Milos Sports & Outdoors

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    Raisis cave
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    Paddling in Klima, Milos
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  • Fourkovouni, Milos - Syrmata
    Fourkovouni, Milos - Syrmata
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    Plathiena, the beach of Lovers

    by andreasfmpro Updated Apr 28, 2009

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    Plathiena, Milos, the beach of Lovers
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    Plathiena Beach, Milos

    Platiena or Plathiena, is called the beach of lovers, because a couple may stand neck-deep in its shallow waters, hugging each other and watching the romantic sunset at the same time.

    During the high season, there is a beach bar offering cold water, refreshments, snacks and coffee, and there is even a portable toilet available.

    Plathiena is one of the few beaches in Milos where the sea turtle Karetta-Karetta comes ashore to lay her eggs at night.

    Sea Kayak Milos trivia:
    Julian's last day:  Julian Patrick was assistant guide in Milos for the summer of 2006 (Second photo).

    Photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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    Fourkovouni, Milos

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 7, 2007

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    Fourkovouni, Milos - Syrmata
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    Fourkovouni, Milos

    Probably the most picturesque of the 4 fishing villages on the inside of the harbor, Fourkovouni is the most sheltered one from northerly winds and makes a great lunch stop on windy days.

    Photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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    Paddling in the bay of Milos

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 7, 2007

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    Paddling in the bay of Milos on a dead calm day

    Paddling in the bay of Milos

    Looking across the bay towards the western side of the island on a dead calm day.

    In the background, the mountains of Profitis Illias (= Prophet Elias) at 752m. and Chondro Vouno (= fat mountain) at 633m. are the highest points on the island.

    Photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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    Klima, Milos

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 7, 2007

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    Paddling in Klima, Milos

    Paddle to Klima, Milos

    The largest of the fishing villages on Milos, Klima comprises about 50 boat houses with various dwelling built above. The boat houses are called Syrmata (= wires; pron. SEER-mah-tah) in reference to the wires boatmen use to haul their boats ashore. Klima is the largest of the 7 settlements in Milos that feature Syrmata.

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    Photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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    Cave Exploration in Milos

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 7, 2007

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    Raisis cave

    Raisis cave

    Some info about sea caves: Sea caves are formed by the power of the ocean attacking zones of weakness in coastal cliffs. The weak zone is sometimes a fault, or fractured zone formed during slippage, such as Raisis cave.

    Another type of weak zone is in sedimentary rocks where a layer of softer rock is interbedded between harder layers.

    Yet a third instance is along the contact zone between dissimilar types of rocks where one is weaker than the other. Typically this is a dike, or intrusive vein of more easily eroded rock found within a stronger host rock.

    The cave may begin as a very narrow crack into which waves can penetrate and exert tremendous force, cracking the rock from within by both the weight of the water and by compression of air. Sand and rock carried by waves produce additional erosive power on the cave's walls.

    Geological excerpt and photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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    Da Bears

    by andreasfmpro Written Sep 3, 2007

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    The Bears

    Two rock stacks, affectionately known as the Arkoudes (= bears), lie just off the Plathiena headland.

    The bears are a landmark of Milos, and practically all sailboats pass by them for a photo opportunity before continuing on with their daily cruise itinerary. It goes without saying that paddlers find the bears very interesting as well.

    Photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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