The Water CatacombsThe 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...more
AchivadolimniAchivadolimni (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...more
TriovasalosThe 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...more
AdamasAdamas 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:...more
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...more
Zephyria ValleyA 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...more
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...more
SkinopiSkinopi (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"...more
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...more
Adamas, 848 01, Greece
Good for: Business
Adamas, 22204, Greece
Good for: Solo
The only 4-star hotel in Milos, on the protected, historic bay of Provatas, Milos. Right on the main...more
Finally, a restaurant in Milos, Greece with a little comfort. Resembling a French bistrot, due to the Greek owner having long lived in France, the restaurant at first seems to be out of place, that is, out of the usual unconfortable Greek tavern, with ugly and narrow tables, where food is served alltogether, without any distinction between orektika (appetizers), first or second dish.
The table is lied down with taste, the white wine is always served in an ice bowl, the food is absolutely Greek and local, and in large plates and in the right quantity. Normal prices.
Favorite Dish: Fish cooked under salt.
WARNING: It's Pollonia for heaven's sake!Say you open up a map of Milos, printed or online. Please direct your eyeballs to the right, and check the name of the village to the northeast part of the island. If it reads anything other than Pollonia, do yourself a favor and click off that page (or discard the printed map or guide). You just saved...more
Flying to MilosIt is not quite true that flights are "very often" cancelled, but lately it has been happening more often than it should. Olympic Airlines are allowed by aviation rules to cancel up to 7 flights a year on a given route because of their own problems, that is except for reasons beyond their control, i.e. inclement weather, etc. This...more
WARNING: VT Members who live in MilosWhen searching for natives of Milos or Milos island on VT, or at least VT members who live in Milos, you will come up with a small number of results. They are all technically wrong, except one. These people probably lived in Milos for a limited time in the past but don't anymore, or have not logged on to their...more
Correct Spelling & Pronunciation of Adamas
d vs. th
When listening to the natives, you'll find that the d in the largest village and main port of the island, Adamas, is not pronounced by the locals as the d in Adams, but more like a th in then/there/therefore. They tried spelling it Athamas once, but realized the foreigners would pronounce it as the th in Athens, so they scratched that idea and went back to Adamas. Actually, lots of Ds in Greek names are supposed to be pronounced as Ths. :)
Incidentally, Adamas is also correctly called/spelled Adamantas or Adamandas. There are no more alternative spellings for my native village of Adamas, however. My birthplace is NOT Addamas, Adhamas, Amadas, Amadeus, or anything remotely similar to the aforementioned arbitrary misspellings.
Plathiena Beach, MilosPlatiena 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...more
Paddling in the bay of MilosLooking 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 Feldtmannmore
A wonderful, exotic, sandy beach, that exends for hundreds of meters on either way of a huge boulder that fell off the cliff during some geological event. This place is popular and draws a regular crowd. There is a nice beach bar that serves drinks and snacks. To reach it you will need drive on a passable dirt road and then walk about 200 m from...more
One of the most photographed spots in the entire Aegean. A lunar landscape formed by glaring-white rocks, around a blue-green lagoon that ends in a small sandy beach and various inlets. Sarakiniko is reachable by a passable dirt road which ends about 700 m from the beach. From there, you walk down to the watermore