Sarakiniko Beach

Beach name: Sarakiniko Beach
Location: Milos Island
Our rating: 5/5 about
Our rating is based on our actual visit to the beach.
Visitors rating:

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RATING SCALE

5 = Superb! Best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again
4 = Very good. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = Good. We would choose it for swimming among other beaches if we were in the area
2 = Average. We could go for swimming again if we happened to be in the area
1 = Just OK. The beach was fine for swimming and sunbathing one time
0 = Disappointing. We will not return to this beach

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit

Sarakiniko beach photograph
Sarakiniko Beach
Milos island
  • Beach berm:
    Sand, Rock

    While there is a tiny beach (visible on the photo here) nested in there somewhere, most bathers prefer to lay their towels on the smooth limestone rock that makes up the landscape.
  • Seafloor:
    Sand, Rock
  • Water rating: 3/5 about

    The water inside the cove where the sandy beach is collects debris and becomes murky in the afternoon hours. It is much clearer in the morning. Further out the water is pleasant.
  • Access:
    Poor = Accessible by car, poor road, plus a long walk or climb.

    The walk to the beach is not dificult, but you do have to park high up near the road and then walk down a foot path to reach the sea.
  • Amenities:
    NONE, bring your own drinking water and food
  • RV / Camper Accessibility:
    Site is unsuitable for RV parking
  • Snorkeling:
    Good snorkeling site
    Don't go without your snorkeling gear!
  • Notes:
    Most bathers gather and lay on the smooth rocks, and some dive in from high cliffs. It is a beautiful landscape with wind-sculpted rock kissed by the blue Aegean sea that carved several deep caverns on the beach. Some man-made caves (like catacombs), a decaying ship wreck, and several tiny rocky islands complete the dramatic scenery.

    While you can find softer sand, bars, restaurants, and organized beaches elswhere in the Greek islands, Sarakiniko stands alone in it's unique composition of sensous stone and raw beauty worthy of another famous landmark found in the island: Venus de Milo (Aphrodite of Melos).

    Visitors' Reports

    Beach Report by Chris
    Beach Location Milos
    Beach Name Sarakiniko
    Year Last Visited 2000-2005
    Rating 5=Superb (best we visited. Worth going far out of our way to swim there again)
    Beach Rock
    Sea Floor Rocks
    Water 5/5
    Clothing Topless is common
    Access Good = Paved road all the way to the beach. Parking near the beach
    No Amenities Bring your own food and water
    Snorkeling Good snorkeling site
    Comments Great beach I have been to over 28 Greek Island and I found this to be one of the best. If you like diving and want to enjoy something different go enjoy the smooth stone beach.

RATING SCALE

5 = the sea water was some the best for swimming. We would go way out of our way to swim there again
4 = sea water was excellent and inviting for swimming. We would go out of our way to swim there again
3 = very nice and clean sea. We would go swimming there again if we were in the area
2 = nice sea, we had a nice swim but we did not notice anything special about the water
1 = the sea water was not very inviting at the time we visited. We did more sunbathing than swimming
0 = the water did not seem suitable for swimming

Note that these are our simple (and unscientific) observations based on our subjective experience during our visit. We enjoy the water when it is crystal clear, and cool instead of warm. We don' like visible floating particles of any kind or algae settled on the beach.

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