Best time to visit: August is the most popular time on the island, so to avoid the crowds (and still soak up the best of the Greek sunshine), May - July and September - October are excellent times to visit.
Key cruising areas: There are almost 80 beaches and coves to visit on Milos and half of them can only be reached by boat. Explore Sykia Cave, Cape Vani or Glaronisia for a relaxing day trip. Drop anchor in the shallow bays and dive into the warm, calm Greek sea. Head ashore on Gerakas beach to discover an ancient cave with natural hot springs. If you wish to venture further afield, Milos is an ideal location to start a charter of the Cyclades archipelago, with Santorini, Paros, Sifnos, Serifos and Ios nearby.
Don't miss: Explore the town of Klima , an ancient port with 35 syrmata, cave-like structures once used to store boats that now house colorful holiday homes. This quaint fishing village is unique to the island and is a picturesque spot to spend the day.
Best spots for wining and dining: Milos is blessed with many excellent restaurants serving authentic Greek food made from natural, local ingredients. O Hamos is a traditional, family-run restaurant with a wonderful patio for al fresco dinners. For amazing seafood, Armenaki in Pollonia is renowned for its fresh dishes and friendly owners. Finally, make sure to visit Sirocco, a waterfront restaurant that uses the geothermal springs to slow cook dishes in the sand.