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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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 Pier's House at Pollonia
Pier's House at Pollonia, Mílos
Located in Mílos, Pier's House at Pollonia provides air-conditioned accommodations with a patio and free WiFi. The property features garden views. more...
Va(sea)Lis, Mílos
Offering free WiFi and sea views, Va(sea)Lis is a property located in Mílos. Guests staying at this vacation home can use a fully equipped kitchen. more...
 Milos Garden
Milos Garden, Mílos
Located in Mílos, Milos Garden has accommodations with free WiFi, air conditioning and access to a garden. A fridge and electric tea pot are also available. more...
 House Ulisse
House Ulisse, Mílos
Located in Mílos in the Milos region, House Ulisse has a terrace. Guests staying at this apartment can use the free WiFi and a fully equipped kitchen. more...
 One and Only Villa Adamas
One and Only Villa Adamas, Mílos
One and Only Villa Adamas is located in Mílos and offers a garden. Guests can enjoy the free WiFi. 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...
 Vichou rooms
Vichou rooms, Mílos
Vichou rooms features free WiFi and views of mountain in Mílos. All rooms have a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom. All rooms include a terrace. more...
 Sea view side house
Sea view side house, Mílos
Sea view side house has air-conditioned rooms in Mílos. Among the various facilities of this property are a garden and a terrace. Both free WiFi and private parking are available on site. more...
 Aperanto galazio
Aperanto galazio, Mílos
Located in Mílos, Aperanto galazio offers accommodations with a balcony. Complimentary WiFi is available. more...
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...
Muses, Mílos
Just 50 metres from the beach, Muses features free WiFi throughout the property and views of sea in Mílos. Staff on site can arrange airport transfers. more...
 Cristina's Luxury Village House
Cristina's Luxury Village House, Mílos
Located in Mílos, 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...
 oneiro milos
oneiro milos, Mílos
Oneiro milos has barbecue facilities and a hot tub, as well as accommodations with free WiFi and a kitchenette in Mílos. more...
 Blue Sea House
Blue Sea House, Mílos
Located in Mílos in the Milos region, Blue Sea House features a balcony and sea views. Guests can enjoy free WiFi. 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...


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