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Milos Sightseeing

Milos Beauties
The stunning island of Milos is also known as the island of colors due to its volcanic origin providing magical landscapes painted in mystical colors, amazing rock formations and striking water nuances. It is an island blessed with spectacular natural beauty, rich historical legacy and culture and some of the most gorgeous and unique beaches in the insular complex of the Cyclades. Following there is a list of the most important attractions and sights to visit while in the island:

Archaeological Museum
A visit to the Archeological Museum of Milos will take visitors on a journey through the island’s past. At the entrance there is a replica of the renowned statue of Aphrodite. Situated in the capital of Plaka, the museum hosts collections of prehistoric findings from the excavations of Phylakopi, sculptures, obsidian gemstones preserved from the volcanic deposits, ancient inscriptions and tools used in everyday life as well as ancient handmade vessels.

Folk Museum
Situated in Plaka the Folk Museum of Milos will travel visitors through the island’s fold tradition. Resembling a traditional home from the 19th century the museum features traditional costumes, embroidery, home utensils and appliances, traditional drawings and artifacts.

Mining Museum
Located in Neochori, the Mining Museum of Milos offers an extensive collection of mining equipment, rocks and minerals introducing visitors to the mining history and geophysical heritage of the volcanic island of Milos.
For more info, please visit www.milosminingmuseum.com

Ecclesiastical Museum
The church of Saint Trinity in Adamas hosts the Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos. Visitors can admire exhibits from the artistic and holy painting traditions as well as objects and relics of ecclesiastical interest.

Naval Museum
Located in Adamas the Naval Museum holds exhibits related to the naval past of the island, including artifacts from the prehistoric period, obsidian tools, historical displays from battles, rare maps as well as a locally crafted wooden boat.

Prehistoric Settlements of Phylakopi
It is considered to be one of the most significant Bronze Age settlements not only in the Cyclades but the entire Aegean due to its continuous habitation during that era.

Ancient town of Klima
Klima was the first port of the island and visitors will now be able to admire the ruins of the old town, the fortification walls and the old market together with other preserved ancient remnants. Here you will also be able to visit the exact spot where the world renowned statue of Aphrodite was found.  

Ancient Roman Theater
The remains of the island’s ancient marble open theater dated back to the 3rd century. The view from the theater to the port of Adamas is absolutely breathtaking.

Catacombs
Situated in the village of Trypiti, the Catacombs of Milos are among the three most important catacombs of Christianity along with the catacombs in the Holy land and the ones in Rome. Dating back to the 1st century the Catacombs of Milos where the first place of Christian worship and the first communal cemetery of the island.

Churches

There are many churches of great importance scattered around the island of Milos. Some of the churches and monasteries worth visiting are:

  • The Church of Panagia Korfiatissa in Plaka
  • The Church of Panagia ton Rodon (Holy Mary of Roses) in Plaka
  • The Church of Panagia Thalassitra in Kastro
  • The Church of Agia Triada in Adamas  
  • The Dormition of the Virgin & Agios Haralambos in Adamas
  • The Catholic church of Agios Nikolaos in Adamas
  • The Church of Agios Nikolaos in Trypiti
  • The Church of Agios Haralambos in Plaka
  • The Church of Agios Georgios in Pera Triovassalos
  • The Church of Panagia Portiani in Zefyria
  • The Church of Panagia in Kipos
  • The Monastery of Agios Ioannis Siderianos
  • The Monastery of Agia Marina on Mount Halakas

Kastro
Situated in Plaka, Kastro (meaning Castle in Greek) was built during the 13th century to protect the island’s residents from pirate attacks.  Now it is a great spot to enjoy the breathtaking view of the gulf and the magical sunset.



Thiorihia
The first sulfur mine in Greece was situated at Paliorema. Now visitors can swim into the crystalline waters of the beach and marvel the colorful rock formations as well as the old mine remains that will travel them back in time.

Sarakiniko
The astonishing beach of Sarakiniko is a must see. The lunar like landscape with the white rocks and the emerald waters of the sea will just remained scarred in your memory forever!

Kleftiko
Kleftiko is another amazing beach with striking natural rock formations and crystalline waters. Only accessible by boat, a tour through its exotic, supernatural beauty is definitely a must do!

Hot Springs

The island of Milos is full with natural hot springs. Visitors can take advantage of the therapeutic effects of the island’s hot springs that are situated in the following areas:

  • Lakou Adamas
  • Harou Adamas
  • Alykes
  • Provatas
  • Paleochori
  • Tria Pigadia
  • Kanava
  • Kinopi


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