Catacombs of Milos

Catacombs of Milos: Our most recommended tours and activities

Adamantas: Milos Sightseeing Sailboat Cruise

1. Adamantas: Milos Sightseeing Sailboat Cruise

Embark on a full-day cruise to west Kleftiko from Adamantas. Visit Cape Vani, and Sykia cave, and enjoy Greek tapas on board with plenty of swimming and snorkeling stops en route. You will start your journey from Adamantas and sail close to the east coast of the bay, passing the Christian catacombs, the colorful villages of Skinopi, the capital of ancient Milos, and the place where the famous statue of Venus de Milo was discovered. Sail to Cape Vani, an impressive 30-meter tall rock, home to one of the first mineral mines in Milos. You will see the mines' quay before jumping in for the first swim of the day in the crystal-clear waters of Kalogries. After returning to the boat, relish some homemade snacks and refreshments while moving to Sykia, the biggest and most impressive cave of Milos. Snorkel the clear green waters of Sykia before taking a small dinghy under a rock passage and into the cave. Explore a salt lake with a small beach, illuminated by a natural skylight in the rock above. Upon returning to the boat enjoy some delicious snacks accompanied by soft drinks or local wine, beer, and greek traditional liquor. Finally, you will reach Kleftiko, the old pirates' lair. Take the dinghy to uncover the unique beauty of Kleftiko caves and find the perfect photo-opt with the underwater cameras. You will also enjoy a delicious meal in Kleftiko. On the return journey, relax on the deck or join the cockpit to help steer the boat. Dive in for one final swim in the bay of Agios Dimitrios, a tranquil spot inaccessible by car which offers an amazing view of Plaka and Tripiti and all the colorful villages across the bay.

Adamas: Milos and Polyaigos Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

2. Adamas: Milos and Polyaigos Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

Spend your day exploring Milos Island and the uninhabited island of Polyaigos. Enjoy lunch and drinks and stops to swim in crystal clear blue waters. Your journey from Adamas and make your way to the colorful fishing villages of Adamas Gulf and Arkoudes. On the northern side of the island, admire the famous lunar landscape of Sarakiniko and the volcanic islands of Glaronissia. Stop for a swim on Polyaigos Island before sailing to eastern Milos to learn about the history of the Sulfur Mines at Thiorichia. Stop for a swim in the emerald waters of Gerakas and then head to the famous Kleftiko, an old hideout for pirates to snorkel in its caves. Before leaving Kleftiko, enjoy lunch in its unique landscape. Next, see the Cave of Sykia, with its collapsed roof, as well as the western side of Milos, which is only accessible by boat. See the old manganese mine of Cape Vani before returning to the port of Adamas around 7 PM.

Adamas: Milos Highlights Tour on an Electric Bike

3. Adamas: Milos Highlights Tour on an Electric Bike

Explore the island of Milos on electric bikes. Start your tour in Adamas and head out to discover the catacombs of Milos. Enjoy a guided tour of the catacombs before spending some time in Plaka village. Discover Sarakiniko Beach, a must-see on the island, with its unique volcanic rock formations and nice spots to dive. Enjoy a swim and time at the beach for about 30 minutes. Make your way to Papafragas Beach for stories about pirates and time at this small beach with sea caves. Enjoy a stop at Alogomandra Beach for a refreshing swim before making your way to Pollonia village, the last stop of the tour. Explore this charming village, its restaurants, and Pelekouda Beach for a last swim before returning to Adamas.

From Adamantas: Milos & Poliegos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

4. From Adamantas: Milos & Poliegos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

Embark on a scenic adventure to discover breathtaking Greek beaches. Sail aboard a stable and relaxing catamaran, taking in sights of tranquil bays and uninhabited islands. Explore the many natural wonders of Milos and Poliegos on a guided cruise and snorkel in crystal-clear waters. Set sail from the Port of Adamas and head northwest toward Cape Vani, an impressive 30-meter-tall rock behind which a 19th-century iron mine operated. Continue navigating along the west side of the island and reach your first swim stop: Sykia, the biggest cave in Milos. Swim and snorkel in the striking bay south of the cave. Marvel at an old volcanic crater with colorful rocks and emerald waters, then hop back on to enjoy brunch. Up next, come across the abandoned pirate hideout in Kleftiko. Try your hand at paddleboarding or enjoy snacks and beer on board. Pass by the bay of Gerontas and the famous beaches of Fyriplaka and Tsigrado on your way to the impressive bay of Gerakas. Take some time to swim and unwind, then eat lunch while surrounded by stunning natural views. Gaze at the ancient sulfur mines in Theiorychia. Move on to Poliegos, the largest uninhabited Greek island, where you'll see the Galazia Nera bay. Taste delicious desserts and head back towards Adamantas, passing Glaronisia. Admire and feed the seagulls, ending your journey by visiting Arkoudes and Klima on the way back.

Milos Island: Archaeology & Culture Tour

5. Milos Island: Archaeology & Culture Tour

Meet first outside the Ancient Theater of Milos. Begin your exploration of Milos Island by visiting Papafragas, a cluster of deep-sea inlets and sea caves. Discover the ancient settlement of Phylakopi at the base of a ravine that was shaped by volcanic activity. Learn more about this site which played a crucial part in the pre-history of the Cyclades and remained an active settlement until 1000 BC. Continue with a short drive to Sarakiniko, an inlet of pure white rock formations sculpted by volcanic eruptions. Take a walk down the inlet so you can experience this one-of-a-kind beach and take some fantastic photos. Travel along the northern coast towards picturesque Plaka and its cobbled streets and alleys. Explore a classic Cycladic “Chora” with white stone houses and bougainvillea. Walk through the village to admire its traditional architecture and its stunning view of the sea from the veranda of Panagia Korfiatissa, a beautiful 19th-century church. Taste some homemade sweets at the village’s famous local pastry shop, at your own expense. Stop on the outskirts of Trypiti and stroll towards the recently restored marble Roman Amphitheater. Admire the views of this site from above and see seven entire seat rows with a lovely view of the bay.

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What people are saying about Catacombs of Milos

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 355 reviews

The staff, including Dora, were very kind and communicated smoothly. During the 10-hour tour, Dora took care of us very carefully and entertained us with a detailed explanation of Milos. Therefore, I was able to enjoy the tour without losing track of time. They also provided snacks, pasta, and fruits and drinks for dessert. I had a fantastic time swimming around the main spot around Milos. I highly recommend this tour!

This was so so great! Dora was amazing! She was so knowledgeable and accommodating and fun to be around! She was enthusiastic and funny and made this experience so great!

I would highly recommend the Archaelolgy & Culture Tour. The gentleman we had was a wealth of knowledge and took us all over Milos, including some hidden gems.

Theodora the guide was fantastic and you spend the whole day exploring the island in good detail.

Amazing experience, amazing guide. Would 100% recommend