TRAVELING / Greece / Milos

Milos or Melos is a volcanic Greek island in the Aegean Sea, just north of the Sea of Crete, the island is the southwesternmost island in the Cyclades group.

Milos arches around a central caldera and is ringed with dramatic coastal landscapes of colourful and surreal rock formations.

The island’s most celebrated export, the iconic Venus de Milo, is far away in the Louvre but hot springs, the most beaches of any Cycladic island and a series of quaint villages populated by friendly people add to its current, compelling, attractions.

Capital Plaka and stunning Klima are just two of the little villages worth visiting and Filakopi, an ancient Minoan city in the island’s northeast, was one of the earliest settlements in the Cyclades.

The island has a fascinating history of mineral extraction dating from the Neolithic period when obsidian was exported to the Minoan world of Crete. Today Milos is the biggest bentonite and perlite centre in the EU.

The island has gorgeous beaches such as, Sarakiniko beach with beautiful smooth white rocks form a long narrow inlet with a tiny beach, Agios Konstantinos with its boat houses on a tiny inlet and the beautiful Alogomantra and Agios Konstantinos beaches, the small beach at Papafrakas which is outstanding, in the town of Polonia there are several beaches, notably the main town beach in the bay which has white sand a shade trees and another on the back side, the beautiful Paleohori beach, Provatas beach, Gerakas beach, Mavra Gremna beach, Paliorema beach where there is an abandoned mine and many more exotic beaches to visit and enjoy.


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