Looking for the perfect 4 days in Milos itinerary? After I visited this idyllic Greek Island I crafted a guide and map to help others plan their trip.
Milos is one of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea that I’ve ever visited. Part of an island group known as the Cyclades, Milos is an island gaining popularity like many Greek islands thanks to Instagram feeds and blogs like this one.
And with so many things to see and do, the perfect travel itinerary is important. Time is precious when you are traveling!
My 4 days in Milos itinerary will give you a day-by-day breakdown of what to do and see on the island of Milos.
Milos is a large island with main attractions scattered from end to end. Renting a car is the best way to get around easily.
For those who aren’t interested in driving in Milos, there is public bus transit, it is just limited.
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4 Days in Milos Itinerary
The island of Milos is relaxed so that you can focus on slow travel. Take in the island vibes and sink into being on vacation!
There are a decent amount of things to do to keep your days completely full, but if you want to chill, that works too!
In this 4-day Milos itinerary, I will balance your days with exploring and relaxing. I’m hoping you enjoy every minute on this magical island!
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Day 1 Milos Itinerary
Morning / Midday
On your first day, you will either arrive at the Adamas Port or Airport. You will need to get checked into your accommodations and acquainted with your incredible surroundings.
The main towns in Milos are Pollonia, Adamas, and Plaka.
If you arrive by ferry before you can check into your hotel, you can explore Adamas. There aren’t many exciting things to explore in the main port of Adamas, but here you will find shops, cafes, and restaurants.
On day one, the ferry port could be a great place to eat traditional Greek food and people-watch while you wait for check-in. I recommend Restaurant Volta Milos Island.
If you are renting a car in Milos, most of the dealers are here in the port.
The main bus stop is also here if you are not renting a car in Milos. Milos Bus Schedule.
An incredible place for your first night in Milos is dinner at O! Hamos! Tavern. There is also a beach right across from the restaurant where you can watch your first sunset!
O! Hamas! Tavern is within a 20-minute walk from Port Adamas. This restaurant DOES NOT take reservations, and it is one of the most popular.
I waited about an hour for a table. Worth it, but do yourself a favor and get there early!
After dinner, if you are looking to have a few cocktails, a great place near O! Hamos Tavern and on the way to Adamas Port is Mangata Milos.
Why not try a traditional Greek Liquior and ask for Mastika! This cocktail bar is open till 2 am!
Day 2 Milos Itinerary
Visit Sarakiniko Beach
On the second day of 4 days on Milos’s itinerary; let’s go to the most famous beach in Milos! I tend to do my most anticipated activities at the start of my trips to ensure it happens.
Most people are attracted to Milos to see the crystal clear waters at Sarakiniko Beach, AKA Moon Beach! I will admit visiting this beach was high on my bucket list!
There are 75 beautiful beaches with turquoise water in Milos, all incredible, but nothing like Sarakiniko!
Located on the island’s north shore, it is reachable by bus but with limited availability. Check Milos Bus Schdule here.
This beach is unique due to the white volcanic rocks resulting from volcanic activity that molded into lunar-like rock formations.
The locals often refer to Sarakiniko Beach as the “lunar” beach. This is where the term moon beach steamed from! Plan to arrive early, around 8am and beat the crowds!
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Best Lunch Spot Near Sarakiniko Beach
I highly recommend the restaurant Medusa and the colorful fishing village Mandrakia which is close to Sarakiniko Beach! It is only a short drive of 10 minutes away by car!
Unfortunately, the bus won’t go to this area of the island. It is a 55-minute walk, which could be doable, but there are a lot of hills to consider.
You will need a taxi to go there without a car. Alternatively, you could bring your own lunch to the beach.
Medusa does not take reservations, sigh. I arrived 10 minutes before they opened to ensure I wouldn’t have to wait!
You will find the restaurant through the small village perched on the side of the rocks overlooking the ocean. Medusa serves traditional Greek cuisine.
After lunch or before, check out the colorful fishing village at Mandrakia Beach! Marvel at the turquoise waters and get a few photos. The village is small, and you won’t need more than an hour or so to explore.
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Wine Tasting in a Cave
After a day at the beach and an afternoon exploring Mandrakia this evening, get yourself to Pollonia for some wine tasting in a cave!
Pollonia is located 20 minutes by car from Mandrakia. You can reach Pollonia from the Adamas port if you need the bus. I would recommend staying in Pollonia when visiting Milos, especially if you are not renting a car.
Wine Tasting in the Cave Winery
Learn about traditional wine production, explore the vineyards and winemaking facilities, and taste seven wines paired with local cheese.
Kostantakis Winery and Residence is the perfect addition to the 4 days in Milos itinerary! One of the oldest wineries in Milos, it is open daily from 17:00 – 21:00 May to October. November to April, inquire directly.
Enjoy local Cycladic grape varieties in the most picturesque setting. Learn about the local history on the island and the process of winemaking. It is the perfect pre-dinner activity on the island of Milos!
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Sunset Seaside Dining in Pollonia
After an early evening of wine tasting, end the evening in Pollonia with dinner at Yialos! This restaurant is along the seaside on the main strip in Pollonia.
It is my favorite spot to watch the sunset, eat traditional Greek cuisine, and people-watch. You will be greeted by a friendly staff and a few local cats.
I highly recommend the sardines, taramasalata, and zucchini dish. Next to O! Hamos! Tavern, it was my favorite place.
Day 3 Milos Itinerary
Top things to do in Plaka
For your third day on the Greek Island of Milos, head over to the main town & Plaka Castle! It is the capital of Milos, packed with history and lots to do!
Travel to Plaka from Adamas is easy by bus but is best if you have a rental car.
Some of the best things to do in Plaka is to first visit the Venetian Castle of Milos!
📍 There is a free parking lot that I saved on the map of Milos!
The next stop after the castle can be to wander the village and shops of Plaka. Spend as much time here as you want before making your way to the Archaeological Museum of Milos.
Best Lunch Spot in Plaka
For a great lunch spot in Plaka, head over to Avli- Milos. Here you will find a variety of traditional Greek dishes with a twist. Flavorful and creative, I would highly recommend checking this place out!
Avli-Milos does not take reservations, so as a backup, you can always check out Macros Xoiros!
After lunch take your car or walk downhill to wander the Catacombs of Milos! For reference, it is open daily (except Tuesdays) from 9:00 AM — 6:45 PM.
The entrance fee is 4 euros for those under 65 years old, and 2 for those over. EU students visit FREE.
Next, make your way from the Catacombs of Milos to the Town of Trypiti and visit the Ancient Theater of Milos!
DAY TRIP IDEA: Rather spend your day on an organized tour? Check out the Electric Bike Tour of Plaka and Pollonia + Sarakinko Beach!
Visit Colorful Fishing Village – Klima
Once you have exhausted yourself all day in Plaka, a great place for downtime is in Klima! This picturesque fishing village is the most colorful on the island. Situated at the end of a long winding road from the village of Trypiti.
The bus does not take you to Klima but will take you to Trypiti. If you did rent a car, then I would drive there.
If you wanted to walk down from Trypiti, you could. Going back might not be as easy with the inclines.
Once you are in Klima, you can get pictures of the village or relax at the beach. It is a great place to soak up those vacation vibes.
Best Dinner Restaurant in Klima
The most highly-rated restaurant in the tiny fishing village of Klima, with good reason, is Astakas Cafe Restaurant.
It is seaside with incredible views of the ocean. This restaurant actually DOES take reservations, so get one!
Day 4 Milos Itinerary
Day Trip Boat Tours in Milos
If you are interested in a cruise with snorkeling, I can highly recommend this great tour.
You will set sail out of the Bay of Adamas, passing the catacombs and villages of Skinopi, Areti, and Fourkovouni.
This tour includes everything from your guide to lunch on the boat! Full details are linked above.
Now, if snorkeling is not something you are interested in, then check out this full day tour around Milos and Polyaigos! The tour includes snacks, lunch (with vegetarian options), and white wine.
Although there is no snorkeling, there are swim stops in the crystal blue waters!
Finally, if you are a few people, up to four, and want a one-of-a-kind experience, you can do a private boat tour to Kleftiko and Sykia cave. This tour includes it all! So much so that it’s too much to list.
Check prices and availability for this private tour here.
On your final day and 4th day in Milos, you may want to take it easy on your last night, eating close to your hotel.
There are a few incredible restaurants to list here in Milos; choose whichever you like! Or maybe you want to return to your favorite place so far on this trip.
Here is a list of some in Milos I highly recommend!
Highly Recommended Restaurants in Milos
- Methismeni Politia $$ in Trypiti
- Restaurant OKTO Milos Island $$ in Trypiti
- Akrotiri Seafood Obsession $$ in Pollonia
- Psaravolada Restaurant $$ in Aghia Kyriaki
How Many Days Do You Need in Milos?
How many days do you really need in Milos? I suggest 3 nights at minimum, but 5 nights if you have time to spare.
The boutique hotels in Milos are next level. Take my advice on this and book early! Milos is really on the map this year.
The island is pretty big with over 75 beaches, so there is plenty to do. In other smaller islands, such as Symi, you really only need a day.
Milos Island is different, I needed more time here and plan to return someday soon!
When is the Best Time to Visit Milos?
The best time to visit Milos is September! The season will start to come to a close so the prices will be better than in the high season.
Also if you don’t want to battle a lot of people I recommend coming to Milos in September.
If visiting in the summer months of July & August is your only option, you will still have a fabulous time, it is just better in September from my experience.
Pro Tip: Even though I found solo travel to be super safe, I ALWAYS recommend getting travel insurance to avoid any mishaps. Lost luggage or getting sick can happen at any time.
Travel Tips for Milos
- Bring a lot of sunscreen
- Wear a sun hat during the day
- Stay in the Pollonia, Adamas or Plaka
- Have cash for taxis and buses
- Get dinner reservations where you can
- Take photos at the picturesque fishing villages
- Eat lots of ice cream
- Try the traditional Greek Cuisine
- Book Ferry Tickets in Advance
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- How to Get Around in Milos
If you are traveling solo in Milos and don’t rent a car, I recommend staying in Apollonia or Adamas Port. These two options will give you the best access to public transportation in Milos.
The main attractions in Milos are Sarakiniko Beach, the colorful fishing village of Klima, and the ancient town of Plaka. Milos offers many beautiful beaches of crystal blue waters and opportunities to relax.
The most popular way to travel to Milos from Athens is by ferry. In the peak summer season, there are several weekly ferry crossings. Another way to reach Milos from Athens is to fly into the Milos airport.
I would recommend staying in Milos for a minimum of 3 nights. To see everything the island offers, I recommend staying 5 nights.
The best way to get around Milos is by renting a car. Milos does have a public transit bus system, but the schedule is very limited and will not take you to every attraction on the island.
If you travel by ferry between Milos and Athens, it is around 3 hours, but it could be as long as 6 hours.
The best restaurant in Milos is O! Hamos! Tavern, followed by Medusa. For more information on the best restaurants in Milos, continue reading.
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