able to fly directly from Chania to home or a hub in western Europe. From Milos it’s flight or ferry to Athens then travel from there.

  11. Best Hotel in Pollonia for Honeymoon

    Hi Santorini Dave, my husband and I going to Milos/Paros for our honeymoon! Which hotel do you think is best in Pollonia for a special occasion? Thanks!

    Caroline Vouyiouklakis

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Milos Breeze (but I do recommend renting a car if staying there).

  12. Ferries to Milos

    Hi Dave
    Where can I find a schedule of the ferry rides for next year June/July. I am trying to find out on which days the ferry goes from Santorini to Milos and then from Milos to Naxos. It seems like there is a ferry going from Naxos to Mykonos every day of the week over that time period, am I right?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      In summer there will be (should be) daily ferries between Santorini and Milos; Santorini and Naxos; and Naxos and Mykonos. Not sure on Milos/Naxos ferries. Schedule should be out in January or February.

  13. Where and When to Buy Ferry Tickets

    Hi Dave,

    Can I purchase my ferry ticket from Paros to Milos when I’m in Athens?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Yes, no problem.

  14. Tours in Milos


    Your site has been incredibly helpful! Thank you! We are planning to visit Milos for only one night. Coming in from Santorini in the morning (October 4th) and then leaving the next evening (Oct 5th) for Athens. I was wondering what your recommendation would be for touring the island. We realize how limited that time is but would love to see the beaches/rock formations. Most of the boat tours I found online start at 9am and I fear we won’t be there early enough.

    Any suggestions for how to best get a feel for Milos in the limited time we have?


    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      It’s very hard to make a visit work without one full day. The last ferry to Athens leaves (on October 5) at 4pm meaning you’d only have until about 2pm before you had to head back. You could certainly have a nice hike around the villages but as for seeing much of the island I’d recommend trying to stay for two nights and do the Milos Sailing Tour – or skip the visit entirely.

  15. Itinerary for 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 small 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 Dave The Hotel Expert

      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).

  16. 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!!

  17. 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?


    Salia Wilson

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      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.

  18. Which Greek Islands to Visit

    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 Dave The Hotel Expert

      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.)

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