Updated: February 6, 2018
The 10 Best Hotels in Milos
1. Hotel Rigas – Adamas
Inviting, excellent-value-for-money aparthotel with bright, white toned, comfy rooms and apartments, with small kitchenettes (stoves, fridges), bunk beds (some) and good-sized furnished balconies with garden/village/sea views. Good location that’s within walking distance of many restaurants, the center, the port and the beach. Hotel Phone: +30 22870 23450.
2. Olea Bay Hotel – Adamas
Contemporary, fresh, small Greek hotel with pristine, beautifully modern, minimalistic rooms and suites with mini-bars, mini-fridges, tiled floors and gorgeous sea views from balconies/verandahs. Suites add living areas with built-in sofas. There’s a small beach right across the road and the hotel is within walking distance of the town. Hotel Phone: +30 22870 31003.
3. Miland Suites – Adamas
Set on a hill overlooking the bay, around 3 km from Adamas town, this top-notch, 9-suite hotel has captivating, individually decorated suites with kitchenettes, Nespresso coffee machines, mini-bars, four-poster beds (top category), and balconies with sea/pool/mountain views. Has a lovely outdoor pool & sun terrace with superb views. Hotel Phone: +30 6947943468.
4. Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel – Pollonia
Spectacular, clifftop boutique hotel fusing traditional Cycladic architecture with modern elements, featuring idyllic rooms and suites with coffee facilities, mini-bars and stunning sea views from balconies/terraces. Deluxe suites have spacious terraces or private pools with sun terraces and upgraded suites have spa baths with jaccuzis or outdoor private plunge pools with pool lounge areas. The hotel’s infinity pool has incredible uninterrupted views over the bay. Good location within walking distance of town. Hotel Phone: +30 22870 41085.
5. Tania Milos – Pollonia
Enjoying a picture perfect, seafront location on the island’s tip, right in front of a natural, protected swimming hole, this boutique hotel offers immaculate rooms and a suite, with handmade furniture, fridges and private verandahs with sea views. Deluxe rooms have private corner terraces and the hotel’s lone suite has a living room and 2 balconies (including a large corner terrace with sunbeds); both these categories have cave-style showers. Pollonia town with its restaurants and shops is a short stroll away. Hotel Phone: + 30 22870 41062, (Winter) +30 210 6616719.
6. Villa Gallis – Pollonia
Set on a hillside overlooking both the village and sea, this charming boutique hotel features cozy, comfortable, double, triple and quadruple rooms, with exposed beamed ceilings, fridges and balconies with beautiful sea views. Upgraded rooms have bunk beds. Has a very nice outdoor pool with a sun terrace that offers amazing views. Within walking distance of the town. Hotel Phone: Tel: (+30) 6906647835.
7. Nefeli Sunset Studios – Pollonia
Chic, Greek vibe seafront hotel with gorgeous studios and suites, all featuring a cool blend of natural & modern elements, fridges, coffee/tea facilities, well-equipped kitchens (fridges, stoves) and spacious balconies/verandahs with sea/side sea views. Junior suites add living rooms, additional verandahs and bathrooms with jacuzzis. Deluxe suites have a cool aesthetic and sofa beds (some), and the top-end master suite (2-bedroom apartment) has more verandahs, including one with an outdoor jacuzzi. Hotel Phone: +30 22870 41466, (Winter: November to March) +30 210 2637140.
8. Kapetan Tasos Suites – Pollonia
Refreshing, all-suite hotel featuring tastefully decorated single-room suites, suites and a superior suite with superb views from all suites. Single-room suites have kitchenettes (fridges & hobs), coffee/tea facilities and Espresso machines, and patios/verandahs. Suites have sitting areas, fully equipped kitchens and 2 verandahs. The lone superior suite has 3 verandahs and 2 balconies with panoramic sea & village views. Within easy walking distance of the town. Hotel Phone: +30 22870 41287.
9. Golden Milos Beach – Provatas Beach
Airy, bright rooms with mini-bars, coffee/tea facilities and verandahs/balconies with garden/side sea/sea views, are the highlight of this pretty beach hotel, 12.7 kms from Plaka town. Not much to do around the hotel’s immediate vicnity so it’s better to have your own transport. Hotel Phone: +30 22870 31307-8 (May-September), +30 694 471 7289 (October-April).
10. Eiriana Luxury Suites – near Plaka
Delightful, all-suite, hilltop boutique hotel surrounded by windmills, featuring 6 exquisitely designed, contemporary Greek suites with Mp3 docks, Espresso machines, mini-bars, coffee/tea facilities, in-room breakfasts and private balconies and village/bay views. Depending on the category, suites can have access to a communal garden & pool area or own landscaped gardens or a kitchen area with a dining table. Convenient location, a short stroll away from Plaka town. Hotel Phone: +30 22870 22730.
Questions from Readers
Milos or Crete (on Santorini Trip)
My husband and I (both active and fit in our 50s) are traveling to Greece at the end of June 2018 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.
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.
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!
Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel (but I do recommend renting a car if staying there).
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?
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 early 2018.
Where and When to Buy Ferry Tickets to Milos
Can I purchase my ferry ticket from Paros to Milos when I’m in Athens?
Yes, no problem.
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? Amrita
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.
Athens, Milos, Santorini
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?
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).
What is the Best Hotel on Milos?
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!!
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?
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.
Which Greek Islands to Visit
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.
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.)
Where To Stay in Milos
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.
Adamas is the hub of bus service in Milos (Milos 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.
Best Boat Tour of Milos
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
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.)
Best Athens to Milos Ferry
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?
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.)