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To most people, the island of Milos is known as the place where the statue of Venus, now in the Louvre Museum in Paris, was discovered. It is only recently that tourism has noticed the beautiful beaches of this Cycladic island, its rocks and clear waters. Milos is "the Island of Colors" thanks to its splendid, manifold beauties of volcanic origin. Milos is the most western island of the Cyclades. It has 5.500 inhabitants scattered over 7 small towns. Milos total surface is 151 sq. km.
In September and October the color of the sea, the beautiful sunsets, and a gentle breeze give the island a calm atmosphere and allow you a very restful vacation. The luckier people with boats will reach waters of blue, azure, emerald, green, red and violet colors contrasting with white or pink, or red rocks. At some places along the East- cost of the island all these colours can be found in one spot. The nearby satellite islands also have secluded beaches and landscapes of great beauty.
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MILOS ISLAND TOWNS TO VISIT:
The island of Milos has seven towns: Adamas, Triovassalos, Pera Triovassalos, Tripiti, Plakes, Plaka, and Pollonia. We describe the major ones. However also Tripiti, Triovassalos, and small villages like Mandrakia and Klima are a "must" to visit.:
Adamas. Its name might come from "diamond". It is situated on the gulf and all ferryboats arrive to its secure harbour. Adamas is the "downtown" place of the island of Milos, because it is pivotal to all directions, it has cafes and restaurants right on the gulf, shops and markets, discos, and the majority of other services. Boat excursions depart from Adamas and so do ferries to Kimolos. Visit the churches of Aghia Triada and Agios Halarambos.
Plaka. Built on the hill at the entrance of the gulf, Plaka is the most characteristic town on the Island with narrow roads, houses of Cycladic style, and a few shops and restaurants. Visit the Kastro, from which you have a wonderful view of the North/West part of the island and unforgettable sunsets. The Folk Museum and The Archaeological Museum are in Plaka and we suggest their visit. Near Plaka you have the Catacombs and the Theatre, with unexpected interesting marble remains.
Pollonia. In front of the Island of Kimolos, North/East of Adamas (10 km.) Pollonia is a small fisherman town built around a pretty, restful round beach of fine sand. On one side the peer with restaurants. It is an ideal place for those who want to be out of the crowd, close to all beaches on the north side and to the nearby islands: Kimolos, Ag. Ghiorgos, Poliegos, and of course, Glaronissia, the impressive small islands coming up from the sea with hexagon shaped stones.
MILOS ISLAND BEACHES:
If the volcanic geological forms of Milos are interesting, the variety and colors of its beaches are impressive: they may be white, or black, with sand, small stones or ground shells. Their waters are always clear and may be emerald, green, pale blue or deep blue.
In the North:
In the South :
MAP OF MILOS ISLAND, CYCLADES, GREECE:
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