The Greek island of Milos
Found in the Western Cyclades Island chain, The luminous Greek island of Milos is home to some of the best seafood, a thrilling history and most spectacular beaches across the Aegean – but often an overlooked option. The island, which is also known as the “Island of colors” resembles a horseshoe and comes with white washed Cycladic villages and jewel-coloured waters. The island stands out in terms of art history due to the chance discovery made from the island’s soil. It was on this island where the famous Venus de Milo statue was discovered.
Located only 110 miles off Greece coastline, Milos is the perfect destination for all those looking to experience the beauty hidden in the Cyclades without having to deal with large crowds often common in other popular Greek islands and at a much cheaper price. Currently, this island functions from a combination of mining and tourism. The large mineral deposits in the island continue to be its main source of wealth and a key impediment to the take-off of tourism.
Top things to do in Milos
- Experience spectacular views at ‘Kleftiko’
Visit one of the most photographs natural wonders in Greece which is only a few miles South-west of the Port of Adamas. Kleftiko is characterised by an arena of outcrops and white cliffs and can only be reached by water. You will also get to see the natural arches and caves at the base of rocks and cliffs.
- Visit Firiplaka Beach
This beach of the remote south coast comes with some eye-catching cliffs that come with streaks of yellow, brown and red. Firiplaka comes with calm fine and pale sand, which is washed by the gentle surfs hitting the beach.
- The mining Museum of Milos
(The Mining Museum of Milos)
The island of Milos houses a mining heritage that stretches up to the Neolithic period, a time when it served as a key source of obsidian for the Mediterranean region.
- Explore the Catacombs of Milos
(The Catacombs of Milos)
The Catacombs of Milos is a network of underground tunnels that can be found at an early-Christian burial site near Trypiti. These Catacombs date back to 1st century AD and stretch about 180 meters where about 2000 christians were buried iin the cavities on the ground and n the walls.
Where to eat
Similar to its popular neighbour Sifnos, Milos is also a haven of great cooking and has a numerous number of restaurants compared to other popular islands in this region. Do not worry about finding a great restaurant or Tavrena, they all are!
- Enjoy Sirocco’s Volcanic food
Sirocco is a family-run tarvena that offers you simple tasty great foods cooked in a volcanic sand pit. The food here is put in 40cm clay pots and buried beneath the surface, where it is heated by geothermal springs and cooks slowly until ready.
- Have a feast at Medusa.
Medusa can be found on a Cliffside setting just above the fishermen huts in Mandrakia village, It is the perfect spot to have your lunch when you are in Milos. Enjoy freshly prepared Greek Ouzo which is topped by a sea breeze, great sunshine and a seafood Meze. If you are on a budget, oder some Courgette balls or the smoked eel with fava. These are very cheap and will leave you full.