The volcanic island of Milos could be this year’s best-kept secret for those on a sailing holiday in Greece who are keen on taking a short break within the country.
Located around 100 miles south-west of Athens, the horseshoe-shaped island is a quiet destination which is known locally for its array of colourful sand belts.
The shades range from serene cream to a more imposing black, with pebbles of almost every colour to be found by beachcombers.
A series of unusual rock formations playing against a backdrop of pale blue-green water also adds to the charm of the Aegean Sea location.
Once on the island, there is plenty for visitors to do – explore the castle ruins to be found at the top of the white-washed Cycladic village of Plaka or drive to the northern towns of Pollonia or St Constantine, where colourful fishermen’s boat garages dot the coastline.
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