White and blue coloured boat houses, crystal clear lagoon, golden sand beach, and a quintessential Cycladic church all make the quaint fishing village of Firopotamos Milos a must-see destination on the island.
Today, the majority of tourists spend an hour or two in Firopotamos to check the idyllic little hamlet off their Milos bucket list.
But, if you are looking for a more authentic Greek Islands Milos experience book yourself a night or two in the boathouse apartments along Firopotamos Beach, one of the best Milos beaches, and spend some time watching the waves and enjoying a quieter pace of life.
This complete guide for Milos Firopotamos Greece will take you through how to get there, the best time to go, where to stay and things to do in this beautiful seaside village.
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Where is Firopotamos Milos
Along the volcanic northern coast of Milos, Firopotamos enjoys a remote destination along the shoreline of a small bay. The closest town on Milos is the hilltop village of Plaka Milos in which you can reach in less than 10 minutes by car.
Click the Firopotamos Milos map below to access an interactive Google Maps version of the seaside village.
How to Get to Firopotamos Milos
There are plenty of great options on how to get to Firopotamos Milos.
The best way to visit the quaint seaside village of Firopotamos Milos is via car, ATV, or scooter but I’ve gone ahead and outlined the bus and taxi options too, just in case rentals aren’t on the cards for you.
You can reach Firopotamos Milos Greece from the ferry port in Adamas in 15 minutes.
Car Rental Milos Firopotamos
Milos is graced with smooth and well-divided main roads, making renting a car to get to Firopotamos and the rest of Milos the best option.
If you love the comfort of a full-sized vehicle, then a car rental is for you. Plus, you will enjoy plenty of complimentary parking wherever you go on the island.
The road to Firopotamos Milos is wide, but do be aware that you will come across a few sharp hairpin turns on your way down the hill towards the hamlet. Once you come into sight of Firopotamos, located out on a rocky spit, you will be travelling for a minute or so on a dirt road.
For peace of mind and safety, renting a car to get to Firopotamos Milos is your best option.
>>> Check out Car Rentals in Milos for pricing and availability.
Scooter + ATV Rental Milos
If there are only two of you, or you decide to visit Firopotamos Milos solo, then a scooter or ATV rental is a great way to see the island.
We rented from Apollonos Sunshine which I believe was the best ATV rental Milos could possibly offer. The customer service was great and the bikes and helmets were in mint condition
TIP | Negotiate when renting! And don’t pay any higher than €20 in cash for a scooter.
NOTE | Do be careful on the loose dirt roads leading into the village of Firopotamos. If you don’t have experience driving a scooter, I would recommend opting for an ATV
Taxi to Firopotamos Milos
Like most places in Greece, a taxi is one of the quickest ways to get around, and Milos is no exception. Taxi drivers are locals after all and usually know the fastest route.
If you have cellular service or WiFi, you can call a Milos taxi at +30 22870-22219 to get to Firopotamos Milos.
TIP | Make sure to ask the taxi driver to turn on his taxi meter before entering the vehicle. This will allow for the best and most fair price.
NOTE | If you don’t want to spend the money to get from Pollonia and Adamas via taxi, you can take the bus (outlined next) to get to Triovasalos and then take a taxi the remainder of the way
Bus to Firopotamos Milos Greece
While the well-established Milos bus system does not serve the seaside village of Firopotamos Milos, it does get you as close as Triovasalos. From there you can jump in a taxi and make the rest of the easy 7-minute journey.
To get yourself by bus to Triovasalos and then onward to Firopotamos Milos from anywhere on the island, and especially from the ferry port town of Adamas, you can check out the Milos Bus Schedule (subject to change) for the best route.
NOTE | The Adamas to Triovasalos route runs almost every hour in high season starting at 7:30 AM and stopping at 11:30 PM.
Best Time to Visit Firopotamos Milos
The village of Firopotamos is located on the northern coastline with large cliffs to its east. Due to these cliffs, harsh shadows can be present in the mornings.
Visit Firopotamos in the afternoon for the best light. If you are looking to visit Firpotamos Milos only for the beach, visit at mid-day when the sun is highest in the sky.
Amenities in Firopotamos Milos
There is no established Firopotamos restaurant to speak of. In the summer months, a canteen opens up near the beach for basic drinks and snacks.
When I visited in early October, there was absolutely nothing available, yet I still enjoyed a visit to Firopotamos for some light sightseeing. No public restroom was available during my time there, either.
TIP | I’d suggest visiting Firopotamos after lunch in the nearby fishing village of Mandrakia at Medusa restaurant. Some of the best Greek food on the island.
Where to Stay in Firopotamos Milos
Due to the novelty and size of Firopotamos, there are limited places to stay. Most boat house Airbnb Milos style accommodations are concentrated at Firopotamos Beach and are in the mid to luxury price points. For accommodation with a higher level of service, check out these top boutique hotels in Milos.
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Luxury Firopotamos Hotels Milos
Vilos Suites Fyropotamos Beach | Luxury
BEST FOR | Couple, Solo Traveler
This compact, yet luxurious apartment allows you to walk into the waves of Firopotamos Beach in 5 steps flat. Its modern rustic beach house design with white walls and light brown accents features a small kitchenette, spacious bathroom and outdoor dining area.
The open living style studio has a comfortable queen-sized bed with soft linens.
Stay at Vilos Suites Fyropotamos Beach
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Blue Mare Apartments on the Beach | Luxury
BEST FOR | Family, Friends
This three-bedroom two-floor luxury apartment is perfectly situated a few steps from the water at Firopotamos Beach. The home comes with a full kitchen, living and dining space and a small patio out front to watch the waves.
The three-bedroom Firopotamos Beach accommodation can welcome up to five people with two double beds and one single bed.
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Mid-Range Firopotamos Hotels in Milos
Studio Paradiso | Mid-Range
BEST FOR | Friends
Studio Paradiso is a small compact studio apartment located at the far end of Firopotamos Beach. Offering a quiet piece of sand and a small patio with a hammock, you can enjoy the waters and read a good book.
This Firopotamos Milos accommodation features two double-sized beds in the main studio area of the apartment.
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Things to Do in Firopotamos
No, there is not a lot to do in Firopotamos, but when visiting the hamlet, don’t forget to do these two things.
A Day at the Firopotamos Beach Milos
Making my list of the best Milos beaches is the small yet beautifully situated Firopotamos Beach. Nestled into the crevice of the steep northern cliffs of Milos, this small stretch of golden sand, lapping clear azure waters and idyllic views make for a great day at the beach.
Pull your car up to the complimentary parking at the back of the beach, lay out your blanket or rent a sun lounger and umbrella (in high season), and take it all in.
The inner harbour of Firopotamos has been described as a tropical lagoon by locals, and it’s not hard to see why. When Firopotamos is not experiencing northerly winds, the lagoon is like turquoise glass.
At the far end of Firopotamos Beach, you will notice a small row of boathouses. These traditional syrmatas are now used as holiday homes and rentals for an authentic local living experience.
WHERE | Firopotamos Beach, Milos Greece
Visit the Church of Agios Nikolaos
Located on the rocky outcrop of Firopotamos, just above the picturesque harbour is the Church of Agios Nikolaos. This quintessential Cycladic church, in all of its white and blue glory, enjoys beautiful afternoon light and a prominent spot in the Firopotamos hamlet.
Explore the charming churches of the hilltop town of Plaka Milos
When I visited in October, you were not able to enter the church, and from further research, it looks like it no longer functions as a regular palace of worship. Of course, try your luck when visiting Firopotamos yourself.
I particularly enjoyed hanging out with the cats that grace the property of Agios Nikolaos.
Nearby Attractions from Firopotamos Milos
Although Firopotamos enjoys a more remote destination, attractions like the charming hilltop town of Plaka Milos, the moonscape of Sarakiniko Beach and the colourful fishing villages of Mandrakia and Klima are all within a 10-minute drive.
Greece Travel Planning Guide
► What is the best way to book my Greece accommodation?
I always use booking.com for all my accommodations worldwide, and Greece is no exception. I stayed in some really epic places on my adventure around the islands.
For more cozy apartment-style accommodation try VRBO (better and safer than Airbnb).
► What are the best day tours in Greece?
Taking a day tour in Greece is a great way to experience the top attractions and learn from a knowledgeable guide.
I highly recommend these Greece tours:
- Santorini: Volcanic Islands Cruise with Hot Springs Visit
- Mykonos: Delos Guided Tour
- Naxos: Half-Day Cooking Class in Greek Tavern
- Milos: Kleftiko Caves Cruise with Snorkelling
- Athens: Acropolis & Ancient Sites Combination Entry
► What is the best ferry website in Greece?
Hands down, Ferry Hopper is the best ferry website in Greece for booking your Greek island connections. This is how I booked all my Cycladic island ferries and can recommend them.
Ferries on Ferry Hopper can connect you from Athens to any island in the Cyclades including Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros and Milos (plus more!).
You can choose from the fast ferry boats or the more economical slow ferry vessels and can compare prices on the website before booking.
► Should I rent a car in Greece?
If you are flying in and out of Athens to see the top sights and don’t plan to leave the city, I don’t recommend renting a car. You can easily get around Athens by walking, taking public transportation, like the underground metro or ride-share services like Uber.
If you are heading to the Greek islands, this is where I would highly, highly (did I say highly?), rent a car in Greece. Islands like Milos, Paros and Naxos are best explored by car hire as the roads are more desolate and attractions are further apart.
I always use and recommend Discover Cars for this. Make sure to book early especially if you plan to visit Greece in the summer! Believe me, they sell out fast.
If you are going to plunk down on a beach for a week in the Greek Cyclades, I wouldn’t bother with a car rental. You can take a taxi or local transportation on the island to the beach destination of your choice (after your ferry trip from Piraeus, of course).
► What is the best site to buy flights to Greece?
For finding cheap flights to and within Greece, I recommend booking through Skyscanner.
► Can you drink tap water in Greece?
Yes! You can drink straight from the tap in Athens, Greece’s capital. Here the water supply is of good quality but may taste of chlorine depending on what area you are staying in.
Some Greek islands will have warnings against drinking tap water, so make sure to bring a self-filtering water bottle with you (LARQ is my fave) instead of resorting to pesky single-use plastic water bottles.
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