The Greek Islands’ Most Beautiful Secret
Santorini, Mykonos, Milos. The latter of these three gems of the Aegean might be the lesser known of the three islands, but what it lacks in acclaim, it makes up for in otherworldly beauty. The most southwestern of the islands in the Cyclades, Milos is an island shaped by time, history, and natural forces.
Thanks to its geological riches, Milos has relied on its mineral mining industry since the ancient Greeks unearthed obsidian. This history has also carved the island’s unusual physical character and spectacular—sometimes surreal—landscape, with an astonishing variety of color, shape, and texture. In Milos, you can find a diverse array of stunning beaches, gentle bays for kayaking and scuba diving, and on a single hike you can trek through various civilizations.
You’ll also get the Greece you love: the shady cobblestone olive branch fringed streets, deep ancient history, and ruins to explore. But the water’s a shade of blue that might rival all other Greek islands and the sunsets are pretty tough to beat. Milos is another side of Greece, one that is a bit more intimate and undiscovered, a hidden gem.