Travel

3 very good reasons to go on holiday in Greece

They told us not to.
In May? too cold!
Santorini with a baby? not worth it!
Go to formentera, they have an hospital!
Mi kid got sick in Greece, go when he is older…

I heard so many reasons not to go… But we dared! And I do not regret our choice! Why?

1. Paradise is only few hours away.
2. The blue and the white everywhere make peace in your mind and boost love in your heart.
3. The food. The food. You just can find comfort in their food (top food here)

We left for 9 days: 4 in Santorini, 4 in Milos and 1 in Folegandros.

The flight was direct to SANTORINI, so we spent a couple of nights there and enjoyed the sun and the beach to relax after the pre-holiday work rush.
Then we took a boat to MILOS – where we lived in paradise for 4 days. The best beaches are there – no seriously this is a perfect place (if you want to know more click here).
Then we stopped over in FOLEGANDROS for one night… it is very cute but it is not worth going off season. There are very few buses to visit the island, the beaches are nice but the water is cold and there is a lot of wind, shops are still closed and restaurants… are renovating!
Then we took the boat back to SANTORINI, to visit the rest of the island: the caldera, the multicolored beaches (black, red, white) and admire the sunset from the best spot (yes we found the best spot to watch sunset in Santorini)…

I came back and I forgot my password, this is a sign that this was a great getaway!

I love Greece!

 

Travel

The best beaches in Milos island

We selected this island completely randomly.
Initially we were planning to go to Santorini, then we looked at the map to discover what other islands we could visit, and as a joke I told my husband “let’s go to Milo’s” (our son’s name is Milo) – but then… I looked on google images: and Milos was by far the most beautiful!
So we booked our trip there.
It is truly the gem of the Cyclades – and not just because of its name! Nor because it was the home of the Venus de Milo.

Tourism is less developed than in Santorini, but well enough to be spoiled.
And nature is still so wild, that makes this place a travel in time.

In 4 days we managed to see all the most famous landmarks, but I do recommend not to miss the following 5 Beaches:

1. SARAKINIKO
A very unique coastline. A must see if you go to Milos.
You might not like the medium size beach as much as the lunar landscape made of white vulcanic rocks.
We enjoyed the walk in the lunar landscape more than the beach, which is medium sized and has no shade at all.

2. KLEFTIKO
Accessible only by boat.
Kleftiko is the second most beautiful place you need to see. And you really need to experience it.
The area is remote, but the spectacular rock formations and the clear water really ask you to swim in there!
As it is accessible only by boat, plan your trip based on the weather – to avoid too windy days!
Initially we wanted to do a sailing tour on the Saturday, but the wind was supposed to be to strong, so we tried to advance it and the tours were fully booked. So finally we hired a skipper and rented a boat, and we arranged our private tour. 4 hours in total, to see Tsigrado and Firiplaka before getting to Kleftiko.
In the end it was the perfect trip! We could go a little later, when the other boats left to go back to Adamas… and we had this dream place just for us.
Beware: there is no beach, so you can experience this iconic place by the boat or swimming between the caves. And I did swim… but hey the water was really cold in May!

3. AGIA KIRIAKI
My favourite sandy beach on Milos island.
The beautiful white stones give the water a stunning turquoise color, which makes your heart peaceful by looking at it!
The sand and white rocks kept Milo pretty busy for a few hours with his construction works!

The next ones are accessible only if you are not traveling with babies :

4. PAPAFRAGAS
The beach is very very small, and totally in the shade as it is hidden beween huge rock formations. This makes it the perfect spot… but to access it either you swim to it, either you take a very dangerous path to go down…
We obviously did not…

5. TSIGRADO
Very dangerous stairs to go down, so we went there by boat … this is a dreamy place. But again, no babies there please!

If you want help on locating these places on google maps, here my map.
The yellow pins are for the NO MISS BEACHES. The blue ones for the other beaches worth a visit. The RED pins are for the towns.

I will post more pictures soon!