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Milos: where and what to eat

Cyclades ● Milos ● 26 September 2017

Milos features world-renowned beaches surrounded by a volcanic landscape that can't leave you untouched. However, Milos is not only its beaches. It also has charming Cycladic villages as well as great local cuisine in an old-time spirit and atmosphere. In Milos, you will definitely have a top gastronomic experience and taste high-quality local dishes with fine ingredients. The best restaurants and taverns of Milos are located in Adamas Milos, the port of the island, in Plaka, Chora of Milos and in Pollonia, but there are also nice rural taverns in other wonderful villages.

In Adamas Milos, Alevromylos is situated in an old family-owned flour mill and offers a local menu with exciting dishes made in a wood-fired oven. O!Hamos creates also dishes of the local cuisine with forgotten recipes, such as fried zucchini with skotyro, a local delicious dish, or sweet pork with grape molasses and thyme.

Milos Chora

In Pollonia, you will find the best fish restaurants of the island. Enalion is a family-run tavern with fascinating Greek recipes, such as small fried pies filled with onion and cheese (pitarakia) or octopus stew with honey and Vinsanto wine. Gialos also contributes to the fine culinary reputation of Pollonia serving traditional dishes with creative dashes, such as chickpea stew and spaghetti with sea urchin. Kivotos ton Gevseon is the ultimate spot for breakfast in its wonderful garden.

In Plaka, Archontoula is located in a picturesque alley and serves wholesome dishes, such as local goat with artichoke. Fatses is a meze spot near the Archaeological Museum, where you can taste mezedes, such as sausage with balsamic cream. Palaios is housed in a marvellous old building and serves delicious sweets with mille-feuille being its specialty, while Glykofilema tis Anezinas has the best koufeto on the island, which is a traditional spoon sweet.

In Trypiti, Ergina has a magnificent view of Milos Bay and has creative specialties, such as onion pie with anevato, a local soft white cheese. Barriello has international cuisine, and its signature dish is rabbit from its own farm cooked in Cretan wine and infused with orange flavour.

In Klima, Astakas offers a fantastic sunset view and has fresh fish in a unique setting, while in another seaside village, Empourios, the family-run tavern with the same name serves homemade food from its own production.

Bakalikon Galanis in Triovasalos serves classic as well as sophisticated meze dishes, such as raw artichokes, snails and sea anemones.

Where to Stay

Hotel & Appartment in Milos, Greece Vivere a Plakes
9.5 10
Vivere a Plakes
Plakes, Plaka Milou, 84800 Milos, Greece

The Cycladic-style complex Vivere A Plakes is located it the picturesque village Plakes, in Milos, just on the outskirts of the traditional capital Plaka. Adamantas port is at 4 km, while Milos National Airport is at 8 km. The beautiful beaches of Fyropotamos and Plathiena are at 1.1 km and 1.5 km.