Most boutique hotels on Milos are clustered around the pretty seaside town of Pollonia. Serene by day and lively by night, Pollonia is both a miniature resort and a traditional fishing port.
Right on the waterfront, on the Pelekouda peninsula, White Pebble Suites overlooks a series of blue lagoons. You can dive straight into the iridescent sea from a wooden jetty jutting between sun-bleached rocks. Swim or stroll to the blue-domed chapel of Saint Nicolas, welcoming sailors returning to Milos as they round the headland.
A few steps from White Pebble Suites is a lovely sandy beach shaded by tamarisk trees. Just beyond is a row of sun-dappled cafes and twinkling tavernas, where you can taste some of the best seafood on Milos. (Ask us where to go and what to order). Most of the catch comes straight from the fishing boats bobbing in front of the quayside tables.
Pollonia has plenty to lure foodies on Milos. Sample crisp local grape varieties at Kostantakis Winery, and pick up edible souvenirs (and a slice of warm galaktoboureko, syrupy custard pie) from the charming Kivotos ton Gefseon deli-café.
Not far from must-see Sarakiniko beach, the colourful boathouses of Mandrakia, and the ancient ruins of Phylakopi, Pollonia is a perfect launchpad for island-hopping in the Cyclades.
Yachts waiting to whisk you away on a private boat trip are moored in the marina. Boats to the island of Kimolos, the low-key little sibling of Milos, also leave from Pollonia. It’s a gentle 25-minute ferry ride across the straits. On the horizon, look for the silhouette of Poliegos, a desert island ringed by beaches of opalescent blue.
DISTANCES FROM POLLONIA
Milos Town (Plaka): 12 km
Milos Airport: 12 km
Milos Port (Adamas): 10 km
Ferry to Kimolos: 20 minute walk