10 Things to Do in Sarakiniko Beach in Milos, Greece

One of the best, and our favorite spot, tourist places we visited during our trip to Milos Island was Sarakiniko Beach. That’s why I want to write a separate travel blog post about this location.

Sarakiniko beach is known for its strange white rock formations, crystal clear waters, and amazing sunsets. These qualities make it one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. If you find yourself on the island of Milos, be sure to visit Sarakiniko Beach.

Note: Please do not confuse Sarakiniko Beach in Milos Island with Sarakiniko Beach in Parga – both of these are in Greece. We made this mistake when we booked a hotel on Booking.com and then we later realized that we interchanged the locations. Anyway, we were glad the hotel refunded us the money and we were able to book a hotel on Milos Island accordingly.

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walking towards Sarakiniko Beach in Milos
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view from the rocks

What is Sarakiniko Beach?

Sarakiniko Beach is a beach located on the north coast of Milos Island. It’s one of the most popular beaches on the island and gets crowded during peak season. The best time to visit Sarakiniko Beach is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the heat and the crowds.

It features strange white rock formations and crystal clear waters.

After checking out places to visit in Milos on YouTube, many vloggers have recommended this spot as a must-see when on the island.

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people and crowd at Sarakiniko

Some of the most popular activities at Sarakiniko Beach include swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the rocks.

We went there around 3:30 pm and the sun was still high up.

The white rocks at Sarakiniko Beach are actually volcanic in origin. They were created by a volcano that erupted many years ago and then cooled and hardened into the strange formations that you see today. The water at Sarakiniko Beach is also very clear because there is very little algae or other marine life present. This makes it perfect

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heading towards the cliff jump area
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waters of Sarakiniko

How to get to Sarakiniko Beach?

The best way to get to Sarakiniko Beach is by car or ATV, or motorbike. There is a large parking lot located right at the entrance. The drive from Adamas (the main town on Milos Island) takes about 20 minutes.

You can also take a taxi, but it will be more expensive.

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renting a car in Milos – EURO 35 per day

In our case, we were able to rent a car for a day (EURO 35 – smallest automatic car we’ve driven) and we followed Google Map location of the area which took us to the nearest parking area.

There are also a few tour companies that offer day trips to Sarakiniko Beach from Adamas. These tours typically include stops at other popular tourist destinations.

Again, if you don’t have an international driving license, the best way is to hire a taxicab to take you to this place.

Once you’re at the beach, there are plenty of things to do. You can go swimming, hiking, sunbathing, exploring, and more. And don’t forget to take some photos! The views are truly incredible.

Also Read: 9-Day Trip to Greece: Athens, Santorini, and Milos

Is there food or a cafe in Sarakiniko?

There is one food truck located at the entrance to Sarakiniko Beach. This is the only place to buy food or drinks, so be sure to bring your own if you plan on spending a significant amount of time here.

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Cats in Milos

During our visit, we bought some snacks and alcoholic bottle drinks from the foodtruck at the entrance. We headed to one of the spots and had a quick picnic.

One of the things you might notice are a few cats who are accustomed to tourists. They are harmless and would usually come to you for some food. So if you have some snacks with you, don’t be surprised if one or two approach you.

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cat who approached us

Cliff Jumping from the Rocks

One of the fun and more adventurous activities to do is cliff jump. The water is deep and you can see many guys and girls taking their turns jumping off the cliffs.

Of course, this is not for everyone and you should only do it if you’re comfortable with heights. But if you’re feeling brave, it’s definitely something to try!

In my case, we jumped off the cliff and it was really fun! The view from up there is also breathtaking. For those who don’t want to jump, you can just people-watch and enjoy the sights and sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks.

Sarakiniko Beach is a must-visit spot when in Milos Island. With its strange rock formations, clear waters, and incredible views, it’s no wonder why it’s one of the most popular beaches on the island. So be sure to add it to your list of places to see and things to do when you’re in Milos!

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jump off a cliff if you’re feeling adventurous!
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the calm beach area

When is the best time to visit Sarakiniko Beach?

The best time to visit Sarakiniko Beach is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. This will help you avoid the heat and the crowds.

I crave for moments and locations like this. After visiting this spot, I am thankful that with my job as a flight attendant, I get to travel and see different parts of the world. I am able to go to amazing places, meet different people, and create new experiences. And I hope to continue doing this for as long as I can.

Sarakiniko Beach is one of those places that you’ll never forget. It’s a place where you can truly relax, enjoy the incredible views, and just take in the beauty of nature. So if you ever find yourself in Milos Island, be sure to add Sarakiniko Beach to your list of places to see and things to do!

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strange rock formations in Sarakiniko
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rock formations in Sarakiniko beach

10 Best Things to Do in Sarakiniko Beach

Sarakiniko Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and it offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. Here are some of the things you can do at Sarakiniko Beach:

  1. Swimming The waters at Sarakiniko Beach are crystal clear and perfect for swimming. Be sure to take a dip during your visit!
  2. Cliff jumping: If you’re feeling adventurous, there are some great cliff jumping spots at Sarakiniko Beach. Just be careful!
  3. Sunset watching: The sunsets at Sarakiniko Beach are truly incredible. Be sure to stay until sunset to witness this natural wonder.
  4. Hiking: There are also some great hiking trails nearby, if you’re looking to explore the area further.
  5. Sunbathing: The white sand and rocks make for the perfect place to sunbathe. Soak up some rays and relax during your time at the beach.
  6. Exploring: There is so much to explore at Sarakiniko Beach. From the strange rock formations to the crystal clear waters, there is always something new to discover.
  7. Photoshoot: Sarakiniko Beach is an incredibly photogenic place. Be sure to bring your camera and snap some photos during your visit. There are some international brands on perfume and fashion that have used this location as a backdrop.
  8. Picnicking: The beach is also the perfect place for a picnic. So, pack a lunch and enjoy a meal with a view. There’s also a foodtruck at the entrance before your hike down. So if you’re like us, you can buy a couple of drinks and some snacks, and lay down your mat to enjoy the scenery. There are dedicated trash cans in the area so please be a responsbile traveller.
  9. Relaxing: Finally, Sarakiniko Beach is the perfect place to relax and take in the incredible scenery. Just find a spot on the sand or rocks and enjoy the view.
  10. Sightseeing: The views at Sarakiniko Beach are truly incredible. Be sure to take some time to soak them all in during your visit.

If you find yourself on the island of Milos, be sure to visit Sarakiniko Beach. You won’t be disappointed!

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there’s another set of rocks you can swim and climb onto from the water
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wonderful beach

Video: Sarakaniko Beach Drone Shot and Cliff Jumping Experience

Check out this drone video shot of the wonder of Sarakiniko beach to give you a glimpse of what to expect! And if you’re feeling brave, there’s even a cliff jumping experience here.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to get to Sarakiniko Beach?

You can reach Sarakiniko Beach by taking a bus from the port of Adamas. Or you can hire a taxicab. But the best option is to bring a vehicle – you can rent a scooter, ATV, or car.

2. What are the best things to do at Sarakiniko Beach?

There are plenty of things to do at Sarakiniko Beach, including swimming, cliff jumping, sunset watching, hiking, sunbathing, exploring, and more.

3. What is the food situation like at Sarakiniko Beach?

There is one food truck located at the entrance to Sarakiniko Beach. This is the only place to buy food or drinks, so be sure to bring your own if you plan on spending a significant amount of time here.

4. When is the best time to visit Sarakiniko Beach?

The best time to visit Sarakiniko Beach is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. This will help you avoid the heat and the crowds.

5. What should I bring with me to Sarakiniko Beach?

Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, water, and food with you to Sarakiniko Beach. And don’t forget your camera – this place is incredibly photogenic!

6. Are there hostels/hotels nearby Sarakiniko Beach?

There may be a limited number of hotels. Because most of the hotels are located in other areas of Milos. So it’s really important to have your own transport system.

7. Is there a shop in Sarakiniko Beach?

No. There’s no other shop except for the foodtruck so please bring essentials. We had some tourist companions who forgot to bring swimwear so they weren’t able to swim on this beach.

8. How long should I spend at Sarakiniko Beach?

That really depends on what you want to do. If you just want to take in the sights, then an hour or two is probably sufficient. But if you want to go swimming, cliff jumping, or hiking, then you may want to spend a half day or more here.

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going back to our car

Summary

Sarakiniko Beach is a breathtaking stop on the island of Milos. With its clear turquoise waters and dramatic white cliffs, it’s easy to see why this beach is a popular spot for photographers and sightseers.

There are plenty of things to do here, including swimming, cliff jumping, sunbathing, and exploring.

The food situation is limited, so be sure to bring your own food and drinks if you plan on spending a significant amount of time at the beach.

This place is our most favorite part of the island. We only stayed here for a few hours but would have wanted more time. The next time we visit Milos, we’re sure to spend more time at Sarakiniko Beach.

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