My island destination has to have very few things to make me happy, but I always insist on them. And if they don't have then, well that's a deal breaker.
Milos, part of the Island chain of Cyclades has them all.
I want a clean room with a comfy bed, overlooking the ocean- check. I'd like a cool drink on a hot afternoon in the village taverna or while enjoying a swim at the beach- yes they have it. I want to sit by the sea and enjoy the sunset turn brilliant shades of orange and gold-yupppers.
But Milos has so much more. The Aphrodite of Milos or the Venus de Milo was found here in the 1800's by a wandering islander. The French soon ran off with the beautiful Greek woman from 100- 130 BC and put her in the Louvre so all could adore her, although she probably preferred the Greek island life, because she was dressed for it. The Franks stopped by and built a castle ostensibly to protect their interests in the Mediterranean. A plethora of hot springs to bathe in dot the island and there is fresh seafood and wine, and stunningly captivating white villages sparking in the sun. This island of Milos is a pearl, and worth a stay during your Greek island tour.
How to arrive? Take the various ferries or charter a sailboat or yacht. http://www.milos.gr/en/