The island of Milos in the Cyclades is home to some wonderfully weird volcanic landscapes. Sarakiniko beach is up there with the weirdest (although the island also has plenty of lovely sandy beaches).

The rock here is bright white and sculyted into strange lunar shapes by the wind and the water – creating caves and arches – and the chalky colour contrasts with the luminescent blue/green waters. Sarakiniko is in the north of the island, not too far from the town of Plaka.