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Milos – the different island

Milos is different, and I really can’t believe that it has taken me so long to discover it. I am so thankful we have a house there to show you, and I am desperately looking for another one as we want to share this lovely island with you. I have one in my sights that I spied from afar, and when we set our sights on something, we usually get it, it is just a matter of time….

The house we have  is a modern masterpiece, peering over a cliff with a private beach below and its own olive grove behind.

Luxury Villa in Mylos

Famous for the Venus of Milos and its beautiful beaches, Milos has so much  more to offer –  You would have to be colour blind to not enjoy Milos – a volcanic explosion created this curly heap of cliffs and caves striated and layered like an intricate pastry,  dazzling white, sulphurous yellow, blood-red manganese, copper green, obsidian, alabaster and goodness knows what else. The beaches are an extravagant variation on this theme, ranging from copper coloured sand to tiny jewel-like pebbles of elegant appearance and varied colours, with the sea that changes colour depending on what shores it is lapping


Colourful Beach in Mylos

Milos colours


Mylos Natural Pool


Sarakiniko Beach in Mylos



Venus of Milo

Venus of Milo..


Mylos Beach - Greece



On the other side of the island, man-made colours compete – Milos from the middle ages onwards, was a den of pirates, profiting from their position as the first island you hit as you round the capes of  the southern Peloponnese on your way to Constantinople laden with gold and goods to trade. Since then, Melians  have carved little boat sheds or “Syrmata”  out of their soft and crumbly rock in hidden fjords and creeks, added brilliantly  coloured doors, painted the steps, added white chapels, coloured the floors, and generally gone mad with their paint pots. Ridiculously photogenic and picturesque.



Fishing Boat in Mylos


Fishing Boats in Mylos




Beachfront House in Mylos Island Greece


Mylos Serenity


There are only two places to stay, my colleagues at Original Senses have assured me, and we stayed at one of them, the “Salt Suites” with a theme of driftwood, rope and sea salt, right on the water’s edge. Little Pollonia is becoming the hip place to stay with its sandy crescent bay lined with good tavernas, (Gialos is especially good,)  fishing boats and pretty white church, facing the island of Kimolos – dusk and sunset is the time to go if you are not staying there.


Youngsters in Mylos Greece


Sunset in Mylos Greece


If you have two nights, then the other sunset should be viewed from Plaka, the hilltop village nestled under the ruined castle  or “Kastro” –  Santorini is to my mind  irrevocably changed  by the huge numbers of tours bussing in visitors to the famous “sunset viewing spots”  so try Plaka as a peaceful and authentic alternative…


Church in Milos Island Greece



Church in Mylos

Cross Above Milos Island in Greece





I Love Mylos



  1. Would you be able to let me know the name of the villa you mentioned in Milos? We are looking for something like this to rent next year. Thanks

    Rachel Bailey · September 24, 2016 · 11:13 am · Reply

    • Sure! We will email you.

      ileanavonhirsch · September 24, 2016 · 1:47 pm ·

  2. Hi, also interested in a comfortable villa suitable for a group of friends.

    Great pics, btw!

    Allan Barnard · October 30, 2016 · 11:48 pm · Reply

    • Thank you Allan, it is a very photogenic island! Someone will be in touch very shortly regarding villas, there are very few places to stay, which is of course, part of the charm.

      ileanavonhirsch · October 31, 2016 · 4:05 pm ·

  3. Could you please email me how to contact the villa or find more details
    Kind regards

    Leonie · December 13, 2016 · 6:17 pm · Reply

    • Sure Leonie! We will be in touch shortly with details.

      ileanavonhirsch · December 13, 2016 · 6:22 pm ·

  4. Hi! I have the same request regarding the villas, if you wouldn’t mind 🙂 Thanks!

    Jess · February 4, 2017 · 1:26 am · Reply

  5. Hi there – do you have any villa recommendations for a family of 5 (w/ 3 young girls) – thanks

    Robbie · May 13, 2017 · 5:24 am · Reply

    • Dear Robbie, please email us with your dates, budget and brief on dimitri@fivestargreece.com for our recommendations, we only have one villa on Milos sadly!

      ileanavonhirsch · May 25, 2017 · 11:14 am ·

  6. Any recommendation for myself and my husband in early August. I know places book up fast!

    Jessica Ginn · May 29, 2017 · 2:05 am · Reply

  7. Hello

    We’re looking for a villa to fit 6 people in July 2018.
    Many thanks

    Emily · September 27, 2017 · 11:10 am · Reply

  8. Yes, would also like to learn more about renting the villa.

    Christina Lohmann · January 7, 2018 · 1:19 am · Reply

  9. Someone will get back to you with the villa details!

    Ileana von Hirsch · January 7, 2018 · 11:10 am · Reply

  10. Can you please tell me what accomodation you have for 5 people next July 2018 on Milos

    Amanda Paganin · August 27, 2018 · 8:09 am · Reply

    • Dear Amanda, someone will get in touch with you!

      ileanavonhirsch · August 27, 2018 · 11:22 am ·

  11. Hi,
    Thanks for this article.
    I’m interested in Renting a villa in Milos for a week or 10 days, please can you forward some info – if it’s not too much trouble?

    Naomi Ben · February 17, 2020 · 2:17 am · Reply

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