The island of Milos is the original homeland of the stunning Venus de Milo statue. If you’ve seen her in her new home of the Louvre in Paris, then you simply must visit the birthplace of Greece’s most famous statue! Milos is a volcanic island and boasts a magnificent 65 beaches, all of them stunning. The most popular (and most Instagrammable) is Sarakiniko which has a moon like feel about it. But if you want to explore, there’s plenty of other beaches to sink your toes into.
Touted as the next Santorini, we advise visiting Milos before it’s secrets become well known amongst travellers. Her thermal springs on the east of the island are said to have healing powers and are well worth a visit. (They were even recommended as medicinal retreats by none other than Hippocrates!) The western side of Milos is a protected nature reserve and offers a peaceful haven of beauty and reflection.
If you’re a foodie, then make sure you make it to the breath taking Paleochori cliffs. Here, the geothermal energy emanating from the ground is so strong, that local tavernas offer delicious Greek stews cooked overnight in clay pots buried in the sand.