This beach is one of the top 5 most beautiful beaches in the world according to Lonely Planet

In Greece's magnificent Cyclades archipelago lies a rare gem of a beach: Sarakiniko beach, on the island of Milos. This incredible spot was recently ranked the 5th most beautiful beach in the world by the famous Lonely Planet travel guide in 2024, and one visit is enough to understand why...

Les eaux turquoise de la plage de Sarakiniko, Milos, Grèce

Les eaux turquoise de la plage de Sarakiniko, Milos, Grèce

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A geological wonder

Located on the north coast of Milos, Sarakiniko beach is a breathtaking geological wonder. What makes it so unique are the rock formations sculpted by the wind and sea, creating a lunar landscape of breathtaking beauty. The rolling white cliffs contrast magnificently with the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Aegean Sea, creating a picture-postcard backdrop.

Vue sur l'une des piscines naturelles de la plage de Sarakiniko, Milos, Grèce

Vue sur l'une des piscines naturelles de la plage de Sarakiniko, Milos, Grèce

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Coves and natural pools

Access to Sarakiniko is relatively easy, although the road can be a little bumpy. Once there, visitors are rewarded with breathtaking views and an enchanting atmosphere. The beach itself is mainly rocky, but the many coves and natural pools invite you to swim and explore.

La plage de Sarakiniko, sur l'île de Milos, Grèce

La plage de Sarakiniko, sur l'île de Milos, Grèce

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An unspoilt beach

Although more and more travellers are discovering the beauty of Sarakiniko, the island of Milos still retains its quiet, unspoilt charm. Sarakiniko beach is the ideal place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature in all its splendour. For photographers, it's a veritable paradise, offering countless opportunities to capture spectacular images.

Vue aérienne de la plage de Sarakiniko, sur l'île de Milos, Grèce

Vue aérienne de la plage de Sarakiniko, sur l'île de Milos, Grèce

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⭐ Where to sleep on the island of Milos?

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