Is Milos on your radar?
I’ll be honest, until we started researching for our honeymoon we had never even heard of Milos.
We were after an island to pair up with Santorini and ran through a whole host of options: Paros, Naxos, Mykonos, Crete etc. We would read blogs and reviews of “Greece’s Best Islands”. Every now and then, towards the bottom of these articles, we’d find Milos pop up.
It didn’t have the obvious appeal for honeymooners, nor was it standing out as a particularly family-orientated island. There are no major transport links on the island and there’s no particularly big town to base oneself in. But as we read more and more about Milos, it appeared to carry an air of mystery - which drew us towards it. No one we know had ever visited before, even seasoned Greek island hoppers. So we thought we’d give it a go.
And quite frankly, it blew us out of the water. As you’ll have seen in some of our previous posts, this island is filled with a hell of a lot of natural beauty and gorgeous beaches. In the most part, these sights feel pretty untouched by the tourist.
Because it falls into the category of lesser-known destinations in Greece (though this is definitely beginning to change judging by Insta) - tourist infrastructure is relatively light. This, in most ways, is a great thing. You have a whole island at your mercy just waiting to be unravelled without hoards of others getting in the way.
With that though, comes a lack of accommodation to choose from. You won’t find rafts of luxurious hangouts akin to Mykonos & Santorini. It could be argued that these kinds of hotels would detract from the rugged feel of Milos. But there is one contender - which is tucked away on the virtually desolate south side of the island - @artemis_deluxe_rooms.
This place was just beautiful. It had touches of luxury an infinity pool, class service and clean-cut decor but at the same time was totally unassuming, peaceful and at most half an hour from any other point on the island. Perfection!
📷 Artemis Deluxe Rooms, Milos. 🇬🇷
🔷 The Coasting Cockles