4. From Sifnos: Milos Island Tour with Swimming and Snorkeling
Discover Milos Island on a full-day speedboat tour with a live guide. Glide across the waves and stop in secluded bays and beaches like Sarakiniko and Gerakas with snorkeling and swimming stops along the way. Depart from the dock of Platis Gialos just a short distance from Faros, then head towards the strait of Kitriani-Sifnos, followed by the strait of Kimolos-Milos to see the port of Pollonias (Apollonia). Next, visit the bay of Papafragas, a large natural pool with an enormous cave carved out of the cliff’s side. There is also a tiny strip of sand that forms the beach off of which you can snorkel and swim. Then visit the Navagio shipwreck and swim in deep, crystalline waters where you can see approximately 8 to 10 meters below surface level, allowing you to take in the magnificence of the shipwreck. The next stop is the beach of Sarakiniko, one of the most photographed landscapes of Milos and Cyclades. Spend time there swimming in deep waters, and jumping and diving off the tall white cliffs with interesting formations, often compared to a moonscape. Next, arrive at the traditional fishermen’s village of Fyropotamos with charming houses painted the colors of the Aegean Sea and the traditional Syrmata houses that shelter the fishing boats in winter. Here you can enjoy the lunch that you brought with you. After speeding along Cape Vani, change course and head southwest towards the topless cave of Sykia. The sun beams down into the cave, reflecting off the waters for a unique and striking effect. After the cave, head to the famous Kleftiko where you can admire and photograph the strange white rock formations with their peculiar caves and crevices. After Kleftiko, continue the journey to see the small beaches and bays such as Gerontas, Firiplaka, Agios Sostis, Provatas, and Palaiochori. Visit Gerakas, as well, a beach known for its unique gray and pink sand, flowing from a mountain like a waterfall. The last stop is the sulfur mines in Milos which were operating until the mid-1950s and then head back to Platis Gialos.