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Klima, the Greek seaside town straight out of a postcard
A Secluded Greek Fishing Village
Klima is a small seaside town tucked away on the northern side of Milos Island in Greece. With its colourful fishing village, crystal-clear waters, and incredible sunsets, it's a secluded greek paradise strait out of a postcard.
The main attraction are the traditional "syrma" houses. Built directly into the rocks of the coastline, they are so close to the waters edge that wading ankle deep to get to the front door is not uncommon. Their colourful exteriors match the cute fishing boats that bob up and down in the clear turquoise waters. With not a whole lot to do, it's the perfect place to relax and soak up the laid-back Greek lifestyle.
Getting to Klima
Klima is approximately a 20-minute drive from Adamas, the main town and location of the port on Milos. The easiest way to get to Klima is by renting a car or scooter. This will give you the freedom to explore the island at your own pace and make stops along the way. The road to Klima is easy to drive, but you will need to be cautious as there are some steep hills and sharp turns. Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Adamas to Klima, which will cost around 20-25 euros each way. Another option (and the cheapest one) is to take the local bus, which runs several times a day.
What is there to do at Klima
To be honest, not a whole lot - and that's the beauty of it. The main attraction are the traditional boat houses, the seaside restaurant Astakas and the sunset. There are also walks to ruins and if you're keen you can trek all the way up to Plaka. While worthwhile visiting for a half-day trip, to get the most out of this unique spot you really need to stay a night or two in one of the colourful Syrma.
Sleeping in a Traditional Syrma
One of the most unique experiences you can have in Klima is sleeping in one of the traditional "syrma" houses that line the coast. These historic buildings were originally used by local fishermen to store their boats and equipment, but many have now been converted into the cutest guesthouses and airbnb's. Staying in a syrma is a truly unforgettable experience, you'll be transported back in time to a simpler and more peaceful way of life (aka the dream).
The houses are quite simple, but well-equipped with basic amenities such as a bed, a bathroom, and a small kitchenette. What they lack in luxury, they more than make up for in charm and character. You'll fall asleep to the sound of the waves lapping at your doorstep and wake up to a stunning view of the Aegean Sea. Most of the syrma have small balconies where you can enjoy your morning coffee or watch the sunset, and just laze the day away.
Mouth watering Greek Cuisine
For seafood lovers, you won't want to miss dining at Astakas in Klima. This renowned restaurant is located right on the waterfront, offering unbeatable views of the Aegean Sea and one of the best spots on the island to view sunset. The menu at Astakas has an impressive selection of fresh seafood, with an emphasis on local ingredients and traditional cooking methods. Specialties include octopus, lobster, and other shellfish, as well as classic Greek dishes like moussaka and souvlaki. But what really sets Astakas apart is the way the seafood is cooked - grilled over an open fire, giving it a smoky, charred flavor that's simply irresistible. The restaurant's rustic and charming atmosphere is the perfect complement to the delicious food, making it the authentic greek experience tourists dream about. Be sure to make a reservation in advance, as this popular restaurant tends to get crowded in the high season. It's also worth noting that it's the ONLY place to eat at Klima.
The Pallion Point verdict
A fishing village on the sea + excellent seafood restaurant + authentic greek experience + the Aegean Sea literally lapping on the door of your accommodation = 10/10 in our books.
Klima will steal a little piece of your heart. It's a secluded paradise that offers a unique and unforgettable travel experience for those who want to escape from the crowds and soak up a little bit of that laid-back Greek lifestyle - and who wouldn't want that.