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West Milos: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise

1. West Milos: Full-Day Catamaran Cruise

Sail out of the bay of Adamantas passing the Christian catacombs and the colorful villages of Skinopi, Areti, and Fourkovouni. See the village of Klima, the capital of ancient Milos and the site where the statue of Venus de Milo was discovered, and admire the ‘Arkoudes’, the impressive 20ft bear-shaped rocks at the entrance of the bay.  Sail to Cape Vani, an impressive 30-meter tall rock that was home to one of the first mineral mines in Milos. See the mines' quay before jumping in for the first swim of the day in the beautiful waters of Kalogries bay. Tuck into some homemade snacks, fresh fruit, and refreshments on the way to Sykia cave. Arrive at Sykia and anchor in the clear green waters. Take a small dinghy into the cave and explore the salt lake with a small beach, illuminated by a natural skylight in the rock above. Enjoy some delicious snacks when you return to the boat with soft drinks or local wine, beer, and greek traditional liquor. Journey to Kleftiko, the old pirates' lair. This complex of arches and caves is the perfect place to snorkel. Jump back into the dinghy to explore the Kleftiko caves and capture unforgettable photos with the underwater cameras. Dry off and enjoy a delicious meal here in Kleftiko. On the return journey, relax on the deck or join us in the cockpit to help steer the boat. Take 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.

From Milos: Guided Day Cruise to Kleftiko With Lunch

2. From Milos: Guided Day Cruise to Kleftiko With Lunch

Join our crew on the La Pomme Bleue sailboat, and spend the day with your Franco-Greek guides. Swim, snorkel, and savor a traditional lunch on board with unlimited drinks. After exiting the Adama's Gulf, pass the fishing villages of Skinopi, Klima, or Areti and learn about their history. Head towards the Arkoudes islets and cross the breathtaking Cape Vani and its former manganese mine. Then explore the remote west coast of Milos, marveling at the volcanic landscapes. The first stop is at Agathia Bay where you can dive into the blue waters of this secluded and beautiful beach. Relax on the sand or snorkel around the bay to gaze upon the fishes and rock formations below. Traditional breakfast and snacks await you once you come back on board. Continue to the cave of Sykia or explore the beach of Agios Ioannis, depending on weather conditions. Take a second swim and enjoy your free time on the beach before heading to the pirate bay of Kleftiko. Snorkel in the transparent waters, or join us on a dinghy to discover the caves of the bay. Next, hop back on board to enjoy lunch cooked by the crew, including unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. After lunch, head to Agios Dimitrios beach, on your way back to Adamas. Before finally concluding your tour, enjoy a fresh fruit salad and swim in front of the oldest church in Milos.

Adamas: Milos and Polyaigos Full-Day Cruise with Lunch

3. 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.

From Adamas: Full-Day Tour of Milos and Poliegos Islands

4. From Adamas: Full-Day Tour of Milos and Poliegos Islands

Set sail from Adamas, passing Kimolos Island and Agios Eustathios Island for your first swimming stop in the clear waters of Poliegos Island. Afterward, sail for the southeast part of Milos Island to swim at the colorful beach of Firligos.  Next, visit the amazing beach of Gerakas, also called Ammotsoulithres, only accessible by boat. Have a final stop at the old pirate bay of Kleftiko to enjoy another swim and have a chance to explore the numerous sea caves. Admire various settlements along the west coast of the island, including Sykia, Agios Ioannis, Triades, Agathia, and Cape Vani. Pass by Arkoudes, a complex of lava rocks, which takes its name from its resemblance to a bear. See the traditional fishing villages of Skinopi, Klima, Areti, and Fourkovouni with the little colorful houses called sirmata, built by the seaside.

From Adamantas: Milos & Poliegos Catamaran Cruise with Food

5. From Adamantas: Milos & Poliegos Catamaran Cruise with Food

Where we sail to? Welcome on board! We sail together for the Round Trip of Milos and Poliegos (Blue Lagoon)! We choose five of the most beautiful spots to swim. Sikia Cave, famous Kleftiko spot, Gerakas sandy beach, the Blue Lagoon of Poliegos Island and the White Rocks of Sarakiniko. On our way to this magical cruise, we will also meet the multicolor rocks of Cave Vani, the Bear Rocks and many more. During our trip we will offer you snack breakfast, lunch, and afternoon seasonal fruits. All our meals are cooked on board using fresh ingredients, sourced daily from the local market, water, Coca-Cola, cold beer, and wine are also included. While we stop for swimming, we will offer you fins and swimming Noodle. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to offer masks due to Covid-19 restrictions. The crew will present you the stories and the myths of this land. Please feel free to ask them for more details or additional help. Where you will meet us and what time? Meet us at Adamas Port just across Flisvos restaurant. Boarding Time: 8.15 Arrival Time: 19.00 What we offer? • Breakfast snacks • Lunch, cooked on board • Afternoon Snack (filter coffee and seasonal fruit) • Open Bar (Coca Cola, Water, Orange Juice, Wine and Beer) Note: All supplies are sourced from local market and are cooked on board during our trip Entertainment • Tour Guide in English and Greek • Snorkeling Equipment (Charges are applied for damage or loss) What you need with you? Sun cream, Towel, hat, swimsuit

From Adamas: Milos and Poliegos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

6. From Adamas: Milos and Poliegos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

Discover breathtaking Greek beaches aboard a luxury 44-foot catamaran with lots of shaded sitting and sunbathing areas, taking in sights of tranquil bays and uninhabited islands. Explore the 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. Shortly after, arrive at the bay of Kalogries, a perfect place to swim in crystal-clear turquoise waters. Continue sailing along the west side of the island towards Sykia, the largest cave in Milos. Make a short photo stop in front of the caves’ spectacular entrance and the bay to the south of the cave, an old volcanic crater, with colorful rocks and crystal clear emerald waters. Cruise next to the abandoned pirate hideout in Kleftiko, the island's most famous landmark. Here you can swim and snorkel inside caves and try your hand at paddleboarding before enjoying 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 Adamas, passing Glaronisia. Admire and feed the seagulls, ending your journey by visiting Arkoudes and Klima on the way back.

From Adamas: Kleftiko Sailing Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

7. From Adamas: Kleftiko Sailing Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

Discover the coastline and beaches of Milos on a full-day guided cruise from Adamas. Swim and snorkel around the old pirate bay of Kleftiko with the gear provided. Savor a Greek lunch with drinks, and make another swim stop at Agios Dimitrios before admiring the sunset from the deck. Start from the port of Adamas, and admire the traditional fishing villages as the boat sails. Look out for the Bears, two large bear-shaped rocks at the entrance to the port. Cross the cape of Vani, with its volcanic rock. Sail past the west coast of Milos with its rare flora and fauna, the picturesque beaches of the Agathia, Triades, and Ammoudaraki, and the monastery of Saint John Siderianos.  Enjoy your journey as the ship arrives at Kleftiko with its towering, white limestone rocks of different-colored caves and tunnels lit in differing colors by the reflecting sun. Let the captain drop anchor, put on your masks and fins, and go for a swim in this unique place. Feast on a delicious meal on the return trip as you enjoy the views. There will also be a swim stop at the little church at Agios Dimitrios or at Klima. Admire the sunset across the bay of Adamas as your boat heads back to port and the end of your sailing adventure.

Adamantas: Milos Sightseeing Sailboat Cruise

8. 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: Kleftiko Half-Day Speedboat Cruise With Snorkeling

9. Adamas: Kleftiko Half-Day Speedboat Cruise With Snorkeling

West Milos cruise (09:30 to 14:30): Adamas - cape Vani - Sykia cave - Kleftiko - Kalogries - Klima. In this 5-hour long trip, Volcano takes off at 9:30 ΑM from the port of Adamas. While cruising through the gulf of Milos you will learn about the history, geology, and culture of Milos from the guide and enjoy the views of the colorful rock formations on cape Vani. Approximately 25-30 minutes from departure, you will have the chance to enjoy the emerald-green waters of Sykia, an impressive sea cave with collapsed roof, and taste a homemade breakfast towards the end of the 45-minute stop. Just 15 minutes later the engines will stop in Kleftiko bay, a complex of volcanic rocks formed about 3 million years ago, during the emergence of Milos from the Aegean Sea. The eye-catching formations and the numerous sea caves in the area, formed later by the erosional power of the waves and the winds, were utilized by the pirates as a boat hideout in Medieval times. You will stay there for about 2 hours, split in two 45-minute stops in different parts of the bay, where you can swim in the crystal-clear waters and explore the sea caves in two guided snorkeling tours, led by two experienced divers - crew members. Following the return from each activity, platters with fresh fruit and traditional Milos snacks will await for you along with refreshments or a cold beer. Kalogries bay will be the last swimming stop of the cruise. This small bay in the northwestern part of Milos comprises a contrasting scenery with greenish rocks and almost transparent shallow water and it is considered the natural swimming pool of the island. In a 45-minute stop, you will enjoy swimming and relaxing in this unique location, guaranteed this will be among the highlights of your visit in Milos. Returning inside the gulf of Milos, the boat will speed down in front of the picturesque fishermen village of Klima, allowing you to get panoramic views and photographs of the characteristic Cycladic architecture. Leaving you full of memories and impressions about the dazzling natural beauty of Milos Island, your cruise will return to Adamas port at around 14:30 PM. ***Please note that any individual cruise may be rescheduled, depending on the weather forecast and safety reasons at the discretion of the captain. In case of prevailing strong northern winds, the "Adamas-Kleftiko: Half-Day speedboat cruise with snorkeling" can be rescheduled along the protected south coast of Milos, according to the following itinerary: Paleochori - Kleftiko Half-Day (Alternative Cruise) South Milos cruise (09:30 to 14:30): Paleochori - Gerakas - Kleftiko - Sykia cave - Tsigrado.

Milos: Full day Milos and Poliegos Catamaran Cruise

10. Milos: Full day Milos and Poliegos Catamaran Cruise

Explore the coastline of Milos on a catamaran tour. Swim, snorkel, and explore pirate caves in Kleftiko bay. Keep your energy up with breakfast and a delicious Greek lunch. Enjoy beverages like beer, wine, and soft drinks. Meet at the port of Adamas in the morning and board the comfortable catamaran. Start your day with a traditional breakfast. Soak up some sun on the way to see some iconic island architecture in the form of Sirmata houses that are carved into volcanic tuff rock.  Sail past the rocky Arkoudes islets and see if you can make out the bear-shape of these rocks. Make your way to see the impressive volcanic rock formations around the crystal-clear waters of Kalogries beach. Continue to the famed Kleftiko cove, where old pirates used to hide. The name in English means Bandits’ Lair. Go inside the caves on a small dingy boat and uncover the pirate history of this area. Swim and snorkel through schools of silver fish with high-quality gear. Visit Agathia beach to swim in the turquoise-colored shallow water. Sail to Demetrius beach and take in views of the village Plaka. Enjoy home-made Greek food with salad, vegetarian options, and seasonal fruit. Unwind on deck as you return to your meeting point at the end of your tour.

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What people are saying about Milos

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,079 reviews

Superb experience! Discover the island of Milos in its entirety and accompanied by a guide passionate about the Cyclades! I recommend this excursion which allows you to see all the points of the island in 4 hours. If you're not staying on the island for long or don't have transportation, this tour is perfect.

110% worth the price. Went all day, we were well fed, beautiful tour. Dora, our guide, was so sweet and knowledgeable- making sure every one of us on the boat was comfortable. Would recommend this to anyone!

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.

We had the most enjoyable time! The views and swimming spots were the best! The crew was so helpful, kind, caring and lovely to be around! Highly recommend

This tour was outstanding. It was the highlight of our trip to Greece. We highly recommend this experience.