About Milos

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The divine island of Milos signalizes a charismatic singularity among the other Cycladic islands, and it stands out for its impressive natural, archaeological and religious spectacles. Dramatic landscapes and emblematic monuments embellish the island of Aphrodite and attract a large number of adventure seekers every year. 

One of the most visited places in Milos is Kleftiko beach, a majestic nexus of white volcanic rocks that compose captivating sea caves and underwater passages. Undeniably signifying a notable trademark of the island, it used to be a shelter for the pirates because of its formation. Visitors can reach Kleftiko by boat and relish magical cruises in its cerulean waters.

An equally famous station in Milos is Sarakiniko. A lunar beach with chalky rocks and exceptional beauty, ideally created for audacious dives from above and reposing times of sunbathing on the smooth surface of the rocks under the lambent Greek sun.

Highlighting its strong religious testament, Milos' Catacombs constitute the third largest Christian monument of its kind, following the Holy Land and Rome. Southwest of the Trypiti settlement, there is an assemblage of three Catacombs, consisting of large and small corridors and a burial room. It is dated from the middle of the 1st century and it was used as a place of Christian worship and prayer, but also as a cemetery. The first person to explore and explain this meaningful monument was the German archaeologist Ludwig Ross in 1844, but some illicit dealers of antiquities had preceded him.

Discovered in the Klima settlement on the hillside, the Ancient Theater of Milos, a unique treasure of the Roman era, honors its visitors with a marvelous view of the spectacular Milos bay. The theater boasts excellent acoustics, and nowadays, it hosts several cultural events after its restoration in 2016.

A profoundly charming peculiarity of Milos is Syrmata. These are picturesque, colorful, usually caved houses built by the sea in the island's fishing villages. Their interesting story reveals that the fishermen used them to store their boats to protect them from severe winter weather. Most of the time, the boatmen lived upstairs, and later Syrmata became summer residences. The most famous of them are Klima, Mandrakia, and Fyropotamos.
Nestled in the hill of Prophet Ilias, at the highest point of the picturesque village of Plaka, lies the commanding castle of Milos, protected from the surrounding dwellings. Everyone who encourages himself to reach the top will be enchanted by the breathtaking panoramic view of the lyrical sunset, the wondrous bay, and the beautiful island of Antimilos.

It is not a coincidence that the statue of Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty, was discovered on this extraordinary island with exceptional charm. It was found in April 1820 in a field by a farmer. From 1821, after its brutal capture by French sailors, it is one of the most stately exhibits in the Louvre Museum until today.
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