Sarakiniko is the most famous beach of Milos, advertised on all tourist leaflets and prospects for the island. It is also known as the moon beach because its landscape resembles a scene from an extraterrestrial place - the sand is replaced by peculiar soft rock formations with sparkling white color. The ”beach” itself is a narrow canal cut into the rocks. The small spot of sand just in front of the canal is not enough for the visitors, so many of them place their beach towels directly on the rocks. The rocks are surprisingly easy to walk on, although they seem smooth and slippery.
Sarakiniko is on the north shore of Milos, closer to Adamas, and you can easily reach it by car. Following the signs, you will reach a large parking lot from which a white path starts - about 200 meters. The white rocks and the canal are clearly seen from the parking. According to a local legend, the Saracen pirates used the place for hiding their plunder and to dig tunnels in the nearby rocks, as the rock material is very plastic and allows processing. Today you can really see tunnels dug in the big rock on the beach (which, however, seem quite big in size to be dug by the pirates).
Another tourist attraction close to Sarakiniko is the wrecked ship near the shore, its two parts sticking out of the sea. It is accessible by foot and you won`t see any signs leading to it but it is not hard to find. You just have to follow the white rocks east of Sarakiniko, walking close to the sea. You will see the ship in less than 100 meters.
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