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Milos with the glowing beauty of Aphrodite that hid in its land for centuries, the mysterious charm from its natural beauties and the significant monuments all over it, has international fame and has turned it into the ideal destination for every visitor.
It is located in the southwest end of Cyclades islands and is 5th in size. Milos distinguishes for its shape, like a caulk, and for Adamantas’ port that is considered one of the safest natural ports in Mediterranean Sea.
Due to its volcanic ground, the island has peculiar stone shapes, beautifully coloured and enchanting coasts with white-gold beaches and carved rocks mirrored in the Aegean blue, that magnetize visitors.
Milos has mineral richness. The extraction of opsidanos or opsianos, a black stone like glass used to manufacture tools, contributed to the island’s financial bloom. Milos has one of the most ancient mines in Mediterranean Sea.
Milos is inhabited since prehistoric times and has a glorious history to show. The remains of ancient towns and archaeological findings reveal the island’s significant route through centuries.
Today, with the glow of Mediterranean sun and the plash of waves whispering the sirens’ song to travelers, Milos is a heavenly land to spend the best holidays ever. Visit it and let yourselves free

Discover in a glance the best things to see and do in Milos island

Adamantas, Milos’ port, is built in the safe arms of a cove and it’s considered one of the biggest natural ports in Mediterranean Sea. The homonym village was built in 1835 from Cretes and particularly Sfakianous, who found shelter in the island after their ineffective rebellion against Turkish. It is erected according to the traditional architecture of Cyclades islands. Adamantas is the most developed tourist resort in Milos. Around the port you will find a lot of hotels, rooms to let, coffeehouses, taverns and bars. Many of the public services have their headquarters in Adamantas. It is worth seeing the church of Trinity built in the 17th century. Distinguishes for its special architecture and the rare icons it has. You can visit the beaches of Lagada and Papikinou that has been awarded with the Blue Flag. They are two beautiful beaches with crystal blue waters.
Apollonia or Polonia is a small fish village built around a graphic gulf. It is located in the east part of the island, 14 km from the village of Plaka. Due to its natural beauty and the antiquities, Apollonia has become a highly organized summer resort and it’s very popular to the island’s visitors. Very close to the settlement, on the road from Adamantas to Apollonia, are located the remains of the ancient town Filakopi, which-according to the findings -flourished in three different periods. In the same spot, near the archaeological site, is located the cave of Papafraga. One of the most famous natural sites in the island. Three caves with white rocks carved by the waves, unique pieces of art that only nature is able to make. From the small port of Apollonia there are every day routes to Kimolos.
Catacombs of Milos’ are among the most important findings of the first Christian times. They were found in 1844 and are dated at the end of the 1st century. Along with roman catacombs, they are the most significant paleochristianic cemeteries and places of worship during the persecutions of christians. Milos’ catacombs were in use until the 5th century. It is a complex of three catacombs. Underground hallways smaller and bigger ratify and end in a death chamber. The hallways have a length of 200m. In its’ sides are carved graves or arkosolia with five or seven dead people found in them. Graves were found in the floor of the hallways. Many of them were decorated with natural jewels and symbolic schema. It is estimated that in theses catacombs were buried over 2000 christians.
Catacombs apart from its use as a cemetery were also used as places of worship during persecution times. Milos’ catacombs show how early was christianity spread in the island.
Today only part of the arcades can be visited. Tour around the catacombs fills the visitor with awe.
Agia Kyriaki is a famous beach you will find at the southeast part of Milos island. It is situated 8 km from Adamantas and has thick sand and white pebbles.
You will reach it by following the dirt road which is indicated to the right, just before Zefiria. As you come over the crest of the last hill, the whole beach becomes visible.
The region is considerable archaeological importance, as the excavations have brought into light an ancient stairway and pieces of pottery.
The golden sandy beach is served by some private rooms, a taverna and a beach bar.
The beach is offered for water sports. You will find the appropriate equipment at the shops along the coastline
In the south part of the island, 7km from Adamanta is located the settlement of Provatas with a magic beach. Its characteristic is the golden red sand, the abrupt rocks with peculiar shapes and the clear shallow waters. There are many restaurants and coffeehouses around the beach