Adamas, Milos Greece
Adamas is Milos main port of entry and the island’ busiest settlement even with Plaka being the capital. This port is protected from the Meltemi wind flowing from the north, leading to one of the calmest waters you will come across. On your way to Milos, you will be greeted by the Cycladic sight of a cluster of tight white houses, which tend to spread as you proceed up a hill up to a blue-domed picture-perfect church. Adamas comes with a waterfront promenade that comes lined up with restaurants, ice-cream parlours, bars, cafes, travel agencies and ports. A walk from Adamas in either direction will bring you to the Island’s two beaches: Adamas beach and the small beach of Lagada, which are located on opposite sides of each other. You can also decide to book accessible to some of the Island’s inaccessible coves consisting of moored bats along the quay.
This city rose to life in 1835 after being built by Sfakian refugees from Crete after they experienced failure in an attempt to rebel against the Turks. Since then, Adamas has grown to become a vital preserve of history because of its strategic position in the Aegean, and its naturally made harbour. This town will be the perfect place to spend a night when you are in Milos, as all the distances to almost every interesting places around are equal.
Top things to do in Adamas, Milos
- Visit the Art Gallery housed by the WWII Bomb Shelter
(WWII Bomb Shelter)
In the course of WWII during the German occupation, the Minoans constructed a large network of underground tunnels to act as bomb shelters. Today, the tunnels have been repurposed to fit an art gallery. Hop in for a cool and eerie experience.
- Explore the town’s museums
(A display at the Milos Mining Museum)
The port town of Adamas houses 3 out of the 7 museums in the Island of Milos, with each revealing a distinct Milos life and culture. Visit the Milos Mining Museum and learn about the Island’s geological past, the Ecclesiastical museum to show the Island under Venetian rule and the Naval Museum, located close to the cultural centre.
- Have a meal as you enjoy a view of the spectacular calm waterfront.
Adamas is the home to some of the unrivalled variety of restaurants across the Island of Milos, given its growing popularity with tourists. Take a stroll across the port and choose the café or restaurant in line with your mood.
- Enjoy drinks with the full view of the sea.
The Island of Milos does not have that many bars, but some of the greatest o
nes are in Adamas, at the full glare of the sea. Enjoy a calm spectacular sunset as you enjoy a locally brewed cocktail.
What to eat
A visit to Adamas is not complete without a taste of freshly cooked Mediterranean style seafood such as a grilled octopus or the stuffed shrimp. The grilled octopus is cooked with some olive oil and comes with a slice of lemon to give you a dash of extra original Mediterranean taste. You will definitely love it.
- Greek-style pasta (Pastichio)
Greek-style pasta (Pastichio)
Treat yourself to a tasty local cuisine known as the Pastitsio or the Greek Lasagna, which is a creamy and cheesy baked pasta. While it is a pasta dish, this one is made from a traditional large and tubular pasta such as the Penne or Bucatini and not lasagne noodles.
- Cheese-filled peppers
I highly recommend that you try out this dish. This traditional cuisine is made from hand-picked peppers and stuffed with fetta cheese. Ensure you order a glass of wine to give the meal that extra delightful taste.
- Zucchini salad
Enjoy a Greek-style Zucchini salad from Adamas most popular restaurant: ‘Hanabi.’ This restaurant is known for its friendly service and delicious servings. This salad is made from sliced Zuchinni whisked with pepper, crushed garlic, lemon juice and olive oil.
|Beach of Lagadia|