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Do nothing! Grab a book! Have fun playing one of the board games available. Eat and drink and enjoy the solitude. Strike up a conversation with one of us and learn the secrets of this magical place.

Milia experience by Natour-Lab

This year, "Milia", becomes 20 years old! 20 years of presence and still heading forward so as to keep offering our guests authentic experiences with quality and respect to the local culture. Within this framework, we continue to build our services. In 2013 we launch a new collaboration with a creative team of people who love what they are doing, so that we can provide you with improved and quality services. We are offering you activities with a unique combination of experiences. All you need to do is follow us in this very special destination. Milia together with Natour Lab will offer you something different, a life time experience! Click here for more and we would be really happy if you gave us some feedback on your thoughts and feelings about it.

Walking Tours

Equipment: Sunscreen, long trousers, comfortable shoes – preferably hiking boots, a light top, water bottle and your mobile phone.

- Gorge of Polyrhynnia – 4 hours
- Gorge of Topoliannou – 3 hours
- Gorge of Deliannou – 1.5 hours walking and 30 minute drive (26km) to reach the entrance

Walking trips around Milia under 2 hours – a map is available in each room. If you have any questions, just ask.

Walking the Samaria Gorge is not recommended as there is no transportation from Milia. If you desire to do so, however, we will be happy to make arrangements.

Trips by car

Elafonisi – 30 km (45 minutes by car) If you walk from islet to islet, as the water is quite shallow, you will find tranquil beaches and surroundings. Don’t forget to take a hat and plenty of sunscreen.

Kedrodasos for swimming – 30km (a 45-minute drive and a 15-minute walk to the beach)

Paleochora – (34km) the beautiful beaches of Gialiskari, Pahia Ammos and Kountoura.

Sougia – 48km (1hour 20 minutes by car) – here you can also visit the ancient ruins of Lissos (a10-minute walk)

Falasarna- 38km (55 minutes) – exquisite beach and an ancient site

Balos – 38km (1 hour) – then follow the path for about 40 minutes to the beautiful lagoon. You can also take the ferry boat leaving from the port of Kastelli.

Sfinari beach – 37km (55 minutes) – with lovely seafood restaurants. Not recommended when it is windy.

Ravdoucha 32km (45 minutes) - a pebble beach offering peace and quiet and seafood restaurants

Visit the Rotunda of Episkopi – one of the few rotundas in Greece.

Meet the producers of organic olive oil – Biolea in Astrika, Kissamou 27km – 35 minutes. Arrangements:

Meet the wine makers of Crete at Manousakis Wineries – and Dourakis Wineries –

The center of Chania – for a bit of cosmopolitan nightlife. Also visit the Monasteries of Akrotiri, as well as Therisos and Zourva for great food and beautiful surroundings.

Other Activities:

Bread making classes are available every other day. Please ask if interested.

Guided tours of Milia given by one of the owners. Languages: Greek and English

Every Monday and Thursday – art lessons with Hans and Ines in German and English. Lessons last 5 hours with a two hour break. Group prices €40 per person. Private painting lessons available - 5 hours – €60 per person.

10:00 – 13:00 lesson
13:00 – 15:00 break
15:00 – 17:00 lesson

We will draw, paint and print after gathering inspiration from the breathtaking surroundings of Milia! We will use aquarelle pencils and brushes.

Other activities and any changes to the above activities will be posted on the notice board.