Ultimate Guide to Planning a Wedding in Milos

Milos Wedding Photographer

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We would like to say a word or two about us. We're Tu & Tara a destination wedding photographer & videographer based in Greece, Germany & other parts of Europe (mostly Italy, Spain, France) - also available worldwide.

We're a young couple who is having an affair with life, nature and sunlight. We love art, classic cinema, good food, traveling & seeking adventure off the grid. One day at a time. Both living and working with an adventurous mindset, we find ourselves drawn to couples who share our free-spirited lifestyle.

Our passion is to create beautiful wedding photos & films that stand out. Not just something style over substance but something visually beautiful and artistic at the same time with deeper meaning and true emotion, capturing the essence of you & the story of your life. Wedding Photography is about you. Your story is important. Your love is worth talking about. It deserves to be treated individually so we can tailor our time, our hearts and souls to suit your every need.

When it comes to beautiful islands, Greece has a lot of them. A lot. You could spend a year just hopping from one to the next. But if you don’t have that kind of time, you’ve got to pick and choose. Milos would be one of them.It would be an honour for us to be a part of your big day and celebrate life’s big moments with you in Milos.

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1. How to Get to Milos

When you travel to Milos you have two options: take the ferry or fly.

- Ferry: There is a high speed catamaran that takes about four hours from Piraeus to Milos. It is important to note that the timetables for the ferries change frequently. Therefore, contact a Greek tourist office or book your tickets online to make sure you have the latest times.

- Fly: The flight from Athens to Milos takes about 45 minutes. If you are pressed for time, flying can be a great way to optimize your exploration time. The island's airport is approximately 4 km from the port city of Adamas. Depending on the airline, time of year and current special offers, flights from Athens to the islands can be found for only € 45 return.

2. Best Time to Have a Wedding in Milos

Milos is blessed with a Mediterranean climate that mainly consists of mild temperatures, calm sea and warm water. In the winter months you can expect some rainy, cool days and in summer it is warm and dry. July and August are usually a popular season for lovers of all ages. So book your accommodation, rental car, and ferry or plane tickets in advance. If you'd rather experience Milos when it's less busy, be aware that the island has far fewer visitors from April through June and September through early October. In April and May, the island is at its most beautiful thanks to the winter rains that have colored every green and made beautiful wildflowers bloom.

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3. What to See & Do in Milos

Milos has more than 72 different beaches. That's correct! Seventy-two different beaches. I could talk for days about how much I love this island, but before I tell you everything you need to know about Milos Island, I'll be right there with you and let you know that Milos is undoubtedly my favorite Greek island. From breathtaking sunsets to beautiful beaches in the colors of the Mediterranean and whitewashed Cycladic villages, Milos really has everything to offer. It is the fifth largest island in the Cyclades archipelago and lies west of Santorini between Heraklion, Crete and the Greek mainland. Around 5,000 people live on the island and live from fishing, agriculture, farming, mining and tourism.

Oneiro Boat Tour

The full day tour usually takes 8 to 9 hours. Although that may seem a little long, trust me when I tell you that it is an adventure that you never want to end. After leaving the port of Adamas in Milos, start the morning with a look at the volcanic formations of Cape Vani. Afterwards you can explore the open roof cave of Skyvia and continue to an old pirate bay called Kleftiko. The tour price is around 75 euros and includes three delicious meals - a light breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks and drinks are also offered on the tour.

Kleftiko Kleftiko

From the port in Adamas you can set sail for the southwestern corner of Milos, where one of Greece’s most photographed natural wonders awaits. Kleftiko is an arena of white cliffs and outcrops that you can only reach on the water. At the base of the cliffs and rocks are caves, and natural arches, and one has a cave that you’ll pass right through and look up at the captivating layered rock that forms the ceiling. Like all of Milos these rocks have volcanic origins, and because of their pillar-like appearance they’re compared to the cliff-top monasteries at Metreora. The name “Kleftiko” is rooted in the word “to steal”, and is from the time when pirates would hide out in these caves.

 Sarakiniko

If you’ve looked at any tourism material for Milos you’ll have seen images of this alien environment on the north coast of the island. But you have to go to Sarakiniko in person to gauge the full otherworldly beauty of the place. The sea and wind have moulded Sarakiniko’s bone-white volcanic rocks into sinuous humps and columns. With no sign of vegetation, Sarakiniko is like a moonscape, and you’ll want to explore for as long as possible, taking photos of the white rocks and crystalline, blue-green sea. There’s a long, shallow inlet with a beach at one end and tiered white rocks along the edge where people sunbathe and dive into the water.

Firiplaka Beach

One of a chain of inviting beaches on the remote south coast, Firiplaka is hemmed by eye-catching cliffs that are streaked with red, brown and yellow. The sand at their foot is pale and fine washed by surf that is mostly calm unless there’s a southerly wind blowing. On all other days, kids will be perfectly safe playing in the water which is no more than thigh-deep for some distance. On the east side is a beach bar with blocks of sun shades and loungers to rent. In the middle the cliffs bulge out, dividing the beach in two. At this point there’s a humungous rock with a crack in the middle that opens to a cave on the water.

Tsigrado beach

This beautiful, small bay with crystal clear water is located near Firiplaka. Going down to this beach is not for the faint of heart. The harrowing descent should be carefully managed.

Provatas Beach

Golden sand and shallow water make Provatas the perfect beach for families. If you're with young children, walking and swimming on the beach is one of the best things to do in Milos, Greece. The beach is lined with shopping centers, hotels and restaurants and is easily accessible via a paved road.

Explore the Paliorema Beach

This beach is more for exploring than swimming, as the beach around the harbor is quite deep. Here is the abandoned mine of Thiorichia. It can only be reached via a 7-8 km unpaved road, followed by a 500 meter walk. Still, the landscape is an adventure not to be missed.

Visit the old village of Klima

It was the first port in Milos. Now you can see two acropolises in the climate - the hill of Prophitis Ilias and Pyrgaki. You can also find remains of an ancient temple from the Hellenistic period. Near the area is the place where Milo's original Aphrodite was found.

Swim in the water of Agios Sostis Beach

In the southern part of Milos is Agios Sostis beach, a small beach where you can relax and unwind. From here you can also take a boat trip to Kleftiko. The name comes from the Greek word for "steal". The meaning of Kelftiko is that it used to be a place where the pirates were hiding and planning their attacks along the Milos coast.

Go to Tsigrado Beach

Getting to this beach is quite a challenge as you have to walk through rocks and cracks and even use a ladder to reach the shore. As soon as you arrive, you'll be rewarded with an incredible, lesser known beach for swimming and snorkeling.

Adventure in the ancient city of Fylakopi

Take a trip back in time to the city of Fylakopi (on the north coast) and learn why it was so important in the Bronze Age. The old village of Fylakopi was once the commercial center of Milos before it was moved to the climate.

Visit the Tripiti Village catacombs

This ancient burial site testifies to the earliest forms of Christianity on the island of Milos. Inscriptions on the walls containing Christ's monogram can be seen in the catacombs. It is said that the Milos catacombs may be older than those in Rome.

Enjoy the Papafragas Beach

You will really enjoy the color changing beach of Papafragas - its water seems to change color depending on the weather and time of day. What makes this beach so unique is that it resembles a swimming pool hidden between two stone wall rocks. Walk through the cave opening and you will be taken to other nearby beaches.

Sail to Sykia Cave

Accessible either through boat tours or an hour of hiking, this roofless cave is a must see. The roof of the cave collapsed in the past, leaving a hollow opening that resembles a small beach. If you take the Oneiro Boat tour mentioned above, you’ll be able to spend some time in this beautiful cave.

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4. Wedding Venues in Milos

- Outdoor somewhere in the mountains overlooking the ocean or on the beaches!

- In one of many churches in Kalymnos

- In many private villas

- Milos Cove

- Melian Boutique Hotel & Spa Milos

- En Milo

- Villa Notos

- Villa Gallis

- Lithos Luxury Rooms

- Santa Maria Luxury Suites

- Santa Maria Village Resort & Spa

- Bonatsa Beach House

- Hotel Milos Resort

- Salt Suits

Milos Breeze Boutique Hotel

- Artemis Deluxe Rooms

- White Coast Pool Suites - Adults Only

5. Tips for Planning your Wedding in Milos

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