Discover Milatos in 2017 / 2018
Located just a short distance from the coastline of Crete, the sleepy town of Milatos represents a relaxed and peaceful beach resort located in the Lasithi Area, where other large towns and resorts include Agios Nikolaos, Ierapetra, Sitia and Neapoli. This former fishing village makes a great destination for anyone who likes to take life slowly, and it’s a far cry from Crete’s busier resorts.
Most popular hotels in Milatos
Radisson Blu Beach Resort Crete
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 4h 0m
When to go
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Milatos is reached by a small road leading south from Neapoli, and due to the remote location it is one of Crete’s less-frequented resorts. If you’re looking for peace and quiet in a breathtaking location of rugged cliffs, pebble beaches and forests, then it doesn’t come much better than this. Holidays to Milatos are perfectly suited to those looking for a holiday based on simplicity and relaxation.
Milatos has a strong reputation for its fish restaurants. The town started off as a fishing settlement, and this tradition has blossomed over the years, to make Milatos a fine centre for local cuisine. Be sure to try some of the local flavours during your visit.
Anyone hoping to enjoy an excursion or two during their stay on Crete will find that Milatos is ideally placed for visits to some of the island’s culture capitals. Agios Nikolaos lies 30 kilometres to the east, while to the west you’ll be able to visit Heraklion, with its wealth of Greek ruins.
Life's a Beach
Milatos has both pebble and sand beaches, which offer great conditions for swimming. The pebble beach situated just east of the Milatos' harbour makes a great spot for walking, and the water here is both warm and clear, providing excellent conditions for swimming. Alternatively, if you are looking to sunbathe then perhaps you’d rather pay a visit to the picturesque sand beach closer to the town. This is also a great spot for beach games.