Sarakiniko Beach, Milos, Greece

Tourism Sarakiniko Beach, Milos, Greece
Tourism Sarakiniko Beach, Milos, Greece

The volcanic island of Mílos might be best known for the ancient statue of Venus de Milo that was found here in 1820 (now housed in the Louvre in Paris), but it also has a dramatic landscape and over 70 glorious beaches.

The spectacular island forms a horseshoe around a clear central gulf in the Aegean Sea.

The bay at Sarakíniko, on the north coast, is formed of great white pumice rocks, which have been smoothed by wind and rain over millions of years. There is a small sandy beach here, and it’s a popular spot for swimming and snorkeling.

Sarakiniko is a beach on Milos Island, Greece, situated on the north shore of the island. Waves driven by north winds shape the greyish-white volcanic rock into amazing shapes, and the area is often compared to a moonscape.

The local people often refer to the scenic landscape of Sarakiniko as Lunar. The bone-white beach derives its unusual characteristics from the erosion of the volcanic rock by wind and wave. Sarakiniko is one of the most photographed landscapes in the Aegean. Wikipedia

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