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Milos Island: Archaeology & Culture Tour

1. 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.

From Milos: Private Speedboat Cruise to Polyaigos & Sunset

2. From Milos: Private Speedboat Cruise to Polyaigos & Sunset

The cruise begins at 15:00, leaving Adamas port. While cruising through the gulf, you will learn about the history, geology, and culture of Milos from the guide and have a closer look at the bizarre landforms called by the locals ‘Arkoudes’, a greek word for "bears", as they resemble standing bears. Continuing in the northern side of Milos, you will have the chance of getting panoramic views of the impressive "lunar" landscape between Mandrakia and Sarakiniko. It is a landscape of incomparable beauty, which does not match any other earthly formation. As the engine slows down, you are reaching the small islets of Glaronisia. These steep cliffs, formed of lava emerging out of the sea, host impressive geological structures with geometric fractures developed during the quenching of the lava. You will continue your cruise between the village of Pollonia and the nearby island of Kimolos, before witnessing the largest uninhabited island of the Aegean spreading its vivid colorations in front of your eyes. You will see the magnificent interplay between the waters and the sunlight, finding its way from the collapsed rooftop of Fanara cave and then enjoy your first stop at Faros. There you can enjoy the shallow clear waters and relax at the small beach, or if you feel more adventurous, follow a guided 30-minute hike to the lighthouse and be rewarded with wide angle panoramic view. Back in the boat, platters of fresh fruit will provide you the necessary vitamin recharge. Your next swimming destination, located at the southern part of Polyaigos, is the well-known Galazia Nera. A unique scenery of contrasting turquoise, transparent waters, and whitish volcanic cliffs, offers an unparalleled relaxing experience. You will have the chance to explore spectacular underwater spots by participating in a guided snorkeling tour, led by two experienced divers - crew members, and depict your experience with GoPro9 underwater photographs. Tasting traditional Milos snacks and cold refreshments or a beer make the ideal closing of this stop. On the way back, you will enjoy the magnificent Aegean sunset accompanied by a homemade desert in Cape Trachylas, before the boat’s arrival in front of the picturesque fishermen village of Klima, allowing you to get panoramic views and photographs of the characteristic Cycladic architecture. With the highest hopes that you had a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the boat full of smiles will return to Adamas at around 20:00.

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What people are saying about Mandrakia, Greece

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Ask for the guide, Gladwin Kiritsi! Originally from Belfast, Gladwin has lived on Milos for many years with her Greek husband. She has vast knowledge of the island and comes with a wonderful perspective. She generously let me shape the tour to align with my interests. A very enjoyable afternoon and highly recommended!

Very good tour. The Marino's guide had a very good vibe, disposition, explanations and knowledge. He was on time to pick me up at the hotel and back. He led me to each of the must see places. Totally recommended!!

The tour is interesting and engaging. The tour guide is very helpful, polite and enthusiastic. He is engaging and able to bring out the interesting facts of each sites visited.

We had a wonderful and very informative day, and would highly recommend the tour!

Nice guide- perfect day to start the stay on Milos