West Milos with NIKI L

From 80.00

Sail the inaccessible West side of Milos aboard our spacious 55’ (16,5m) sailing yacht NIKI L.
Visit the majestic cave of Sykia, snorkel and explore the caves in Kleftiko, swim in the turquoise waters of Kalogries and admire the Milos caldera view from the bay of Agios Dimitrios.
 

A family-friendly cruise with children discounts available throughout the year.

Starting from the main port of Adamas at 10:30am, the first part of our trip consists of sightseeing in the bay of Adamantas. We will pass the first Christian catacombs and the colorful villages of Skinopi, Klima, the capital of ancient Milos and where the statue of Venus de Milo was discovered, Areti and Fourkovouni. While you take beautiful photos you can also learn some historical facts and myths about the island, as a part of our guided tour. We will then reach the Arkoudes’, the impressive 20ft bear-shaped rocks at the entrance of the bay to the east.

With the wind in our sails, we will reach Cape Vani. This impressive 30 meter tall rock that marks the west entrance of the bay was home to one of the first mineral mines of Milos. After seeing the old 19th century mines quay, we will have our first swim at the bay of Kalogries in crystal clear turquoise waters.

After our swim and having some fresh fruit, cakes and refreshments we set sail for Sykia, the biggest and most impressive cave of Milos. We anchor in the clear green waters of a bay nearby which used to be a volcano crater. After a quick swim we will take our small motor-boat under a low passage, made of lava rocks, and visit the cave. Inside is a salt lake with crystal clear waters and a small beach, which in combination with the collapsed roof that reveals a patch of blue sky letting the sunlight in, creates a landscape that will leave you speechless. Snacks and drinks will be waiting for us upon our return to the boat. 

Finally we reach 
Kleftiko, the old pirates-lair! This unique complex of white and grey rocks that form arches and caves, in combination with the crystalline emerald green and turquoise waters is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Snorkeling here is an amazing experience…underwater passages, caves and an unsurpassed water clarity allowing you to see as far as the eye can reach! We provide you with masks, flippers and underwater cameras and after a few tips what you can do, let you swim and explore.

Getting back to the boat, refreshments and ice-cold beers or traditional ouzo will be waiting for you and will be followed by a delicious meal. After we eat we take our dinghy and go 
explore the unique, diverse, beauty of Kleftiko caves and passages and take pictures. 

We will then start our return to port along the same way. You can relax on deck or join us on the cockpit or even help with steering the boat.  Before getting back we will make one final swim stop in the bay of Agios Dimitrios, a tranquil spot, inaccessible by car, which offers an amazing view of Plaka and Tripiti and all the colorful villages across the bay.

 The boat

Designed by Judel/Vrolijk for Greek DROMOR yachts, the Venus 16 Plus is a beautiful and spacious motor sailor. Equipped with 2 88HP Yanmar turbo-powered engines she has a top speed of 11 knots and a cruising speed of 8,5 knots. With 3 furling sails, one of which a storm jib, she can sail steadily even in the strongest of wind conditions without problem. NIKI L. can accommodate up to 10 guests in 4 cabins with ensuite facilities, two spacious double cabins in the back and two triple in cabins in the front, plus 2 crew in separate cabins. On day cruises she can sail with 22 passengers maximum but we will keep it cozy with 16 onboard. In the interior, its' two sitting areas, at different levels, make it a very comfortable boat to move around in.
The exterior layout of the Venus is also amazing with a large stern with siting area and easy access to the boat. The deck is very spacious, has been fitted with deck cushions for extra comfort and offers lots of sunbathing area.

Included in the price:

  • Food (according to preferences/restrictions, eg vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free), Children friendly meals.
  • Drinks (alcoholic and non),
  • Snacks throughout the cruise.
  • Snorkeling gear and underwater cameras are available. A set of pictures and videos of the day will be sent by email on the day.
  • Drone pictures (weather permitting flight)
  • Wi-Fi onboard