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Adamantas, one of the Mediterranean’s largest natural harbours, is the island’s most frequented town. On the hill above it, the capital –Plaka- retains its unspoiled Cycladic character. Enjoy romantic walks in its narrow alleyways. In the town’s highest spot stands the 13th century Venetian fortress with an impregnable view and the quaint church of Panagia Thalassistra. Picturesque villages abound, as attested by Klima, Pollonia and Trypiti. Take a walk in the village of Klima with its multicoloured boat houses. Just 5 km NW from Plaka, you’ll come across the beautiful fishing village of Madrakia with its excellent restaurants and few rooms for rent. The village of Fyropotamos is worth a visit, both for its local colour as well as its beautiful but usually crowded beach.

MONUMENTS

The catacombs of Milos are an Early Christian monument of major importance. They were built underground in soft volcanic rock known as yellow tuff to become a place of worship and a cemetery of the island’s early Christians. Milos was one of the first Greek islands to be Christianized, and in the catacombs dating from the 2nd century, the skeletons of over 2000 people have been found. The catacombs were also used as a hiding place from persecutors like Venetians, Ottomans or pirates.

MUSEUMS

The Archaeological Museum of Milo is housed in a neoclassical building designed by Ernst Ziller (1870) housing exhibits from the prehistoric period, sculptures and reliefs of classical and Roman times and an exact copy of the Venus de Milo.
In the Milos Mining Museum, located in the port of Adamantas, you can get a thorough insight into the mining history of the island and its vast mineral wealth.

VILLAGES

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Adamantas, one of the Mediterranean’s largest natural harbours, is the island’s most frequented town. On the hill above it, the capital –Plaka- retains its unspoiled Cycladic character. Enjoy romantic walks in its narrow alleyways. In the town’s highest spot stands the 13th century Venetian fortress with an impregnable view and the quaint church of Panagia Thalassistra. Picturesque villages abound, as attested by Klima, Pollonia and Trypiti. Take a walk in the village of Klima with its multicoloured boat houses. Just 5 km NW from Plaka, you’ll come across the beautiful fishing village of Madrakia with its excellent restaurants and few rooms for rent. The village of Fyropotamos is worth a visit, both for its local colour as well as its beautiful but usually crowded beach.


MONUMENTS

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THE CATACOMBS
The catacombs of Milos are an Early Christian monument of major importance. They were built underground in soft volcanic rock known as yellow tuff to become a place of worship and a cemetery of the island’s early Christians. Milos was one of the first Greek islands to be Christianized, and in the catacombs dating from the 2nd century, the skeletons of over 2000 people have been found. The catacombs were also used as a hiding place from persecutors like Venetians, Ottomans or pirates.
ANCIENT ROMAN THEATRE
The theatre built here in Roman times, is still in use. Located between Trypiti and Klima, it was originally built in Hellenistic times, to be refurbished during the Roman period using resplendent white Parian marble. The marvellously preserved theatre hosts performances during the summer months.

MUSEUMS

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The Archaeological Museum of Milo is housed in a neoclassical building designed by Ernst Ziller (1870) housing exhibits from the prehistoric period, sculptures and reliefs of classical and Roman times and an exact copy of the Venus de Milo.
In the Milos Mining Museum, located in the port of Adamantas, you can get a thorough insight into the mining history of the island and its vast mineral wealth.
Opening hours: June-September 09:00-14:00 and 17:00-22:00
October, April and May 09:30-14:00 and 17:30-20:30
Ticket price: 3 euros (concessions 2 euros)

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SULFUR MINES

In Paliorema bay, on the island’s Eastern side, visit a rare geological attraction: the old sulfur mine and the remains of the factory operating there until 1956. The imposing, deserted scenery appears to have been hastily abandoned, with the machinery carrier wagons and tools of the trade, still in place. Combine a memorable swim with a visit in the eerie confines of the abandoned mine.

SULFUR MINES

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In Paliorema bay, on the island’s Eastern side, visit a rare geological attraction: the old sulfur mine and the remains of the factory operating there until 1956. The imposing, deserted scenery appears to have been hastily abandoned, with the machinery carrier wagons and tools of the trade, still in place. Combine a memorable swim with a visit in the eerie confines of the abandoned mine.