SEMI-PRIVATE Discover Milos
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 of Milos and sightseeing in the bay of Adamantas, making 4 swim stops at the best spots along the way.
The main advantage of this cruise is that it is done in a one way direction - from the main port of Adamantas, where we set off around 10am, to Provatas on the south side where we will drop our last anchor around 7pm (or vice versa). This way we save time from travelling to spend in our stops. Our return is arranged by private transfer, takes only 15 minutes and is included in the price.
A day of sightseeing, swimming, exploring the majestic Kleftiko and the cave of Sykia, sunbathing or just relaxing on the hammock listening to music and having a drink under the boat's shaded area, this cruise will definitely be the highlight of your Milos vacation.
Starting from Adamantas, the first part of our trip consists of sightseeing in the bay of Adamantas. Sailing close to the east coast of the bay, we will pass the first Christian catacombs and the colorful villages of Skinopi, Klima, the capital of ancient Milos and where the statue of Venus de Milo was discovered, Areti and Fourkovouni. While you take beautiful photos you can also learn some historical facts and myths about the island, as a part of our guided tour. We will then reach the ‘Arkoudes’, the impressive 20ft bear-shaped rocks at the entrance of the bay to the east.
With the wind in our sails, we will reach Cape Vani. This impressive 30 meter tall rock that marks the west entrance of the bay was home to one of the first mineral mines of Milos. After seeing the old 19th century mines quay, we will have our first swim at the bay of Kalogries in crystal clear turquoise waters.
After our swim and having some fresh fruit, cakes and refreshments we set sail for Sykia, the biggest and most impressive cave of Milos. We anchor in the clear green waters of a bay nearby which used to be a volcano crater. After a quick swim we will take our small motor-boat under a low passage, made of lava rocks, and visit the cave. Inside is a salt lake with crystal clear waters and a small beach, which in combination with the collapsed roof that reveals a patch of blue sky letting the sunlight in, creates a landscape that will leave you speechless.
Finally we reach Kleftiko, the old pirates-lair! This unique complex of white and grey rocks that form arches and caves, in combination with the crystalline emerald green and turquoise waters is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
Snorkeling here is an amazing experience…underwater passages, caves and an unsurpassed water clarity allowing you to see as far as the eye can reach! We provide you with masks, flippers and underwater cameras and after a few tips what you can do, let you swim and explore.
Getting back to the boat, refreshments and ice-cold beers or traditional ouzo will be waiting for you and will be followed by a delicious meal and desert. After we eat we take our dinghy and go explore the unique, diverse, beauty of Kleftiko caves and passages and take pictures.
Leaving Kleftiko we head east towards our last stop. The north winds blowing from the land combined with the absence of waves on the south side, allow us to turn off the engine and go on a beautiful, fast sail till we reach Gerakas bay. This bay is considered one of the islands’ best beaches. Also known as ‘Ammotsoulhthres’, meaning sand slides, it offers a stunning landscape with perlite cataracts that have formed a white beach and fluorescent green waters. After a short swim we get back to the boat where fresh fruit is waiting for us before we take off.
Our cruise ends in the beautiful tranquil bay of Provatas around 7pm. From here we get back to Adamantas by private transfer, arranged by us, in just 15 minutes.
*Cruise itinerary is indicative and can be modified depending on weather conditions and at the discretion of the captain and the passengers.
In case of strong north winds, we will start the cruise from the south side of Milos. Transfer to and from the port of Adamas is offered and included in the price.
In case of south winds, we will sail the north side of Milos and visit inaccessible beaches of Kimolos & Poliegos.
**During low season or in case the weather does not allow, the cruise might start and end at Adamas port.
*** Cruise organised and operated by Polco sailing tourist office.