If you have only one day in Milos then this is how you should spend it! Our star cruise covers half of the island; the inaccessible west and south side.
MILOS & POLIEGOS SAILING BOAT CRUISE
Great for both couples and families!
- Person Ages 2+
Poliegos Cruise from Milos
If you are looking for a way to see the highlights of Milos and Poliegos, choose this small-group sailing boat cruise and see everything in a day!
Swim and snorkel in Sykia, Kleftiko, Gerakas and visit the famous beach of blue waters in Poliegos!
- Departure: From Adamas 9:00
- Meeting: Adamas port, 15 minutes before departure
- Duration: 10 hours
- Highlights: Kleftiko, Sykia, Galazia Nera, Gerakas
- Max number of passengers: 10
- Available: Daily June to September
- Lunch according to preferences (vegetarian/vegan etc.)
- Drinks and snacks throughout the cruise
- Snorkelling gear
- A set of souvenir photos of the day using our GoPro
- Sailing boat NIKOLAOS, Sun Odyssey 47
- 4 cabins/2 toilets
- Spacious deck
- Deck shower
The cruise starts at 9:00 from the port of Adamas. We start our circumnavigation of the island heading northwest towards Cape Vani, an impressive 30-meter tall rock behind which the old 19th-century iron mine operated.
We continue sailing along the west side of the island till we reach our first swim stop, Sykia, the biggest cave in Milos. A short photo stop in front of the spectacular entrance and we will then stop for a 20-minute swim in the bay to the south of the cave, an old volcanic crater, with colorful rocks and crystal clear emerald waters; one of the best snorkeling points of the island. Brunch will be served when you come up from your swim.
Next destination, Kleftiko, the most famous place in Milos. The name actually means a place of thieves and derives from the fact that it was used for centuries by pirates as a hideout and lair. Our stop here will last 40 minutes and you will have the chance to swim and snorkel in caves and try our stand-up paddle. Refreshments and ice-cold beers will be waiting for you when you get back to the boat accompanied by many delicious snacks.
Leaving Kleftiko, we continue sailing along south Milos coastline, passing by the bay of Gerontas, and the famous beaches of Fyriplaka and Tsigrado, till we reach our next swim stop, the impressive bay of Gerakas, one of the best beaches in Milos, accessible only by boat. We will stop for more than 1 hour for swimming and lunch.
The trip continues along the south side of the island till we reach the east and Theiorychia, where the abandoned 1870s sulfur mines still stand creating a magnificent landscape. We take some photos and continue towards the island of Poliegos, the largest uninhabited Greek island and home to some of the most impressive waters in the Mediterranean.
Our main stop on this amazing island is the bay of Galazia nera, or blue waters, one of the best spots in Greece! Here we will enjoy our last swim for the day and some delicious desserts.
Heading back towards Adamas we will pass Glaronisia, the seagull islands, a rare geological phenomenon consisting, completely, of hexagonal-shaped lava rocks. A short photo stop here to admire the landscape and feed the seagulls.
The final part of our trip consists of sightseeing in the bay of Adamas. We will see ‘Arkoudes’, the impressive 20ft bear-shaped rocks at the entrance of the bay to the east and Klima where the statue of Venus de Milo was discovered. While you take beautiful photos you can also learn some historical facts about the island, as a part of our guided tour.
Our cruise ends with the sun in the back and beautiful sunset colors. We return to Adamas port around 19:00.
Cruise itineraries are subject to change depending on weather conditions and at the discretion of the captain.
– In case of strong north winds which make it impossible to sail the north side, then we start from the south side and the bay of Palaiochori. Transfer to and from the port of Adamas is included in the price.
– In case of strong south winds, we sail from Adamas towards the north side of Milos and Poliegos.
– A 15% discount will be given as compensation in case Poliegos visit is not possible.
Semiprivate cruises are organized by our tourist office APS Tours, License 157807838000
Sailing with Polco is a carefree trip. You only need to bring your personal belongings; swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, hat, and glasses to protect yourself from the strong Greek sun, your cellphone/camera.
Our yachts are fully equipped with snorkeling gear but if you have your own mask and flippers you are welcome to bring them.
Early or late in the season, a light windproof jacket might help to warm you up when the sun starts dropping.