Milos Things to Do

  • Snorkeling in Milos
    Snorkeling in Milos
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    Snorkeling in Milos
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  • Snorkeling in Milos
    Snorkeling in Milos
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    The Water Catacombs

    by andreasfmpro Updated Jun 23, 2010

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    The Water Catacombs

    The Water Catacombs

    The water catacombs were built at the same time as the more well known Catacombs of Milos, in the first century AD, by the first Christians.  Originally dug into the soft cliff-face, they have been exposed by erosion over the 1900 years since they were dug.  Each hole contains one grave and some of the caves include several.  The door in the back of the cave (above the paddle of the green kayak) leads to a chamber with 5 graves.

    Photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

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    Achivadolimni, Milos

    by andreasfmpro Updated Jun 23, 2010

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    Achivadolimni beach, Milos

    Achivadolimni

    Achivadolimni (official) or Hivadolimni (in local dialect) is an area directly across the bay from the seaport of Adamas, facing north. Achivadolimni beach is one of the longest beaches in Milos and is suitable for swimming when the wind blows from the south. It features mostly white sand, and the water is rather shallow.

    Achivadolimni (pron. ah-chee-vah-thoh-LEEM-nee) has the distinction of being the most difficult to pronounce of all the Milos beaches. Translated the name means "Mussel Lake", in reference to a murky lagoon behind the beach.

    Achivadolimni Bungalows & Camping is the only lodging establishment in the area, and the only organized campground in the island of Milos.

    Photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Camping

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    Triovasalos - The commercial center of Milos

    by andreasfmpro Updated Jun 23, 2010

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    Triovasalos, Milos

    Triovasalos

    The commercial center of Milos, Triovasalos is one of five villages, together with Plaka, Tripiti, Plakes, and Peran Triovasalos, that lie adjacent to each other and form the main population center on Milos. They are referred to collectively as the "upper-villages", by the locals, as they lie away from the seaside at an elevation of about 150m. Triovasalos offers the visitor a friendly village atmosphere and a central location. As most of the inhabitants are not dependant on tourism for an income, it offers the visitor a casual and authentic glimpse at modern Greek island life, away from the bustle of the tourist centers.

    Photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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    Adamas, the main port and largest village of Milos

    by andreasfmpro Updated Aug 26, 2009

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    Adamas

    Adamas is the largest village and main port of Milos. It is a seaside village in a sheltered corner of the harbor. Adamas was founded in the early 1800s by refugees from Sfakia who moved from the island of Crete after the failure of their rebellion against the Ottoman Turks. Adamas has some reasonable beaches and many tourist facilities: hotels, restaurants, banks, souvenir shops, etc.

    Photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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    Plaka - the island capital

    by andreasfmpro Updated Aug 26, 2009

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    Plaka, Milos

    Plaka - the island capital, cultural and historical center.

    Though the oldest buildings only date back to the mid-1800s, Plaka has been inhabited since at least the classical times. Built on a steep hill at the entrance of the Milos harbor, it utilized its cliff-top position as a natural fortification. Plaka is the most characteristic town on the Island, with narrow alleys, traditional, Cycladic-style houses, shops, restaurants and bars. Visit the Kastro, the ruins of a fortress, from which you have an incredible view of the island and unforgettable sunsets.

    Pitfall: The misinformed rush to call Plaka the Chora, probably because in most other islands in the Cyclades, the main village atop a hill is called Chora. In Milos, however, this would be a blatant error. The designation Chora in Milos belongs to the village of Zephyria, on the plains of the eastern part of the island.

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    Zephyria Valley

    by andreasfmpro Updated Aug 26, 2009

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    Zephyria Valley

    Zephyria Valley

    A view of the interior of the island. This shot, taken on a winter's day, shows the largest and most fertile agricultural area of the island. The Zephyria Valley lies no more than 7 km. from Adamas and was once flooded by the sea from the south.

    The village of Zephyria itself is also called Chora or Palea Chora by the locals. Contrary to the extremely common pitfall, the "Chora" in Milos is NOT the village of Plaka – Zephyria is. Zephyria once had a population of 5,000 and 14 parishes. Today, only a handful of houses remain, and a few dozen elderly inhabitants, a single church, Panagia Portiani (= Virgin Mary of the Port) and a lone restaurant, "To Petrino".

    Photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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    Snorkeling in Milos

    by andreasfmpro Written Apr 28, 2009
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    Sarakiniko and Fyropotamos are among the best spots to snorkel on the north coast of Milos. Kleftiko and Sykia on the south and southwestern coast of the island respectively, are two excellent destinations as well, only accessible by boat.

    Both Sarakiniko and Fyropotamos are accessible by car or moped, and Sarakiniko is also accessible by bus. To get to Kleftiko and Sykia, hire a sailboat or get on a daily sailboat daily cruise. The Round of Milos boats do not stop in Sykia, and stay in Kleftiko perhaps not long enough to enjoy snorkeling there.

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    Underwater snorkeling in Milos photos credit: Nick Xenakis. Used with permission.

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    Skinopi

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 3, 2007

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    Skinopi, Milos

    Skinopi

    Skinopi (pron. skee-noh-PEE) is the first one of the 4 fishing villages that lie on the eastern entrance to the harbor of Milos, Skinopi is the smallest and least developed. Boat houses have been dug into the cliff, with small dwellings built above, usually used as a holiday house or weekender. The Greek term for these dwellings is "syrmata" (= wires; pron. SEER-mah-tah) in reference to the wires boatmen use to haul their boats ashore.

    Photo credit: Rod Feldtmann

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    • Kayaking
    • Camping

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    Catamaran Cruise!!

    by JuliaK Updated Aug 27, 2004

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    On the boat

    One of the best things that I ever experienced!!! Ever!!!
    Despite the 6-7 wind speed.... everything composed the most exciting thing that I have done!
    Sailing with a Catamaran!
    But you should book early- at least two days before your desired day of the trip-
    They are very popular although they are the expensive cruise,trust me they worth every single euro!!!

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    70 beaches!! No time to visit all

    by JuliaK Updated Aug 25, 2004

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    Pollonia
    Mytakas
    Kapros
    Papafragkas
    Sarakiniko
    Firopotamos
    Tsigrado
    Firiplaka
    Provatas
    Achivadolimni ("Sea shell lake")

    And many more that we didn't have time to visit....
    Well I will have pictures of each one of them so you can choose (general tips area)

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Beaches
    • Diving and Snorkeling

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    The Catacombs

    by Aggeliki Written Feb 23, 2003

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    A Christian community cemetery dating from the end of the 2nd century A.C. and was used since the end of the 5th century. It consists of a complex of three catacombs, comprising large, low passages with other smaller passages and a burial chamber joining. Passages join the three catacombs together.
    Niche-like graves (arcosolia) are cut into the side walls of the passageways; some of these were family graves. Graves were cut likewise into the floors of the passages. The graves are decorated with plant patterns and symbolic representations.

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    Apollonia

    by Aggeliki Written Mar 5, 2003

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    sunset in a beach near Apollonia

    Apollonia is a small fisherman town built around a pretty, restful round beach of fine sand. It is an ideal place for those who want to be out of the crowd.

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    "The Cave of Sikia"

    by Aggeliki Written Feb 23, 2003

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    You can reach this cave only by boat. This is really a dreamy place. Big white rocks is around this cave and azure water.

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    "Glaronisia"

    by Aggeliki Written Feb 23, 2003

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    Glaronisia are very big rocks in which seagulls live, the largrest of which rise from the sea at a height of 20m.

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