As we started to plan our stay in Milos, Greece, we had one simple question: “where should we stay so that we are in the best location to see everything we want to see on this island?”
After spending one month roaming around this incredible island, we found the best villages, beach towns, and port towns to stay in.
Where To Stay In Milos: 7 Best Locations
In this guide, we lay out the 7 best locations to stay on Milos. Using the info in this post, you’ll be able to book your trip to this Greek island without confusion or hesitation.
We decided to spend our time in Plaka, an idyllic village perched above the island decorated with Cycladic houses and views that will blow your mind.
This is the perfect location to see both sides of the island. You’ll witness the sunrise over Adamas in the morning and the sunset over the Aegean Sea in the evening.
Restaurants, boutique homestays, and coffee shops litter the cobblestoned streets. Plaka is as magical as it appears in pictures; you won’t be disappointed with staying in this village during your holiday in Greece.
The only downfall about the Plaka neighborhood is that you’ll be situated on top of a hill. To get anywhere in town, you’ll need to walk up or down these hills. This could be challenging for those who might not be in the best physical condition.
Regardless, you’ll need a car to explore Milos anyways, so if you aren’t keen on walking around a hilly village, you can always drive to your destinations.
Airbnbs in Plaka, Milos
Airbnbs are the way to go on the island of Milos. Although most of the “hotels” you’ll find on Booking.com are really nice, they aren’t really hotels, they are homestays or vacation rentals.
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Here are three Airbnbs to consider for your trip to Milos:
1. Plaka Village Home By Filio – from $42 per night. We stayed in this Airbnb for the entirety of our stay on Milos and we loved it.
A woman named Filio runs this Airbnb and she is the kindest host. You won’t be disappointed with this cute Cycladic home.
2. Sunset Mansion 2-Bedroom – from $137 per night. Looking to enjoy breathtaking sunsets over the Aegean Sea right from the comfort of your vacation home? This is the place for you.
3. Folia’ Traditional House in Plaka – from $70 per night. If you’re traveling with a larger group, this traditional island home can accommodate up to 6 people.
Additional Homes in Plaka, Milos
Halara Studios – from $169 per night. At the top of the hill in Milos, you’ll find Halara Studios, a home that offers some of the best views on the entire island.
Map of Plaka
Down the street from Plaka, you’ll find another traditional village with charming Cycladic houses, massive churches, and tremendous sea views.
Tripiti is one of the best places to stay in Milos if you want to experience traditional and laidback island life. The cobble-stoned streets and dinging church bells will be the perfect way to start your day full of adventure.
Tripiti is also brimming with history. Just below the village, you’ll find the Ancient Theatre of Milos, an amphitheater dating back to the 3rd century BC.
As you venture to this amphitheater, be sure to stop at the site where the world-famous Venus de Milo statue was discovered in 1820.
Airbnbs in Tripiti, Milos
1. Cycladic House with Seaview – from $76 per night. With modern amenities and a patio with the most beautiful sea views, you can’t go wrong by staying at this Airbnb.
2. Anemolia House 2 Bedroom – from $146 per night. This host provides an immaculately clean home and a delicious breakfast.
Additional Homes in Tripiti, Milos
Eiriana Luxury Suites – from $126 per night. Enjoy the sunset and a glass of wine from the hot tub or pool at this location.
Budget Option in Tripiti, Milos
Traditional Porphyra House – from $41 per night. Looking for something a little more affordable? Check out this highly-rated Airbnb option.
Map of Tripiti
For convenience, we recommend staying in Adamas, also known as Adamantas. This village snuggles the bay of Milos and features the island’s most frequented pier.
We considered Adamas the heart of the action on the island. In this town, you’ll find a plethora of coffee shops, restaurants, tourism and excursion stands, and so much more.
For many, this village is a bit too “busy”, but for others, the convenience is all that matters.
Apart from convenience, one of the best things about staying in Adamas is that you’ll be directly on the water. Take time to walk along the bay each morning or enjoy a cocktail as you watch the sunset over the ocean each night.
Airbnbs in Adamas, Milos
You’ll find the most accommodation options in Adamas since it’s one of the biggest towns on the island.
Note: Many Airbnbs and vacation rentals close for the winter months. The most ideal time to visit Milos is in the spring or fall.
1. Fairytale 2 Bedroom – from $129 per night. That sea view that I was raving about earlier? Get the most out of it by staying in this luxury 2-bedroom apartment.
2. Villa Tasoula Studio – from $37 per night. If you’re on a budget, Adamas is your best bet for cheaper accommodation. This cute studio is very budget-friendly.
Additional Homes + Hotels in Adamas, Milos
1. White Rock Milos Suites – from $153 per night. Choose between one or two bedroom apartments at this condo hotel, located just 3 minutes from the beach.
2. Olea Bay Hotel – from $100 to $400 per night. If you plan to visit Greece in the summer, prepare for very warm weather. Olea Bay Hotel features a pool and sundeck, which will be very much appreciated after baking in the hot Greek sun all day.
Map of Adamas
If you get the opportunity to visit Milos, you won’t want to miss staying in one of the many boat houses that fill the beaches of Klima.
This traditional fishing village is my favorite spot to visit on the island of Milos. The water shines emerald green and the hills tower over the bay below.
Despite its obvious beauty, this village is not easy to get to. You’ll definitely need a car if you plan to stay here. As it sits below Tripiti and Plaka, you’ll need to drive down a steep hill to reach this destination.
Mike and I walked to Klima from Plaka and as avid hikers, it was a fun adventure. But, I wouldn’t recommend making this walk every day. It’s not easy!
The effort is well worth it, but it makes things a lot easier if you have a car.
Airbnbs in Klima, Milos
1. The Yellow Boat House – from $84 per night. The traditional boat houses are not cheap accommodation options, especially in the summer.
But, the experience is worth the price tag. Luckily, this boat house is a bit more affordable, particularly in the spring and fall.
2. Blue Sea House 2 Bedroom – from $80 per night. For larger groups, consider staying at the blue boat house.
Although there are many different boat houses to choose from in Klima, the two I’ve included above are reasonably priced and have better reviews than the others.
Additional Homes in Klima, Milos
1. Va(sea)Lis – from $190 per night. This luxury boat house provides many amenities, perfect views, and an amazing terrace.
2. Fisherman House 2 Bedroom – from $209 per night. For larger groups, this standalone vacation home can sleep up to 5 guests.
Map of Klima
When we set out to explore Pollonia, we weren’t sure what to expect. This small beach town is simply that.. a quaint, waterfront village filled with coffee shops and traditional Greek restaurants.
If you’re looking to get off the beaten path a little, Pollonia just might be the place for you.
Pollonia is a 20-minute drive from the pier in Adamas, so you’ll be close enough for easy access to inter-island transportation but far enough to avoid the large crowds.
Another cool aspect about Pollonia is that you’ll be right across the bay from Kimolos, another beautiful Greek island that flies under the radar.
The small pier in Pollonia has ferries that cross the bay multiple times each day, so if you want to add another island to your itinerary, Pollonia is the perfect place to be.
Airbnbs in Pollonia, Milos
1. Melimilon Studios – from $35 per night. This is a charming studio located just steps from the beach in Pollonia.
2. Milos Waves Luxury Apartment – from $140 per night. A brand new luxurious apartment that features an amazing veranda for viewing the ocean and watching the sunset.
Additional Homes in Pollonia, Milos
1. Captain Zeppos – from $303 per night. Looking for high-class luxury, a picturesque pool, and never-ending sea views? This might be exactly what you had in mind.
2. Kalimera Studios – from $92 per night. This beachfront guesthouse is simple, elegant, and affordably priced.
Map of Pollonia
Not only do I love this tiny Milos fishing village for it’s hilarious name, but also because it’s one of the most picturesque locations on the island.
Firopotamos (I pronounce it like hippopotamus. I don’t think that’s how it’s supposed to be pronounced, but it’s more fun this way!) is an isolated village located on the far north side of the island. Although it’s in a remote location, it’s still only a 15-minute drive from Adamas.
In Firopotamos, you’ll find cliffs, ruins, beaches, and ocean water so blue that it rivals the blue you’ll see on many Cycladic houses.
Since this village is so small and remote, it’s difficult to find accommodation options. But, if you can find an available vacation home or Airbnb, take it! You won’t regret staying in this village.
Airbnbs in Firopotamos, Milos
As mentioned, this village is very small. Finding viable accommodation options is difficult, but finding affordable accommodation options is even more difficult.
The two options listed below are not cheap, especially during the summer months. If you’re on a budget, I suggest staying in another village.
1. Blue Mare Apartment On The Beach – from $122 per night. Sit back and relax at the Blue Mare Apartment on the Beach. You’ll have access to all modern amenities (including Netflix) and the beach is right out your back door.
Additional Homes in Firopotamos, Milos
2. Milinon Suites – from $285 per night. Listen to the sounds of the ocean from this magical and cozy vacation home, located right on the beach.
Map of Firopotamos
Couldn’t get enough of the boat houses in Klima? I’ve got a surprise for you.. There are several different villages on the island of Milos that feature these adorable homes.
Mandrakia is one of the villages that boast these colorful homes that line the ocean, but unlike others, Mandrakia has far fewer tourists.
Get off the beaten path and experience the laidback island life in this fishing village. Located just 10 minutes from Adamas, you’ll be far enough away to avoid the crowds, but close enough to visit at any time.
Another cool part about staying in Mandrakia is that you’re directly next to Sarakiniko Beach, one of the most famous beaches on the island of Milos.
Due to its ease of access, you’ll be able to hop over to Sarakiniko for the day and back to your vacation home whenever you’d like.
Airbnbs in Mandrakia, Milos
1. Cycladic Seafront House – from $145 per night. This traditional Cycladic home is hosted by the warmest and most caring woman. You will be in good hands staying here.
2. Luxurious Studio – from $85 per night. This studio apartment is just steps from the sea and offers an incredible outdoor living area.
Budget Option in Mandrakia, Milos
Similar to Firopotamos, the Airbnbs and vacation homes in Mandrakia are typically expensive. Here is a budget option to consider:
Mandrakia House – from $53 per night. Perfect for families, this home comfortably sleeps up to 4 people.
Map of Mandrakia
Unique Places To Stay In Milos
The Greek islands are known for traditional Cycladic houses (typically white with bright blue window shutters). But, you’ll also notice a lot of windmills throughout the Greek islands.
Staying in these windmills is quite a treat and we highly recommend doing it on the island of Milos. Here are two windmills to consider when visiting Milos:
1. Milos Vaos Windmill – from $487 per night. Splurge a little at this cute windmill-style home. Located in the village of Tripiti, you can watch the sunset over the ocean from the perfect location.
2. Anastasia’s Windmill – from $74 per night. A bit cheaper than the first option, this windmill-style home is also located in Tripiti. Designed with traditional Greek style in mind, you’ll love the feel of this unique Milos home.
How To Get Around Milos, Greece
No matter where you stay on Milos, you’ll want to rent a car so that you visit every corner of the island.
We rented a car from MilosRentCar for the entire month of our stay.
Throughout the month, we were very pleased by the response time, price, and professionalism of this company. We highly recommend them to anyone visiting Milos.
More Information On Milos, Greece
Looking for the best beaches in Milos? Check out our post: 8 Incredible Beaches on Milos.
Or maybe you want to know more about the most scenic place on the entire island? If so, check out our post on Kleftiko, The Best Beach on Milos.
Or just looking for adventure? No problem. Click here: 13 Amazing Things To Do on Milos
For an entire overview of the island, read our Milos Island Travel Guide: The Overlooked Greek Island.
The Wrap-Up: Where To Stay In Milos
No matter where you stay on Milos, you’ll be blown away by the ocean views, the kind locals, and the pristine emerald-blue waters that surround this immaculate island.
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