A little about Poliegos
Poliegos is the largest uninhabited island of the Aegean (or was, as the last 10 years a couple of farmers lives there). It is located close to
Kimolos, only one mile away southeast of it. Its name means “many goats” and it is representative of the many “inhabitants” the wild
goat population on the island, which is of considerable size. Poliegos is part of Natura 2000 as a nature reserve unbothered from human, especially because many Monachus-Monachus seals chose Poliegos to give birth to their babies. Its coastline is praised for its beauty and colors of the sea! The lighthouse of Poliegos, which was in use until recently, gives a unique chance for hiking and offers an astonishing view to Sifnos, Folegandros and Paros to the ones who will climb to it. There is also a church of Holy Mary on the island, which is also accessible by foot.
Milos to Poliegos: There is not a ferry route to Poliegos, as there is no port and only two people live there. The only way there is by a boat tour, or with a boat transfer. From Pollonia to Blue bay, the most popular spot of Poliegos, we can take you there in only 15 minutes!
Why is Poliegos so popular among yachts?
Its natural pool-like beaches make it a distinct destination for travelers! Its large white cliffs form many bays and caves and anchorages and natural wind protected spots, ideal for yachts searching for secluded spots to pass the night at. It is now considered to be one of the top destinations among shipowners. Superyachts and lavish yachts arrive constantly during summer and search for the best spot to anchor and unload sea toys, jet skis and more!
Best beaches of Poliegos
Mersini: The closest one to Kimolos, this is the most popular beach of Poliegos. White sand, turquoise waters, wind protected, and usually full of yachts. The isle you will see at the entrance of the beach is called Manolonisi.
Blue bay: Considered as the most beautiful beach of Cyclades, blue bay’s waters color is the trademark of the island. A small narrow bay with steep white rocks, and white sand with extremely beautiful light blue waters, will leave you speechless.
Beach of the Lighthouse: This is the beach from which you can follow the small pathway to reach the lighthouse. The beach has a few trees which offer some shade, colorful pebbles and a small pond with water at the back. You will probably meet one or two wild goats wandering around this beach, so be careful of your belongings, and especially your food!
Cave of the Seal: Would you like to spot some seals? This is the place you will most probably do, and its name holds true! Maybe seals choose to live around here because of the magnificent totally clear water inside the cave. Do you dare to jump in?
What can I do in Poliegos with a boat?
A boat tour is the only way to visit the isle of Poliegos. With a boat tour to Poliegos, you will visit the most see-worthy beaches and ride on the bluest waters you have ever seen. Mersini, Blue bay, Lighthouse beach and more! At Faros beach the fresh water running in a small river lures the island’s inhabitants, the goats which play and eat around the small trees. If you swim to the land, you will meet them, but be careful not to leave your food on the ground because they may eat it!
The lighthouse of Poliegos is also one of the top places to see. There is a tiny path which leads to the lighthouse from the beach. Once you get there, the view will astonish you. The feeling you get there is also unique. It makes you wander about the life of the lighthouse keepers who once used to spend their lives there! When we tour to Poliegos we also visit this cave, called “the cave of the seals”. We stop outside and you can go inside with the SUP and discover a mystic world of light and shadows inside.