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From Milos: Milos and Poliegos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

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From Milos: Milos and Poliegos Catamaran Cruise with Lunch

From US$ 181.12 per person

Sail around Milos in a small group on a stylish catamaran and visit the most beautiful sites including Kleftiko, the cave of Sykia, and the island of Poliegos. Encounter stunning abandoned islands and bays, with the opportunity to snorkel.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Small group
Limited to 11 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Circumnavigate the island of Milos, passing by its most important sites
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of the island of Poliegos, the largest uninhabited island in Greece
  • Explore Kleftiko and its caves, with snorkelling gear provided
  • Learn information about the sites visited by your experienced multiligual guides
  • Enjoy delicious meals, snacks and drinks and receive a set of souvenir photos at the end of the day
Full description
After departing at 9:30AM, the first part of your trip will consist of sightseeing through the bay of Adamas. Sailing close to the east coast of the bay, you will pass the first Christian catacombs and the colorful villages of Skinopi, Klima, the capital of ancient Milos and where the statue of Venus de Milo was discovered, Areti and Fourkovouni. You will then reach the "Arkoudes", the impressive 20-foot bear-shaped rocks at the entrance of the bay to the east, before you continue sailing east along the north side of the island. Your next stop is Glaronisia; Greek for seagull islands. This uninhabited island is an extremely rare geological phenomenon, consisting completely of hexagonal shaped lava rocks. Weather permitting, this will also be your first swim stop. Next, you will sail towards the island of Polyaigos, the largest uninhabited Greek island which is home to some of the most impressive waters in the Mediterranean. Your main stop in this amazing island is the area of Galazia nera, or blue waters. The transparency and fluorescent color of the sea are beyond words, making this one of the best beaches in the whole of Greece. Leaving Poliegos, you will head west towards south Milos, passing by the bay of Theiorychia where the abandoned 1930s sulfur mines still stand, creating a magnificent landscape. After taking pictures of the sulfur mines, make a stop in Gerakas and get the chance to swim and snorkel in one of the most famous beaches in Milos, only accessible by sea. Next, you will reach your main stop of Kleftiko, the most famous place in Milos. The name actually means a place of thieves, and derives from the fact that it was used for centuries by pirates as a hideout and lair. Apart from its pirate history, this unique combination of white and grey rocks creates one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Snorkeling here is an amazing experience, complete with underwater passages, caves and unsurpassed water clarity. You will be provided with masks, flippers, underwater cameras, and a few tips about what you can do. Refreshments and ice-cold beers will be waiting for you when you get back to the boat, followed by a delicious meal. You will then make your way towards the west side of Milos to Sykia. Here you will get the chance to swim in one of the most impressive places in Milos, an old-volcanic crater with crystal clear green waters. Entering the bay of Adamas, you will pass the rock of Vani, an impressive 30-meter-tall rock behind which the old 19th-century iron mine operated. Your cruise will wind down with the sun in the background, casting beautiful sunset colors. At the conclusion of your your, you will return to Adamas port at around 7:30PM.
Includes
  • Snacks after each stop and lunch with salad at the main stop
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks such as wine and beer
  • Dessert of fruit or ice-cream
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • A set of photos to be sent after the trip by email
  • Dinner
  • Towels
  • Transfer to and from the port
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • Please bring a towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat (a light windproof jacket is advisable early or later in the season or in case of windy weather)
  • The itinerary is subject to amendment depending on weather conditions and at the discretion of the captain
  • Please note, when the north winds blow very strong, a shorter version of the trip will be made. A 15% discount will be provided in compensation for this
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We were unlucky with the weather and so we weren't able to go around Milos but only the south coast which is obviously a bit disappointing. We were only informed of this change the day before, which does not allow us to cancel or adapt our plans if we wanted to. We still received a 15% discount which is already good but really not enough when compared to the price of other cruises offering only part of the coast of the island. It would take at least double that not to feel aggrieved. We are therefore quite disappointed with Polco Sailing. Despite all this, we had a great time and we thank the captains of the Naya very much! They explained a lot of things to us, especially about visiting the cellars in Kleftico and in addition to being good sailors, they are excellent cooks: we had a great time! The coast, the sea and the coves are really beautiful.

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September 26, 2021

This was truly such a highlight of our trip to Milos. 10/10 - recommend immensely. Each of the 10 passengers were asked to do a self-test for covid the day before and go in-person to attest to a negative result. It was clear that they took everyone’s safety very seriously. The actual trip was amazing too. We went to a bunch of beautiful spots, and had access to goggles, snorkels, and paddle boards. We were served a truly delicious home-cooked lunch with a variety of options (octopus pasta, fresh cheese, fresh fish, chicken salad, Greek salad, potato salad, tzatziki, etc — all restaurant quality, one of the best meals we have had on this trip!), snacks, a Greek yogurt parfait, Greek beer and other specialty drinks, and fresh fruit. The captain and the first mate/chef were both so kind and friendly. I couldn’t recommend this high enough. A fellow passenger shared that he had done a number of catamarans over his trips and this was certainly the best.

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September 14, 2021

We selected this tour, because we wanted to go around the whole island and it had all great, hard to reach stops. The cattermaran was very nice and the crew was professional and fun at the same time. The food, especially the lunch, was fresh and delicious. Our family of 5 all enjoyed the entire day. It was one of our top highlights of our 2-week trip to the Greek islands and certainly a must do in Milos!

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July 5, 2021

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