Milos Warnings and Dangers

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    It's Pollonia for heaven's sake!

    by andreasfmpro Updated Apr 28, 2009

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    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 yourself a lot of time and frustration. If the author can't get the name of that conspicuous village right, imagine what other errors and omissions await you in the rest of the map/page/site.

    For the record, the correct name of the fishing village/tourist resort on the northeast tip of Milos is Pollonia (neutral gender, plural; pron. poh-LOH-nja ) as opposed to Apollonia (feminine gender, singular; pron. ah-pohl-on-EE-ah ) which is a village in nearby Sifnos.

    This is the single most common error about Milos and constitutes a huge blunder. Never in the recorded history of the island has the village in question ever been referred to as anything other than Pollonia. Apollonia is not even an alternative spelling, as some might suggest. It is simply wrong. Unfortunately, this glaring error is being propagated by self-appointed experts worldwide, to the point that the name of the hapless village of Pollonia is found online in its erroneous form at least half the time.

    Andreas

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    Olympic Airways - Cancelled flights?

    by andreasfmpro Written Sep 3, 2007

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    Flying to Milos

    It 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 year, 2007, they've exceeded that number already on the Milos-Athens route, with 4 flights cancelled in June alone. This has alarmed a few people and inconvenienced quite a few others, but hopefully it is a temporary phenomenon. Personally, I enjoy air travel a lot and have never been inconvenienced because of a cancelled flight, but it may happen to anybody, anytime.

    Please see my VT deal on Olympic Airways' lowest domestic fare to Milos.

    Andreas

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    Members who live in Milos

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 2, 2007

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    Andreas, the only VT member who lives in Milos

    WARNING: VT Members who live in Milos

    When 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 Milos or Milos island travel page since creating it, in some cases in more that 2 years! Most of these members are unranked, with blank travel pages and fake photos to boot. As of this writing, the only VT member who is both a native of Milos and lives on the island, is I, Andreas Belivanakis.

    On my Milos and Milos island travel pages, I've published more tips and photos about Milos than all other VT members with visible, rated pages, combined. I continue to update my tips making them relevant from year to year, and strive to provide factually accurate information together with a decent presentation, a rare commodity on the web these days. On my pages you won't find one-line tips, annoying, hard-to-read ALL CAPS, gratuitous misspellings, abysmal grammar, syntax and diction, or misleading, downright wrong information as is the case with most websites about Milos on the web today. If you do find any errors, however, by all means, please let me know.

    Andreas

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    Milos - Blunders on the web and in print

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 2, 2007

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    WARNING: Milos - Blunders on the web and in print

    Milos is one of the most abused destinations when it comes to misleading, inaccurate information presented about the island. Most websites as well as printed guides about Milos, by far, are riddled with factual errors, misspellings and assorted inaccuracies. The VT travel pages are no exception to this seemingly contagious disease, as people copy the errors from each other and keep propagating them across the web.

    In this series of Warnings tips, most serious errors as exposed, in an attempt to prevent confusion and clear things up for the traveler and prospective visitor of Milos.

    Andreas

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    Adamas, Milos, or Kamares, Sifnos?

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 2, 2007

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    WARNING: Adamas, Milos, or Kamares, Sifnos?

    Maybe it's just me, but I'd be immensely grateful to anyone who'd take the time out of their busy schedule to point out an error or omission of mine, helping me improve my work for free.

    However, too many others, it seems, actually resent having their errors pointed out to them, stubbornly clinging on to their illusions or fallacies, with an ungrateful attitude that borders on the obnoxious.

    A prime example is some other member here on VT who, among other blunders, has erroneously published a photo of Kamares, Sifnos, claiming it depicts Adamas, Milos. This glaring error has remained on her Milos travel page for more than 4 years, while she refuses to acknowledge it, let alone correct it, even after I repeatedly presented her with conclusive evidence as proof of her blunder.

    You'd think that as someone who is a native of Milos, born in the village in question, Adamas, and having taken hundreds of photos of both Adamas, Milos, and of the nearby Kamares, Sifnos, I'd be in a position to know better. Yet, she stubbornly claims she has never been to Sifnos and stands by her illusion that her photo of Kamares, Sifnos, is somehow Adamas, Milos. Go figure.

    Andreas

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