Get to know the most exotic island in the Aegean. The island where Aphrodite of Milos was discovered, and one of the most impressive islands in the Cyclades. This island is Milos, with its unique horse shoe-shape, set in the blue waters of the Aegean, boasts several of the best hotels in Cyclades bathed in radiant sunlight and scattered with small white houses. Milos, the place with the most hospitable islanders. With fine touristic organisation, clear waters, noteworthy monuments. Milos, steals the hearts of all those who come to visit …and now will steal yours!
The volcanic activity in ancient years has endowed Milos island with an exciting variety of gorgeous landscapes, consequently offering the visitor a wide range of activities. The funny shapes of the rocks and their wonderful colours at the beautiful white sandy beaches are one expression of the volcanic features of Milos; the economic activity is another: minerals such as obsidian are excavated here. What is more, one of the most ancient mines in the Mediterranean is on this island.
References had been made by Hippocrates to the peculiar morphology of spectacular caves(Papafragkas and Sykia) and a multitude of thermal springs (Kanava, Alyki, Provatá, Pikropiyi).The diving enthusiasts will find a paradise in the underwater caves in the triangle formed by Milos, Kimolos and Polyegos islands.
The island’s villages are lovely too: the stately Plaka (the island’s capital), the harbour of Adamantas, the beautiful Hivadolimni, the marvellous Emporios with the little lagoon of Revary and the old iron mines.
As far as archaeology is concerned, Milos is an ideal destination: the early Christian catacombs, a prehistoric settlement in Fylakopi and the mining museum (exhibiting 11,000 years of mining history) are definitely worth a visit.
As many beaches as you can! The white rocky landscape that embraces Sarakiniko forms an once-in-a-lifetime encountered lunar landscape while on Kleftiko, which can be reached only by boat, you can dive in secluded rocky caves with crystal clear waters. Add the wild beauty of Alogomántra, the open cave of Papáfragkas, the sheltered Ahivadolímni- the biggest beach on the island where also the island’s camping site is situated- and the beaches of Fyripláka, Yérakas and Tsigrádos adorned with grayish-red rocks.
Another highlight is the white-washed Chora adorned with beautiful churches, such as Panayia Korfiatissa and the Catholic Church and well worth visiting Museums such as the Folk Art and the Archaeological Museum, where also a replica of the masterpiece of Aphrodite of Mílos is kept. Adámantas, built like an amphitheatre overlooking the Aegean, is the second biggest natural harbour in Greece and is quite famous for its frenetic nightlife.
Don’t forget to visit Apollonia, on the northwestern tip of the island; looking for an unforgettable experience? Rent a boat from its picturesque little harbour to guide you through the island’s rugged beauties or to take you to the opposite situated island of Kimolos!
Wander around the castle district at dusk when the sun washes Chora with its warm golden light… The Castle’s top, the benches on the courtyard of Panayia Korfiatissa church or Panayia Thalassytra are all ideal spots to enjoy this breathtaking scenery that will certainly weave a powerful spell on you… How about private dives on secluded beaches and well-hidden rocky caves? Rent a boat from Adamantas Port and you will find yourself on beaches that you have never thought of putting foot on in your life!
Last but not least, there are local tastes offering a special gastronomic experience. Don’t miss out on watermelon pies, cream cheese pies and bonbons with white pumpkin. Mouth-watering handmade pies, the so-called “ladenies” (oil-made) and “tirenies” (with cheese filling).