Round of Milos & Poliegos
For those who want to see everything in one day...
If you only have one day and want to see as much as possible, circumnavigate Milos and visit Poliegos, sailing in style on a 40'catamaran with only 10 persons. Swim in Kleftiko and other remote beaches and visit the famous beach of Blue waters in Poliegos.!
The cruise starts at 9:30 from the port of Adamas. The first part of our trip consists of sightseeing in the bay of Adamas. Sailing close to the east coast of the bay, we will pass the first Christian catacombs and the colourful 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 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 and continue sailing east along the north side of the island. Our next stop is Glaronisia, the seagull islands. This uninhabited island is a rare geological phenomenon consisting, completely, of hexagonal shaped lava rocks. Weather permitting this will be our first swim stop.
Next, we will sail 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 in this amazing island is the area of Galazia nera, or blue waters. The transparency and fluorescent colour of the sea are beyond words making this one of the best beaches in the whole of Greece!!!
Leaving Poliegos, we head west towards south Milos, passing by the bay of Theiorychia, where the abandoned 1930’s sulfur mines still stand creating a magnificent landscape. We take some photos and continue on the south side towards a swim stop to be made at one of the inaccessible bays of Firligkos or Gerakas with unique rock formations and water clarity.
Alas, we will reach our main stop 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. Apart from its’ pirate history, this unique combination of white and grey rocks creates one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Snorkeling here is an amazing experience complete with underwater passages, caves and unsurpassed water clarity. You will be provided with masks, flippers, underwater cameras, and a few tips about what you can do. Refreshments and ice-cold beers will be waiting for you when you get back to the boat followed by a delicious meal.
We will then make our way to the west side of Milos, passing by the cave of Sykia, the biggest cave in Milos. A short photo stop in front of the spectacular cave entrance and we continue north passing all the inaccessible west beaches close enough to admire the scenery. Entering the bay of Adamas, we pass the rock of Vani, an impressive 30 meter tall rock behind which the old 19th century iron mine operated.
Our cruise ends with the sun in the back and beautiful sunset colours. We return to Adamas port around 19:30.