My husband and I spent 9 nights at Eleni’s house. It was perfect. Klima village is a very traditional fisher village near Tripiti and Plaka. It exceeded our expectations! Eleni and her husband were very nice and welcoming with us. It is a unique experience to live in such a place!!
My husband and I stayed in Syrma House for ten days end Sep/early Oct 2014, and loved it dearly. It's a very special experience to live with mostly Greeks in this colourful row of old boat houses perched on the sea. We loved sitting upstairs on the tiny balcony in the evenings, or at the front door talking to the neighbours (in broken English and our three words of Greek!), watching the magnificient sunsets, (especially from the stone quay just outside the house), being entertained by the tiny kittens and the two village geese. We chose the quiet season, and for our last few days there were only about six other houses occupied, so very peaceful, but still well located for visiting other parts of the island. The front upstairs bedroom with the tiny balcony is soothing, whitewashed simplicity in the very best sense, and living with treasures from the (great) grandparents connected us to the past history of the house. The only thing we would change is that downstairs is made a bit cosier (different shelves and the floor painted - place to store all the beachy things that have accumulated there - we stored them hidden under the bed...). Elena and Asteris are delightful hosts, (visit Asteris in the sand museum in Plaka), and went out of their way to ensure we had what we needed. Syrma House stayed in our thoughts long after we had left the island, and we hope to return again some day. Must-dos for first-time visitors to Milos: the other tiny hamlets nearby such as Fourkovouni, Fyropotamas, Mandrakia; swimming and walking the white cliffs of Sarakiniko (but not on windy, dusty days); the old sulphur mine of Paliá Thiorychia (allow a good couple of hours to scramble around, and to swim in the lovely bay if waves not too strong), Plaka and the incredible view from the castle at sunset, the museums, sailing trip around the coastal cliffs and to Kleftiko, best with the traditional "Thalasssitra". And of course the beaches. Gerondas, Aghios Sostis, and all the others. And lots of places to discover on tiny off-roads. Hiking can be hot, even in late September, so start early. We didn't manage a trip to neighbouring Kímolos (ferry leaves from Pollonia, which is much cosier than Adamas), and so will simply have to go back....
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A real gem of a find. Truly a unique experience in a traditional Symrata in Milos where you are away from the world. The house set amongst the "local neighbours" is incredible with just a few steps out your front " door" to the small but beautiful beach every morning ... and indeed for a late night dip. The house comes with everything you need - kitchen "rustic" but has all and the upstairs bedroom area very tastefully decorated. You need to bring and carry all your own food etc. from the car but is worth is when you can sit outside at night and watch the world and stars go by. Whilst some great restaurants like Medousa in Mantrakia only 10 minutes drive away, Tripiti less than 3mins and Plaka also very close there is also a Hotel restaurant at the back on Klima which is 2-3 minutes walk up the steps and with pretty good food is a decent option with a lovely view. Access to the property requires a beach walk from the road (Transport needed as a general rule in Milos) and internally a wooden ladder is the upstairs downstairs connection and with a rustic old world charm it will not be for all. Its not a 5 star property but that's exactly what is lovely about it - and with your own boat outside you can almost imagine living there. . . . .
Fantastic traditional fisherman house, just what we wanted, lots of charm, very well kept, our host really took care of all we needed, lots of attention, the beach right at our feet, the kids love it, nice furnitures, great bedrooms, a dream sunset every night , we had a fantastic balcony we want to come back again
Can't find the words to describe how special the time in Milos was for us, and the main reason is Eleni's house.
The sea is almost inside the leaving room, and that is exactly what we dreamt of.
This was, without a doubt, our most unique and romantic vacation.
The house is absolutely perfect, fully equipped, clean and welcoming.
Can't wait to come back:)
We stayed in Syrma in June 2014, it was a perfect and really enjoyable stay!
Syrma House was fantastic- spotless and very well equipped.
There was nothing else we could ask for!
Excellent location, nice breeze coming from the sea.Actually the sea is a few meters away from the House making it extremely unique. Surma was spacious and a real pleasure to stay in!
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Every year I am trying to find a nice place to spend valuable family time together with my husband and our little 3 year old son.
This year I chose Milos and particularly Mimallis (Syrma House).
It proved to be a unique and beautiful experience. The Syrma House is fully equipped and our stay there was convenient and beautiful in all aspects.
First of all it was clean, tidy and carefully decorated.
It has a freshness and simplicity that suits summer holidays.
When you're home, you have the feeling that you are on a ship, so close is located by the sea.
In the evening you are able to listen the sounds of the waves.
The kitchen is small but you can cook whatever you want and provides all necessary kitchen utensils.
The beds and all the furniture is of antique style, travelling you back in time!
There is also a small boat which can be used when the weather is good.
Overall it was a different, truly unique experience,
It was a very nice stay and we would surely go back again.
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