Travel: Sarakiniko • Milos • Greece

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Travel • Milos • Greece
(Essential Tips for enjoying your visit on the beach)
Sarakiniko • Milos:


✍️ Have you ever visited the glorious moonscape scenery of Sarakiniko beach in Milos island (Greece)?

Well...

You're Gonna Love it!



Σαρακήνικο Μήλος | Sarakiniko MilosSarakiniko • Milos
Σαρακήνικο Μήλος | Sarakiniko Milos
Σαρακήνικο Μήλος | Sarakiniko MilosSarakiniko • Milos

All the photos used in this travel page are from my trip to Milos island (in Greece) and my various visits in Sarakiniko area and its beach.
Mistakes made - Lessons learnt:
Tips are real useful, based on my own experience

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◉ How Sarakiniko was formed?

According to many scientists, Sarakiniko was formed by lava poured and frozen in the area, after a volcanic eruption.

Its unique landscape of white volcanic rock formations along with the deep blue sea - stands out extraordinary!

As you'll see in the geoexpro.com these rocks are formed from thick beds (up to 100m) of white diatomite and pumice tuffs, alternating with thinner layers of greyer pumice tuffs and pale yellow, shallow marine Pliocene limestone.

Differential wind and water erosion has sculpted these soft layers into pillars, mushrooms and other shapes, in which almost horizontal layering and bedding is clearly seen, together with minor faulting and slumping evidence of earth movements.



Σαρακήνικο Μήλος  Sarakiniko MilosSarakiniko • Milos
Μήλος Σαρακήνικο Sarakiniko MilosSarakiniko • Milos
Σαρακήνικο Μήλος  Sarakiniko MilosSarakiniko • Milos


◉ How is the beach in Sarakiniko?


In between the white volcanic rocks lies a small sandy beach and many underwater caves for scuba diving.
The beach itself is very quiet and its extremely rare to see some waves no matter how strong the wind blows.

It is kind of protected from the strong winds, it isn't organized with sun beds or umbrellas to rent (as it's forbidden) but you can bring your own umbrella with you.

Few trees for a natural shade are available but only the visitor who arrives first, earns his sit on the shadow.

Visit Sarakiniko for its beach early in the morning or late in the evening because in the high Summer season - any other hour of the day - it is really crowed and there isn't so much space to lay your towel down on the sand and enjoy your summer tan.



Sarakiniko beach MilosSarakiniko beach • Milos
Sarakiniko beach MilosSarakiniko beach • Milos
Sarakiniko beach MilosSarakiniko beach • Milos


◉ Where from comes the name Sarakiniko?


The name “Sarakiniko” comes from the Sarakiniko Pirates who used its beach as a shelter.
Interesting hah?



Σαρακήνικο Μήλος Sarakiniko MilosSarakiniko Milos
Μήλος Σαρακήνικο Sarakiniko MilosSarakiniko Milos


◉ Other essential tips I should be aware before visiting Sarakiniko?


▪ Sarakiniko is located in the north side of Milos and in the summertime it is recommended you visit the area when the wind is not north and strong.
Otherwise your experience won't be that pleasant.
You will eat white sand and dust and it will spread in all of your clothes and accessories.

Visit Sarakiniko when the moon it's full but take a flashlight with you.

Food, water or soft drinks to buy for the beach are available only on a small kiosk at the entrance of the area and there are usually more expensive that the local market.

▪ You can reach Sarakiniko area by your car or by local bus (check here timetables and routes) until a point before the entrance to the area. Then you'll have to walk a lot to get yourself a nice place to sit or take some pictures for your phot album or your Instagram account.

Don't wear slippery shoes.
The area isn't suitable for people with disabilities in the move.


▪ You won't find any luxurious comforts and you definitely going to need a hat and a good sunscreen.


Also remember to AVOID VISITING on the days with a strong wind and don't stand at the edge of the cliffs.



Μήλος Σαρακήνικο Sarakiniko MilosSarakiniko Milos
Μήλος Σαρακήνικο Sarakiniko MilosSarakiniko Milos



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Sarakiniko Milos | Greece
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how is Sarakiniko with a north wind (we call it “Meltemi” in Greece).
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