Milos

Golden beaches, crystal clear waters, wild cliffs, emerald caves, Early Christian catacombs and the classic Cycladic architecture are the hallmarks of this beautiful Aegean island.Plaka village is the capital of Milos. It is built on a hill at the entrance of the Grand Gulf. White houses, churches and narrow streets unfold under the Venetian Castle. In Plaka you will visit the Archaeological Museum of Milos as well as the Metropolis and the Church of Panagia Korfiatissa. It is worth visiting the Castle to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Just under Plaka (within 2 km) is the seaside village of Klima. The houses are very small and white, carved in the rocks and next to the sea, with colorful doors on the coast, which lead to areas where fishing boats anchored.

In Klima you will find the unique in Greece, catacombs, used by early Christians during the persecutions. In 1820 very close to the village, was discovered accidentally by a farmer the famous statue of Venus de Milo, now exhibited in the Louvre.

Adamas is the island’s port, located within the Gulf. The white houses of the village are surrounded by the Almyres trees with bright purple blossoms. From Adamanta you can make a boat trip to Kleftiko (the marine Meteora), the Fig tree (the Emerald Cave), the mines, the most inaccessible beaches and the port of Kimolos. Adamas is the center of modern Milos and a junction for all the other villages. On the Northeastern tip of Milos is built Apollonia or Pollonia, a very nice, quiet and picturesque fishing village.

SIGHTSEEING

The Castle in Plaka is built on the slope of Prophet Elias hill, by the Venetians during the 13th century The Church of Panagia Korfiatissa in Plaka with carvings, icons of the Crete-byzantine Art and a gilded Epitaph of the 1600 The Archaeological Museum in Plaka, where a copy of the Venus de Milo is exhibited. . The archaeological site at Filakopi with findings of the Early Cycladic Period

  • Kleftiko, in the southwestern tip of the island. Massive stone blocks with asymmetric shapes that emerge from the sea
  • The volcanic polygonal towers in Glaronisia
  • The Fig tree or the Emerald Cave, 3 miles north of Kleftiko. Inside the cave, an incredible match of colors and performances from the sun rays, generatesThe Catacombs in Klima. From the 1st A.C century, this labyrinthine system of corridors, offered refuge to the early Christians until the 5th century, when a devastating earthquake closed the entrance. These Catacombs were also the burial place for their dead The Ancient Mines near the entrance of Adamas Gulf Close to Apollonia is the Cave of Papafraga

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