Milos
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Milos

While countless Greek islands have been slowly drowning in tourism in recent years, Milos remains unspoilt. However, the island still offers tourists all that's needed for a relaxing and pleasant holiday in a place retaining its typical Greek charm.

Here is a brief description of what we think are the highlights of Milos.

Beaches

Although Pollonia has a beautiful beach on its doorstep, it's worth discovering the rest of the coast. One of Milos' main attractions is the diversity of its beaches. The volcanic activity of the past has left the island littered with geological marvels such as the bizarre Mars-like landscape of Sarakiniko beach on the north coast, and the sulphur cliffs that backdrop Paliochori beach on the south coast. But apart from beaches, there's something for everyone on Milos, as long as you're prepared to get out there and explore it under your own steam.

Farben von Milos Farben von Milos

Milos from the water

Whoever has visited some of the beaches or travelled along the coast of Milos will quickly realise that many coastal areas are only accessible from the sea. Here lie idyllic bays with magical spots for bathing, spectacular cliffs and breathtaking rock formations. These places are not to be missed as they give the visitor a real sense of the roots of Milos. You can easily do a round boat-trip of the island in one day. Once you have seen Glaronisia, Kleftiko, Vani and the coasts of the neighbouring islands of Poliegos and Kimolos, you'll never forget them.

Milos Küste Küste

Culture

Compared to other Greek destinations, Milos is definitely not a centre for culture vultures, but we still have a few historical highlights that shouldn't be left off your itinerary. The archaeological museum in Plaka has exhibits from various epochs, and is home to a copy of the Statue of Aphrodite (Venus of Milo). Close to the site where the original statue was found below Tripiti, you can also visit an ancient Roman theatre and early Christian catacombs.

Mining

One of the most controversial issues on Milos is open-pit mining. Large areas are being dug over, so slowly but surely the face of the landscape is changing. A visit to the mining museum in Adamas is a must because it gives you an insight into the significance of the mining from past to present. You can also see these massive mines for yourself if you go by car or on two wheels to the south eastern end of the island.

Plaka

As there aren't many places on Milos to visit, you'll end up seeing them all eventually, but Plaka, which is the official capital city, is well-worth a visit first. It's exposed location means you get tremendous views out to sea from all sides of the town, especially in the evenings. You should tackle the steps up to the castle at least once. There is plenty of tourism in Plaka, but its narrow alleyways, tavernas and tiny shops give that typical Cyclades feel- just what you'd expect on a small Greek island.





 
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