As the ship approaches the port in Milos, you will be faced with a quite spectacular view. Its strange horseshoe shape, emerging out of the blue waters of the Aegean combined with the great Greek sun, creates a majestic and glorious spectacle. You will be filled with the desire to embrace it...what we can guarantee is that you will love it! Milos is one of the most seductive and hospitable of the Cyclades islands. It is 86 nautical miles from the Pireaus port and it has an area of 151 sq. km. This amazing island has approximately 5,000 inhabitants, who live in a total of eight settlements. They are Plaka, Plakes, Triovassalo, Pera Triovassalo, Apollonia or Pollonia, Zefiria, Tripiti and Adamada. Milos is noted for its volcanic ground, as well as for its rich in minerals subsoil. Its volcanos were active during the last 3,000,000 (million) years, but today they are considered to be inactive. During your stay in Milos, we propose that you visit the archaeological museum in Plaka, the catacombs and the ancient theatre in Tripiti, the extraordinary cave of Pafragas and the archaeological site in Apollonia as well as the wonderful historic temples, which are spread in nearly all the settlements (villages). Milos is waiting for you... it is worth the visit!
Places near Milos
On the highest spot of the island, 750 meters above the surface of the sea, stands the chapel of Prophet Elias built on the hill of Prophitis Ilias. Most possibly it was built by monks from other neighboring monasteries.
This church has a panoramic view of the port, the villages and Arkadies.
From Chivadolimni following the central road you get to Aghia Marina. Then, descending on the earth-road towards the sea there is a quiet blue beach viewing the entire port. The “Rivari” lagoon is located nearby.
Passing by the beach of Fatourena and Rivari you will find a picturesque harbor, an old commercial harbor and a beach, a few rooms to let and a traditional tavern.
A small and quiet settlement in the northwest side of the island (17km from Plaka) which used to be an important commercial center. Today it is almost deserted; there is a small harbor, a small scenic tavern next to the sea and a beach to enjoy your swimming. It is the perfect place for nature-worshippers and for those who detest crowds of people, whereas within a short distance lies the quiet beach of Fatourena.
Aghia Marina (Saint Marina)
On the way to Halakas, just before you get to the beach of Fatourena, you will reach the monastery of Saint Marina. This monastery was in operation from around 1650 to 1830 and it is one of the 13 monasteries the French traveler Tournieyef visited while it was still in operation and which he mentions with admiration in his travel accounts. (Tournieyef visited Milos in 1700).