Vacations in Milos (Cyclades - Greece)
Milos: The island with the 75 unique beaches
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Vacations in Milos island - Milos, The island with the 75 unique beaches
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Information On Milos
Milos belongs to Cyclades and it is located at the southwest edge of the complex. The island has a shape similar to a petal.
Milos is famous thanks to its beaches, as it has many and beautiful ones. The geology of the volcanic island is distinct resulting in having some unusual beaches which are also attractions, like the famous Sarakiniko.
Milos has one of the largest natural harbors in the Aegean, Adamanta. The island's capital is the scenic Plaka, a small picturesque settlement with intense cycladic charm, built around the medieval castle. Walk towards the castle to enjoy the best sunset on the island.
Milos is not known for its nightlife, while it is mostly preferred by young couples, as it gives off a romantic scent. The little nightlife it has is centered in Adamanta where most accommodation and shops are found.
Although Milos is a typical dry island of Cyclades, there exists a native cypress forest with running water and little waterfalls in a gorge of Profitis Ilias mountain.
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Beaches Of Milos
Milos has been gifted by nature wit some of the most stunning beaches in Greece. The most famous beaches are found north, like Sarakiniko and papafragkas, opposite of which stand the glaronisia islands (hexagonal rods of volcanic rock) composing an impressive spectacle.
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Travel To Milos
Milos is connect with the port of Piraeus with many ferries whose trips range from 2,5 hours up to 7,5 hours, depending on the ferry type (with the appropriate prices). It is likely to find a cheaper ticket from Lavrio port but is not recommended, as the trip last more than 12 hours. Finally Milos has an airport with Athens being less than half an hour away.
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Transportation On Milos (Car Rentals)
The buses connecting the harbor (Adamantas) with Plaka are rather frequent, but the rest of the bus routes to other parts of Milos are not. There is a taxi stop at a central point in Adamantas. The road network of the island is in poor conditions but fortunately distances are short. Finally there is a small harbor in Pollonia village connecting Milos with the nearby island of Kimolos.
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Accommodation On Milos (Hotels, Apartments, Guesthouses, Rooms to let)
Accommodation is centered at the northeast part of Milos and mostly in Adamanta, as the west part is more or less deserted. The best choice for staying is the capital of Milos, Plaka, while there is also the rapidly developing Pollonia fishing village with a constantly increasing number of rooms to let. Right next to Plaka lies Trypiti village with some accommodation and a great view to the hill with the windmills. In Hivadolimni there is an organized camping operating.
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Food & Drink On Milos
Ask for the Skizes of Milos (baked bread slices on the grill with olive oil and tomato squeeze), the famous pitarakia (chunks of cheese pie made with local cheese) and naturally fresh fish and sea food. For dessert try watermelon-pie and the koufeto, the traditional sweet of Milos.
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What To Buy On Milos
During your vacation on Milos you can get for home some fantastic types of local cheese like kefalotyri, ladotyri and the delicious xinomyzithra of Milos.
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Attractions On Milos
It is housed in a neoclassical building of the German architect Ernst Ziller and its collection ranges from the Prehistoric Ages up to the Roman Ages.
It is housed in a large 19th century mansion in Plaka and it presents the life on Milos mainly during the 19th and 20th century.
A new museum with geological maps, tools, instruments, quarrymen uniforms, various stones, old photos of sulfur mines, transparencies, impressive models, etc.
It is located in Adamanta and it is housed in the church of Agia Triada, the second oldest church of Milos, hosting many hagiographic samples.
The famous catacombs of Milos are comprised of 3 underground galleries of 185 meters total length and 3 burial chambers with a capacity of 290 tombs.
Syrmata are buildings carved into the rocks with colorful wooden doors where fisherboats are stored during winter.
The most important monument in Klima and the most well-preserved in Milos is with no doubt the Ancient Theatre.
The old sulfur mining quarry that operated up until 1956, with the building, the caves and some of the machinery still in their place.
The Milos tour is a great way to visit the famous Kleftiko, the Sykia water cave and some wonderful beaches with difficult access.
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Alternative Islands To Milos
Milos is not what you are looking for? Then one of the following nearby islands might interest you:
Kimolos (6 klm from Milos)
Sifnos (17 klm from Milos)
Folegandros (25 klm from Milos)
Serifos (39 klm from Milos)
Sikinos (45 klm from Milos)
Antiparos (55 klm from Milos)
Kythnos (58 klm from Milos)
Ios (62 klm from Milos)
Paros (64 klm from Milos)
Iraklia (77 klm from Milos)
Santorini (77 klm from Milos)
Syros (77 klm from Milos)
Naxos (79 klm from Milos)
Kea (Tzia) (84 klm from Milos)
Koufonisia (96 klm from Milos)
Schinoussa (99 klm from Milos)
Mykonos (103 klm from Milos)
Tinos (105 klm from Milos)
Amorgos (106 klm from Milos)
Andros (108 klm from Milos)
Anafi (110 klm from Milos)
Donoussa (117 klm from Milos)
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Islands Connected To Milos
There is a ferry from Milos to the following islands:
Amorgos (direct connection to Milos)
Folegandros (direct connection to Milos)
Ios (direct connection to Milos)
Kimolos (direct connection to Milos)
Koufonisia (direct connection to Milos)
Kythnos (direct connection to Milos)
Mykonos (direct connection to Milos)
Naxos (direct connection to Milos)
Santorini (direct connection to Milos)
Serifos (direct connection to Milos)
Sifnos (direct connection to Milos)
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