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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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 Milos Garden
Milos Garden, Mílos
Featuring free WiFi and air-conditioning, Milos Garden is located in Mílos. Chora Folegandros is 27 miles away. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV. more...
 Pier's House at Pollonia
Pier's House at Pollonia, Mílos
Pier's House at Pollonia offers accommodations in Mílos. The property is 24 miles from Chora Folegandros and free private parking is available. more...
 House Ulisse
House Ulisse, Mílos
House Ulisse offers accommodations in Mílos, just 29 miles from Chora Folegandros. The kitchen has an oven and a fridge. A flat-screen TV is provided. more...
 Moraitis Studios 2
Moraitis Studios 2, Mílos
Located in Pachaina Village of Milos, Moraitis Studios lies within 200 metres from the sandy beach and just 3 km from lively Pollonia. Rooms come with a balcony. more...
 Kleonikos Rooms
Kleonikos Rooms, Mílos
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Kleonikos Rooms offers accommodations in Mílos. Every room is equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a shower. more...
 Fani Dream Suites
Fani Dream Suites, Mílos
Featuring air-conditioning, Fani Dream Suites offers accommodations in Mílos. Chora Folegandros is 25 miles from the property. The accommodation has a seating area. more...
 Noula Studios
Noula Studios, Mílos
NOULA STUDIOS is set in Mílos and offer great sea view. The accommodation is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. more...
 oneiro milos
oneiro milos, Mílos
Showcasing a barbecue and views of the sea, oneiro milos is located in Mílos in the region of Milos, just 22 miles from Chora Folegandros. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Vichou rooms
Vichou rooms, Mílos
Located in Mílos, 27 miles from Chora Folegandros, Vichou rooms features air-conditioned rooms and free private parking. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. more...
 La nebulosa
La nebulosa, Mílos
Offering accommodations with air-conditioning, La nebulosa is located in Mílos, just 23 miles from Chora Folegandros. more...
 Sea view side house
Sea view side house, Mílos
Showcasing a terrace and views of the sea, Sea view side house is located in Mílos, just 26 miles from Chora Folegandros. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 The Sea House
The Sea House, Mílos
The Sea House is an apartment situated in Adamas, 5 metres from Papikinou Beach. Guests benefit from balcony and a sun terrace. Free WiFi is offered . more...
 Aperanto galazio
Aperanto galazio, Mílos
Featuring free WiFi and air-conditioning, Aperanto galazio is located in Mílos, just 23 miles from Chora Folegandros. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV. more...
 countryside house
countryside house, Mílos
Featuring a garden, countryside house is located in Mílos. Chora Folegandros is 30 miles away. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. more...
 Aigeis-milos
Aigeis-milos, Mílos
Located in Mílos, the traditionally built Aigeis-milos boasts barbecue facilities and unlimited sea views. All rooms boast a kitchen and a private bathroom. Guests can make use of a garden. more...




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