7 days of luxury on the water from Athens to Milos
Sail to untamed Milos island, the Cyclades’ gem that’s celebrated for its striking volcanic beaches and laid-back Greek island life.
Trip checkins are on Saturdays, at 5:00p.m. and you’ll be checking out from your yacht in Milos on Thursday, at 5:00p.m.
- Discover low key destinations
- Travel by yacht and see the sights from the water
- Privacy when you need it
- Get inside tips from a local
What you need to know
Capacity: Up to 6 people
Yacht type: Sailing yacht
Departs from: Athens
Duration: 6 days, accommodation for 5 nights
Nearest airport: ATH – Athens, El Venizelos – Greece
ON THE WAY TO KYTHNOS
1 Casting off from Athens you’ll sail southwest along the mainland, towards Sounio Port. You can spend the night here, docked under the shadow of the Temple of Poseidon. The Acropolis may be magnificent, but the Temple of Poseidon has an uninterrupted view of the Aegean and, take our word for it, sunrises and sunsets here are dramatic.
Kythnos is one of the least known Cyclades islands. Don’t miss the island’s hallmark – the unique double beach of Kolona. It’s very popular amongst yachters who drop anchor near its protected waters. The islands’ alternative character, combined with the difficult road to Kolones means that you’ll be keeping this beach for yourself.
The perennial Cycladic city established by Cretan revolutionaries, Adamantas has narrow streets bustling with life during the summer. Though small, it offers everything for visitors, from quiet cafes and taverns to upscale bars and restaurants. Here you can buy anything you’ll need for your trip, from clothing to provisions. Most importantly, Milos will captivate you with its amazing array of beaches – over 75 in all.
THINGS TO DO IN MILOS
In the brightly coloured village of Klima, you’ll find fishermen’s traditional two-story houses hugging the sea. Halfway between Klima and the mainland city of Plaka are the Paleochristian Catacombs that served as a cemetery and place of worship. You can also visit the Archaeological and Folk Museums in the city of Plaka, or the Ecclesiastical Museum at the port of Adamantas.
At Sarakiniko, you’ll find the island’s famous lunar-like seaside landscape. Take a walk on the flowing organic shapes carved by millennia of wind and waves. Greece’s seaside ‘Meteora,’ are to be found at Kleftiko, a series of limestone formations that jut out from the crystalline waters. Kleftiko’s sea-caves served as a pirate hideout which also gave it its name – meaning ‘thievery,’ in Greek. Surrounded by volcanic rock, Firiplaka is an organized beach with blue-green waters. You can lounge on Firiplaka’s sunbeds but the adventurous can head off to bleach-sanded Tsigrado just nearby – a tiny beach carved out from the imposing cliffs.