Plathiena is a beach in north Milos
, in a cove which is somehow protected from the frequent Meltemi wind. It is very close to Plaka
(2 km) and you can see it from the big church on the center of the capital. The access is very easy, on a narrow road in a good condition. In front of this beach, in the sea, stands the famous bear-rabbit figure of Milos - a rock which resembles both a bear and a rabbit, depending on the angle of view. You can`t see the figure from Plathiena, you have to be on a boat in the sea.
The beach is sandy, with shallow water and some low-growing trees on the sand. In the summer there is a small canteen operating there, providing drinks, but it works only in high season. Near Plathiena you can visit the small fishing ports of Fourkovouni