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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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 Apartment  Noula Studios Apartment Noula Studios     
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...
 Apartment  Milos Dream Houses - Plaka Studio Apartment Milos Dream Houses - Plaka Studio     
Milos Dream Houses - Plaka Studio offers accommodations in Mílos, just 29 miles from Chora Folegandros. The kitchen has an oven, a refrigerator and a stovetop, as well as a coffee machine and a more...
 Apartments  Memories of Milos Apartments Memories of Milos     
Offering accommodation with air conditioning, Memories of Milos is located in Mílos. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The accommodation has a flat-screen TV. more...
 Apartments  Loulou Apartments Apartments Loulou Apartments     
Featuring a garden, Loulou Apartments offers accommodations in Mílos. Chora Folegandros is 23 miles from the property. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. more...
 Vacation Home  Palirroia (High Tide) Vacation Home Palirroia (High Tide)     
Featuring a balcony with sea views, Palirroia (High Tide) is a vacation home, located in Mílos. The kitchen features a toaster, a refrigerator and a stovetop, as well as a kettle. more...
 Vacation Home  Milos Sun Villa Vacation Home Milos Sun Villa     
Plaka Milou (0.9 miles from Mílos)
Milos Sun Villa is a detached vacation home featuring a garden with a barbecue, located in Plaka Milou. It provides free private parking. more...
 Vista Mare Kipos Vista Mare Kipos     
Provatas (5.4 miles from Mílos)
Featuring air conditioning, Vista Mare Kipos offers accommodations in Provatas. Provatas Beach is 1.1 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. more...
 Apartments  Zoe Apartments Zoe     
Pollonia (5.7 miles from Mílos)
Situated 50 metres from the sea and 200 metres from the beach of Apollonia in Milos, Zoe offers air-conditioned studios and rooms with balcony or patio. Free WiFi is offered throughout. more...
 Milo Milo Suites Milo Milo Suites     
Mandrakia (1.1 miles from Mílos)
Overlooking the Aegean Sea, Milo Milo Suites are stone-built and designed with respect to the Cycladic architecture. They offer air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi. more...
 Condo Hotel  Melagrana Condo Hotel Melagrana     
Adamas (1.7 miles from Mílos)
Featuring air conditioning, Melagrana offers accommodations in Adámas. Adamas Port is 437 yards from the property. The accommodation is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. more...
 Delmar Apartments & Suites Pollonia Delmar Apartments & Suites Pollonia     
Pollonia (5.8 miles from Mílos)
Delmar apartments & Suites is located in Pollonia village, just 40 metres from the beach, the restaurants and the shops. Free WiFi and on-site parking are offered. more...
 Faros Apartments Faros Apartments     
Adamas (2.7 miles from Mílos)
Surrounded by a fragrant garden of bougainvillea and trees, the Cycladic-style Faros Apartments is half a mile from Papikinou Beach in Milos. more...
 Hotel Adamas Hotel Adamas     
Adamas (1.8 miles from Mílos)
Located in the centre of Adamas Village Centre, Hotel Adamas offers rooms with panoramic Aegean Sea views. Free WiFi is available throughout. more...
 The White Suites The White Suites     
Adamas (1.7 miles from Mílos)
Located in Adámas, 328 yards from Adamas Port, The White Suites features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. more...
 Malion Rooms Malion Rooms     
Adamas (1.9 miles from Mílos)
Malion Rooms offer spacious rooms and apartments with free Wi-Fi. The property is located just 100 metres away from Papikinou Beach, while Adamas Port is 200 metres away. Some rooms enjoy sea views. more...

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