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Where to Stay in Milos in 2024 ✔️ Top Areas & Island Hotels

A scenic view of the coastal Greek village Milos with white buildings and a clear blue sky.

Home of the famous statue Venus of Milo and iconic beaches, this Greek island is one of the dreamiest places in the country! Follow me and let’s discover the 6 best areas where to stay in Milos for tourists and a list of incredible hotels in each neighborhood (you’ll really want to see these island resorts).

To make sure you have the best possible stay, I’ve carefully compared all the accommodation options on the island, and only included the top choices for each area, suited for all budgets (and sorted by price). That way, you can find the ultimate spot in just a few minutes. 

In short, Adamas is the best place to stay in Milos, since it is the cultural center of the island and it has some of the best hotels. 

But if that’s not your scene, don’t worry, you only need to scroll down a bit, and you’ll find other areas!

I’d recommend booking your Milos hotel in advance to ensure you don’t miss out on the best accommodation spots. This is especially important if you’re visiting the island during the high season (June, July and August), as this major beach destination gets packed with tourists during that time.

If you are in a hurry

Here are the best places to stay on the island of Milos, Greece with hotels from luxury to budget. They all have great reviews and great locations!

budget hotel


Palaios Rooms

Best affordable accommodation in the center

Check out the map below, which has the best areas where to stay in Milos, that I will be talking about in this post:

1. Adamas – where to stay in Milos for the first time

Traditional white Greek church with a bell tower surrounded by bougainvillea flowersTraditional white Greek church with a bell tower surrounded by bougainvillea flowers

Welcome to the island’s cultural center! Adamas (also known as Adamantas) is located on the Northern side of the island, and it’s the home of the island’s main port, where all the cruise ships dock. 

You’ll probably arrive here by ferry from Athens, and since Milos is the southwestern-most island in the Cyclades group, the journey will take around 2,5 hours. Or if you arrive by plane at Milos Airport, you’ll only be a short 10-min drive away from Adamas. And, since it’s so easy to get to, it’s the perfect place for first-time visitors.

Once you arrive, you’ll see a vibrant area, packed with restaurants, bars, beach clubs and fabulous hotels!

Start your day in Adamas walking by the seaside, have a nice Greek coffee, and then head to the beach! There are also some cultural attractions here, like the Milos Mining Museum, and so many fab dining spots like Mikros Apoplous (map), that boast amazing sea views!

Here, you will also have the chance to take many boat trips. Kleftiko caves is one of the most famous ones, and you should definitely add it to your list of things to do in Milos. 

Colorful outdoor dining setup with blue and orange tables and multicolored chairs overlooking a serene bay dotted with sailboats, located in Milos, inviting first-time visitors to enjoy a picturesque seaside meal.Colorful outdoor dining setup with blue and orange tables and multicolored chairs overlooking a serene bay dotted with sailboats, located in Milos, inviting first-time visitors to enjoy a picturesque seaside meal.

Besides being conveniently located, Adamas is also a fun place to be 24/7. So if you’re looking to enjoy the Greek nightlife, you’ll definitely like it here! 

Another perk is that by staying in the main town, you’ll also be close to tons of picturesque places like Mandrakia, a tiny fishing village, and Sarakiniko Beach, which is famous for its lunar-like landscape (the beaches are one of the main reasons why tourists come here, so don’t miss the chance to explore them all).

NOTE: This is a great place to stay if you don’t want to rent a car and just want to hang out on the beach and in the main town. However, if you want to explore other areas and gorgeous beaches, you’ll definitely need to rent one as public transportation isn’t so reliable, and you can’t get everywhere on foot. As for parking, it is usually free and you can roadside park or find a public parking lot. Still, in the summer, I’d recommend getting a hotel that offers parking, as the island gets super crowded! 

Luxury hotel

You’re going to love the infinity pool here! This is by far one of the best hotels in Adamas, Milos, which has the perfect location, some amazing rooms with garden or sea views and free parking. At night you can enjoy a beautiful island view from your room’s terrace with Greek wine.

Other accommodation options in Adamas

mid-range

Centrally-located in Adamas Milos, this hotel offers a bar, rooms with a balcony and massages

budget

Family-run hotel which features free parking and a great location near the restaurants and the Adamas port

airbnb

This quiet place has a traditional Cycladic style design and it offers a terrace with lovely views

Things to do in Adamas

  • Join a boat trip to Kleftiko Caves
  • Check out the beautiful shops in Adamas
  • Enjoy the sun and fine sand at Lagada Beach
  • Have great seafood in one of the nice taverns by the sea at night
  • Join a volcano hike tour 
  • Explore the nearby beaches like Tsigrado Beach
  • Visit the Milos Mining Museum
  • Spend some time on Sarakiniko Beach

2. Plaka & Trypiti – best for history lovers

Breathtaking view of Greek architecture in Milos and red geraniums with the sea and mountains in the distanceBreathtaking view of Greek architecture in Milos and red geraniums with the sea and mountains in the distance

I’ve coupled these 2 areas since they are set right next to each other! Although they share similarities, each area has its individual charm! 

Located 5 km (3 miles) away from Adamas, on the Northern part of the island, the historic villages of Plaka and Trypiti have lots of archaeological sites you won’t want to miss! They’re the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a more traditional village experience.

In Trypiti, you can even see where they discovered the famous Venus of Milo Statue (map)! This statue is said to depict the love goddess Aphrodite. Since a year after it’s discovery in Tryptiti in 1820, it has been displayed in the Louvre Museum in Paris!

Right near the statue’s finding spot, there are some really iconic attractions that you should check out, like the Ancient Theatre of Milos and the Catacombs of Milos, which date back to the 1st and 5th centuries.

Plaka is actually the capital city of Milos and it’s set on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Milos and the surrounding Mediterranean! Yep, the views are fabulous, especially at sunset!

Vibrant alleyway in the Greek village Plaka with white walls and colorful doors, adorned with pink bougainvilleaVibrant alleyway in the Greek village Plaka with white walls and colorful doors, adorned with pink bougainvillea

This city is absolutely packed with cozy cafes, tavernas, art galleries and boutique stores from where you can buy traditional artwork and local products!

Definitely head over to the Church of Panagia Korfiatissa in Plaka to catch a sunset and also to admire the traditional architecture of the church!

Right near it, you’ll also find the Plaka Castle (also known as the Venetian Castle), which also offers some wonderful views of the island and sea! You’ll love Plaka, Milos which is considered as the most traditional Cycladic village on the island.

By the way, if you’re coming during the summer months when everything is booked out months in advance, but you really want to stay in this area, you can also look for hotels in Triovasálos, a town right near Plaka.

NOTE: Finding parking, especially in the season, can get complicated. So, if you are going to rent a car, it may be wise to book something that provides on-site parking. Also, bear in mind that during the summer months, some roads are closed to prevent traffic jams.

Luxury hotel

How amazing is the Cycladic architecture of this hotel? The accommodation offers spacious rooms (great for families as well) with a big terrace where you can enjoy sunset and sea views. The village center and the beaches are a 15-minute walk.

Other accommodation options in Plaka & Trypiti

mid-range

This Cycladic-style boutique hotel offers a swimming pool with a jacuzzi and a fabulous breakfast

budget

One of the best budget hotels in Milos featuring a great location, clean rooms and free parking

Things to do in Plaka & Trypiti

  • Enjoy the spectacular view from Kastro (castle) 
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum of Milos
  • Chill on Plathiena Beach
  • Explore the hiking trails in the Fourkovouni area
  • Take a trip to Firopotomas, a quaint fishing village nearby
  • Visit the Ancient Theater of Milos and the early Christian Catacombs 
  • Check out souvenir shops for nice arts and crafts like famous replica ‘Venus de Milo’ statues

3. Pollonia – where to stay in Milos for relaxation

A tranquil harbor scene with a red and white boat moored in front of white Greek houses by the seaA tranquil harbor scene with a red and white boat moored in front of white Greek houses by the sea

Located on the northwestern part of the island and easily accessible by car (just 20 minutes drive from Adamas), Pollonia is a nice, small fishing village in Milos that makes a perfect base for exploring the rest of the island! 

Pollonia has lots of secluded pristine beaches where you can relax and just enjoy the stunning sea views! Its calm shores are perfect for families. 

This is one of the most beautiful fishing villages on the island, and there is so much traditional architecture that you can admire here! So make sure to turn off your Google Maps, and roam around the streets, that’s the best way to find the hidden gems. 

When you’re finished exploring, head to one of the traditional restaurants, authentic cafes and bars to cool off and grab a bite. Yialos Restaurant (map) is a great spot, with a central location and a gorgeous view of the Aegean Sea.  

During the summer nights, the area becomes so alive! But don’t worry, it’s super family-friendly, so you don’t have to worry that you’ll be disturbed!

This port town’s coastal area is filled with rock formations which look so otherworldly! Poseidon Rock (map) and the Gravity Rock Formation (map) are some places you shouldn’t miss out on while visiting Milos. 

Milos has many rock formations and that’s because the island was actually created 2 or 3 million years ago by volcanic eruptions! But don’t worry the volcano has been dormant for more than 90.0000 years now!

They are also great spots to catch the sunset, but the one that tops it all is the Holy Naydrio of Agia Paraskevi church (map) that overlooks the sea.

Luxury hotel

You’ll never want to leave this lovely hotel that offers epic sea views! Boasting a Cycladic-style design, rooms with private pools that overlook the sea, a hot tub and an infinity pool, this place is surely a keeper! Start your day with a yummy breakfast and then head out to chill on Pollonia Beach.

Other accommodation options in Pollonia

mid-range

This Cycladic style hotel in Pollonia offers rooms with a balcony, a spa center and free parking

budget

Set within walking distance of the sandy beach, this hotel has rooms with a balcony and a garden

airbnb

Centrally located in Pollonia, this Airbnb offers a room with air-conditioning and a shared balcony


Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel – here’s one more luxury hotel in Pollonia that I thought you should see! The accommodation is perched on a hill overlooking the sea and it has a stunning infinity pool!

Relaxing beach scene with a hammock overlooking a picturesque Greek church and azure watersRelaxing beach scene with a hammock overlooking a picturesque Greek church and azure waters

Things to do in Pollonia

  • Chill and swim at Pollonia Beach
  • Visit Agia Paraskevi Church
  • Take a day trip to Kimolos island 
  • Explore the Papafragas caves and beach
  • Grab a drink at Hitana Milos (map), one of the best beach clubs
  • Catch a sunset at Gravity Rock Formation
  • Taste amazing wines at Kostantakis Winery & Residence (map)

4. Klima – trendiest place to stay in Milos

The charming coastal village Klima in Greece with colorful balconies and a woman in an orange dress walking by.The charming coastal village Klima in Greece with colorful balconies and a woman in an orange dress walking by.

Set on the coast, just a 20-minute walk away from Trypiti, this traditional village is one of the most popular places on the island!

Why, you might ask? Well, because it has a long row of whitewashed buildings (right up to the water’s edge) with colorful garages that have captured the attention of everyone who visits this small village!

These traditional fishermen’s houses are called syrmatas and apparently, everyone painted them in different colors so that the fisherman could see their boathouse from afar!

You’ll find syrmatas on other parts of the island. On the Eastern half of Milos, near Alogomandra Beach, you can check out the Agios Konstantinos Syrmatas (map).

Although small and kind of far from the island’s main sites, Klima is the picture-perfect quaint fishing village that you’d expect to stumble across on your travels around Greece!

I would definitely recommend this seaside village for a romantic getaway, a honeymoon (Milos is actually a super popular honeymoon destination) or for those of you who want to enjoy a more slow-paced rhythm. 

In terms of attractions, you won’t find as many as in the other parts of the island, but there is Klima Beach (where you’ll also find the syrmatas). 

Here you can enjoy the sun and panoramic views of the sea! Plus, it’s the perfect place to catch one of Milos’ breathtaking sunsets!

Luxury hotel

This is your chance to stay in one of the famous syrmatas! Set in the quaint village of Klima, right by the sea, the accommodation has a small terrace where you can enjoy your morning coffee and a kitchen. They also offer an airport shuttle.

Other accommodation options in Klima

mid-range

Wake-up to a stunning sea view at this hotel that offers rooms with a kitchenette and car hire

budget

A great hotel near the beach that has rooms with sea views from their balcony and free parking

airbnb

This gorgeous house has stone walls, a kitchen, free parking and it boasts a breathtaking sea view

Things to do in Klima

  • Snap a pic of the syrmatas
  • Chill on Klima Beach
  • Look for tamarisk trees on the beaches
  • Grab a bite at Astakas Cafe Restaurant (map)
  • Visit the Agios Dimitrios Church

5. Kimolos – a unique island near Milos 

Bustling Greek beach with clear turquoise waters, beachgoers enjoying the sun, and thatched umbrellas lining the shoreBustling Greek beach with clear turquoise waters, beachgoers enjoying the sun, and thatched umbrellas lining the shore

Although technically not in Milos, Kimolos is a nearby island that’s just a 1h ferry ride away from Milos!

I wanted to include this hidden gem for many reasons, the most important being that it’s not as touristy (it’s mostly Greek people who know about it and come to visit it), and it is so gorgeous!

Honestly, if you want something a bit different and you’re not a big fan of crowds, then Kimolos is definitely for you!

The island has a pretty tumultuous past and was ruled by Spartans, Venetians, Ottomans, and lastly, Greeks. 

Its sandy beaches are pretty much deserted! You won’t find lots of people on the shores here, and of course, all of the beaches are absolutely breathtaking! You should definitely visit Karras Beach, Rema Beach and Mavrospilia Beach, but go on an exploration day as well and look for the more unknown, hidden beaches (there are tons)!

Chorio is the island’s capital and pretty much the only village and it looks as if taken from a book with Greek myths! Whitewashed buildings, narrow streets adorned with small patios, and basically everything made out of stone!

Luxury hotel

Start your morning with a coffee on the balcony of your room while staying at this hotel that’s set within walking distance of the beach. The accommodation offers a complimentary breakfast and free parking. 

Other accommodation options in Kimolos

Mid-range

A great place that has spacious rooms with a patio and a garden view

Budget

This Cycladic-style hotel is set near the beach and it offers a terrace and breakfast

Airbnb

An apartment that overlooks the sea and has a kitchen and a balcony

Things to do in Kimolos

  • Explore the narrow streets in Chorio
  • Chill on the sandy beaches
  • Snap a pic of the Outdoor Lending Library (map)
  • Grab a coffee at Sinantisi (map)
  • Visit the Archaeological Museum of Kimolos (map)

FAQs about where to stay in Milos

Colorful fishing boats anchored in a picturesque Greek bay with vibrant buildings along the shorelineColorful fishing boats anchored in a picturesque Greek bay with vibrant buildings along the shoreline

🤔 Where can I stay in Milos without a car?

Adamas or Pollonia are 2 great places to stay in Milos without a car! Especially Adamas, which is the main town on the island. 

🍸 Is Milos a party island?

Milos is not a party island, but you can still find lively restaurants and bars at night.

⛴️ How long is the ferry from Milos to Athens?

The ferry from Milos to Athens takes 3 and a half hours, and it operates every day, with two daily departures (around 11 AM and 7 PM).

✨ What is the most luxurious hotel in Milos?

Santa Maria Village, located in Adamas, is one of the most luxurious hotels to stay in on the island of Milos.

💰 Where to stay in Milos, Greece on a budget?

Milos is not an expensive island, you’ll find cheap hotels in all the areas. Some of the best budget hotels for where to stay in Milos are Michalis Studios in Pollonia and Palaios Rooms in Plaka.

⏱️ How long do you need in Milos, Greece?

I’d recommend spending 4 to 5 days in Milos. That way you can explore all the areas, the beaches and even some of the neighboring islands. 

🏝️ What is the main town in Milos?

Adamas is the main town in Milos and the island’s cultural center. This is where you’ll find the main port and lots of attractions!

🚶 Is Milos a walkable island?

Yes, the main towns in Milos are walkable, but if you want to explore the entire island with its beaches and hillside attractions, you’ll definitely need a car or ATV.

🍉 Is food expensive in Milos?

No, food is pretty affordable in Milos, and you’ll find lots of restaurants that offer casual dining.

Conclusion

A stunning view of the Greek village Milos at dusk, with lights illuminating the white buildings and the calm sea in the backgroundA stunning view of the Greek village Milos at dusk, with lights illuminating the white buildings and the calm sea in the background

Woho! Already feeling super excited about your trip to one of the most beautiful of the Cycladic islands? I know the feeling!

I hope this guide on where to stay in Milos, helped you find the right area and hotel for your holiday in this major beach destination! 

If you did decide, I recommend booking your accommodation in advance, especially if you’re heading there during the high season (June, July, August) as everything is more expensive then and tends to sell out pretty fast! 

And for those who still need a bit of help picking a place, here are my top 2 favorite hotels:

  • Santa Maria Village – one of the best luxury hotels in Adamas that has an infinity pool and rooms with sea views 
  • Garifalakis Comfort Rooms – this amazing place in Pollonia has a spa center and is set near the beach

Have a wonderful time exploring all the port towns, the historic sites and eating yummy food! Don’t forget that I’m still around if you’ve got questions like how to get to the neighboring islands or anything else. All you have to do is drop me a comment below! 

Enjoy your stay in Milos, 

Victoria


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