Milos island, Greece

Milos

Located at the east Cyclades islands, Milos awaits all boats at its natural port of Adamas, offering the best possible shelter. Its closest neighbours are Antimilos, Kimolos, Sikinos, Sifnos and a bit further away Serifos.

Its nearly 5000 permanent inhabitants are mostly involved in tourism. while some still insist on fishing. Its rich volcanic underground has shaped its history as far back as during the pre-historic times. Being rich in obsidian, a dark coloured and very hard stone of glass structure used to create tools, Milos’ inhabitants used to transport it since the Pleistocene & Early Holocene eras (that is from 13.000 B.C.).

Milos island became largely known when the famous statue of Aphrodite of Milos was found, now hosted at Louvres in Paris.

Apart from its history, it is its geology that attracts many tourists and scientists from all over the world. Its violent volcanic erruptions have created unique rock formations of amazing shapes and beauty, plunging into the deep Aegean Sea.

There are quite a few villages on Milos, some of which are so beautiful as if they are paintings that came to life. One of them is Klima, a fishermen’s village still used today as a small fishing boat shelter or as a tourist resort.

Klima, Milos
Milos island, Klima fishermen’s village

Among its most amazing beaches are Firiplaka, Palaiochori, Tsigrado and Sarakiniko, all offering tribute to the islands geology.

But the most famous tourist attraction on Milos is by far Kleftiko, the huge white rocks that dive into the sea, forming many caves that used to serve as a shelter for pirates. Today, they are still accessible by boat only, so it is not uncommon to encounter sailing boats or cruisers with tourists visiting this unique spectacle and swimming into the cool waters of the Aegean Sea.

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