A sailing trip around Milos is one of the best ways to see this beautiful Greek island. Spend time at Kleftiko beach and swim in crystal clear waters during a Milos boat tour!
It seems each one of the Cycladic islands of Greece is more beautiful than the last. That's certainly the case with Milos, which still remains relatively unknown when compared to the more famous islands of Mykonos and Santorini.
Often described as a good Greek island for couples, we spent a week there as part of a Greek island hopping trip through the Cyclades. One of the most memorable experiences we had on Milos, was taking an around the island tour by boat.
If you're thinking about taking one or two Milos day trips when you're on the island, here's everything you need to know.
Visit the best beaches on a Milos boat trip
I think Milos is my new favourite Greek island when it comes to beaches. From the unique white beach of Sarakiniko to the sands of Paliorema backed by an abandoned sulphur mine, you could visit a different beach every day of your vacation, and still not see them all.As some of the best beaches in Milos can only be reached by boat, I'd suggest taking a Milos sailing tour during your vacation. This is what I did, and loved every minute of it!
There's a few different Milos sailing tours available, and I opted for a full day circumnavigation of Milos. This included highlights such as Poliegos island, Kleftiko beach, Gerakas and more.
There are plenty of other boat tours in Milos available, and most visit Kelftiko beach on Milos. Keep in mind you might prefer a non-windy day for your Milos boat cruise!
Milos Boat Tour
My full day Milos sailing tour started at 8.30 when I boarded the boat Chrysovalandou II catamaran at Adamas port. From here, we followed the route shown around the island in a clockwise direction.
I'll try and break down the areas we visited along with some pictures of Milos, Greece. I've also included a short video below so you can get a taste of the Milos sailing experience!
Video of sailing around Milos island, Greece
Milos sailing tour itinerary
The basic sailing itinerary looked a little like this:
- Leave Adamas, and sail past the pretty fishing villages of Skinopi, Klima, Fourkovouni, and Areti with their colourful little houses.
- Sail past the Arkoudes rocks which look a little like a bear. I think I saw a rabbit in the rocks too!
- Sail up to the Glaronisia volcanic islands with their unique features
- Sail on to Poliegos island, where there's a stop for swimming
- On to Firlingos for more swimming
- On to Gerakos for more swimming
- Sail to Kelftiko Beach … yes more swimming!
- Sail back to Adamas port
I think that is more or less what we did on this Milos tour. There was also a delicious lunch in the middle of there somewhere as well!
One of the real highlights of a Milos boat tour, is being able to see Kleftiko Beach. This beach is as iconic as Sarakiniko beach, and is a ‘must see' when visiting Milos island, Greece.
Kleftiko Milos is also known as the ‘Pirate Bay‘, and legend has it that one of the caves may have treasure waiting to be found. Will you find it when swimming at Kleftiko beach? Let me know if you do!
Is Kleftiko a beach? Good question! It often gets referred to as a beach, but in its strictest definition of the word, it's not really. Instead, it is a sheltered bay.
The cluster of naturally eroded white volcanic cliffs, rocks and caves which make up Kelftiko do provide the perfect setting for swimming and relaxation though.
If you've been wanting to get that perfect photo of you diving off the side of a boat, there is probably no better place in the world than Kleftiko Milos!
You can swim through and into many of the Kleftiko caves and tunnels, depending on the calmness of the sea and the tide.
For the most part, the bay is very well sheltered, and so you'll have the time of your life!
Our catamaran had snorkelling gear available for people to use so they could snorkel at Kleftiko beach. You might want to make sure that any Milos sailing trip you take has the same.
Pictures of Milos, Greece
Here's a few of the photos of Milos I took when sailing around the island. Just in case you need the extra inspiration!
How to book a Milos island sailing tour
I don't think there's a massive need to book a Milos sailing trip weeks in advance, unless visiting the island in August. This is always a busy month no matter where you are in Greece, and you can guarantee that the Milos boat tours will be busy at this time.
However, you can book ahead if you wish. Below, I've given you a few different options of sailing trips around Milos you can choose from.
West Milos and Kleftiko Beach 5-Hour Catamaran Cruise – ** Click Here **
Kleftiko Full Day Sailing Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch – ** Click Here **
Full Day Sailing Cruise to Kleftiko – ** Click Here **
Practical advice for Milos catamaran tour
Here's a few things you should consider and keep in mind when taking the catamaran tour around Milos.
- Strong winds or bad weather may mean the sailing trip is cancelled or the route altered.
- Check that snacks and drinks are included in the price (it was on my tour)
- Bring LOTS of sunblock! The sun reflects off the waves.
- Consider taking a Go-Pro or other waterproof camera for awesome video and instagram shots!
- Be prepared for sea sickness.
Milos Island Travel Guide
Looking for more information on what to do in Milos? My Milos Travel Guide has everything you need! From what to see in Milos to where to stay, it's got lots of useful and practical travel tips to help plan a vacation in Milos.
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