For anyone who would like to put as much distance on country roads between themselves and civilisation, a visit to the Bay of Agathia is recommended. The only way to really get more isolated is to visit by boat a beach that is not accessible over land. Agathia Beach is not that different from other beaches but anyone who has covered the last few kilometres on roads that exist on maps as little more than the thinnest of lines knows that they will not have much company here. And the population in this most north-westerly area of Milos not far from Cape Vani is very sparse. Anyway, many years ago I got to know someone who claimed to be the last inhabitant of the area and he was already very old back then.
The road to Agathia leads once again via Agia Marina. Whilst going around Profitis Ilias you come across a crossroads where if you turn left, the road takes you to all the other beaches on the west coast and to Ag. Ioannis Monastery. If you carry straight on, though, not much more civilisation awaits you. The road basically leads to a loading facility in the Bay of Milos north of Embourios. At the point where it decidedly changes direction to the right, in other words towards the bay, a little track continues straight on. Don’t miss this. You shouldn’t go to Agathia without a navigation aid since here the description can only give you a rough guide. So this narrow dirt track takes you through the landscape around some hairy bends and you tend to lose track and to doubt that you are on the right road.
Agathia offers a single wide and flat sandy beach, about as wide as each of the two beaches at Triades. It lies in a deeply incised rectangular bay and nearby are a small property and the remains of an old loading stage. The proximity to Antimilos is noteworthy. Whereas elsewhere the island only ever provides a photographic subject as a remote cone of rock in the sea, here in the northwest of Milos it appears close enough to touch. Anyway, the distance between Antimilos and Agathia is just over half of that between Antimilos and Tripiti.