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Searching for cheap air tickets to Milos? Welcome to the island of Aphrodite! Boasting the largest number of beaches in the Cyclades, Milos is an island of contrasts, of idyllic volcanic landscapes that reflect the bright Mediterranean sunbeams and make up the perfect backdrop for your holidays. Internationally known for the "Venus de Milo", the graceful statue of Aphrodite discovered there in 1820, Milos is the proud seat of numerous archaeological sites, museums and monuments that speak volumes about its great history. Book your flights and accommodation in Milos and be the first to discover every hidden treasure of this magnificent island!
Milos is a particularly loved travel destination from Greeks and travellers from abroad, famous for its extensive and diverse coastline. Over 75 beaches of all sizes and colours of volcanic origin, sharing the deep blue of the Aegean Sea, will offer you moments of pure enjoyment, while the history that lies beneath it all will captivate you.
A large part of Milos’s fascinating history is related to the natural resources of the island, particularly those of minerals and obsidian. Milos was the primary mine and trade centre of obsidian, an activity that contributed to the development of the Minoan civilisation! Today Milos is still the second most notable bentonite and perlite source in the world.
The most striking characteristic of Milos is its geology; nowhere in the Aegean can you come across such diversity in a single island of this size. White, moon-like beaches, secluded coves surrounded by gigantic limestone rocks and pebbly shores in white, yellow, red and black colour – get ready for the most spectacular photographs of your life!
The airport of Milos (Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Μήλου) is located 5 kilometres from the port of Adamantas and is accessible by taxi.
Getting around Milos
You can get around Milos using the island’s bus network. Fares start from 1.20€ and taxi fares vary, depending on the route.
Your first stop in Milos is none other than the Castle, built on the second highest peak of the island, the summit of Pofitis Ilias. Standing 280 metres above sea level, the Castle dominates the Gulf of Milos and tops the area known today as Plaka.
The Castle was built during the 13th century by the Venetians; though not fortified, it served as the seat of the island’s nobility. When the population of the Castle grew larger, the Castle had to be extended. The newly founded town was named Plaka and today is the capital of Milos, featuring a charming maze of cobbled streets and traditional Cycladic houses.
The Castle of Milos commands some of the island’s most breathtaking views. Don’t miss watching the sunset from the benches in front of the iconic Thalassitra church!
The Archaeological Museum of Milos is located in Plaka, housed in a neoclassical building by Ernst Ziller and bosts excellent collections of prehistoric items retrieved from ancient Fylakopi such as sculptures, minerals and ancient inscriptions.
Within short distance, Adamantas (Adamas) is the main port and focal point of tourism in Milos. Restaurants, bars and a wide range of hotels are to be found within this area, as well as some interesting museums:
- the Mining Museum of Milos explores the natural wealth of the island in minerals and focuses on the mining heritage and its contribution to the development of Milos and surrounding islands, as far as the Minoan Crete.
- the Ecclesiastical Museum of Milos, housed in the Church of the Holy Trinity, holds splendid collections of icons, wood carvings and other items of religious art dating back to the island’s Venetian era.
Continue to photogenic Klima, a traditional fishing village with colourful two-storey houses known as “syrmata”. This is the most picturesque location in Milos and is definitely a must-see if you’re visiting. Moreover, Klima is situated next to the second most prominent ancient city of Milos, after prehistoric Fylakopi. You can visit the ruins of the ancient city that date back to 1,100 BC and see the first port of the island. Highlights of the region include:
- the ancient Roman Theatre of Milos, once with a capacity of 7,000 spectators. Today it still hosts plays and performances, though its capacity is limited to 700 spectators.
- the walls of ancient Klima
- the exact spot where the statue of “Aphrodite of Milos”, dating back to 120 BC, was accidentally discovered by a local farmer
You are now near the beautiful village of Trypiti, with the iconic windmills and the church of Saint Nicholas, estimated to have been built in around 1880.
Don’t miss the Early Christian Catacombs of Tripiti, the only existing catacombs in Greece! The necropolis consists of an underground network of halls and burial sites dating back to the 1st – 5th century. The Catacombs of Milos rank among the world’s top Christian monuments, along with the Catacombs of Rome and those of the Holy Land.
The beaches of Milos are considered to be some of the best in Greece and the entire Mediterranean. The ultimate star is Sarakiniko Beach, the white, moon-like rocky beach that is like no other in the world!
The official language in Milos is Greek.