Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Good, Specialist
Achivadolimni is considered one of the most beautiful beaches on Milos. It is also called Chivadolimni by the locals. "Achivada" means clam in Greek, while "Limni" means lake; behind this beach, there is a small lake where you can see thousands of clams or conches living on the floor.
The most popular windsurfing spot in Milos is situated on the beach of Achivadolimni. Achivadolimni is recommended not only in order to enjoy the sense of freedom in windsurfing, but also to simply “fly” on the green-blue waters.
Medium Months: May, June
Wind Type: Frontal Winds
Best Direction: N
Main Direction: N, NNE, NE, NW
Wind Factor: 11-16 knots (4 bft), 17-21 knots (5 bft)
Main Wind Direction: Onshore
Blowing at: Morning, Midday, Afternoon
Onshore wind direction when the meltemi blows. Wind period with Meltemi north direction: May to September.
There is a cliff on the right side of the spot and it is suggested to ride close to it as the wind is so strong there. The spot is very secure as the wind brings you back to the shore in case of any problem.
Quality: Crystal Clear
Depth: Average (deepens gently and incrementally)
Beautiful blue shallow water.
As soon as it gets windy with around four to five grades of the Beaufort scale, Achivadolimni will entertain you with small to medium waves well suited not only for professionals but also for beginners starting to learn windsurfing. Good waves larger than 1,5 m can show up with wind over 6 bft.
Bathers Period: May, June, July, August, September
Kid Friendly: Yes
A very long (1.200 m) and very beautiful beach with light beige sand. The natural bay of the island provides maximum safety. It is usually crowded. Ideal for families with children. Behind this beach, on the other side of the main road, is a natural lake with salty to brackish water formed by sea water and rainfall.
Access to Achivadolimni:
From Adamas port, take the airport direction and drive until the camping. The spot is situated just after the camping on the right side of the road. You can park on the road or take a dusty road that brings you just on the sandy beach.
Access to Milos:
Milos is very well connected with all major cities and islands of Greece either by boat or airplane all year round.
Arrival by Airplane: Milos airport is situated approximately 5 km from the island’s main port in Adamas. Milos is connected with the International Airport of Athens Eleftherios Venizelos with scheduled flights all year round. The duration of the flight is approximately 30 minutes. There are also connections to other major cities and islands in Greece such as Thessaloniki, Santorini and Rhodes according to the time of the year. The national airport of Milos can easily be reached by bus or taxi from most parts of the island.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: The island of Milos is connected to the port of Piraeus in Athens, all Cycladic islands, the Dodecanese and Crete with ferries and high-speed catamarans. Especially during the peak season in the summer there are daily scheduled routes to and from the island. There are two ports in Milos, the main port in Adamas and another port in Apollonia which connects the island of Milos with the islands of Kimolos and Glaronissia.
Ferry Duration: Approximately 6,5-7 hours from and to the port of Piraeus, High-Speed Duration: Approximately 3,5-4 hours from and to the port of Piraeus.
Local Transportation: The island of Milos has a good transportation infrastructure. Travelers can move around the island with the means of transportation that better suits their needs.
Arrival by Car: Milos is an island with a great road network so travelers will feel very comfortable driving around the island. They can bring their own car or rent a car as soon as they arrive, provided that they possess all necessary documents, driver’s license, identification card etc.
Arrival by Bus: One can also discover the island of Milos in a more affordable way. The island has a very well organized network of buses with scheduled routes that vary from season to season. During the peak season there are frequent itineraries from Adamas to Triovassalos, Plaka, Trypiti, Pollonia, Philakopi, Zefiria, Paliochori, Achivadolimni and Provatas. Usually tourists will be able to find the bus schedules posted on each station. Ticket fares are really reasonable.
Arrival by Taxi: Taxis can easily be found all around the island of Milos but there are always taxis waiting at the port of Adamas and in Triovassalos. Taxi rates are fixed on a yearly basis but can also vary according to the season.
Arrival by Ferry/Boat: On the island of Milos there are many secluded beaches waiting to be discovered. Visitors can enjoy boat excursions to Kleftiko, Paliorema, Gerakas, Gerontas as well as boat trips to the island of Kimolos. Travelers can arrange their excursions and buy their tickets from the travel agencies located near the port of Adamas.