FIRIPLAKA BEACH IN MILOS, GREECE – COMPLETE GUIDE

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Firiplaka Beach is the second-most popular beach in Milos, after Sarakiniko. Fyriplaka Beach is renowned for its long stretch of glistening white sand, milky blue waters and rocky outcrops.

I have put together this Complete Guide to Firiplaka Beach including how to get there, the best time to visit and what to expect!

 

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WHERE IS FIRIPLAKA BEACH

Firiplaka Beach lies along the southern coastline on Milos island. From the main town of Adamantas to Fyriplaka Beach the drive takes around twenty minutes.

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HOW TO GET TO FYRIPLAKA BEACH

The best way to reach Milos Firiplaka and other attractions on the island is to rent a scooter, ATV or a car for the day and make your way over to Firiplaka Milos.

There are a number of places to organize a scooter, ATV and car rental in Milos which can all be found within walking distance as soon as you step off the ferry in the main harbor-side town of Adamantas.

Scooter rental Milos:

I personally rented my scooter from Nicki Motors and found them to be the most affordable and reliable. From €25 per day, Nicki Motors offers scooter rentals and ATV rentals, but not car rentals. Click Here to check availability and prices.

Car rental Milos:

If you would prefer to rent a car in Milos, it’s best to book online in advance to secure a set of wheels for when you arrive. There are many small cars and SUV’s available to rent that will get you around the island safely. Click Here to check availability and prices.

Note: An international driver’s license is mandatory for renting scooters and cars on Milos island, so make sure to have this ready to present along with your passport or ID.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT FYRIPLAKA MILOS

Straw umbrellas line the long stretch of beach at Fyriplaka, which you’ll find is the only means of shade at this location so they tend to get occupied very quickly. Best to bring your own beach umbrella if you plan to stay here for a while.

The most iconic feature at Firiplaka Beach is the enormous rocky outcrop about halfway along the bay. There is a natural archway carved into the rock that is possible to swim through. The water is only about shoulder height so it’s perfectly safe to go inside the cave for a closer look.

Apart from this, you can find smaller rock pools and lagoons at one end of Fyriplaka Beach which is ideal for snorkeling.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT FIRIPLAKA BEACH

The best time to visit Firiplaka Beach is early morning to beat the crowds or, if you stick around long enough, Fyriplaka is a great location to watch the sunset!

Not a bad way to finish off a full day of beach hopping in Milos!

 

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WHERE TO STAY IN MILOS

Milos island has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Milos to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: The Windmill

Centrally located in Adamas, The Windmill is one of the most unique accommodations in Milos. Set inside a refurbished stone windmill, this apartment features a balcony with ocean views, free wifi, air-conditioning, private bathroom, living room, equipped kitchen and a spacious bedroom. This apartment is popular among tourists so be sure to book online ahead of time. The perfect place to stay for couples wanting a romantic getaway.

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Mid Range: Livanios Studios

I personally stayed at Livanios Studios and rate this accommodation 10/10. Located 100m from the centre of Adamas, there are nine apartments and loft-style rooms to choose from. Most offer balconies and rooftop terraces with ocean views and beautiful garden surrounds. The rooms have free wifi, spacious rooms, air-conditioning, flat-screen tv, private bathroom and kitchenette. John, the owner, is the most caring Greek man that will go out of his way to make all of his guests feel welcome. Perfect place to stay for families, friends and couples.

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Budget: Milos Camping

The best budget accommodation on Milos island. Achivadolimni Camping offers tents and bungalows to rent on their property, located 150m away from Achivadolimni Beach. There is a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and mini-market on site for guests to use and free wifi is available. The best place to stay in Milos for solo travellers on a budget.

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HOW TO GET TO MILOS GREECE

The best way to reach Milos island is by taking a ferry to Milos from Athens or other nearby Greek islands. I used ‘Book A Way’ to purchase my ferry tickets online in advance.

I have outlined the most popular routes and journey times below:

Athens to Milos ferry: 

  • Departures – three times a day with Aegean Speed Lines & Sea Jets
  • Journey time – three to four hours

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Santorini to Milos ferry:

  • Departures – two times a day with Sea Jets
  • Journey time – two hours

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Note: Once you have purchased your ticket online for the ferry to Milos, you’ll receive an email confirmation and e-ticket. You must then arrive one hour before the ferry departure time and present the e-ticket to the staff at the Sea Jets or Aegean Speed Lines office at the Pireaus Port in Athens. They will then print you an official boarding pass for your trip.

 

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Another option for accommodation near Firiplaka Beach is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on Milos Island.

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WHAT TO PACK FOR MILOS

 

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Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables,  drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.

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Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.

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Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!

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Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.

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Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.

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Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.

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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

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Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included. 

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Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.

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GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!

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Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket. 

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Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!

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Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.

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External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 year worth of content.

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF FIRIPLAKA BEACH

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and if you have any questions at all about Firiplaka Beach, please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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Jonny Melon

Hey, I’m Jonny – surfer, skater, photographer, and coffee-lover from Australia!

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