Renting a boat in Milos & discovering the Cyclades Coasts? We will find the perfect boat for you. Wide selection – Get your offer! Milos is located in the southern region of the Aegean Sea and is a member of the Cyclades archipelago. Its territory is 160 squaremiles altogether. Its unique sights will capture the imagination of the travellers. As it is a volcanic island, it is characterised by rare geological creatures and unique wildlife. There are countless bays around these shores where you can get refreshed in turquoise water. The inhabitants are very friendly and warm-hearted. There are several sights to explore in the surrounding islands.

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Location of Milos

Milos, also known as Melos, is an island on the Aegean Sea in Greece. It’s part of the Cyclades island group. About 5000 permanent residents live in its 160 km2 area. It’s a volcanic island with thermal springs. There are several smaller islands and settlements nearby, which attract sea explorers as well. Don’t forget to visit the towns of Akanthi, Provatas, or Psathadika.

Do you want a vacation by the sea, that the whole family can enjoy? The nice environment is important, but you’d also dive into local culture? The island of Milos is a combination of beautiful nature, exciting programs, and historical sights.

Can you rent a yacht in Milos do I need a license?

Small boats (under a certain horsepower or length), electric boats, crewed yacht charters, and gulet charters may not require a license. Larger boats or those with more powerful engines need a skipper’s license. Before you confirm your sailing trip to Milos, please send us a copy and we will check it for you. You need to have the original copies with you on-board, so don’t forget to take them. To sail in Greece, one of the following qualifications is necessary: • ICC (International Certificate of Competence), International, with valid Navigational and VHF licenses Prerequisites: RYA “Day Skipper Course” or complete the ICC Assessment form to prove competence from previous experience. If you do not have a skipper license, it is also possible to rent a boat with a skipper

Yacht charter in Milos – the main ports

The port of the island is called Adamis. It’s 4 km from the largest city, Plaka, which they built on the place of the antique Melos. Adamas is one of the largest natural harbours on the Mediterranean Sea established in 1853. Its forms are due to the crater of a volcano and different volcanic eruptions. Long beaches spread on both sides of the gulf, thus, it’s an ideal place for sailing and boat rental. The anchoring place has strong connections with local islands and towns with daily boat runs across the region.

The port of Milos is well-equipped with many visitors. There’s another small port near Milos in Apollonia from where boats set off to Kimolos and Glaronisia. Either if you’re in love with the sea or history, the island of Milos provides a lifelong experience. Several cultural programs and music events enrich your Mediterranean vacation. Besides the gorgeous landscape, local tavernas offer fresh seafood and cool cocktails.

Apollonia Marina, Naxos

It is a larger marina on the northeast coast of Naxos, in the town of the same name. It can accommodate boats up to 60 metres in length and a draft of 4 metres. The marina offers basic services. There are also some restaurants and bars.

Mérikha Marina, Kithnos

This tiny marina can accommodate about 30 yachts up to 60 meters long and has a water depth of 8 meters. Local hotels, restaurants, and lively nightlife areas are in the immediate vicinity.

Ermoupolis Marina, Siros

Yachts up to 60 metres long can moor in the main marina of the tiny island of Siros. The water depth here is 9 metres. There are plenty of services available, including boat service and refuelling. Syros sailing, Syros yacht charter

Paroikia Marina, Paros

The most popular marina is in Paros. It can accommodate yachts up to 60 metres. They also offer refuelling, boat service and electricity. The city’s sights, the best hotels and apartments, as well as great taverns and bars, await visitors near the marina. The depth of the marina is 3.5 metres. Information about sailing in Paros or Paros rent a boat
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Beaches in Milos

The beaches in Milos are exceptional due to their enthralling nature, beautiful shores, and protruding rocks. Wonderful colours and interesting rock formations offer great sites by the sea. The most famous beach in Milos is Sarakiniko which is known for its white rocks.

Kleftiko beach:

Kleftiko is an amazing place where rocks emerge from the sea. The beach has natural caves and rare geological phenomena. This section of the shore is also known as Sea Meteora. According to the legend, one of the caves in Kleftiko was a pirate hideout with hidden treasures that nobody ever found. Translucent water washes the shore of Kleftiko where many people jump in the blue waves to refresh after a long day on a tour boat.

Sarakiniko beach:

This shore lies on the northeastern part of the island. It’s among the most beautiful and most special beaches here. Prepare for unforgettable picturesque scenery. Long, vertical rocks stretch to the sea. Throughout time they were eroded by salty water, which formed small cavities on them. This landscape of volcanic rocks doesn’t have any vegetation. The whiteness of the rocks creates an interesting contrast with the deep blue colour of the sea.

Tsigrado beach:

Tsigrado is one of the nicest southern beaches is Milos. The section of shore next to Firiplaka is a small gulf with crystal clear water. It’s a bit hard to access since visitors must get across a rocky section. Thanks to the rocks the area looks amazing.

Main sights in Milos

Milos, the volcanic island lying west of Santorini, has a well-documented history from the times of early Christianity. On the top of the capital, Plaka, you’ll find an unforgettable view of the wonderful rocky landscape and undiscovered emerald sea. The hilltop is 220 m above sea level and has the traits of typical Greek architecture. There’s a wonderful sight of the sea and the imposing Venetian castle from the 13th century.

Small traditional houses, tiled alleys, and tiny lanes between the picturesque St. Christopher Church and Panaghia Korfiatissa turn this town into a magical place. One of the most important settlements of Cycladic culture was Fylakopi. It was among the most significant Aegean city in ancient Greece. Here you can explore the ruins and remnants of the bronze age. Visit Mantrakia, a fisher village only 5 km northwest of the capital. It’s a beautiful area with summer houses and boats.

Which period is best to sail in Milos?

The Greek coast has a Mediterranean climate. The air of the country is very clean and dry from spring to early autumn. There’s a lot of sunshine, while the amount of rain usually decreases from the west to the east. In summer, we almost never see any clouds in the sky. Rain is practically an unknown guest in the summer months. The sea can heat up to 23-25 °C from June to August. Even in October, it’s still 23 °C. The area of Greece is constantly windy, these winds, however, are always changing. The wind that dominates summer months is called Meltemi. From June, it blows from the northwest and the northeast. It reaches its full strength, 5 to 8 on the Beaufort scale, in July and August. The sea-wind comes in late September or early October, which blows from the southeast and the southwest.

It’s a specifically southern wind, that dominates mostly in spring and fall with a strength of 2 to 4. Due to Greece’s typical winds, it’s most rewarding to plan a sailing route from the south to the north in spring and autumn, and from the north to the south in summer. The waving is preferable compared to the Croatian archipelago since there’s a greater distance between the Greek islands. The current flows counterclockwise in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin, and northward along the Turkish coast. The water flows southward on the Eastern Greek coasts, but from the west side of the Peloponnese Peninsula northern current dominates.

Weather in Milos

The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Milos. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.

Wind rose in Milos
Wind speed in Milos

The wind rose for Milos shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Milos shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.

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Day 1. Adamas (Milos) – Sarakiniko – Pollonia 22.51 km (13.99 mi), Day 2. Pollonia – Kimolos 6.50 km (4.04 mi), Day 3. Kimolos – Kamares (Sifnos Island) 26.11 km (16.22 mi), Day 4. Kamares – Paros 53.69 km (33.36 mi), Day 5. Paros – Paliochori 75.15 km (46.69 mi), Day 6. Paliochori – Kleftiko 16.94 km (10.53 mi), Day 7. Kleftiko – Ammuodaraki Beach – Embourios – Adamas 23.67 km (14.71 mi). boat rental Milos

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Day 1. Adamas (Milos) – Embourios 4.89 km (3.04 mi), Day 2. Embourios – Kamares (Sifnos island) 43.20 km (26.84 mi), Day 3. Sifnos – Livadi (Serifos island) 22.19 km (13.79 mi), Day 4. Serifos – Merihas (Kithnos island) 48.74 km (30.29 mi), Day 5. Kithnos – Ermoupoli (Siros island) 69.45 km (43.15 mi), Day 6. Siros – Paros 47.02 km (29.22 mi), Day 7. Paros – Pollonia – Milos 87.12 km (54.13 mi)Milos boat rental

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