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Milos (Sarakiniko)

In the morning a strong wind was blowing (and will keep blowing the whole day). We went to buy tickets for the tomorrows ferry to Athens but were told that they still don't know whether the ship will sail out tomorrow, because of the wind. The weather forecast was for an 8 beaufort wind, while catamarans sail with a wind of up to 6 beauforts and ferries with a wind of up to 8-9 beauforts. So we didn't buy tickets.

We went to the Firopotamos beach. Under the sun it was very nice. But the wind was so strong that, once out of the sea, we had to run to the car. The wind raised sand from the beach and it hit our bodies like needles! A very unusual and unpleasant feeling. After the swim we drove to Cape Kambanes, the northernmost part of Milos, where we observed big white caps on the waves in the distance.

Milos - Sarakiniko
Milos - Sarakiniko

The next stop is Sarakiniko. It's a place with strange rock formations. The waves dug big holes in the rocks. The sea near the rocks has a greenish color.

Milos - Provatas beach (when the sea is calm)
Milos - Provatas beach (when the sea is calm)

As we already had the food with us and didn't need to look for a restaurant, we went to the other, southern, side of the island, to a big sandy beach Provatas, where the incoming waves were so big and threatening that we didn't dare to enter the sea here. 3 meters high waves were a bit too much for us. So we had lunch on the beach. We drove in direction of southwest, on a very bad road. We passed through a few small villages that seemed somehow distant from the civilization. We reached a small lonely chapel where we found shelter from the wind, before returning to Adamas.

Unsuccessful docking on Milos
Unsuccessful docking on Milos

In the harbor of Adamas the waves were big and the nearby road all wet from the waves hitting the coast. We parked the car in the harbor and observed the incoming ferry. He tried to anchor and dock in the harbor a few times, but in vain. The wind was so strong that its anchor didn't hold. After the third unsuccessful anchoring, the ferry went to anchor in the opposite side of the large bay. It'll spend the night on the anchor. We leaved the harbor and drove to Plaka. We ate in the same restaurant where we were the night before.

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