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Milos Island

Located in the south western Cyclades, Milos is roughly the shape of a horseshoe, sheltering one of the largest natural harbours in the Mediterranean. Adamas, the island's port and main resort, Is an attractive town with two lovely sandy beaches, Lagada and Papikinou.

Beaches on Milos come in a breathtaking array of shapes, sizes and formations: there are over 50 to choose from! Along the north coast, the sea has eroded long narrow channels between intricately-sculpted white rocks, producing the beaches of Sarakiniko, Kapros and, more dramatically, the sea caves of Papafragas where you can sunbathe on a tiny strip of beach before swimming in a crystal clear fiord almost enclosed by sheer white cliffs. The south coast is a succession of dramatic cliff-backed bays: the maze of rocks, caves and inlets of Kleftiko, formerly the lair of pirates; Gerontas, Firiplaka, Tsigrado, Provotas, Ag. Kiriaki; and magnificent Paleochori where you can experience tangible proof of the island's volcanic past as warm bubbles drift up from the sea bed .

The 126 km long coastline has also yielded some stunningly pretty fishing villages – among them Mytakas, Fourkovouni, Areti, Skinopi and Klima – notable for its brightly-painted boathouses on the water's edge, many of them carved out of the rock itself. Inland, there are more picturesque little villages.

The island's capital, Plaka, follows traditional Cycladic style, with narrow cobbled streets and blue-shuttered white houses. The island's most famous inhabitant, the Venus de Milo (unearthed by chance by a farmer in 1820), can also be found in Plaka at the Archaeological Museum, although the original now resides in the Louvre. The much-photographed churches of Panaghia Korfiatissa, opposite the folk museum in Plaka, and Panaghia Thalassitra, between Plaka and Kastro, the islanders' retreat from invaders in Venetian times, enjoy superb sunsets and awe-inspiring panoramas with all of Milos and many of the neighbouring Aegean islands spread out below them. Milos also boasts the remains of a Roman amphitheatre, venue for occasional cultural events during the summer months; and Christian catacombs dating form the first century.

From boat trips around the island to view the island's unique geology to bus excursions, car hire, local buses, jeep safaris and guided walking tours there are plenty of options for exploring the island. The more adventurous can explore by mountain bike or kayak, or take a scuba diving tour from Pollonia. Pollonia, with its peaceful tamarisk shaded beach, is the departure point for regular ferries to Kimolos, just half an hour away. It is a quiet, friendly island still little touched by tourism. The picture postcard village of Chora is just 20 minutes' walk from the port and well worth a visit.

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 Moraitis Studios
Moraitis Studios, Milos
Located in Pachaina Village of Milos, Moraitis Studios lies within 656 feet from the sandy beach and just 1.9 mi from lively Pollonia. Rooms come with a balcony. more...
 Jacob's Apartment Plakes
Jacob's Apartment Plakes, Milos
Jacob's Apartment Plakes is located in Milos and offers a terrace. Complimentary WiFi is provided. more...
 Renovated apartment in the center
Renovated apartment in the center, Milos
Located in Milos in the Milos region, Renovated apartment in the center features a terrace. Guests staying at this vacation home can use the fully equipped kitchen and a balcony. more...
Va(sea)Lis, Milos
Providing free WiFi, Va(sea)Lis is located on the beachfront in Milos. Guests staying at this vacation home can use a fully equipped kitchen. more...
 Vichou rooms
Vichou rooms, Milos
Located in Milos, Vichou rooms offers accommodations with free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as a garden. A terrace with mountain views is offered in each unit. more...
 Blue Sea House
Blue Sea House, Milos
Located in Milos in the Milos region, Blue Sea House features a balcony and sea views. Guests can enjoy free WiFi. This country house has a kitchen, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and a bathroom. more...
Muses, Milos
Just 164 feet from the beach, Muses features free WiFi throughout the property and views of sea in Mílos. Staff on site can arrange airport transfers. more...
 oneiro milos
oneiro milos, Milos
With barbecue facilities and a garden, oneiro milos has accommodations with free WiFi. All units come with a terrace, a kitchenette with a toaster and a fridge, and a private bathroom. more...
 Lora Plaka Rooms
Lora Plaka Rooms, Milos
Lora Plaka Rooms has air-conditioned accommodations in Milos. All rooms include a terrace with sea views. All rooms in the inn are equipped with a coffee machine. more...
 La nebulosa
La nebulosa, Milos
Located in Milos in the Milos region, La nebulosa has a terrace. Providing free WiFi, the property also has a garden. The apartment comes with 1 bedroom, a kitchen with a fridge, and a bathroom. more...
 One and Only Villa Adamas
One and Only Villa Adamas, Milos
Located in Milos, One and Only Villa Adamas offers garden, free WiFi, room service, and luggage storage space. Guests staying at this villa can use the terrace. more...
 Milesian Suites
Milesian Suites, Milos
Located in Milos, Milesian Suites offers accommodations with a terrace and kitchen. The accommodations have a spa bath. more...
 Cristina's Luxury Village House
Cristina's Luxury Village House, Milos
Located in Milos, Cristina's Luxury Village House has self-catering accommodations with a terrace and free WiFi. Guests staying at this vacation home can use a fully equipped kitchen. more...
 Pier's House at Pollonia
Pier's House at Pollonia, Milos
Located in Milos, Pier's House at Pollonia provides air-conditioned accommodations with a terrace and free WiFi. The property features garden views. more...
 countryside house
countryside house, Milos
Countryside house is located in Milos and offers barbecue facilities and a garden. Guests can enjoy free WiFi. more...


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