In Search of the Perfect Beach …. Found on Milos Island, Greece!
I recently had the opportunity to chat with Garima and Mandar, a travel blogging couple from New York City, New York. Garima & Mandar are the bloggers behind Lens and Sunscreen. They work full-time in banking and the IT industry, but try to make time to travel. They love all types of travel — adventurous, luxury, and road trips. Their perfect beach is located in Greece — where they spent their honeymoon.
Where is your favorite beach?
We went to Greece on our honeymoon so we knew this was going to be a special destination for us! In addition to Athens we picked two islands to visit – Santorini and Milos. Our favorite beach is Fyriplaka on Milos Island.
What is this beach like?
Fyriplaka is surrounded by beautiful pink and white colored cliffs on three sides and the water is a beautiful shade of blue. Once you park your vehicle you walk down the rocky path and go around a huge rock to reach this beautiful beach.
The water is very calm and for about 500 yards there’s leveled bed of sand not too deep. You can rent lounge chairs, umbrellas and get drinks from the only tiki bar at this beach.
When is the best time to go?
The end of May to September is the best time to visit Greece and its beaches.
What activities did you do? What was the highlight?
We accidentally came across this beach which made it all the more special for us. It was a relaxing experience here — spent a good 3-4 hours here sunbathing, catching up on our reading and enjoying drinks from the bar.
Can you recommend other things to do or things to avoid (tourist traps)?
There are several full day boat tours in Milos that take you around Milos and nearby islands which we felt was a tourist trap! You are better off renting a Car/Quad and exploring the island and its beaches by yourself.
Any additional travel tips / advice / information you want to add?
Where are you off to next? Any plans in the making? Why have you chosen to go to that destination?
Turkey has been our list for quite sometime now. Having read so much about the Ottoman empire, we can’t wait to see the cultural and historic beauty of Istanbul. Taking hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia is an experience we can’t wait to undertake.
What are three must have items that you take on your travels and why?
As the name of our website suggests, there are two things that are always on our list — lens and sunscreen!
Lastly, what has been your favorite destination so far and why?
Santorini in Greece has by far been our favorite destination to date. Blue domed white houses on the cliff overlooking the Mediterranean sea; swimming in those blue waters; wide variety of scrumptious seafood and fresh greek yogurt — all of this together puts Santorini on top of our list!
Thanks for spending time with me today Garima & Mandar! I look forward to following your future adventures!
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