Milatos is located a few km east of Sissi and Malia, approximately 30 km west of Aghios Nicolaos and 45 km east of Heraklion.
Milatos Beach is a by-the-sea development with many very good fish taverns, a fishing port and a nice small beach in it.
Milatos Village, with its kafeneion-tavernas, is a picturesque community about one kilometer before the coastal Milatos settlement. Many Europeans have bought old village homes here, and refurbished them in the original style.
Lace up your sneakers and grab a flashlight and a bottle of water and off you go to explore this very interesting site. The entrance to the Milatos cave is about a 200-metre walk over an old footpath from where you park your car, which is quite a site itself with an amazing panoramic view of Milatos Bay. Archaeological findings indicate that human activities in the cave date back to the Neolithic period. However, the Milatos cave is really known for a drama which unfolded with Turkish invaders in February, 1823.