Milos, Tours

Best of Milos (in Group)

Best of Milos Private tour

Duration

4 hours

Tour type

Private tour

Available in

English, Greek

A one-of-a-kind full-day trip to the spectacular volcanic island of Milos, one of the most beautiful places on the planet. 

This is a tour designed to include the best of Milos in one full morning, an ideal option for visitors that wish to explore the absolute must-sees of the island in one day, delve into the history and culture of the island, or simply do not wish to have a vehicle on their own. 

More specifically during the tour, we will visit: 

  • Papafragkas cave (quick historical overview about the village of Phylacopi, but without entering the archaeological site)
  • Sarakiniko Beach (40 minutes visit)
  • Catacombs, site where Venus de Milo was found, ruins of the ancient town of Klima, ancient theater (1-1,5hr stop, including a visit to the Catacombs)
  • Fish village of Klima or Mandrakia, for the traditional boathouses
  • Plaka (walk in the traditional alleys)

By Trip Tailors

  • Price per person from 107€
  • Beach/Swimming supplement: The tour can be extended by an additional 2,5hrs to include beach/swimming visit to one of the magnificent beaches of Milos (contact us for the supplement).

Daily except for Fridays. On Tuesdays, Catacombs are closed.

*It is advisable to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes with rubber sole
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Solar protection

*The itinerary can change at the discretion of the guide to ensure the best possible experience for the visitors. The beach can change according to prevailing weather conditions.

* 0,5lt bottled water 
* Midday snack
* Map
* Wet wipes
* Hotel pick up/drop off depending on the area

* Catacombs entrance fee
* Meals and drinks
* Beach towels
* Tips

Your steps

1

Papafragkas Cave

2

Sarakiniko

3

Plaka

4

Milos Catacombs

5

Klima

6

Provatas or Palaiochori beach

Papafragkas Cave

First, we will visit the cave of Papafragkas, a collection of deep-sea inlets and sea caverns nestled at the base of a beautiful ravine and formed by volcanic activity, like Sarakiniko. We’ll pause for a moment in this gorgeous setting, where you can gaze down into the brilliant turquoise waters and watch some daring visitors swim and snorkel in the caverns at the bottom of the ravine.

Milos played a crucial part in the pre-history of the Cyclades and especially Phylacopi, which is located adjacent to Papafragkas cave. Phylacopi was an active community from the Neolithic Period (about 9000 to 4000 BC) and remained so until 1000 BC. British archeologists uncovered tools made of obsidian, a volcanic glass akin to granite while excavating the site in the late 1890s. We can see the remnants of the city walls (the sole standing vestiges of the city at this point) from Papafragkas, and our guide will be able to provide facts and history about Phylacopi. We will not visit the archeological site during this tour.

white ice on body of water during daytime top-view photography

Sarakiniko

We will continue our drive along the eye-catching north coastline, towards Sarakiniko, an inlet of pure white stone sculpted by volcanic eruptions. This beautiful, out-of-this-world spot is one of the island’s many geological wonders and perhaps one of the most photographed places in the Cyclades. We will take a walk down the inlet so you can experience this one-of-a-kind beach, take photographs and feel as if you’ve landed on the moon. 

Plaka

From there, we will travel the picturesque road along the coast towards Plaka and its cobbled streets and alleys. Plaka is a classic Cycladic village with white stone houses and bougainvillea flowers, perched 250 meters above the Aegean. We will walk through the village to admire its traditional architecture and its stunning view over the bay of Adamas, and we will taste some homemade desserts at the village’s local pastry shops.

Milos Catacombs

Just 300 meters off the village of Trypiti lay the early Christian Catacombs, which are the largest in Greece, and the ruins of the ancient city of Klima. Right next to the Catacombs lays the ancient marble amphitheater, built during the Hellenistic Age, with an original capacity of 7,000 spectators. There are still seven intact seat rows and there is a lovely view of the bay. On the way from the Catacombs to the theatre, we shall also visit the site where Venus de Milo was discovered in 1820 (now residing in the Louvre in Paris). During our tour, we will enter the archaeological site of the Catacombs (15 mins visit, closed every Tuesday).

Klima

The port of the ancient city of Milos is now the fish village of Klima, which is our next stop. The houses there are called “Syrma”, the Greek word for cable wire, which is used to pull the boats out of the water and into the house, like a modern garage. The colorful doors and the seafront create a picture that summarizes the essence of a Greek island!

Provatas or Palaiochori beach

After the interesting sightseeing part, it is time to indulge in a cool swim and drinks in the crystal waters of Palaiochori or Provatas beach. Each beach offers changing facilities, beach bars, restaurants and water sports (in Palaiochori). There is free time for swimming and sunbathing. Both beaches are located at the south side of the island, so they are mostly protected by the north Aegean Sea wind of the summer (meltemi).

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