Sarakiniko

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Sarakiniko is usually described in tour guides as "the most photographed landscape in the Aegan Sea", or as a "lunar landscape". It's easy to see why. As soon as you walk down the parking lot, the dirt roads and bushes are replaced by massive white rock formations, shaped beautifully by the wind. Plus, there's clear water all around, and a small cove with sand for those who prefer a proper beach.

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Not me though, I found an empty cave two meters up the rock and took it. It had hooks for the bags, a trident to keep off trespassers, and more space than the average London flat.

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

After we settled in we went off exploring. I wanted to dive in the deep water directly, so I went up the rock, thought going down the other side was a terrible idea (the rocks have alternating solid stripes and gravel), went down anyway, scraped off the skin in my palms, and got a giant whole on my hand that took two weeks to heal. It was the left hand, though, no biggie.

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Then I went up the rock on the other side, since the worst that could happen were some flesh wounds.

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

The view was beautiful there, so I came down for the camera.

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Then up again without a camera because bf is a terrible tripod.

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Then down again, and up with the camera.

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

Sarakiniko beach, Milos

And I even managed not to accidentally exfoliate other body parts in the process!

We finally left around 16h, and went for lunch near Plaka, in a place with an amazing view from up in the mountain. I'll show you that next time :)

Sarakiniko beach, Milos