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 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 organise 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 harbour-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 snorkelling.

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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 and luxury travellers. 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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AIRBNB MILOS

Another option for accommodation in Milos is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals on Milos island.

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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.

 

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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