Greetings! Are you looking for a tropical paradise to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Look no further than Naxos and Milos, two beautiful Greek islands that offer stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, and plenty of sights and activities to explore. I’m here to help you decide which one is right for you by comparing the highlights of both islands so that you can make an informed decision. With my comprehensive guide, I’ll be breaking down all the nitty-gritty details like costs, food options, entertainment venues, transportation amenities, accommodations…you name it! By the end of this post, you’ll feel confident in your choice based on my analysis. So let’s get started.
Geography of Naxos
Naxos is the largest and most populated island among the Cyclades in Greece. It is located almost at the center of this archipelago, about 145 nautical miles southeast from Athens and 85 nautical miles away from Milos Island. The surface area of Naxos is 444 square kilometers. Two mountain ranges (the highest peak being Zas Mountain at 1004 meters) divide it into four geographical regions which are Tragea, Hagio Koufonisi, Ormos Apollonias and Tsikalario.
The coastline measures 124 km in length with many gorgeous sandy beaches like Agios Prokopios beach or Plaka beach where you can sunbathe or go swimming in crystal clear waters! Dependant on your tastes there are a variety of activities available such as kite surfing, windsurfing or sailing.
Geography of Milos
Milos Island has an interesting volcanic shape and it lies between Kimolos (to its north) and Sifnos (to its south). Its surface area is 151 square kilometers with a coastline stretching to 92 km long offering some stunning scenery along its rocky shoreline which makes for some great photographic opportunities! The highest point on the island stands at 456m above sea level – Kastro Hill gives visitors breathtaking view over all three sides of Milos Island.
For those who enjoy exploring historical sites there are plenty to choose from – try visiting Catacombs near Adamas harbor for example! There’s also plenty nature reserves around that offer tranquility away from bustling towns; visit Paliochori Lake for rare bird watching opportunities or take a stroll through Sarakiniko Cave Park to discover many hidden coves whilst enjoying spectacular views out across the Aegean Sea.