Life in Milos, Greece, can be busy. Too many beaches, too little time. So if I were you, I would budget at least a week to slowly explore the best waters and most idyllic coastlines around this beautiful and unique island of the Aegean sea.
Rule number 1: avoid the touristy boat tour around Kleftiko that can take up too much of your precious time or your carefree self. Your fellow travellers and avid photographers may have to step on anything in their way, human or not, in their quest of the perfect click. Instead, hire a private boat or opt for the half-day tour from Kipos (book at Adamas) to Kleftiko (only 4 hours) if you want to stay on budget.
Beaches are nice but you can’t go on an empty stomach… make sure you don’t miss a very remote, family run and traditional joint, Empourio. At Empourio, the Greek salad tastes better with the local soft cheese, fried tomato dumplings are crispy golden and their handmade local desert is a unique treat – all pictured below.
Located on the main road between Adamas (the main port) and Chora, Mouratos is a family-run bakery since 1936. In 1985 they established their operations in Milos and ever since they cater sweet and savoury basked products to the local community on a daily basis. My favourite one: pittarakia, a half-moon shaped peppery cheese pie sprinkled with a bit of spearmint and onion.
As for my last food tip, as much as this restaurant can be considered a bit too commercial, O Hamos really owns up to the expectations. And if my word is not enough, try visualising it by scrolling down a bit.