The island Milos is southwest of the Cyclades which is situated between Crete and Athens. It has its own unique beauty, due to the rare morphology of its landscape and its mineral wealth. In its rocks someone can see all the colors of the rainbow.
The sea openhandedly gives its graces to the island. Especially in the south side, the sea has created small and large caves that were hiding places, for pirates hidding their treasures, local revolutionists and members of the national resistance during the wars. Due to the splendid statue of "Aphrodite of Milos", the fame of the island spread far from the Greek borders, as the statue is located at the Louvre and it generates the complete admiration from the visitors of the museum.
The civilization of Milos flourished for many centuries and developed the arts and especially those of pottery and sculpturing. And then again when this civilization was broken down, Milos became a station for Religion. During the first years of Christianity it had the catacombs, some of which are preserved until today.
Milos is the 5th in size, island of the Cyclades. It stretches out to 151 square kilometers and the length of its coastal line reaches 126 kilometers. Its shape looks vaguely like a horseshoe. Therefore its port is very safe.
The island Milos doesn't have any high mountains. Halakas is 751 meters high. Administratively Milos falls under the municipality of the Cyclades, having as its capital Ermoupolis of Syros. The capital of Milos itself is the town named Plaka. The whole island constitutes the municipality of Milos. Milos is also a passage way for a large amount of migrating birds that come through here during Spring when traveling from Africa towards Europe and visa versa during Autumn. A note should be made to the wild goat of Antimilos, close relative to the wild goat of Crete that exclusively lives at the ill-natured island of AntimilosAntimilos, western Milos and Poliaigos are included in the network of the most important biotopes of the European Union, within the framework of the program NATURA 2000 and Greece has undertaken the obligation to protect due to its rare fauna. Milos is an island with extended sunshine and pleasant climate were the southerly winds are not frequent and strong.
Due to the intense volcanic hydrothermal activity to the ground of Milos, there are many warm springs, with valuable components for the healing of many diseases. The healing spas of the island were known from ancient times. Hippocrates refers to them in his 5th book with the title "Peri Epidimion" (About Epidemics). A lot latter in 1771, the French professor of Botany, Pitton de Tournefort refers to them in his "sigh-seeing" scripts. Today some springs are used and very few of them are utilized. The most important are the following: the Baths of Lakkos, baths of Makrinos, Pikropigi or Tsilloneri, baths of Provata, Baths of Aliki and the baths of Kanava.
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The 1000 BC the Dorians invaders arrived on the island Milos. In fact the historian Thucydides said in one of his books that Milos was inhabited for about 700 years from the Dorians. Milos Island became a center for artistic effort as shown by the magnificent statue of Aphrodite of Milos created around 400 eg. Milos was included since 1830 in the Greek state, as all the other Cycladic islands. During the Crimean War, Milos forces of the British and French established a naval base in the port of Adamas. In place Bordara Milos is a monument of the fallen French people since that time.



The civilization of Milos is considered as ancient as that of Crete and spans a period of at least 5000 years. Her fame spread throughout the civilized world thanks to the masterpiece of Aphrodite, a statue found buried on the island in the 19th century (1820) and is now in the Louvre Museum in Paris. The Flakopi, the oldest settlement on the island was inhabited between 4000 and 5000 BC Milos. The existence of Flakopis is positioned between the Neolithic and Iron Age, as many recent archaeological excavations have determined. The city finally burned completely, the end of Flakopis came about the period of prosperity of Mycenaean civilization.



Beautiful photos of Milos, Milos settlements photos and beach photos. Pictures of hotels, restaurants, Pictures with beautiful iliovasilemata.I Milos is a Cycladic island with beautiful beaches Photos of sights of the island. The contact of visitors to the island will start from the Adamas, who today is the main port to serve traffic island. To visit the Kleftiko lovely beach and enjoy the crystal clear waters, you can make a tour starting from the port of Adamas. In summer there are daily excursions to Kleftiko, the Elder, Gerakas and Paliorema. You can also visit the nearby island of Kimolos with boats leaving from the port of Pollonia


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Taxis are widely available in Milos, the port, the airport, the main streets and the central station in Triovasalo. City buses in Milos in the best possible way guests. Particularly frequent are the buses from Adamas to Triovasalo, Plaka, Tripiti, Pollonia, Zefiria, Paliochori Achivadolimni and Provata. The road network in Milos includes paved and very wide streets, making it comfortable and safe you move. If you do not carry your car can simply, quickly and cheaply rent a car, Distances from Adamas - Achivadolimni 6 km. - Airport 4.5 km. - Climate 5 km. - Plate 3 km. - Pollonia 10 km. - Provatas 8 km. - Sarakiniko-Papafragas 4 km.Tha find hotels in Milos, apartments in Milos Milos restaurants, cafe bars Milos, Milos shops, car rental Milos.

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