Milos Greece was a perfect spot for snorkeling — it has crystal blue waters, amazing landscapes, and accessible caves. We took an afternoon cruise to the best spots.
As we sailed, we saw amazing port villages and pumice walled cliffs with ocean caves.
Snorkelers dove off the boat from about 15 feet up — you could never do that in America! Why not – I happily joined the few that dared.
We approached the infamous Sarakiniko Beach — a local hangout with stellar pumice beaches and cliffs that people dive from. Our boat sailed right along the beach and we later visited the beach from the land.
After leaving the beach, we stopped in at Plaka to view the sunset.
What a place!
We made a quick stop in Crete to see Knossos, a bronze age archaeological site that is referred to as “Europe’s oldest city”. Knossos was built and inhabited by Greek royalty from 2700 to 1100 BC. Marked by huge palaces and complex architecture, the ruins of this site are awe inspiring.
Amazingly, they had running water, flushing toilets and elaborate architectural designs — all over 4,000 years ago! They painted frescoes on the walls eliciting hints as to how life was at the time.
There were also a lot of pottery found in this ancient city — notice the detail.
I’ll leave you with one more picture of Milos: