Fisherman’s houses sit along the water, their doors and shutters painted cheerful blues, reds and greens. Sleepy tavernas serve up slowly-braised goat or whole aubergines roasted in buried clay pots, while snorkellers kick through turquoise-lapped caves near sandy beaches. The island of Milos in the Cyclades is foodie, farmy and seemingly trapped in the past – and you’ll only be sharing it with a few in-the-know travellers, exploring beyond Greece’s main tourist trail. Here’s our guide for where to stay in Milos.
The interiors are fiercely stylish at this nautically themed five-room hotel. Decorative rope, fisherman’s baskets and striped furnishings all lead back to the sea, while large suites and terraces with loungers give you A-list privacy. Don’t miss the even glammer shared areas – a jutting pier hosts suntrap sunbeds, the squishy beanbags are just made for kicking back with a cocktail, and an ice-blue plunge pool gives great views over the bay.