Best Places to Stay in Milos, Greece

Whitewashed homes and blue-topped churches framed by crystalline waters create that classic Greek Island scene we all love. Petite Milos delivers the bougainvillaea-decorated dream with a personality all of its own. When you’re not lazing by the sea, explore mysterious rock formations and Bronze Age ruins. Delve into the myths of the Venus de Milo statue, discovered here in 1820 and now at home in the Louvre. 

Choosing where to stay in Milos is a treat in itself. Step from your hotel into the enchanting alleyways of Plaka or drift from your room to the golden sands of Pollonia Beach. From quaint fishing villages to intriguing caves, finding serenity is as easy as finding new friends for sunset cocktails in Adamas.  

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Best Central Location to Stay in Milos

Speaking of Adamas, this is the best place to stay in Milos without a car. Boat tours depart here daily to whisk you around the island, and to show you the hidden parts of the volcanic island only accessible by boat or 4WD.

The atmospheric port town brims with restaurants and museums dotted along picturesque alleyways. Beaches for refreshing dips are a stroll from shops and seaside tavernas. Traditional Plaka is also a walker’s paradise, where you’ll hop from galleries to castle ruins and boutiques within minutes.

Best Places to Stay in Adamas:
L’arco Milos Suites is where I stayed when visiting Adamas recently and it was delightful. Easy to reach (& free parking), ideal for self-catering, and comfortable.
Athina Milos Suites are ideal if you’re looking for a more spacious base in Adamas. Each suite has its own outdoor dining area to take in the views, and they can cater for up to 5 guests.

Best Places to Stay in Milos for Families

Visiting Milos with kids is all about building sandcastles on golden beaches and splashing in pristine, bluer-than-blue water just steps from welcoming tavernas.

Pollonia Beach, flanked by shady tamarisk trees, fits the ideal. With a playground and hotels or villas geared towards families, holidays here are delightfully easy. If you do feel like exploring further, you can hop on a ferry and take a day trip to nearby Kimolos Island.

Best Places to Stay in Pollonia:
Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel offers family rooms in a stunning upmarket location within walking distance of the village and beach. You’ll love the infinity pool & views!
Milos Waves Luxury Apartments offer seafront accommodation that sleeps up to 4 guests.

Best Places to Stay in Milos for Couples

Find romance among colourful boathouses built into the cliffs and charming waterfront restaurants for seafood feasts in Mandrakia.

This small fishing village defines the term, ‘pretty as a picture’, where you’ll sink into the bliss of sunrise swims and spectacular sunsets. Choose between picturesque Milos villages for a change of atmospheric backdrops to steal your hearts, including nearby Klima and Firopotamos.

Best Romantic Places to Stay in Mandrakia:
Aerides Mandrakia Milos offers a cosy stay in the heart of this traditional fishing village. You’ll spend hours admiring the beautiful views, and can walk to your dinner reservations in minutes.
The Olive Tree is a one-bedroom hideaway in a quiet location above the village. You’ll appreciate the panoramic views from your private porch.

Best Place to Stay in Milos for Views & Culture

Don’t expect to put your camera down in Plaka, where the best of Milos is displayed like panoramic postcards from stunning viewpoints.

The hilltop capital of Milos is a culture vulture’s dream. Explore quaint white churches and archaeological gems between boutiques filled with local arts and crafts. After stumbling upon new views and soaking up the artsy scene, take your pick of restaurants oozing traditional charm. 

Best Places to Stay in Plaka:
Halara Studios offers a range of accommodation to suit couples or families. All units also boast stunning sea views!
Sunset Villa is ideal for those wanting a little more space. This beautiful property sleeps up to 4 guests and features a private jacuzzi and a stunning terrace for sunset vistas.

Where to Stay in Milos

From whitewashed villas dripping in bougainvillaea and family-friendly apartments, to the best luxury hotels, accommodation in Milos is suited to everyone. Settle into a traditional village or buzzing beach resort, or hop around to sample different slices of Greek island paradise. You’re spoilt for choice! 

Main Towns & Villages in Milos

Some of the best places to visit in Milos are located just steps from the hotels and restaurants of the island’s main towns. Especially during summer, you’ll enjoy the fun-loving atmosphere of holidaymakers mingling with welcoming locals. Along with attractions on the doorstep, tours and transport are easily accessible for island adventures. 


Admire Cycladic buildings with blue shutters as you meander around the paved streets of Adamas. At the harbour, yachts bob on the sparkling water and boat excursions whisk you away to explore sea caves with stories of pirates. Float in the tranquil water of Lagada Beach or choose Papikinou Beach for sunbeds to keep your feet in the sand while savouring taverna treats. 

Adamas is among the best locations to stay in Milos for museum hopping. Discover naval maps and model boats at the Milos Maritime Museum and see rare religious icons at the Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos. When it’s time to sink your teeth into saganaki, choose a swish harbourfront restaurant or follow your nose to cafes tucked down alleyways. Along the way, expect to stuff your bags full of handmade souvenirs. 

Where to Stay in Adamas:
The best places to stay in Adamas include the aforementioned L’arco Milos Suites and Athina Milos Suites. Here are a few more options to consider for a central stay in Milos.
Olea Bay Hotel is located a short stroll from the city but within steps of one of the town’s loveliest beaches. The rooms boast sea views, some with a private spa, and everyone can enjoy pool access.
Ostria Hotel offers a range of rooms to suit all budgets. Located a few minutes walk from the beach, you can enjoy the sea views from the rooftop garden.
Cavo Milos is a three-bedroom apartment that sleeps up to 5 guests in three beds. You’ll appreciate the modern comforts, seaside location, stunning views, and free parking.


Boutique hotels in Milos flank the golden sands of Pollonia. The island’s second harbour is a fishing village renowned for seafood tavernas, but it’s also a beach resort with everything you can dream up for an easy, breezy holiday. Stroll back and forth from the powdery sand to the playground with the kids. Learn how to dive in Milos at the diving centre or join a kayaking tour to explore the coastline. 

That picture-perfect Greek island photo backdrop awaits at the white and blue Agia Paraskevi church, complete with spectacular sunset views. Another is Saint Nicholas, framed by ocean panoramas and beloved by newlyweds. Within hiking distance or a short drive, visit the Phylakopi archaeological site and the Papafragas Sea caves. Fancy some island hopping? Take the ferry from the port to tiny Kimolos for a day trip. 

Where to Stay in Pollonia:
You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to stay in Pollonia. As previously mentioned, Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel and Milos Waves Luxury Apartments make excellent choices for family stays, but if you’re flying solo or as a couple, check out the below options as well.
Delmar Apartments & Suites are stunningly presented and ideally located just steps from the beach. Enjoy a supplied breakfast spread on your private terrace.
Phos Milos is a boutique property offering a range of rooms, suites and apartments within a short walk of Pollonia’s beaches. Featuring wellness packages and environmentally friendly accommodation – this is one to bookmark!


Sprawling across the island’s highest hill, Plaka was once a fortified village perfect for spotting pirate attacks. These days, the best sunsets in Milos are (arguably) viewed from the Plaka Castle grounds.

Photography fans can’t get enough of Panagia Korfiatissa church framed by the shimmering Aegean. Pop inside to see religious treasures. If you’re a history buff, head to the Archaeological Museum of Milos to delve into Cycladic art and Bronze Age artefacts. 

If your idea of holiday heaven is wandering amid charming boutiques for unique gifts and finding adorable cafes for people-watching, Plaka is for you. It’s coined as the creative hub of the island and inspiration brims from narrow alleys.

Visit the Milos Folk and History Museum for a glimpse at historical arts, crafts and traditional costumes. It’s only around a 10-minute drive to a refreshing dip at Klima or Mandrakia, along with the dazzling white rock formations of Sarakiniko. 

Best Places to Stay in Plaka:
I previously suggested two great places to stay in Plaka, Sunset Villa and Halara Studios. But if your first choice isn’t available, don’t fear, there are plenty of options in Plaka! Take a look at the following.
Vira Vivere Houses offer 2 or 3-bedroom apartments. Choose from sea or garden views, and some even have a private pool or outdoor hot tub to enhance the experience.
Stilvi Milos offers more modest accommodation in a modern setting. All houses offer sea views, air-conditioning, and fully equipped kitchens, making this a good choice for families.
Milos Dream Life is for budget travellers or those who appreciate simplicity. The comfortable rooms feature a terrace or balcony, free parking is provided, and although situated in the next village over, you’re within walking distance of Plaka.


Just a quick drive from Plaka, Trypiti’s whitewashed prettiness encompasses windmills with green, countryside views across to the sea. It’s the best part of Milos to stay for leisurely explorations of two of the island’s top attractions. Discover the underground burial chambers of the famous Catacombs of Milos, used as early Christian cemeteries.

Picture yourself in Roman times at the Ancient Theatre of Milos. Nestled into the hillside, the open-air, marble venue is beautifully preserved and creates a striking scene with an ocean backdrop. Back up the hill in the centre of town, take a selfie with the imposing Agios Nikolaos church. Then, sample authentic cuisine from a smattering of restaurants with views to drool over. 

Where to Stay in Trypiti:
Villa de Viento is a three-bedroom traditional villa that sleeps up to 5 guests. The hilltop position means unbeatable views from your private terrace, and you can stroll to restaurants and attractions nearby.
– This Cute Studio in Milos is a one-bedroom property ideal for singles or couples looking for a quiet place to stay in Milos. It’s a budget-friendly option too, yet it comes with all the conveniences you’ll need.
– Meanwhile, Mylopetra Milos Suites features two large bedrooms for four guests, a beautifully modern interior, a fully equipped kitchen and a private outdoor space.

Charming Fishing Villages in Milos

Imagine waking up to crystal clear water just steps from your accommodation in a Milos fishing village. With doors painted blue, green and red, quaint fishing huts set the scene, along with seafood tavernas and laid-back vibes that invite you to swim, eat, sleep, and repeat. 


Strolling along the waterfront pathway never gets old in Klima, with the colourful boathouses (syrmata) now housing apartments, and endless photo opportunities with the changing light. The next best thing is gawking at the picturesque scene from the water on a boat tour. When golden hour descends, sunsets over the tranquil bay are impossible to forget.

Buy handcrafted knickknacks from a few shops scattered among the boathouses and dine at the waterfront restaurant. If you’re up for the challenge, walk uphill to visit Trypiti, the Catacombs and the theatre. Otherwise, taxis are available. You’ll need to book early to secure one of the boathouses with accommodation (see our faves below). However, if you’re looking for an authentic experience, they’re hard to beat. 

Best Places to Stay in Klima:
Vasealis & Seafis Sirma Klima offers compact accommodation on the seafront. Take in the views over breakfast, go out exploring for the day, and then return for mesmerizing sunsets from your private balcony.
The Monk Seal Boathouse has a more rustic vibe, but being at the end of the bay means less foot traffic past your front door. With two double beds, this syrma can sleep up to four guests.
Blue Sea House is ideal for families, as it’s one of the larger options that can sleep up to six guests in 5 beds. You’ll also appreciate the air conditioning and cable flat-screen TV (that is, if you can pull yourself away from the views).


Slip into the sea from one of a few boathouse apartments in Fourkovouni and you’ll experience blissful serenity. The petite village features a strip of sand and not much else, other than the lovely row of white buildings splashed with colour. This is a place to indulge in romantic privacy or return to for tranquillity after exploring.

All the charming restaurants and shops of Plaka are a short drive away. As is beautiful Plathiena beach, with sunbeds and umbrellas to hire along a sandy stretch protected by rocky cliffs and dotted with shady trees. 

Where to Stay in Fourkovouni:
Casa del Mar Milos should be your first port of call for a laidback stay in Milos. Leave your worries behind as you savour the slower pace of life in this renovated syrma on the sea. Featuring one bedroom, this fully equipped holiday house is ideal for couples.
Milos By the Sea is an eco-house powered by solar energy and understated in design. You’ll love the waterfront views and simplicity of this one-bedroom boathouse.


Indulge in lazy hours immersed in transparent turquoise water in a cove lined with boathouses and rugged cliffs. Firopotamos is only around a 15-minute drive to Adamas and less to Plaka, so the lively vibe of larger towns is easily accessible. However, as far as Milos Island accommodation goes, this is where you’ll experience sun-kissed peace from Cycladic terraces a literal stone’s throw from the water. 

Most of the ‘rustic beach house’ apartments feature kitchenettes, so you don’t have to leave after stocking up on Greek goodies in the main towns. Wander to the picturesque, blue-trimmed Church of Agios Nikolaos on the headland to make the most of photos in the afternoon light. 

Where to Stay in Firopotamos:
Aquanis Anchored is one of the most iconic places to stay in Firopotamos. Located right on the water’s edge, the renovated syrma (boathouse) offers direct sea access, a private balcony and sun terrace, and a spacious interior.
– Likewise, Thavma Milos offers a similar setup on the waterfront. Step out from your private terrace and straight into the sea, with this beautifully renovated accommodation.
– If you’re looking for a little more space, you’ll find it at Blue Mare Apartments on the Beach. Choose from one, two, or three-bedroom apartments that sleep up to five guests. Everyone will appreciate the direct beach access.


You’ve likely seen ‘Insta-worthy’ photos of Mandrakia from the viewpoint above, with its perfect half-moon bay and boat garages in sublime shades of blue. Crowning the scene is the Zoodochos Pigi church with a quaint bell tower overlooking the ocean. 

Mandrakia is both authentic and postcard-perfect for swoon-worthy romantic holidays, with a couple of popular restaurants. Just outside of the village is Thourkothalassa beach, a secluded stretch flanked by rocks and a stony seabed to snorkel in the dazzling blue. A 10-minute drive gets you to the lunar landscapes of Sarakiniko Beach, along with Plaka. 

Best Places to Stay in Mandrakia:
Aerides Manrakia Milos is a private studio overlooking the blue Aegean Sea. You’ll appreciate the air-conditioning in summer, and the equipped kitchenette for easy meals.
Seashell Mandrakia Sea View is a self-contained holiday home ideal for a romantic retreat.
Luxurious Studio in Mandrakia is a holiday home with many advantages, including a free shuttle service, bike/car rental service, tour desk and more. Couples will love the understated design and outdoor shower.
– You can’t get much closer to the water than when you stay at this charming two-bedroom house with direct access to the sea. Boasting stunning views, a private terrace, and an iconic location – it’ll be the canvas for a memorable holiday in Milos!

Beach Resorts in Milos

Some of the best beaches in Milos, Greece feature gorgeous hotels within a few steps of the sand, tavernas for Greek feasts and beach bars for sunset cocktails. If you’re thinking, “What more do you need in life,” you’re right. 


Vivid red and yellow-hued rocks contrast beautifully with the iridescent water at Paleochori Beach. Along with nature’s volcanic palette, the seabed features warm underwater springs in some areas.

Hire sunbeds and umbrellas to settle in for hours, with water sports and refreshing drinks and snacks at your fingertips. Otherwise, chill out on either side of the action with space to yourself. 

Stay in some of the best hotels in Milos on the southern coast near Paleochori for easy access to the region’s glorious beaches. Nearby, laze the day away on the sands of Agia Kiriaki and meander around the traditional inland village of Zefyria. 

Where to Stay in Paleochori:
Artemis Seaside Resort offers a range of rooms to suit all requirements – some even come with a private plunge pool. But regardless of which suite you choose, you can take advantage of the proximity to the beach, infinity pool, and beach bar.
Armony Suites is boutique accommodation with stunning sea views and private balconies to soak it all in. You’ll love the elegant decor and complimentary breakfast.
Summer House Paliochori is ideal for those on a budget, or just wanting a little more flexibility with self-catering. The 2 bedroom apartment is the perfect place for families to stay, with one room having a double bed, while the other offers bunk beds and a single.


Milos accommodation, including a large beachfront hotel and guesthouses, join a handful of tavernas fronting Provatas Beach – a golden, sandy beauty with calm water that’s ideal for family swims. Stroll along the beach to explore rocky outcrops and coves, and don’t forget your snorkel. 

Feeling lazy? Simply order drinks and snacks to your sunbed. Just along from Provatas is Agios Sostis, a beach named for the quaint church atop a hill. Head here for a peaceful swim away from the summertime beachgoers. 

Best Places to Stay in Provatas:
Ninos Houses offers self-catering accommodation just 100m from the sandy shore. Relax in your own 2-bedroom villa with air conditioning, free parking and panoramic sea views.
Giourgas Studios & Apartments is situated overlooking a private cove near Provatas beach. Spend your days in tranquillity, enjoying the water sports on offer. Choose from a variety of room configurations, and if you’re travelling to Milos with kids, they even have an onsite playground!
Noma Milos is a little further from the beach, but features unbeatable sea views and stunningly designed rooms (I almost stayed here myself!). Ideal for couples, sightseeing tours and bike/car rentals are available from the hotel.


If you’re wondering where to stay on Milos for a slice of serenity by the sea, Pachena might be for you. With just a few accommodation options, it’s one of the quietest spots on the island. However, the golden sand and crystal-clear water are just as dazzling as elsewhere. Find a patch beneath a shady tamarisk tree and enjoy the views of rocky sea stacks and whitewashed houses. 

Perhaps best of all, it’s next to the Papafragas cliffs, with caves to poke around and crystalline water to float in. Visit the nearby ancient ruins of Phylakope and drive to Pollinia in less than 10 minutes.  

Where to Stay in Pachena:
– The Infinity SeaFront Villa offers private, modern accommodation for up to 5 guests. Features include air-conditioning, a pool, a patio, parking, and a hot tub.
Dioni Lux Inn is a more understated offering. With modest apartments sleeping up to 3 guests just a short walk from the beach.
Casa Filakopi is a little further away (a 10-minute walk to the beach), but you’ll love the rustic views and understated elegance of this 2 bedroom farmhouse with all the modern comforts.

The best of Milos, Greece, is found in authentic traditions and breathtaking villages where time stands still – with modern comforts included. Depending on your mood, it’s easy to find your own special paradise as a base for exploring. One thing’s for sure, you can’t go wrong with backdrops straight from holiday daydreams on the Greek Island of Milos.

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