Sarakiniko: Die ikonischen weißen Klippen ziehen Besucher aus aller Welt an. Wer den Strand in Ruhe erkunden und ihn für sich genießen möchte, kommt am besten schon frühmorgens, bevor die Massen das Gelände stürmen.
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Summer Hotspot: Milos

The world-famous Venus de Milo's place of origin is still a well-kept secret – but soon before long, the small Cycladic island with its colorful villages, an inactive volcano and unspeakably beautiful beaches will be Greece's next trend destination.

July 25, 2022

If you still want to experience Milos in its most authentic form, you should plan a trip to the island of the South Aegean as soon as possible – the intimate destination is already considered the next hotspot in Greece. No wonder: Milos has everything you need for an unforgettable summer! At the forefront are the Cycladic island's incredible beaches, which, in addition to breathtaking scenery, offer plenty of variety for every taste – from fine sand and pebbles to gigantic cliffs and picturesque white rocks, it's all right here.

A Greek summer night's dream: the azure sea meets gleaming white rocks on the island of Milos. ©, Getty Images

Otherworldly Beauty: Our Summer Hotspot Milos

The Sarakiniko Beach in the morning and you'll feel as if you've landed on the moon. The gleaming white rocky landscape is easy to climb and makes for a stunning photo motif. The bravest of travelers can dive right into the turquoise blue sea. In addition to the breathtaking vistas, Milos is also making a name for itself in Greece with its relaxed and high-quality cuisine.

summer hotspot: milos

The cuisine here is based on simple recipes with high-quality ingredients. © Paterakis Vangelis

Athenians regularly travel to Milos to enjoy handmade delicacies on the island, which has just about 5,000 inhabitants. The best part? Besides the fantastic flavors, the food here is also inexpensive and predominantly healthy as well as delicious. If you're in the mood to try something new, you will enjoy the variety the local cuisine has to offer. There's much more to Milos than just feta and souvlaki – it's the best place to go on a culinary journey of discovery.

The local architecture is also visually impressive: simple white buildings with dome-shaped roofs blend seamlessly into the unspoiled surroundings. © Vangelis Pateraks, White Pebble Suites, Unsplash

Good to Know

  • You can reach Milos by flight via Athens or by ferry.
  • Adventurous explorers should rent a car to explore the island.
  • Plaka, the capital of Milos, is definitely worth a visit – there is a lot to discover in the winding streets.
  • One of the most famous statues of antiquity, the Venus de Milo, was found on the island in 1820. The original is in the Louvre, but you can see a replica at the local museum.

This article appeared in the Falstaff TRAVEL issue Summer 2022.

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