Step Back in Time
The incredible volcanic island of Milos is one of the
most beautiful places on earth. But don’t take our
word for that. Come and see for yourself.
On this excursion we invite you to step back in time
with us. A short drive from the harbour takes us to
Sarakiniko, an inlet of pure white stone sculpted
by volcanic eruptions. It is a startlingly beautiful,
otherworldly spot and one of the island’s many
It is probably one of the most photographed places
in the Cyclades. We’ll walk down to the inlet so you
can experience this one-of-a-kind beach and take
photographs. You might feel as if you have landed on
You can peer down into clear turquoise waters and
you may see adventurous tourists swimming and
snorkeling in the caves at the bottom of the ravine.
You may be tempted to join them but there won’t be
Our next stop along the picturesque coast road
is the cobblestone streets and alleys of Plaka, a
classic Cycladic village of white stone houses and
bougainvillea flowers 250 meters above the Aegean.
We’ll stroll through the village to admire its traditional
architecture and its stunning view of the sea, and
we’ll sample homemade delicacies at the local pastry
Very close to Plaka we call at the ruins of ancient
Melos and its Roman amphitheatre which is cut into
the rocky slope of the hill near the ancient agora.
There you’ll find large Dorian walls and column
fragments. The marble amphitheatre, fully restored
in 2015, still includes seven intact rows of seats and
offers a lovely view of the bay. We will also see where
the Venus de Milo, now residing in the Louvre in Paris,
was discovered in 1820.
The last stop is the award-winning Mining Museum
which brings together our theme of stepping back
in time. The mining history of the island and the
fascinating exhibits telling the story gives you an
understanding of how the rich geology of Milos has
shaped it. You will also see the materials that are still
excavated from the island and where we find them in