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Milos Highlights: Full Day Sailing Cruise in a Small Group

1. Milos Highlights: Full Day Sailing Cruise in a Small Group

Starting from Adamantas and sailing close to the east coast of the bay, you will pass the Christian catacombs, the colorful villages of Skinopi, the capital of ancient Milos and the place where the famous statue of Venus de Milo was discovered.  You will then reach Cape Vani, the bay which was home to one of the first metal mines in Milos. After seeing the old 19th-century mines, you will have the first swim at the bay of Kalogries in crystal clear turquoise waters. After swimming and having some fresh fruit, cakes and refreshments the skipper will set sail for Sykia, the biggest and most impressive cave of Milos. After a quick swim, you will take the small motor-boat under a low passage made of lava rocks and visit the cave.  Head back to the boat and enjoy some ouzo with a variety of Greek homemade tapas. Finally, you will reach Kleftiko, the old pirates-lair. Snorkeling here is an amazing experience due to the underwater passages, caves and an unsurpassed water clarity. Back on the boat, refreshments and ice-cold beers will be waiting for you, followed by a delicious meal and dessert. After you eat you can take the dinghy and go explore the unique Kleftiko caves and passages.  Later, the boat will head east towards Gerakas bay, after a short swim, enjoy fresh fruit back on the boat. The cruise ends in the beautiful tranquil bay of Provatas around 7:00 PM. From there, you will travel back to Adamantas in just 15 minutes. 

Kleftiko Full Day Sailing Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

2. Kleftiko Full Day Sailing Cruise with Snorkeling & Lunch

Discover the beautiful coastal line of Milos and its fantastic beaches, an exciting new way to spend your holidays. Starting from the port of Adamas, the boat sails so that you see the traditional fishing villages. Then, you will see the bears, two large rocks shaped like bears, at the entrance of the port. Later, the yacht crosses the entrance of the port of Adamas, which is the second largest natural port. You will also cross the amazing cape of Vani, the largest emerging volcanic rock in the Mediterranean Sea. While sailing along the west coast of Milos, protected under the Natura 2000 programme for the rare species of flora and fauna, you will also see lovely beaches such as Agathia, Triades, Ammoudaraki and the monastery of Saint John Siderianos.  Then it is time for Kleftiko, the famous site with the towering, white limestone rocks that form caves and tunnels of different color depending on how the sun reflects on the sea. Kleftiko is an old pirate’s hideout of magnificent beauty and one of the best protected places from the northern winds in the Mediterranean. After the captain drops the anchor, get ready for the snorkeling tour, a remarkable experience for both adults and children. Put on your masks and fins and follow a member of the crew on a fantastic journey, taking lots of underwater pictures and videos which will be yours at the end of the cruise. Then, you will go for a big safari rib tour, with the captain as your guide, to explore Kleftiko and its caves. On return, there will be a lovely meal waiting, freshly prepared on-board. Eat with the beautiful view of Kleftiko and then relax and enjoy the sea. On the return journey the boat stops for a swim at the picturesque little church of Agios Dimitrios or at lovely Klima. When sailing across the bay of Adamas you can watch the sunset. Depending on where the trip starts, it will end at either Adamas or Pollonia at around 7:00 PM.

Adamas: Milos and Polyaigos Full-Day Cruise w/ Meal + Drinks

3. Adamas: Milos and Polyaigos Full-Day Cruise w/ Meal + Drinks

Spend your day exploring Milos Island and the uninhabited island of Polyaigos. Enjoy lunch and drinks and stops to swim in crystal clear blue waters. Your journey from Adamas and make your way to the colorful fishing villages of Adamas Gulf and Arkoudes. On the northern side of the island, admire the famous lunar landscape of Sarakiniko and the volcanic islands of Glaronissia. Stop for a swim on Polyaigos Island before sailing to eastern Milos to learn about the history of the Sulfur Mines at Thiorichia. Stop for a swim in the emerald waters of Gerakas and then head to the famous Kleftiko, an old hideout for pirates. Snorkel in its caves while your tour guide takes underwater photos. Before leaving Kleftiko, enjoy lunch in its unique landscape. Next, see the Cave of Sykia, with its collapsed roof, as well as the western side of Milos, which is only accessible by boat. See the old manganese mine of Cape Vani before returning to the port of Adamas.

From Adamas Port: Day Cruise to Kleftiko Caves with Lunch

4. From Adamas Port: Day Cruise to Kleftiko Caves with Lunch

Your sailboat, La Pomme Bleue, sets sail from Adamas Port at 9:00 AM. As you sail in the Adamas Gulf you will pass traditional fishing villages, then head towards the famous Bear Rocks and finally cross the breathtaking Cape Vani. After leaving Adamas Gulf your exploration of the inaccessible west coast of Milos will begin as you will stop four times to thoroughly enjoy the volcanic landscapes and turquoise waters. Your first stop in Agathia Bay where you will be able to dive into the deep blue waters of Milos. From there you will travel to Kleftiko Bay where you will stay for 2-hours where you can explore the landscapes including the caves in the bay and enjoy lunch onboard. Then head to your third stop, the astonishing Sykia Cave, where you will explore the cave in a dingy boat and swim in the cave. Your final stop will be at Agios Dimitrios Bay on your way back to Adamas where you can enjoy a fresh fruit salad and swim in front of the oldest church in Milos.

Milos: Half-Day Morning Cruise to Kleftiko and Gerakas

5. Milos: Half-Day Morning Cruise to Kleftiko and Gerakas

After meeting at Adamas port, set sail along the coastline and leave Milos bay behind. Pass by the traditional fishing villages of Skinopi, Klima, Areti, and Fourkovouni and admire their colorful little houses — called "Sirmata" — built by the seaside. Then, visit Arkoudes, a complex of lava rocks, which takes its name from its characteristic shape, a bear. Opening the sails, head to the impressive Cape Vani for your first swimming stop in the natural bay of Kalogries, ideal for diving from the catamaran into the transparent waters. From there, move on the stunning cave of Siki to enjoy the view and see the characteristic hole in the roof and entrance of the cave. Next, stop for 2 hours to swim in the famous old pirates' bay of Kleftiko with its numerous caves, white rocks, and transparent waters. The crew will guide you to the best caves to swim and snorkel to discover a wonder of colors and rock formations underwater. A well-deserved lunch will be served after your swim, cooked by the crew onboard and full of surprises. After that, stay south and make a final stop for swimming at Gerakas, a beach inaccessible by land. There, you'll find some hot springs on one side of the beach. Finally, disembark at Agia Kiriaki, where a van will be waiting to take you back to Adamas.

Milos: Kayaking Tour to Tsigrado and Gerakas Beach

6. Milos: Kayaking Tour to Tsigrado and Gerakas Beach

Take a 3-hour kayaking tour to the beaches of Tsigrado and Gerakas and discover the secrets of Milos.   Starting from the beach of Fyriplaka, head east along the volcanic coastline of Milos. On the way to the beaches, paddle along beautiful small bays, into caves and around tiny islands.   Once you reach the beaches, you can swim in the crystal-clear waters and explore the magnificent underwater world of Milos with snorkeling masks. Keep your fingers crossed and you might even come across a sea turtle. If the weather is favorable, visit a hidden volcanic beach.   Throughout the experience, take pictures using an action camera, so you can keep the highlights of your trip with you and bring home the breeze of the Aegean Sea.   At every stop, enjoy a traditional, homemade treat to boost your energy. After exploring Gerakas, you’ll paddle back to Fyriplaka beach, full of unforgettable experiences and memories.

From Adamas: Full-Day Tour of Milos and Poliegos Islands

7. From Adamas: Full-Day Tour of Milos and Poliegos Islands

Set sail from Adamas, passing Kimolos Island and Agios Eustathios Island for your first swimming stop in the clear waters of Poliegos Island. Afterward, sail for the southeast part of Milos Island to swim at the colorful beach of Firligos.  Next, visit the amazing beach of Gerakas, also called Ammotsoulithres, only accessible by boat. Have a final stop at the old pirate bay of Kleftiko to enjoy another swim and have a chance to explore the numerous sea caves. Admire various settlements along the west coast of the island, including Sykia, Agios Ioannis, Triades, Agathia, and Cape Vani. Pass by Arkoudes, a complex of lava rocks, which takes its name from its resemblance to a bear. See the traditional fishing villages of Skinopi, Klima, Areti, and Fourkovouni with the little colorful houses called sirmata, built by the seaside.

Milos: Full-Day All-Inclusive Cruise with Snorkeling

8. Milos: Full-Day All-Inclusive Cruise with Snorkeling

Sail out of the bay of Adamantas passing the Christian catacombs and the colorful villages of Skinopi, Areti, and Fourkovouni. See the village of Klima, the capital of ancient Milos and the site where the statue of Venus de Milo was discovered, and admire the ‘Arkoudes’, the impressive 20ft bear-shaped rocks at the entrance of the bay.  Sail to Cape Vani, an impressive 30-meter tall rock that was home to one of the first mineral mines in Milos. See the mines' quay before jumping in for the first swim of the day in the crystal-clear waters of Kalogries. Back on board, enjoy some fresh fruit, cakes, and refreshments as we set sail for Sykia, the biggest and most impressive cave of Milos. Anchor in the clear green waters and take a small dinghy under a rock passage and into the cave. Inside, explore a salt lake with a small beach, illuminated by a natural skylight in the rock above.  Finally, we reach Kleftiko, the old pirates' lair. This complex of white and grey arches and caves is the perfect place to snorkel. Find the perfect photo-opt with the underwater cameras and marvel at the turquoise waters. After the swim, enjoy refreshments, ice-cold beers, and traditional Greek ouzo followed by a delicious meal. After lunch, take the dinghy and explore the unique beauty of Kleftiko caves.  On the return journey, relax on the deck or join us in the cockpit to help steer the boat. Take one final swim in the bay of Agios Dimitrios, a tranquil spot inaccessible by car which offers an amazing view of Plaka and Tripiti and all the colorful villages across the bay.

Adamas: Kleftiko Half-Day Speedboat Cruise With Snorkeling

9. Adamas: Kleftiko Half-Day Speedboat Cruise With Snorkeling

West Milos cruise (09:30 to 14:30): Adamas - cape Vani - Sykia cave - Kleftiko - Kalogries - Klima. In this 5-hour long trip, Volcano takes off at 9:30 ΑM from the port of Adamas. While cruising through the gulf of Milos you will learn about the history, geology, and culture of Milos from the guide and enjoy the views of the colorful rock formations on cape Vani. Approximately 25-30 minutes from departure, you will have the chance to enjoy the emerald-green waters of Sykia, an impressive sea cave with collapsed roof, and taste a homemade breakfast towards the end of the 45-minute stop. Just 15 minutes later the engines will stop in Kleftiko bay, a complex of volcanic rocks formed about 3 million years ago, during the emergence of Milos from the Aegean Sea. The eye-catching formations and the numerous sea caves in the area, formed later by the erosional power of the waves and the winds, were utilized by the pirates as a boat hideout in Medieval times. You will stay there for about 2 hours, split in two 45-minute stops in different parts of the bay, where you can swim in the crystal-clear waters and explore the sea caves in two guided snorkeling tours, led by two experienced divers - crew members. Following the return from each activity, platters with fresh fruit and traditional Milos snacks will await for you along with refreshments or a cold beer. Kalogries bay will be the last swimming stop of the cruise. This small bay in the northwestern part of Milos comprises a contrasting scenery with greenish rocks and almost transparent shallow water and it is considered the natural swimming pool of the island. In a 45-minute stop, you will enjoy swimming and relaxing in this unique location, guaranteed this will be among the highlights of your visit in Milos. Returning inside the gulf of Milos, the boat will speed down in front of the picturesque fishermen village of Klima, allowing you to get panoramic views and photographs of the characteristic Cycladic architecture. Leaving you full of memories and impressions about the dazzling natural beauty of Milos Island, your cruise will return to Adamas port at around 14:30 PM. ***Please note that any individual cruise may be rescheduled, depending on the weather forecast and safety reasons at the discretion of the captain. In case of prevailing strong northern winds, the "Adamas-Kleftiko: Half-Day speedboat cruise with snorkeling" can be rescheduled along the protected south coast of Milos, according to the following itinerary: Paleochori - Kleftiko Half-Day (Alternative Cruise) South Milos cruise (09:30 to 14:30): Paleochori - Gerakas - Kleftiko - Sykia cave - Tsigrado.

Milos Island: Boat Cruise with Breakfast and Lunch

10. Milos Island: Boat Cruise with Breakfast and Lunch

Set sail around the most picturesque areas of Milos Island on this half-day boat cruise. Meet your crew at 8:30 AM at Adamas Port and take to the seas. As you sail, sit down to a delicious breakfast spread with cakes and bread from a local bakery, local honey, homemade jam, fresh orange juice, and filter coffee.  Travel along the coast, passing by the small fishing village of Klima to reach Arkoudes, where you can admire the unique bear-shaped rocks. Afterward, continue to the Cape of Vani, Kalogries and Agios Ioannis Beach. Later, reach the roofless Sykia Cave and sail further along the south coast to reach the astonishing Kleftiko, a former pirate shelter.  Along the way, stop at 5 different swim stops and use the snorkeling equipment provided to make the most of the island's crystal-clear waters. Finally, sail east, passing by Geronta, Gerakan, Paleochori, Thiorixia and finally reach the blue waters of Poliegos. Enjoy a visit to the prismatic rocks of Glaronisia and the lunar landscape of Sarakiniko before beginning the journey back to Adamas. On the way back, enjoy a delicious lunch with plenty of vegetarian options. Sample dishes such as Greek salad, tabbouleh salad, pesto pasta, lamb kebab and spetzofa, all washed down with your choice of wine, beer, or soft drink.

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What people are saying about Milos

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 115 reviews

What an amazing experience! The sailing trip was definitely a highlight of our trip to Milos. The guide Yiannis was so fun, funny and informative. Our captain was great - even though it was windy we didn't even notice as he expertly guided our boat to all the tops spots. The food was excellent and the drinks aplenty. Highly highly recommend.

Incredible experience, the crew couldn't do enough for us, the food was plentiful and very good and a real congratulations to them for knowing how to perfectly manage visiting times and rest spots!

Amazing trip along the coast, wonderful landscapes with a submersive advantures around Kleftiko caves. The lunch was unexpectedly amazing, so tasty! Really recommend this trip

Fantastic experience. Dora is a fabulous guide. Got to swim, snorkel and appreciate the beauty of Milos’ landscapes. Would highly recommend!

A very nice travel guide, great car It was a successful day all round with lots of great information. Lovely again