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Top 10 things to do in Milos

Cyclades ● Milos ● 28 April 2017
 

Milos is the southernmost island of West Cyclades. Due to its volcanic background, Milos has unique landscape and impressive beaches. In Milos, millions of years ago, happened a huge volcanic eruption that formatted the landscape with reddish cliffs, underwater caves and characteristic beaches. Therefore, Milos is a very interesting island, which has also traditional fishing villages that will steal your heart.

1. Plaka, the Chora

Plaka is the main town of Milos, a wonderful village with white houses and pebbled streets on the top of the hill that has an astonishing view of the Aegean Sea and the nearby islands. The traditional architecture with the whitewashed houses, the colourful windows and the flowers hanging on them will definitely make you feel the Cycladic aura of the island.


2. Pollonia

Pollonia is a beautiful fishing village with taverns by the sea and many accommodation possibilities. It is also a port that connects Milos with Kimolos, the nearby Cycladic island. Pollonia has kept its traditional Cycladic character and is the best choice after Chora for spending some time, relaxing, drink coffee and eating.


3. Adamas, the port

Adamas Milos is the port of the island and the main spot for nightlife. While Plaka and Pollonia are quiet, calm places, Adamas Milos is a vivid town with many opportunities for nightlife. However, Adamas Milos has not kept its Cycladic character as much as Plaka and Pollonia.

4. Klima

Klima is the most charming fishing village of Milos, with colourful houses literally by the sea. The picturesque scenery of Klima has been created thanks to the syrmata, the fishermen houses that are carved into the rock and have colourful doors by the sea because the fishermen were putting their boats into their houses.


5. The caves

The volcanic landscape of Milos consists of many caves around the coast of the island. The most famous caves are Sykia, Kleftiko, Sarakiniko and Papafragkas. These places are also popular beaches, where you can swim and admire the impressive scenery. However, the best way to explore the caves of Milos is to rent a boat or make an organised excursion with a guide to show you all the hidden treasures of Milos coastline.


6. The Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Milos is located in Plaka, in a neoclassical building designed by E. Ziller. At the entrance of the building, there is a replica of the famous statue Venus de Milo, which has been found by a farmer in Milos in 1870 and is now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The museum hosts findings from the Prehistoric Age, such as sculptures, coins, obsidian tools, inscriptions and reliefs.


7. Catacombs

The famous catacombs in Milos are one of the most important sites of the island. It is estimated that they were built at the end of the 1st century, and they were used as Christian cemeteries and churches during Roman Times, when the Romans were persecuting the Christians.


8. Ancient Theatre

On the top of the hill near the Catacombs, stands the Ancient Theatre that the Romans built during the Hellenistic Period. This theatre was used to organise festivals during the antiquity, and nowadays, the locals also use it for many cultural events.


9. The Mineralogical Museum

Mines and minerals have affected the history of Milos, and to learn about the mineral wealth of the island, an ideal place is the Mineralogical Museum in Adamas Milos. Through photographs, representations and paintings, the visitor is informed about the periods of the mining activity as well as the geology and topography of the island.

10. The beaches

 The beaches of Milos are definitely the best thing to do. They are numerous, impressive, colourful, with crystal waters and soft sand. If you want to swim in every beach of Milos, you need many days because the island has more than 70 beaches. Srakiniko, Firiplaka, Kleftiko. Tsigrado, Agia Kiriaki, Provatas, Gerakas, Achivadolimni, Mytakas and Alogomandra are only some of the stunning beaches that make Milos the most famous Greek island for its coasts.

Where to Stay

Appartment in Milos, Greece Bella Vista
Bella Vista
Adamantas, 84800 Milos, Greece

Bella Vista is located in Adamantas village only 400 m from the main port of Milos island. The property is conveniently located in a quiet area with no cars passing as the access to the street is only by stairs. Lagada beach can be reached within a 6-minute walk. Milos Island National Airport is at 5.5 km.

Hotel & Appartment in Milos, Greece Vivere a Plakes
9.5 10
Vivere a Plakes
Plakes, Plaka Milou, 84800 Milos, Greece

The Cycladic-style complex Vivere A Plakes is located it the picturesque village Plakes, in Milos, just on the outskirts of the traditional capital Plaka. Adamantas port is at 4 km, while Milos National Airport is at 8 km. The beautiful beaches of Fyropotamos and Plathiena are at 1.1 km and 1.5 km.


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