Sarakiniko's meringue-like rock formations and caves attract scores of budding photographers, even in winter. The sandy beach is tiny but there's a deep channel that's perfect for swimming, and room to spread out on the rocks. It's reached by a good sealed road, with parking at the end. Buses head here from Adamas in summer (four daily).

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Nearby Milos attractions

1. Mandrakia

0.78 MILES

Village cats form the welcoming committee at this tiny fishing harbour, with brightly coloured boat sheds, cute wee cottages and a sweet little…

2. Milos Mining Museum

1.22 MILES

This mildly interesting museum details Milos’ mining history, starting with the quarrying of obsidian on the island in 7000 BC. It’s located on the…

3. Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos

1.37 MILES

Housed in the venerable Holy Trinity Church, which has its roots in the 9th century, this collection has rare artefacts and icons, including works by…

4. Archaeological Museum of Melos

1.93 MILES

This handsome neoclassical building contains some riveting exhibits, including a plaster cast of local lass, the Venus de Milo, who now resides in the…

5. Catacombs of Melos

1.95 MILES

Greece’s only Christian catacombs, on the slopes below Trypiti, date from the 1st century and were the burial site for some of the earliest believers…

6. Kastro

1.98 MILES

Signs mark the path climbing to Plaka's hilltop fortress, built by the Venetians on the ancient acropolis. Little of the structure remains, but the views…

7. Firopotamos

1.99 MILES

The road is sealed all the way to Firopotamos, a picturesque little cove embraced by craggy limestone cliffs and lined with syrmata (boat-house dwellings)…

8. Milos Folk & History Museum

2.04 MILES

Peruse traditional costumes, woven goods and household artefacts in a series of traditionally furnished rooms, right by the main church courtyard.