Renting a boat is an excellent way to explore one of the most beautiful islands of the Aegean, Milos. Milos is a volcanic island in the Cyclades complex of Greece that will surprise you with its endless beauty. With over 70 beaches to pick from, all with picturesque landscapes waiting to be discovered with the yacht that best matches your style, group size and budget. Milos has a couple of picturesque marinas where you can find the ideal catamaran, sailboat, motorboat or speedboat of your choice. You can directly contact the owners for the ideal boat or simply allow a BednBlue travel expert to guide you with some suggestions.
You have plenty of options:
You can book and hire a sailboat or speedboat with a skipper, or without if you own a license, and enjoy a one-day cruise to Kimolos or Folegandros. If you rent a motor boat, their fast cruising speed will allow you to tour multiple beaches along the coastline in a short amount of time. You also have the option to hire a RIB boat to access underwater caves and coves, Kleftiko beach is a popular and great choice. With the magnificent option to book a catamaran, you can visit the uninhabited island of Polyaigos where you can enjoy swimming in complete isolation with your group. Finally, you can hire a luxury sailboat at a fair price to visit Mykonos or Santorini which are further away for as many days as you wish.
Millions of years ago, volcanic activity re-shaped the island of Milos, creating a persona of lunar landscapes, celestial seashores, enigmatic caves and sheer cliffs. Today this gem of the Cyclades is admired by hundreds of thousands of international visitors who want to enjoy some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean Sea or simply take in the typical Cycladic atmosphere composed of whitewashed houses, flowery courtyards and labyrinthine alleys. Some great sights and attractions to visit in Milos include the settlement of Plaka (also the capital of Milos), the Panagia Korfiatissa Church that offers panoramic views of the island and an unforgettable sunset, the catacombs of Milos which was the first meeting ground of the first Christians and is prominent at a unique scale, and finally the colorful villages of Kilma, Emporios, Mandrakia and Fylakopi which have their own unique beauties. Milos also comprises sulphur mines on the eastern side of the island, you can even pair your diving in the open bays and get to visit them, they are in fact the oldest mining enterprise in Greece. Milos is also referred to as the island of Aphrodite, with the ability to steal your heart with its fascinating beauties, the statue of the goddess forms part of the classical art trend of the Hellnestic period. If you have taken your fair share of historical insight of the island, you have an exciting trip ahead of you with your favourite yacht. You can begin your sailing adventures with your loved ones in Milos for an experience like no other.
Boat rentals in Milos usually depart from the main port of Adamantas which is one of the most sheltered ports in the Aegean. If you have limited time the best way to explore the beaches and caves of Milos is with a motorboat or speedboat, their fast cruising speed and smoothness in the water will leave you carried away by an exotic coastline. On the west side of the island, some great beaches you can tour include Ammoudaraki, Triades, Agathia, Kalogries and Sykia to name a few, which are rather isolated and have turquoise waters that are best accessed by boat. If you head out from Provatas in the south side you can cruise into Agios Sostis which is a secluded spot and Tsigrado Beach, a sandy cove with beautiful rock formations. You cannot miss Kleftiko Beach which has a series of volcanic rocks created by the wind and sea on the southwest side of the island. With white cliffs, tall arches and countless underwater ones, these natural formations are ideal for discovery and only accessible by boat. Sarakiniko beach is also a great choice on the north-east of the island which draws thousands of tourists every year who want to take pictures in the impressive lunar landscape. You can even spend an overnight with your yacht and enjoy the full moon. The northwest bay of Pollonia is a great starting point allowing you to visit Papafragas beach which has emerald waters coming out of a cavern, heading to Firopotamos you can swim and discover the colorful houses of the fishermen known as syrmata located close to the village of Klima and Embourios. Here fishermen used to construct doors carved into rocks in order to drag their boats inside and protect them from the strong winds.
For a day cruise in Milos you can sail directly to Kimolos where you can meander around its picturesque landscapes and swim in crystal clear waters. Some great stops before you head to Kimolos are Agia Kiriaki and paleochori where you can visit some old sulphur mines. Kimolos has the largest population of Monachus-Monachus (Mediterranean monk seal) in the Mediterranean sea, snorkeling experiences are great here as you get to enjoy observe underwater ancient cities. Do not miss the chance to swim in the enigmatic beach of Prassa and visit the settlement of Horio, occupying complexes of traditional Cycladic character and a respectful architectural heritage. Close by, you can even continue your excursion to Polyaigos island that also invites travelers to enjoy unforgettable moments by the sea. Your boat adventures in Milos are guaranteed to have moments of relaxation and privacy with frequent stops for swimming in beaches that cannot be accessed by car, you can even plan a full day tour to Folegandros which is 50 nautical miles away. Folegandros has fascinating cliffs and pristine beaches, some of which include Katergo beach, Agali and Agios Nikolaos, all best accessed by boat. If you have more time available, you can also wander around the squares of Hora which has been voted as one of the most beautiful villages of Europe. For those interested in island hopping adventures you can take your catamaran or sailboat to the island of Ios and Sikinos which are hidden treasures in the Aegean. Santorini and Mykonos are popular destinations that you can add to your week charter and will ensure you have a unique vacation during your boating holidays in Greece.
Below we have some useful information about accessing the Island of Milos, Marinas, Ports and Airports for your boat trip in Milos.
Adamantas Harbor: Has a berthing capacity for up to 40 vessels with electricity and water supplies. Offers fantastic shelter from the winds, lots of motor yachts and sailing vessels spend an overnight here during island hopping trips.
Milos has a national airport with flights directly from Athens. The airport is roughly 9 minutes away to the harbor of Adamantas.
Pollonia marina: A picturesque fishing village and marina at the northeastern tip of Milos. Great for your boat trips to Kimolos and Polyaigos islands, taking about 30 minutes with a ferry-boat or motor yacht. The marina offers berths for about 18 vessels that go up to 15m long.
Port Kimolos: Located in the southeastern part of the island, protected from all winds except the southeast winds. Can accommodate all types of vessels, a great docking spot for a day cruise in Milos.
Karavostasi Marina, Folegandros: the main marina or port of Folegandros has a few mooring spots ( around 8). Make sure you dock your boat well before you head up to the main town Hora, the strong meltemi winds may affect poor holding of the vessels. Folegandros is roughly 6-7 hours away from Milos by boat and can make a great two-day charter experience.
Milos is also accessible from the harbour of Piraeus, the trip can last from 4 to 7 hours.
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