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From Milos: Milos and Poliegos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

1. From Milos: Milos and Poliegos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

After departing at 9:30AM, the first part of your trip will consist of sightseeing through the bay of Adamas. Sailing close to the east coast of the bay, you 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. You will then reach the "Arkoudes", the impressive 20-foot bear-shaped rocks at the entrance of the bay to the east, before you continue sailing east along the north side of the island. Your next stop is Glaronisia; Greek for seagull islands. This uninhabited island is an extremely rare geological phenomenon, consisting completely of hexagonal shaped lava rocks. Weather permitting, this will also be your first swim stop. Next, you will sail towards the island of Polyaigos, the largest uninhabited Greek island which is home to some of the most impressive waters in the Mediterranean. Your main stop in this amazing island is the area of Galazia nera, or blue waters. The transparency and fluorescent color of the sea are beyond words, making this one of the best beaches in the whole of Greece. Leaving Poliegos, you will head west towards south Milos, passing by the bay of Theiorychia where the abandoned 1930s sulfur mines still stand, creating a magnificent landscape. After taking pictures of the sulfur mines, make a stop in Gerakas and get the chance to swim and snorkel in one of the most famous beaches in Milos, only accessible by sea. Next, you will reach your main stop of 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. You will then make your way towards the west side of Milos to Sykia. Here you will get the chance to swim in one of the most impressive places in Milos, an old-volcanic crater with crystal clear green waters. Entering the bay of Adamas, you will pass the rock of Vani, an impressive 30-meter-tall rock behind which the old 19th-century iron mine operated. Your cruise will wind down with the sun in the background, casting beautiful sunset colors. At the conclusion of your your, you will return to Adamas port at around 7:30PM.

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What people are saying about Catacombs of Milos

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 20 reviews

This was truly such a highlight of our trip to Milos. 10/10 - recommend immensely. Each of the 10 passengers were asked to do a self-test for covid the day before and go in-person to attest to a negative result. It was clear that they took everyone’s safety very seriously. The actual trip was amazing too. We went to a bunch of beautiful spots, and had access to goggles, snorkels, and paddle boards. We were served a truly delicious home-cooked lunch with a variety of options (octopus pasta, fresh cheese, fresh fish, chicken salad, Greek salad, potato salad, tzatziki, etc — all restaurant quality, one of the best meals we have had on this trip!), snacks, a Greek yogurt parfait, Greek beer and other specialty drinks, and fresh fruit. The captain and the first mate/chef were both so kind and friendly. I couldn’t recommend this high enough. A fellow passenger shared that he had done a number of catamarans over his trips and this was certainly the best.

What a fantastic afternoon. The tour guide took me to many beautiful places (e.g. Sarakiniko, Pollonia, the mine, the ancient amphitheatre, the catacombs and much more). He knew the island very well and I learned a lot about Milos. I was picked up on time at the meeting point and the ride from one place to the next was very comfortable. I can highly recommend this tour!

Ask for the guide, Gladwin Kiritsi! Originally from Belfast, Gladwin has lived on Milos for many years with her Greek husband. She has vast knowledge of the island and comes with a wonderful perspective. She generously let me shape the tour to align with my interests. A very enjoyable afternoon and highly recommended!

We had a wonderful and very informative day, and would highly recommend the tour!

Nice guide- perfect day to start the stay on Milos