Milos beauty is unique and the best way to discover it is by boat: on board of a 55” sailing yacht, with a small group and expert crew, you will sail along the west coast of the island, stop for swimming and snorkeling, and discover highlights such as the famous Kleftiko and Sykia caves.
Duration 8 hours
Available Every day
Small Group Max 10 people
Meeting point Port of Adamantas
From stunning colors of the sea, to beautiful beaches awash in the colors of the Mediterranean Sea and white-washed Cycladic villages, Milos truly has it all. Its beauty is unique and the best way to discover it is by boat: on board of a 55” sailing yacht, with a small group and expert crew, you will sail along the west coast of the island, stop for swimming and snorkeling, and discover highlights such as the famous Kleftiko and Sykia caves.
Tour program of the West Milos, Sykia and Kleftiko boat trip:
Meeting point at around 09:30am the port of Adamas, 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 statue of Venus de Milo was discovered. Along the way, you will then sea Cape Vani, an impressive 30-meter tall rock that was home to one of the first mineral mines in Milos.
After seeing the old 19th century mines quay, we will stop for swimming in the crystal-clear waters of Kalogries, a beautiful bay which is perfect for snorkeling.
Once back on board, enjoy some fresh fruit, cakes and refreshments as 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 small dinghy: inside is a salt lake with a small beach, illuminated by a natural skylight in the rock above. Snacks and drinks will be waiting for you upon your return to the boat.
Finally we reach Kleftiko caves, a must-visit when in Milos. This unique complex of white rocks, arches and caves, in combination with the crystalline emerald and turquoise waters is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Snorkeling here is an amazing experience…take your mask, flippers and underwater camera and enjoy! Back on the boat, refreshments and ice-cold beers will be waiting for you, followed by a delicious meal and dessert.
On the return journey, relax on the deck or join the crew in the cockpit to help steer the boat. Take one final swim in the bay of Agios Dimitrios, before the return to the port of Adamas around 6:00pm.
*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.
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.
Among the oldest and most fascinating sites on the island of Milos, Greece, are the Catacombs of Milos. It is the most important early Christian worship monument in Greece and the third most important of the 74 catacombs discovered in the world, along with those in Rome and the Holy Land. The catacombs of Milos cover a length of 183 meters and over 2,000 Christians have been buried here. In 1840 the Catacombs of Milos were discovered and stolen by looters: a few years later the excavations officially began by a German archaeologist.
Among the peculiarities of the island of Milos, Greece, is its authenticity and history. For example, sailing around the island by boat, we will see the small and charming village of Klima. Klima is located at the foot of the cliff, where there are just over 20 houses, all whitewashed and with colourful doors. You are looking at a typical Greek fishing village, as is Skinopi. The houses have two floors: the lower one, where the boat is located, and the upper one, where the fishermen’s families live. In the distance you can also admire a beautiful Orthodox Church, a landmark of the village. If you want to take a representative picture of Milo, the view of Klima and Skinopi is definitely one of the most characteristic views of the island. And it is right on the hills between Klima and the village of Tripiti that there is the archaeological site where a farmer, in 1820, found the statue of the famous Venus of Milo. The beauty of the Venus of Milo is known throughout the world and it was born right here, on the island of Venus. The statue is currently in the Louvre Museum in France.
Kalogries Bay (or Kalogries Beach) is a wonderful place on Milos Island to swim. It is located in the north-western part of Milos Island, Greece, and here the water is crystal clear and the predominant colour is turquoise. Kalogries, in Greek, means “nuns’ beach”and, in fact, here there are still some specimens of nun seals, a rare animal present on the islands of Greece. But the bay of Kalogries is also known as “Milo’s swimming pool”, thanks to its semi-circular shape which gives it the appearance of a natural swimming pool. Here you can snorkel and swim in complete relaxation.
Southwest of the island of Milos, in the Cyclades, you can admire the beauty of the cave of Sykia (or Sikia Cave). The boat tour is the perfect way to visit this scenic beauty of Greece, in fact there is no other way to get there. The cave if Sykia is not just a cave. It is an open-air cave that gives its visitors a deep sense of peace. Once we have passed the white arch moving on our raft, in fact, the ceiling disappears and we enter a bay hidden from the world. Here, on Sykia beach, you can swim and sunbathe while some snacks await you on board.
Greece is full of mysterious and fascinating places. The island of Milos, in particular, is teeming with extraordinary destinations, such as the Kleftiko caves. It is a complex of arches and ravines carved into the white volcanic rock that stand out on a crystal clear green sea. According to legend, the caves of Kleftiko were hid by pirates to hide their boats and treasures stolen during their looting. The Kleftiko Caves are one of the most beautiful places in the world and can only be reached by sea, with a dedicated boat tour. Our sailboat will accompany you during this surreal visit among the caves of Kleftiko, where you can dive and swim admiring the most suggestive perspectives of this place.
The boat that accompanies us on the tour of Milos, Sykia and Kleftiko is a 55” sailing yacht. The yacht accommodates a maximum of 10 people to ensure maximum comfort and the best experience for visitors.
Off the Kleftiko caves, one of the most beautiful places in the world, you can enjoy an excellent lunch on board which includes a delicious meal prepared especially for the day and also a dessert. There will be plenty of cold drinks. You will be pampered throughout the whole boat tour.
Yes, drinks are included in the boat tour between Milos, Sykia and Kleftiko. Both alcoholic and soft drinks will be served, depending on preference, together with a rich aperitif, immediately after visiting the bay of Kalogries. There will be no lack of iced drinks, also to accompany the main meal enjoyed in front of the Kleftiko caves.
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.
West Milos, Sykia and Kleftiko boat tour with lunch on board – Sailing Experience
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