A SEA KAYAKING PARADISE
Milos has a typical eastern Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers, short wet winters and relatively warm waters all year round.
Ideal for sea kayaking and swimming in superb beaches, 9 months a year!
Milos is where the famous statue of the Venus (now in the Louvre of Paris) was discovered. One of the most beautiful and photogenic islands of Greece and a memorable destination for both active and relaxing holidays.
Milos boasts a great number of superb and uncrowded beaches, as well as spectacular coastal cliffs with multicoloured volcanic rocks on display. The island is exceptionally rich in mineral deposits and since ancient times rely on Mining.
Tourism developed only recently and the island remains untouched by hotel chains and package tourism. Differently from other islands entirely reliant on holidays, this dual economy has preserved an authentic local culture, with a unique scenic beauty leaving visitors breathless.
WHEN TO VISIT MILOS
March to November offers excellent paddling conditions: clear skies and calm seas with warm water and air temperatures. The island is most beautiful during April & May when the countryside is green after the winter rains with an abundance of wildflowers. June, September and October have the ideal combination of moderate air temperatures and warmer water temperatures – perfect for paddling and swimming. July and August are the hottest months with 13 hours of daily sunshine, water temperatures above 22 degrees, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The warm summer nights are ideal for moonlit strolls and eating outdoors. A good nights’ sleep is assured in the comfort of our air-conditioned guesthouse. March and November see very few visitors to the Greek Islands. Airfares from northern Europe are very low and as kayakers, we virtually have the islands to ourselves. The mild temperatures of early Spring and late Autumn are recommended if you are more interested in kayaking than swimming – perfect for our longer expeditions.
The Winter weather is affected by continental cold fronts passing every 7-10 days. This results in windy, cold and wet weather for 2-4 days followed by a mild and sunny period. After the rains we are rewarded with an exceptionally clear atmosphere providing stunning views to the other Cyclades.
MILOS WEATHER TABLE
MILOS SEA CONDITIONS
The Mediterranean is a closed sea so there is no ocean swell and negligible tide. Together with the warm water temperatures, the sea conditions are much easier and safer to kayak than conditions in oceanic regions.
The wind is the dominant factor affecting sea conditions; it can be strong and persistent at any time of the year. When the wind blows up it usually persists for 2-3 days, then dissipates for about 2-5 days. There is little variation in the wind strength throughout the day; if it’s windy in the morning it will be windy all day.
When it’s not windy the sea is dead calm and paddling to any part of the island is possible. On windy days waves can reach 2 m high on the windward (exposed) side of the island. On strong wind days, calm water can be found on the lee (sheltered) side of the island. For this reason, trips are always planned according to the wind direction.
Our specially designed Sea Kayak Trailer permits us to move the equipment and operate in different part of the island: in any wind condition, we have the possibility to select a variety of the best routes and guarantee to our customers a memorable paddling experience in Milos.
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