Milos Island Local Customs

  • Traditional Greek dancing
    Traditional Greek dancing
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  • Boy and girl in Embourios
    Boy and girl in Embourios
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  • Baby asleep on the beach at Pollonia
    Baby asleep on the beach at Pollonia
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    Underwater kissing

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 4, 2007

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    Milos is the island of Lovers. It comes as no surprise, then, that the thousands of young lovers who visit Milos every year would express their affection for one another at every opportunity - even underwater!

    Captain Nikolas Xenakis of the catamaran sailboat "Chrysovalandou" makes it a point to snap dozens of pics of his guests during the daily cruises in the summer months. A good chunk of those pics are taken underwater, in the emerald waters of the remote beaches of Milos.

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    Kissing underwater More kissing underwater Kissing underwater some more Even more kissing underwater Kissing, kissing, and more kissing underwater
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    Traditional Live Music, Dancing, Food, Flea Market

    by andreasfmpro Updated Sep 19, 2007

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    Almost every week there is a festival somewhere in Milos. Most are religious "panigyria" (singular = panigyri; pron. pan-ee-YEER-ee) in honor of the patron saint of a given church. Typically, a panigyri involves a religious ceremony that includes a parade of the saint's icon around the vicinity of the church, followed by traditional live music and dancing as well as a large-scale cookout. A flea market also takes place in the church yard.

    Visitors of Milos in August will have the opportunity to attend the festivities of one of several churches in honor of the Virgin Mary on August 15th, the date of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, or Dormition of the Theotokos (the God-bearer) according to the Greek Orthodox faith.

    Arguably the best such festivities take place at the church of Panagia Portiani (Virgin Mary of the Gate) in the village of Zefyria, both the evening before (August 14th) and on the actual day of the Dormition, August 15th.

    Panagia Portiani on August 15th Icon of the Virgin Mary Procession Ferry decorated in honor of the Virgin Mary Traditional Greek dancing
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    • Festivals
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    Kids of Milos

    by andreasfmpro Updated Aug 22, 2007

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    Walk along the beach or take a stroll in the streets of any village, and you are certain to run into some of the adorable kids of Milos.

    Boy and girl in Embourios Baby asleep on the beach at Pollonia Giorgos playing with sand in Alogomandra Young guests at Giannis Apartments Intimacy at Francomnimata, west of Adamas
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    • Family Travel

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