Home to some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in Greece, the volcanic island of Milos is characterised by smoothly curving rock beaches, striking geological formations and pretty boat garages converted into colourful beach cottages. Explore it all using one of these excellent hotels as your base. There’s something for all travellers, from cliff-front cave cottages to classic Greek villas in fragrant Mediterranean gardens.
Set in a quiet rural spot a short drive from the bustling port of Adamas and the otherworldly volcanic rock formations of Sarakiniko Beach, Orizontes offers the best of both worlds. The cottage-style apartments come with fully furnished kitchens, terraces and living areas, while the outdoor pool is free of chemicals and cleaned with sea salt electrolysis – perfect for eco-minded travellers.
With outer walls laden with creepers, olive-green wooden shutters and feature walls in rugged brick, these apartments combine luxury with Mediterranean rusticity. Begin each day the best way possible with a breakfast of fresh pastries, fruits and coffee as you enjoy the greenery of the garden from your terrace. Then book a cruise around the stunning volcanic Milos coastline or relax with an in-room massage.
Sweeping views of the Aegean Sea are best enjoyed from the hot tub on the wooden sundeck of this gorgeous villa, shaded by a canvas sail and flanked with blue-and-white cushioned deckchairs to complete the maritime look. A bottle of Milos wine and other local treats welcome you on arrival, perfect for whipping up a meze dinner in the kitchen; it’s also hard to resist the daily brunch delivery, which includes fresh local breads, fruit, feta cheese and dacos (barley rusks topped with tomatoes and cheese).
Whitewashed pergolas overflow with pink flowers, shading comfortable terraces decked with comfy corner sofas at this lovely property just a short walk from the inviting blue of the Aegean Sea. Take in the view from your contemporary suite with a kitchenette and a balcony or terrace, and explore your surroundings with a scuba diving course, boat trip or a visit to the spooky Milos Catacombs.
With a fantastic location just steps from the port of Adamas, Giannis Apartments combine a traditional Greek style with hotel comfort. Relax on the parasol-shaded patio, take a stroll through the garden or head out on foot and explore the local area. Discover more about the colourful history of Milos at the Maritime Museum, or relax in a harbour-front restaurant and enjoy a gyros.
The teal shutters, whitewashed walls and straw sun hats hanging on the walls lend a beachy feel to Glarakia Studios, which are set in a warren-like complex with terraces and balconies overlooking the sea. Get a feel for the spiritual history of the island at the Ecclesiastical Museum, and industry at the Mining Museum, or descend below ground to explore the catacombs.
Even the Mini Suites at Kapetan Tasos have their own balcony or veranda – that’s upgraded to two in the Standard Suites, and a whopping three verandas and two balconies in the Superior Suite, which also has a large kitchen and living room. With a small gym, swimming pool with jacuzzi and even a lending library, there are activities here to exercise body and mind, while car and motorbike rentals and tour bookings are also offered.
With four apartments set around a floral garden, Anerousses has an intimate, homely feel that extends to the interiors. There’s a rustic charm to these comfortable studios, where you’ll find polished concrete bathrooms and kitchenettes. Ferry tickets can be arranged at reception, with the old churches, museums and waterfront restaurants of the port a short walk away.
Period features abound in this lovely house, from rough-hewn stone arches to fragments of classical-style Greek friezes and statues. The house is one of a row carved into the foot of a cliff, and is just a few feet from the sea – maritime artefacts decorate the interior, and there’s even a colourfully painted fishing boat brightening up the foyer.