Some of the most spectacular places to see and best beaches to swim in Milos such as the famous cove of Kleftiko are only accessible by boat.
It is highly recommended that all visitors to Milos take a sailing trip at least once during their stay. There are several boats/kinds of trips available: The round of Milos by large boats carrying 100+ passengers, to smaller sailboats such as Andromeda that take small groups (8-30 people) to only the best parts of the island.
Make sure you reserve your spot early on (if possible, as soon as you arrive) as most trips are booked several days in advance in July-August.
You should not miss a daily sailboat cruise while visiting the island, or you can't claim to have seen Milos.
Equipment: Your bathing suits (2 changes is best)
Water shorts and 1-2 T-shirts
Light sandals (you'd be barefoot most of the time)
Water (water and refreshments are provided or are available at a reasonable price, but it doesn't hurt to bring your own)
Mask, Snorkel and [optionally] Fins
Video and/or still camera (underwater camera highly recommended)
Light jacket and/or sweatshirt for the trip back into the sunset.
Because of its horseshoe shape, the island of Milos is ideally suited for windsurfing, as beginners and experienced windsurfers alike enjoy the relative safety of the protected bay of Milos.
Some prefer to practice the sport privately, off of Pollonia or Achivadolimni beach during the few days when the weather conditions are suitable for windsurfing.
Equipment: The not-for-profit Nautical Club of Milos (Nautikos Omilos) is based on the far east end of Papikinou beach, a couple of kilometers outside Adamas, along the coastal road. For a €50 annual fee, members are entitled to unlimited use of the facility and equipment, including windsurf boards and sails, subject to availability.
One totally fascinating experience is to explore the beaches and the caves of the island by sea kayaks. I found out that a lovelly couple, Petrina and Rob, offer this kind of activity with their brand new sea kayaks. Rod holds a 4 star kayak proficiency certificate with the British canoe Union (BCU) so for sure you will be in good hands!
Known as the island of colors, Milos' unique and spectacular coastline is due to its volcanic origin. With its clear, blue Mediterranean waters, Milos is the perfect location for a rich paddling experience as you explore sea caves, tunnels and arches, rest on deserted beaches and visit uninhabited islets.
Day-trips are the perfect way to combine a paddling holiday with a Greek island experience. Discover the highlights of the Milos coast by six consecutive day-trips, returning to the village each evening to enjoy the delights of Greek culture and hospitality.
Those with some paddling experience, seeking the adventure of a fully contained expedition, may opt for a 7-day expedition, circumnavigating Milos, and Kimolos islands. This expedition is self catering, meaning the participants supply their own camping equipment and food and do their own cooking.
Equipment: Some paddling experience required, though not necessary on the sea.
Kayaking expeditions are self-catering, so you'll need: Camping equipment, food and food preparation.
All kayaking equipment is furnished: Lendal paddles and plastic, single expedition kayaks, some fitted with rudders.
All expeditions are lead by Rod Feldtmann. As your BCU 4*(sea), Greek/English speaking guide, Rod will also supply you with expedition plan and logistics, and laminated charts.
The island's large natural harbour and the profusion of beaches are ideal for all kinds of water sports. The seas around the island are considered to be a paradise - especially for harpoon fishing as there is such a plenty of fish.
There is a Scuba Diving School in Pollonia.