Firiplaka beach in Milos is a stunner.
Firiplaka Beach in Milos
“The most beautiful beaches in Greece.”
So many of my Greek friends and acquaintances told me this right away when I said I’d be traveling to Milos. I couldn’t wait to see what the most popular beach was like, a place called Firiplaka on the southern part of the Cycladic island.
Getting to Firiplaka Beach
After we parked, we walked a few minutes to get to the beach. We rounded a corner of flat rocks to get to there. From a distance it was a sight to take in. An auburn cliff sliced its way down around a curvy clear blue bay, as if to embrace the long sandy beach.
Up close we swam in warm, crystal clear water that starts off shallow. The sand was super fine silver. There weren’t any shady trees so at first we had to hang out under shade of a huge rock.
Later on some loungers with umbrellas were freed up again. Luckily, we managed to grab a pair. It was the middle of August so the beach was pretty busy. Yet, I must admit, it wasn’t as swamped as other beaches I have been to in Greece during August. We also had the chance to order drinks at a small cantina set on the beach.
This random rock rose out of the water quite grandly and there was a slit that was pretty fun to swim through.
How to Get to Milos
Fly: Olympic Air and Aegean fly from Athens International Airport. The flight takes 30 minutes. The cost starts at €60 one way.
Ferry: Ferries to Milos depart from the port of Piraeus. Count on more choices of departure times in the summer. The journey ranges from four to seven hours, depending on stops and ferry type. The cost starts at €35one way for slow ferries. Check www.openseas.gr for updated ferry schedules.
What to do in Milos
Also check out another photo post about the amazing Sarakinko beach on the other side of the island.
Some of the most scenic spots on Milos are only reachable by boat. I got to experience Kleftiko (Bandit’s Lair), breeze past an authentic reachable-only-by-boat fishing village and hang out in a stunning cave with azure waters on a day trip sailing around Milos with Chrysovalandou tours. Check out my post called Sailing in Milos. I highly recommend the sailing experience, it was so memorable.
Have you ever been to Firiplaka beach in Milos?