Here is the most popular boat tour to discover the most famous places and must-see attractions of the island of Milos: Cape Vani, Kalogries bay and Gerontas beach, as well as inaccessible areas like Kleftiko and Sykia. Check out incredible caves, go swimming and snorkeling, and enjoy complimentary meals, snacks, drinks on board.
Duration 8 hours
Available Every day
Small Group Max 10 people
Meeting point Port of Adamantas
Between the unforgettable beaches, the magnificent colors of the sea, surreal rock formations and delicious food, Milos is truly a slice of paradise, that will steal your breath with its enchanting beauty. Enjoy a small group boat trip to discover the highlights of the island: Cape Vani, Kalogries bay and Gerontas beach, as well as inaccessible areas like Kleftiko and Sykia. Check out incredible caves, go swimming and snorkeling, and enjoy complimentary meals, snacks, drinks on board.
Tour program of the boat trip in Milos:
Meeting point at 09:30am the port of Adamantas, where you will meet the crew and board a comfortable sailing boat.
We will start sailing close to the east coast of the bay, passing by the Christian catacombs, the colorful villages of Skinopi and Klima, the capital of ancient Milos and the place where the famous statue of Venus de Milo was discovered. Along the way, you will then sea 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 stop to swim at the bay of Kalogries (or Nun’s Beach) in crystal clear turquoise waters, perfect for snorkeling.
Once back on board, we set sail for Sykia, one of the biggest and most impressive caves of Milos, accessible only by boat. We will enter the cave with our dinghy: inside is a beautiful small beach with an open round top viewing the blue sky. When we get back to the boat, delicious homemade tapas are going to be waiting for you accompanied by the traditional Ouzo and fresh drinks.
Finally we reach Kleftiko caves, a must-visit for the perfect blue water and unique coastline. The cluster of naturally eroded white volcanic cliffs, rocks and caves which make up Kelftiko do provide the perfect setting for swimming and relaxation. If you’ve been wanting to get that perfect photo of you diving off the side of a boat, there is probably no better place in the world!
Back on the boat, refreshments and ice-cold beers will be waiting for you, followed by a delicious meal and dessert. Later, the boat will head towards Gerakas bay, where you can swim and snorkel.
The cruise ends in the tranquil bay of Provatas around 6:30pm. From there, you will travel back to Adamantas by private transfer arranged by us.
*Cruise itineraries are subject to change depending on weather conditions and at the captain discretion.
**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.
The price includes: English speaking crew – Lunch – Snacks – Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – Equipment for snorkeling – GoPro for underwater pictures.
Don’t forget: Swimsuit – Towel – Sunscreen – Sun hat – Sunglasses – Camera.
The Catacombs of Milos, on the island of Milos, are considered the most important early Christian worship monument in the whole of Greece. It is one of the 3 most important catacombs of the 74 discoveries worldwide, along with the catacombs of Rome and the Holy Land. It is possible that the Catacombs of Milos are also older than those of Rome. The Catacombs are located near the modern settlement of Trypiti, near the site of the agora of the ancient city of Milos and 200 mt east of the ancient theatre. The name Trypiti (which in Greek means “made with holes”) comes from the fact that the surrounding area is full of caves dug into porous volcanic rock, which are still used by the inhabitants as warehouses and stables. In ancient times, however, these caves were used as family burial chambers and then also as a place of worship and refuge after the persecution of the Romans spread.
The island of Milos (Milo in Italian) is an authentic, genuine and wild island of Greece. If you choose to visit this island, make a stop in the fishing villages of Milos: Klima and Skinopi. Sailing around Milos, you can see these colourful villages with their colourful houses and the entrance gates of the “sirma” in red, blue, water green, yellow and green. The “sirma” were boat sheds for boats used a s a support for the night by fishermen tired of the tiring rhythms of fishing and collecting minerals. Today these small houses, sirma precisely, have also been equipped as accommodation for those who love an authentic and alternative holiday. Admire the villages of Klima and Skinopi during the boat tour in Greece will be really impressive!
Right in Greece, on the hills between Klima and the village of Tripiti, there is the archaeological site where the famous statue of Venus of Milo was found. For this reason, in fact, and because of its scenic beauty, the island of Milos is also called the island of Venus. Aphrodite of Milos, better known as Venus of Milos, was found broken in two parts in 1820 on the Greek island of Milos by a farmer called Yorgos Kentrotas. Kentrotas hid the work, which was then seized by some Turkish officers. It was a French naval officer, Olivier Voutier, who recognised its value and concluded its purchase, thanks to mediation of Jules Dumont d’Urville and the Marquis de Rivière, French ambassador to the Ottomans. After some restoration work, the Venus of Milo was presented to King Louis XVIII in 1821 and placed in the Louvre museum, where it is now preserved. The great fame of the Venus of Milo was achieved in the 19th century, when it was celebrated by artists and critics as one of the most significant representations of female beauty. But its importance is also due to the great propaganda work carried out by the French authorities, after they had to return to the Italians the Venus dè Medici, brought to France by Napoleon Bonaparte. A sponsorship, this one of the Venus of Milo, which also served to compensate for the loss of the other precious Venus.
Cape Vani is located in the north-western part of Milos, Greece, and is a large rock face that marks the entrance to the mine of the same name that runs along the sea. The peculiarity of this rock is its conformation: the wall is cut vertically, with horizontal layers of black and ruby red, but also yellow and green, which contrast with the black ground. It is no coincidence that the island of Milos is also called the island of colours because of its volcanic rock formations. Cape Vani is a real spectacle seen from the sea, sailing next to it in a sailboat you can take fantastic pictures. Cape Vani indicates the western access point to the Gulf of Milo. Millions of years ago it was the bottom of a caldera at the bottom of the sea. This is where the manganese deposits formed. In Vani there are many traces of the shallow sea that has covered the area in the past. Fossils of teeth and bones of mammals have been discovered, along with marine fossils of bivalves, corals and other interesting finds. The mining exploitation of this area began in 1898: there were more than 250 workers in Cape Vani and they worked here all week, taking a break at sea only after their Saturday shift. The average annual production was 15-18 thousand tons containing 32-41% of pure manganese for a total of 220 thousand tons of manganese exported during the whole period of activity. Of the total production, 70% was exported to England, France and the United States, while 30% was sent to the Lavrio mines. Demand was reduced during the First World War. The mine stopped working in 1928 and has never reopened since. Of the entire mine today you can see the foundations of the structures and the loading bridge on the beach.
In the north-western part of the island of Milos in Greece is the beach of Kalogries, which in Greek means “nun’s beach”. The name of this beach derives from the fact that in some Greek islands there are still some specimens of monk seals. The bay of Kalogries (or Nun’s beach) is also known as “Milos’ swimming pool” because of its semi-circular shape that makes it look just like a natural pool. The waters in this bay are particularly turquoise and clear: a perfect place to snorkel and swim in complete relaxation.
In Milos, Greece, there is a magical and surreal place that can only be reached by sea: the cave of Kleftiko. These caves are a complex of arches dug into the white volcanic rock and lying on a crystal clear green sea. Legend has it that the caves of Kleftiko were used by pirates to hide their boats and perhaps even stolen treasures. The Kleftiko Caves are one of the most beautiful places in the world, enchanting to photograph, but even more beautiful to enjoy diving and swimming in these beautiful waters. Enjoy the panorama while eating typical Greek dishes on board with a breathtaking view.
After enjoying an aperitif on board with typical Greek ouzo, snacks and fresh drinks, we will have lunch on board among the beauties of the island of Milos at sea. Among the typical dishes of Greek culture you can not miss the Greek pita, cheese and olive oil that will surely accompany every meal. You can alo try grilled octopus, which in Greece is always dried in the sun first, moussaka, Greek salad and a typical dessert.
The beach of Gerakas, Greece, is located on the island of Milos, between the two beaches of Tsigrade and Santa Kiriaki. A very special beach, one of the best places to swim in Greece. The beach of Gerakas is almost impossible to reach by land, but it is a real enchantment reached by the sea. The sand of this beach is white and not equipped, overlooked by high clear rocks that reach 300 meters in height. A great way to end our sailing trip.
The tour od Milos in Greece takes place on a sailing boat with a maximum of 10 people on board. You will be able to experience a different kind of excursion to discover a suggestive island and its beautiful places to visit.
Yes, in case of bad weather/sea conditions the tour might be cancelled. In case of cancellation we are happy to offer our customers the choice of an alternative date or, in case of inability to rebook, the full refund.
Milos boat tour with lunch on board – Sailing Experience
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